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Indian army chief admits troops carried out cross-border raid in Myanmar

The Indian Army chief for the first time confirmed that troops had crossed over to Myanmar two years ago. At a book launch on...

China to host trilateral meetings on Afghan peace, security

China’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Deng Xijun has invited President Ashraf Ghani to next year’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The...

Bangladesh, Cambodia inks 10 instruments

Bangladesh and Cambodia signed 10 instruments -- an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) -- to boost trade and investment relations as well...

Sri Lanka to hold local govt polls in first week of...

The Local Government Polls will be held in the first week of February next year, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on December...

China invites more countries to take part in CPEC project

China has thrown open its economic corridor with Pakistan for investment by third countries after successfully commissioning a power plant near Karachi. Chinese Foreign Ministry...

Maldives’ president Yameen to make first state visit to China

President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen is to make his first state visit to China, days after rushing through a massive trade deal with the...

Bhutan signs up for UN peacekeeping rapid deployment

Bhutan has become the first country to pledge rapid deployment troops to the UN peacekeeping operations, keeping them at the ready for participation in...

Myanmar social media anger after Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ word

Pope Francis's embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days...

US will act if Pakistan does not destroy safe havens, warns...

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has warned Pakistan that if it does not eliminate the alleged safe havens inside its territory, the United States will...

Bangladesh Army Chief to review IMA parade on Dec 9

The Chief of the Army staff of Bangladesh will be the reviewing officer for December 9 passing out parade at the Indian Military Academy,...

Pak-Saudi special forces hold joint counter-terrorism exercise in Riyadh

Pak-Saudia Special Forces are taking part in a joint counter-terrorism exercise ‘Al-Shehab-2’ in Prince Naif Security City, Riyadh, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said...

Beijing hosts Afghanistan-China economic talks today

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Sunday (Dec. 3) said the third meeting of the Afghanistan-China Joint Economic and Trade Commission will be held...

Indian Navy to push for new naval base in Chennai

The Indian Navy is in an advanced stage of consultation with the State government and Central agencies regarding the expansion of the Naval footprint...

India silent on Maldives, China FTA

India maintained cautious silence on the free trade agreement that the Maldives signed on 29 November with China. Senior officials at the Ministry of...

Nepal to host international conference on climate change

Nepal will hold an international conference to draw attention on climate change and its adverse effects on people in the Hindu Kush mountain range....

Sri Lanka calls troops to support power restoration, relief work

With gale force winds and heavy rain battering many districts across the country, the army was called in for search, rescue and relief operations...

1,600 personnel die every year without India going to war

Without going to war, India loses around 1,600 military personnel every year. And the single biggest killers are road accidents and suicides, much more...

Iran’s Chabahar port opens, India hops to bypass Pakistan

New Delhi views the Chabahar port project as a strategic response to China’s development of the Gwadar port in Pakistan, and its aggressive pursuit...

Pope says his defence of Rohingya got through in Myanmar

Pope Francis defended his strategy of avoiding the term “Rohingya” in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian...

Crimes against foreigners in India increase, Delhi most unsafe city

As crimes against foreigners spiked in 2016, those committed by non-natives residing in India has declined over the last three years, National Crime Records...

Maldives downgraded to ‘fragile state’ by IMF

The Maldives has been downgraded to a “fragile state” by the IMF because of the tense political situation, the way business is regulated and...
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