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Myanmar Air Force to induct JF-17 fighters by end-2017

A JF-17 Fierce Dragon fighter aircraft with the insignia of the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) on its tail has been conducting test flights in...

Bangladesh to start work on first nuclear reactor next month

Construction work on Bangladesh’s first nuclear power reactor will start next month with Russian collaboration and completion slated for 2024, the country’s minister for...

Israeli, Indian generals mull ways to crush uprising in occupied Kashmir

Signaling the increased cooperation between India and Israel on how to suppress genuine freedom struggles in Palestine and Kashmir, Israeli chief of ground forces,...

In 30 months, 3,896 public servants, 41 politicians involved in corruption...

As many as 1,629 cases of corruption were reported in India–in which 9,960 people were involved or 11 every day–under the Prevention of Corruption...

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delaying accord on repatriating Rohingya

Myanmar insisted on Wednesday (Nov 1) it was ready to set up a repatriation process for Rohingya Muslims even as more risked their lives...

In a first, Indian team heads to Israel for combat drill

India on Tuesday dispatched a C-130J 'Super Hercules' aircraft, along with a 45-member contingent, including Garud commandos, to Israel to take part in the...

Pakistan urges SCO role to settle Afghan conflict

Pakistan is keen for a regional solution to the Afghan issue and would utilise the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) forum for the purpose, Foreign...

Case filed over transfer of $ 1 million to Maldivian President’s...

Maldivian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed the case of the transfer of USD 1 million to the account of the President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul...

Bhutan to host third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting

The third Joint Working Group of Customs meeting between Bhutan and Bangladesh will be held in Thimphu on November 7. According to a press release...

Pilot at Bangladesh national air carrier arrested over plot to fly...

A pilot with Bangladesh's national air carrier Bangladesh Biman was arrested on Wednesday (Nov 1) on suspicion of terrorism offences, including plotting to keep...

Afghan security forces controlling fewer districts, says SIGAR   

The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) appear to continue to lose territory to insurgents, according to a 30 October report issued by the US...

Chinese vice premier expects closer cooperation with Sri Lanka

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang met with visiting Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana in Beijing Wednesday (Nov 1). Wang said China highly values its...

UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7th March Speech

UNESCO has recommended Historic 7 March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as a Memory of the World International Register. The director general of UNESCO,...

India, Kazakhstan armies’ joint exercise from Nov 2 in Himachal Pradesh

Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan armies will engage in a 14-day joint exercise from November 2 in Himachal Pradesh to strengthen bilateral relations and...

U.N. picks Norwegian for Myanmar role as tensions simmer over Rohingya...

The United Nations named a new interim U.N. resident coordinator for Myanmar on Tuesday (Oct 31), appointing Knut Ostby of Norway to take over...

Left alliance has become a threat to nation, says Nepal PM

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Left alliance has become a threat to the nation. He made this statement while unveiling...

Death toll rises to 9 In Kabul’s green zone bombing

An explosion ripped through Kabul’s heavily-fortified diplomatic area of Wazir Akbar Khan in Kabul on Tuesday (OCT 31) afternoon killing at least nine people. A...

Making deals with China: We do have a bargaining chip

Writing about our relationship with our neighbours and the world last year I predicted that the UNFGG government will eventually let go of its...

No one can ‘contain’ China: Chinese envoy on US selling arms...

The Chinese envoy to the US today said on Tuesday (Oct 31) that no one could “contain” China now, expressing his displeasure over the...

China refutes report of plan to build 1,000-km tunnel to divert...

China denied a media report on Tuesday (OCT 31) as “false and untrue” after it said Beijing was planning to build a 1,000-km long...

India eases licencing requirements for arms, ammunition manufacturers

India has eased licencing rules related to the production of small arms and ammunition in a bid to spur competition in the sector and...