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Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka

Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua would visit Sri Lanka from October 17 to 18, 2017 to take part in the 5th Round of Bilateral...

Nepal Loktantrik Forum unifies with Nepali Congress

Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NLF) has merged with the Nepali Congress amid a special ceremony held at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar...

World Bank withholds $200 million Myanmar loan

The World Bank has delayed a US$200 million loan to Myanmar amid intensifying international pressure over the exodus of more than 500,000 self-identifying Rohingya...

Pakistan EC suspends 261 MPs for non-disclosure of financial statements

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the membership of 261 lawmakers for failure to submit details of their finances under sub-section...

‘If Taj Mahal is built by traitors so is Red Fort,’...

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi had a stinging response today to a BJP MLA saying the Taj Mahal was built...

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar

Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger...

Bhutan will not pursue BBIN agreement, says PM Tobgay

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has said it is up to the next government and parliament to pursue the motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan,...

IPU assembly in Russia includes Rohingya issue as ‘emergency item’

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) overnight included as the top "emergency item" the Rohingya issue as proposed by Bangladesh while its 137th assembly is underway...

Russia funds Taliban in war against NATO forces

Russia is funding Taliban military operations against Nato in Afghanistan through a covert programme of laundered fuel sales, it has learnt from members of...

Dhaka-Beijing to strengthen cooperation, says envoy

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang said the relations between Bangladesh and China reached such a height which will help expedite development efforts benefiting...

‘Pakistan paid heavy price for being US ally’

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Sunday (Oct 15) that Pakistan bore the brunt in the fight against terrorism. “We have been cooperating with...

Not Indian pressure, security concerns halt highway construction: Bhutan PM

The Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said, the suspension of South-South National Highway’s construction is not because of external pressure and definitely...

Closing Taliban’s office will be a mistake, says former UN envoy

Former special representative of United Nations to Afghanistan Kai Eide says, he believes that closing the Taliban’s office in Doha will be a mistake...

India financing terror groups in Afghanistan: Pak Foreign Office

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has said that India has been committing ceasefire violations because it cannot digest Pakistan’s success in the war...

Indian soldiers yet to get basic infantry weapons

Indian Army's foot soldiers are still nowhere close to getting basic modern infantry weapons, ranging from assault rifles and sniper guns to light machine...

Pakistan govt drops terrorism charges against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed

Pakistani authorities on Sunday withdrew terrorism charges against Hafiz Saeed and his group Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD). A Punjab government official told a review board of Supreme...

OIC calls for imposing sanctions on Myanmar

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the international community to reconsider its economic and diplomatic relations with Myamar. In a statement on Sunday...

Bangladesh to probe corruption allegations against chief justice

Bangladesh’s Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday (Oct 15) said the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) may launch an inquiry against Chief Justice SK Sinha as...

Bangladesh tightens border security as Indian BSF ordered to push Rohingyas

Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory. Patrols...

Rohingya crisis may emerge as security issue, warns Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s  Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Saturday said the Rohingya crisis might become a security issue in the region and Bangladesh is now...

Nepal cabinet expansion fuels rumors about Maoist Center expulsion

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba's decision to expand the cabinet just a few days ahead of elections has fuelled speculation about the possible expulsion...