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Military efforts alone will not end US’ longest war

China welcomes efforts to improve the security situation in Afghanistan and hopes the US policy will help to achieve that objective and promote stability,...

Pakistan says U.S. must not make it a ‘scapegoat’ for Afghan...

Pakistan rejected on Wednesday U.S. criticism of its efforts to fight terrorism saying it should not be used as a scapegoat for the failure...

SL’s computer literacy 27.6% in 2016

The percentage of computer literate population over the survey periods has been gradually increasing. Overall computer literacy reported in 2016 for Sri Lanka is...

Speaker conducts chaotic Majlis sitting under heavy military guard

Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed presided over Wednesday’s sitting of parliament under heavy military guard amid clashes between opposition and pro-government lawmakers. Walled off from protesting...

Bangladesh govt creating ground to remove CJ: BNP

BNP senior joint secretary Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Wednesday said there is a speculation among people that the government may take a move to...

Bhutan: 6 new projects proposed for 2017-2018 economic cooperation with Japan

The Bhutanese government proposed assistance for six new projects to the government of Japan for the next cycle of the 2017 – 2018 economic...

Kofi Annan arrives in Yangon

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the chair of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State, arrived in Yangon on Tuesday afternoon, according to the...

Trump’s Afghan strategy sticks to old script

In his new strategy for Afghanistan released Monday, US President Donald Trump said he would put more US troops into the nation. His predecessor Barack...

Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is "wasting" American soldiers' lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troops to the war-ravaged...

Narayanganj 7 murders: Death upheld for 15 convicts in High Court

The High Court has confirmed death sentences for 15 convicts who had murdered seven people in Narayanganj. It has reduced to life in prison death...

Doklam stalemate may continue, says Indian defence ministry officials

The stalemate at Doklam is likely to continue till the BRICS summit early next month, Defence Ministry officials believe. “Though there may not be any...

China urges world community to recognise Pakistan’s sacrifices in war on...

China has urged the international community to recognise Pakistan’s sacrifices in fighting against terrorism following US President Donald Trump’s comments accusing Pakistan of “harbouring...

China lambastes Trump as the battle lines are drawn in South...

China has come out in full support of its ally Pakistan after President Trump called it a sponsor of terrorism while unveiling the much-awaited...

Pro-Awami League lawyers call for Chief Justice Sinha to resign

A forum of lawyers allied with the ruling Awami League has called for Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to step down, venting anger over...

In 2016-17, India’s derailment death toll highest in a decade

India’s death toll from train derailments in 2016-17 is now the highest it has been in a decade, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of...

Oli urges PM Deuba to raise issues of national interest during...

Main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has called on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to raise the issues of national interest including the...

Highways to be leased out to Chinese Co: PHU

The government is attempting to lease out the three expressways to a Chinese Company called ‘Shandong’, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) claimed today. It said...

Majlis resumes with soldiers surrounding speaker

The Maldives People’s Majlis resumed after a three-week hiatus Tuesday morning with soldiers surrounding embattled Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed as opposition lawmakers called for...

First ever surveys confirm below average quality of education

The quality of Bhutan’s education and also the related issue of the inability of educated youth to go beyond government jobs has been two...

Ladakh scuffle: ‘Extremely dissatisfied’ China blames India

China laid the blame at India’s door on Monday for an altercation along their border in the western Himalayas involving soldiers from both of...

PM Hasina slams CJ for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan

Coming down heavily on the chief justice for comparing Bangladesh with Pakistan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (21 August) said she is not...