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India-Maldives agree to strengthen connectivity, regional maritime security

India and the Maldives have agreed on a broad spectrum of issues for further collaboration including strengthening connectivity and coordination to maintain regional maritime...

Myanmar military court to probe Rohingya atrocity allegations

Myanmar’s army said on Monday it had set up a military court to investigate its conduct during a crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority...

Nepal-China railway: Ministry seeks Rs 17 billion to conduct feasibility study

Ministry of Transportation and Physical Infrastructure has sought Rs 17 billion to conduct the feasibility study of the Nepal-China railway. Secretary Madhusudan Adhikari informed members...

Pakistan FM stresses meaningful dialogue among regional players

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday stressed upon the need for a meaningful dialogue between neighbouring countries to ensure peace in South...

Taliban capture about 150 Afghan soldiers after chase into Turkmenistan

The Taleban carried out the biggest known capture of Afghan soldiers of the war, taking 150 prisoners after they chased units into neighbouring Turkmenistan...

Amid anti-India protests, Maldives assures India of sensitive approach to its...

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj made her maiden visit to Maldives and reiterated India’s position on the island nation, terming ties between the two countries as a highly

FUTURE OF ROHINGYAS LIES IN THEIR RETURN WITH FULL RESTORATION OF...

UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Turkhas has laid emphasis on safe and dignified return of Rohingya people to their place of origin...

PEACE JIRGA WILL REFLECT GREATER VOICE OF AFGHANS: TAHERI

A spokesman for the High Peace Council (HPC), Ehsan Taheri, on Sunday said that work has started on the selection of delegates for the...

GOVT BEGINS CONSULTING PARTIES ON NAP IMPLEMENTATION

Nearly two weeks before expiry of the two-year term of the military courts set up in the country to try civilians on terrorism charges,...

COUNTRY SHOULD NOT CO-SPONSOR NEW UNHRC RESOLUTION: MR

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that Sri Lanka should not co-sponsor the UNHRC resolution coming up this time. Issuing a statement, he said the...

FM QURESHI ARRIVES IN CHINA ON THREE-DAY VISIT

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reached China on a three-day visit on Monday. The foreign minister will attend the first Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue...

5 BANGLADESHIS CONFIRMED DEAD

Five Bangladesh nationals have been confirmed dead in Friday's terror attacks in New Zealand mosques. Three more bodies of Bangladesh nationals were identified as Mozammel...

‘MULTIPLICITY OF INITIATIVES’ A PROBLEM FOR PEACE: DAUDZAI

Umer Daudzai, President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Envoy on Regional Affairs for Consensus on Peace, who addressed an event at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

GOVERNMENT’S BID TO VEST POWER TO DEPLOY ARMY IN PRIME MINISTER...

The recent government move to further empower the prime minister through legal means has drawn flak from various quarters of society and political parties. The...

OIC COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS TO MEET NEXT WEEK IN WAKE...

Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday announced that an emergency meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

GOA CHIEF MINISTER MANOHAR PARRIKAR DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH CANCER

Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, who had been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year, died at his son's...

SUSHMA SWARAJ HOLDS TALKS WITH HER MALDIVIAN COUNTERPART ABDULLA SHAHID

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held talks with her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid and reviewed progress on important bilateral issues, including implementation...

UAE, Afghanistan sign four agreements

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President...

Bangladesh detains senior Fifa official for ‘defaming’ prime minister Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh authorities jailed a senior member of football's world governing body on Saturday (March 16), hours after she was arrested for allegedly defaming the...

Bhutan hopes to attract investors through CSIs: Foreign Minister

The Foreign Minister of Bhutan Tandi Dorji has said that enhancing private sector and civil society organisations’ (CSO) involvement through Cottage and Small Industries...

Indian military confirms deploying nuclear subs as tensions with Pakistan flared

Major combat units of the Indian Navy including the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier-led battle group, nuclear submarines "and scores of other ships, submarines and...