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ON MEGA RALLY DAY, SONIA GANDHI’S MESSAGE TO UNITED OPPOSITION

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Saturday wished the opposition rally all the success and said the upcoming Lok Sabha polls will be an election to...

AFGHAN TALIBAN RULE OUT TALKS WITH US IN PAKISTAN

The Afghan Taliban rejected media reports that they were prepared to resume meetings with US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad and repeated their...

BANGLADESHI KILLED BY ‘BSF’ ALONG THAKURGAON BORDER

A Bangladesh national was shot to death allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Dharmagar border in Ranishankoil upazila of Thakurgaon...

TRUMP WILL WITHDRAW FROM AFGHANISTAN, SYRIA: US SENATOR

US Senator Rand Paul suggested that President Donald Trump would not only deliver on his pledge to withdraw all American troops from Syria but...

JUSTICE ASIF SAEED KHOSA SWORN IN AS 26TH CHIEF JUSTICE OF...

Chief justice Khosa will serve as top judge for approximately 337 days and is scheduled to retire on Dec 21, 2019. President Arif Alvi administered...

NEPAL TRIMS PROJECTS UNDER BRI FROM 35 TO 9 AT CHINESE...

After Nepal signed up to China’s Belt and Road Initiative in May 2017, the government had formed two committees—led by foreign and finance secretaries—to...

LACK OF PUBLIC TOILETS IN INDIA DETERS CHINESE TOURISTS

More and more Chinese are coming up as globe trotters but not many among them are considering India, the neighboring country, as their destination. According...

REFUGEES ASK GOVT TO HELP THEM GO HOME

A letter sent to government authorities in October seeking help for refugees to return home to Nam San Yam village in northern Kachin State...

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS CONSEQUENCES OF US PULLOUT FROM AFGHANISTAN

A new analysis by senior researchers at RAND Corporation, a non-govt organization, highlights the consequences of a possible withdrawal of half of United States...

AFGHAN PRESIDENT THANKS PM KHAN FOR PAKISTAN’S ‘SINCERE FACILITATION’ OF PEACE...

During the call, Ghani "expressed his gratitude for Pakistan’s sincere facilitation of these efforts" that were initiated by US special envoy for peace in...

NEPAL-JAPAN TO DEVISE LABOUR MECHANISM FOR MIGRATION OF NEPALI WORKERS

Japan and Nepal have agreed to begin sending Nepali workers to Japan as soon as the two countries finish devising new labour mechanisms. The agreement...

ZALMAY KHALILZAD ARRIVES IN PAKISTAN FOR TALKS WITH CIVIL, MILITARY LEADERSHIP

According to the Foreign Office, Khalilzad had taken the Pakistan side into confidence about the delay in his arrival in the country. According to a...

BNP WON’T JOIN ANY POLLS UNDER AL GOVT FROM NOW ON

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will no longer join any elections to be conducted by the current election commission and under the Awami League regime. In...

POST-ELECTION DIPLOMATIC MEET TODAY

Sheikh Hasina’s new administration will sit for its first diplomatic meet this afternoon after government formation following the national election. All heads of missions and...

AT LEAST 39 TALIBAN FIGHTERS WERE KILLED IN SPECIAL FORCES OPERATION...

Afghan special forces conducted a clearance operation in Qal'ah-e Now district of Badghis, killing 39 Taliban fighters and destroying 30 IEDs, military officials said...

PAKISTAN TO ENACT LAW TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS

In view of risks faced by journalists in Pakistan, the country’s government has taken an initiative to frame a law to protect the media...

Jeremy England-led Red Cross delegation meets Bhutan PM

A delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) led by Jeremy England, the Head of the Regional Delegation, ICRC, called on...

At least 1,300 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh

At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said on Wednesday, as fears...

Chinese firm proposes $1.5-bn elevated railway for Yangon

China is looking to make further inroads into Myanmar’s economy by funding a US$1.5-billion elevated railway project in the country’s commercial capital, Yangon. China Railway...

IMF to resume Sri Lanka’s loan discussion in February: Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund will resume discussions with Sri Lanka in February for further disbursal of part of a $1.5 billion loan, the lender...

US envoy due in Islamabad as Afghan peace talks falter

United States Special Envoy on Afghan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, is due to arrive in the Pakistani capital Islamabad for talks with the country's civilian...