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Soldiers surround speaker as opposition MPs protest in Maldives parliament

A week after the unprecedented expulsion of lawmakers from the parliament by the police and military, the People’s Majlis resumed Monday with soldiers surrounding...

Afghanistan: Iraqi embassy siege ends after attackers killed

At least four Daesh insurgents launched an attack on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul city on Monday morning in the Ansari area of the...

India seeks new SIGINT and COMJAM aircraft

India has issued a request for information (RFI) for signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) aircraft, with deliveries to begin two years after...

SC wants to take away president’s power over lower court judges:...

The Supreme Court wants to "take away" the president's power over lower court judges described in the Constitution, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said. He...

Gen. Bajwa felicitates Chinese Army on 90th Founding Day

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Bajwa has felicitated Chinese Army on its 90th Founding Day Monday. The PLA observed the founding day Sunday with...

Imran avoided UK taxes via offshore firm: Panama Papers journalist

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan avoided taxes by establishing an offshore company in the United Kingdom, claimed a journalist who together with his...

World Bank assures ‘neutrality’ in Indo-Pak talks over IWT

The World Bank has assured its continued neutrality and impartiality in helping India and Pakistan find an "amicable way forward" during talks over issues...

Imran Khan, strongest contender to lead Pakistan, is no shoo-in

In 1992, when Pakistan won its only Cricket World Cup, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was asked by a television host if the team captain,...

Bhutan Election Commission rejects registration application of new party

In a letter issued to the party on Friday, the ECB said the party could not rectify various inconsistencies in the application, even after...

Maldives Opposition MPs: No confidence against Maseeh will hold

MPs of the opposition has said that the no confidence motion against the Speaker of the parliament, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed with 45 signatures are...

‘Myanmar Now’ editor arrested

U Swe Win, chief editor of Myanmar Now news agency, was arrested at Yangon International Airport at about 7 p.m. on Sunday. Airport police told...

EC sets riders for holding both elections at a single go

While clarifying that the Election Commission (EC) is not against the idea of holding both provincial and federal elections in a single go, Chief...

Rs. 160 mn penthouse only tip of the iceberg – Namal...

UPFA Hambantota District MP Namal Rajapaksa alleges that the UNP-led government which swindled over 13 billion rupees through the Treasury bond scams is now...

Did Chinese President Xi Jinping just call India an invading enemy?

What appeared as a response to Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remark, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that the People's Liberation...

US confirms killing of additional IS leaders in July 11 airstrike

U.S. military officials have confirmed the death of four additional senior Islamic State leaders in a July 11 airstrike in northeastern Afghanistan that also...

Judiciary and executive ‘not at war’, law minister says a day...

Law Minister Anisul Huq has sought to play down a clear tug of war between the judiciary and the executive over a number of...

Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposes

Union minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising psychoactive drug marijuana in the country for medical purposes, PTI reported on Sunday. Marijuana is currently legal...

Nawaz vacates PM House, departs for Murree

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif vacated the Prime Minister's House on Sunday and departed for Murree along with members of the Sharif family. The former...

It’s official: Shehbaz to replace Nawaz

The Pakistan Muslim League -N’s parliamentary party on Saturday named Shehbaz Sharif as the successor of the ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, and nominated...

You cannot kill an idea, you cannot jail an idea: Mehbooba...

Signalling differences with ally BJP and its government at the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday criticised the recent arrests...

Pakistan isn’t behind violent unrest in Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

Pakistan fishes in the troubled waters of Jammu and Kashmir but they are not the creators of violent unrest in the Kashmir Valley, former...