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Military pressure ‘to continue amid political efforts for peace’ in Afghanistan

The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, said that military pressure on insurgents will continue amid political efforts for reaching...

Myanmar defends troop build-up along border near Rohingya camp

Myanmar on Friday (March 2) defended deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a...

SRI LANKA AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 67TH ANNIVERSARY FRIDAY

The Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) will be celebrating its 67th Anniversary, the 'Air Force Day' today (Friday). The SLAF was formed on 2...

12 NAXALS KILLED NEAR TELANGANA-CHHATTISGARH BORDER

At least 12 Maoist party naxals were killed in an exchange of fire with the Greyhound police near border along India’s Telangana and Chhattisgarh...

Bangladesh summons Myanmar envoy over border tension

Bangladesh on Thursday (March 1) summoned Myanmar's ambassador and handed him a protest note over deployment of additional forces at its border where thousands...

Pakistan inaugurates new fighter squadron ‘Phoenix’

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) inaugurated its sixth JF-17 fighter unit through a newly-raised multi-role fighter squadron, the No. 28 “Phoenix” on 28 February....

India requests Apache helicopters to protect border with China, Pakistan

The Indian government is advancing the process of acquiring a half-dozen new Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, the Diplomat reports. New Delhi sent a letter...

Bhutan defers National economic census to 2019

The first national economic census in Bhutan scheduled to be conducted in June this year is deferred by a year. National Statistics Bureau (NSB) proposed...

Myanmar pushes back 3rd session of Panglong Peace Conference to May

Due to the delay in convening national level dialogues, the planned third session of the 21st-Century Panglong Union Peace Conference (UPC) has been moved...

All-out authority for Nepal PM Oli

In a move unprecedented in the history of Prime Minister’s Office, the KP Sharma Oli-led government has assigned the PMO sweeping powers compared to...

‘Unconditional peace offer does not mean end of war’: Ghani

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said that the unconditional peace offer to the Taliban does not mean the end of the war in the country. Ghani...

Sri Lankan govt. launches Office of Missing Persons

Sri Lanka has appointed commissioners to a special panel tasked with investigating war-era disappearances. The Office of Missing Persons was officially launched on Wednesday...

Myanmar forces amass along Bangladesh border

In a sudden move, the Myanmar security forces has once again heightened its presence in the no man’s land between Bangladesh’s Konarpara and Myanmar’s...

Pakistan considering joining North-South Transport Corridor Project

Pakistan is considering joining the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC) project as it could be beneficial for the country, Pakistani Ambassador to Azerbaijan Saeed...

India, Israel discuss border security, terror threats

Amid continuing cross-border firing and infiltration from Pakistan, India and Israel have discussed how to ensure foolproof security along the international border by using...

Two-front war not a ‘smart idea’, says top Indian general

Arguing for a greater role of military diplomacy to bring normalcy in relations with Pakistan, Lt Gen Surinder Singh, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western...

India, Pakistan would have to sit and talk on border tension:...

India and Pakistan need to sit and talk about their ongoing border tension, the Trump Administration said on Wednesday (Feb 28). “We think that both...

India to buy four upgraded Krivak III frigates for USD3 billion

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has concluded price negotiations with Russia for the procurement of four upgraded Krivak III guided-missile frigates for the Indian...

Police seek charges against Gayoom, two top court judges

Maldives police on Wednesday (Feb 28) officially sought charges against former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice Abdulla Saeed, top court judge Ali Hameed...

Oli’s cabinet decides to graduate Nepal from LDC by 2021

The government of Nepal has decided to step up its work so as to graduate the country from the category of Least Developed Country...

Sri Lanka shops, mosque damaged in Buddhist-Muslim clash

At least five people were wounded and several shops and a mosque damaged in a clash between majority Sinhalese Buddhists and minority Muslims in...