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CHINA, SE ASIA TO HOLD MARITIME DRILL TO EASE TENSIONS

China and Southeast Asian states will hold their first joint maritime exercises next week, officials said Friday, in a move aimed at easing tensions...

PAKISTAN’S PROGRESS ON FATF REQUIREMENT TERMED UNSATISFACTORY

A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) has expre­ss­ed dissatisfaction over Pakistan’s progress to comply with international best practices against money laundering and counter-terror...

BANGLADESHI GUNNED DOWN BY ‘BSF’

A Bangladesh national was allegedly shot to death by members of India's Border Security Force (BSF) in Kantibhita border area in Baliadangi upazila of...

MALDIVIAN OPPOSITION WANTS PRESIDENT YAMEEN TO BE BLOCKED FROM FLEEING BUT...

Male, October 20 (Avas): The Maldivian opposition alliance late Wednesday asked the police to investigate increasing reports that outgoing President Abdulla Yameen is preparing...

AFGHANS TO VOTE IN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

Polling centers across the country will open at 7am local time in the long-awaited parliamentary elections. Afghans are due to cast their ballots in the...

TSANGPO BARRIER DAM BREACHED, WATER BOMB HURTLING TOWARDS INDIA

India is holding its breadth as the breached water bomb of river Tsangpo will enter India this afternoon at Imkiyong  and then hurtling towards...

Surveillance: HRW worried at govt move

The Bangladesh government has embarked upon an intensive and intrusive surveillance and monitoring of social media ahead of the national election, raising concern over...

PM Khan to attend investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) on the "special invitation of King Salman bin...

Donald Trump unlikely to visit India in early 2019, indicates US 

The United States has indicated to India that President Donald Trump may not be able to attend Republic Day as the chief guest owing...

We will form an even stronger Opposition: DPT

The Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) will form an even stronger Opposition in the third Parliament, the party president Pema Gyamtsho said. Having formed the first...

Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week after killings

  Parliamentary elections in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province, due to be held on Saturday, will be delayed by a week following the assassination of a...

Maldives High Court overturns conviction to free Gayoom

Maldives High Court on Thursday freed jailed former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom after overturning his conviction. The 80 year old Gayoom along with two top...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s estranged brother fights to sell lakeside home,...

The crumbling lakeside villa, which served as Aung San Suu Kyi’s prison for 15 years during her house arrest, has become the source of...

Congress party and Ranil discuss maritime issues

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi today called on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi. Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance, Sonia Gandhi, was also...

‘China-India Military Relations Have Improved’, Says Chinese Media

In an article published on Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sponsored newspaper on 15 October, it was stated that despite border disputes between India and China,...

Pakistan strongly reacts to Indian purchase of S-400 missiles

Pakistan said Friday the Indian purchase of S-400 missile system is a part of their efforts to acquire a Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) System...

DHAKA-DELHI PORTS DEAL NEXT WEEK

Dhaka and New Delhi are going to sign next week three important agreements, including one allowing India to use Chittagong and Mongla ports to...

PM KHAN TO ATTEND INVESTMENT CONFERENCE IN SAUDI ARABIA NEXT WEEK

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative Conference (FIIC) on the "special invitation of King Salman bin...

US TO PRESS PAKISTAN FOR SHIFT IN AFGHAN POLICY: OFFICIAL

While calling recent meetings between United States officials and the new Pakistani government useful, acting Deputy Secretary of State Henry Ensher said the US...

6 ROHINGYA DIED IN FIRE AT SITTWE IDP CAMP

Six Rohingya were killed in a fire at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Rakhine State’s Sittwe on Thursday. The fire started around...

INDIA WATCHES MALDIVES’ TRANSFER OF POWER WITH FINGERS CROSSED

In view of the evolving political developments in the Maldives after the defeat of President of Abdulla Yameen in the recently concluded elections, India's...