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China building bunkers, military infrastructure for Pakistan along Indian border

As the presence of Chinese soldiers on Pakistani soil continues to grow, Islamabad is taking Beijing's help to rapidly ramp up its military infrastructure...

Myanmar seeks time to sign vehicle pact as India speed up...

Myanmar sought time to review the implementation of connectivity arrangements in the region before proceeding with a motor vehicle agreement to operationalise the India-Myanmar-Thailand...

Top Indian politician Lalu Prasad Yadav jailed over corruption scam

Key Indian opposition leader Lalu Prasad Yadav was jailed Saturday (Jan 6) for three and a half years over his role in a multi-million...

Rohingya insurgents ambush Myanmar military truck, 5 wounded

Rohingya insurgents on Friday (Jan 5) ambushed a military vehicle in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, wounding five members of the security forces, state media and...

Chinese Red Cross to build warehouse for Nepal Red Cross

The Red Cross Society of China has agreed to build a central warehouse for the Nepal Red Cross Society. Secretary General of NRCS Dev Ratna...

Japan pledges support to Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister of Japan Tharo Kono, who arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday, has indicated that the Government of Japan is ready to provide its...

Indian media outlet retracts report confirming Jadhav as Indian spy

Indian digital media outlet, The Quint, retracted on Saturday (Jan 6) a story published earlier stating that convicted Indian spy in Pakistan, Kulbhushan Jadhav,...

Pakistan denies reports of Chinese military base near Gwadar

Pakistan rejected as “propaganda” reports that China was going to establish a military base near the strategic Gwadar port in southern Balochistan province. “There is...

RSS affiliate to hold conference on terrorism, India-BD border issue in...

In a move that may irk West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, an RSS-affiliate is planning to hold a two-day conference in Kolkata next...

Physical arrangement on Rohingya repatriation to be finalized on Jan 15

The details of the “physical arrangement” to repatriate the Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh in the face of a brutal military crackdown in...

Turkish President expresses solidarity with Pakistan against US threats

In a telephonic conversation with his Pakistani counterpart, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his country’s solidarity with Pakistan against the threats given by...

India nods border pact with Myanmar

Even as the central government has asked security agencies to step up vigil along the eastern borders to prevent infiltration of Rohingya Muslims, India’s...

20 killed in Kabul suicide attack

The death toll from a suicide attack in Kabul’s PD9 has increased to more than 20, sources said on Friday (Jan 5). The sources said...

Nepal to hold NA election on Feb 7

The long-drawn dispute among the parties has come to an end on Friday after the government announced the date of National Assembly (NA) election...

Sri Lankan women eager to grab election chance

Rural Sri Lankan women have a better chance to fight for their rights by winning positions in local government. More rural women will stand in...

Pak Parliamentary Committee resolves not to make compromise on dignity

Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on National Security today expressed the resolve not to make any compromise on dignity and honour of the country. The resolve came...

US suspends at least $900 mln in security aid to Pakistan

The US said it was suspending at least $900million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the...

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love,...

UNMISS receives new commander from Bangladesh

The UN Mission in South Sudan has installed Brigadier General Muhamed Masum of Bangladesh as the new commander for its eastern sector based in...

‘Japan looks to enhance counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan’

Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono came to Pakistan for a two day visit on January 3. During this time FM Toro discussed bilateral...

Conflict in Afghanistan to intensify in 2018, warns ICG

With America’s new strategy raising the tempo of operations against the Taliban, the war in Afghanistan looks set to intensify during the current year,...