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Saudi-Qatar row puts Bangladesh in new foreign policy dilemma

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Bangladesh has joined the...

Pakistan urges Kabul to ‘identify real issues’ instead of blame game

Pakistan's top military commanders on Tuesday urged the Afghan government to "look inward and identify the real issues", instead of blaming Islamabad for every...

Afghan peace conference opens in Kabul, days after city’s deadliest attack...

As officials from around the world gathered in Kabul for a peace conference, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that far more people were killed...

Pay commission must enjoy autonomy: NC

The Bhutanese Pay Commission must maintain its autonomy and stand away from the undue political motives. This was the highlight of discussion in the National...

Women to be allowed combat roles in Indian Army

In a transformational move, the Indian Army is all set to open-up combat positions for women, a gender barrier broken by only a few...

Finance Minister predicts ‘Take Off’ for Myanmar economy

The finance minister attempted to reassure investors that Myanmar’s economy is on a promising trajectory at a trade conference on Tuesday, despite business owners’...

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected new PM of Nepal

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on Tuesday. In a voting conducted at the Legislature-Parliament today,...

Maldives opposition says severing ties with Qatar will affect tourism

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), led by former President Mohamed Nasheed, on Tuesday strongly condemned Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to break diplomatic relations...

China to construct state of the art Kidney Hospital in Sri...

Sri Lanka and China, on Tuesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to construct a hospital for kidney patients in Polonnaruwa, in North Central...

After Maharashtra, farmer unrest rocks MP: 6 killed in firing

As Maharashtra moved to contain an ongoing protest by farmers with a loan waiver, a similar protest in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh took a violent...

US, India pitch for freedom of navigation in South China Sea irks China

US Defense Secretary James Mattis advocated freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore over the weekend. In response,...

3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition begins

Her Majesty The Queen inaugurated the third Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition in presence of His Majesty The King, The Fourth Druk Gyalpo, other members...

Mideast diplomatic row shows deep-rooted conflict

Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the country of supporting terrorism and interfering...

Afghan peace conference marred by deadly terrorist attack

The massive bombing last week in Kabul that left at least 90 dead and more than 450 injured - and daily anti-government demonstrations -...

Re-polling in Bharatpur-19: Apex court stays EC decision

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stayed Saturday’s Election Commission (EC) decision to conduct re-election in Ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and asked...

AL rules out BNP’s demand for polls-time supportive govt

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday ruled out BNP’s demand for election-time supportive government saying that there is no existence of such...

China defends PLA choppers entering Indian airspace

China today defended PLA helicopters hovering over Barahoti region of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, saying India and China have a territorial dispute in the eastern...

Maldives severs diplomatic ties with Qatar

The Maldives has severed diplomatic relations with Qatar after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and four other Arab countries cut ties with the oil-rich Gulf state...

Membership to ILO uncertain

The labour ministry is analysing the possibility of Bhutan becoming a member of International Labour Organisation (ILO) and that it was not sure if...

Human Rights Watch defends Muslims praying in public

Human Rights Watch on Monday called for the Myanmar government to overrule local officials in Rangoon who are threatening to charge Muslims for holding...

Hot line contact: Pak DGMO warns India against any military misadventure

A special hotline contact was established on Monday between top military commanders of Pakistan and India as tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours ratchet...