A national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday. In an address... More
Pope Francis met privately with Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the Holy See and Myanmar announced they were establishing full diplomatic relations.
The Vatican announced May 4 that the pope would... More
Coalition partners Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have agreed in principal to form electoral alliance in four metropolitan cities including capital Kathmandu.
The two parties have agreed to give the mayoral position in... More
The Government yesterday cleared the air on the proposed Hanuman Bridge connecting Sri Lanka and India across the Palk Strait saying it was “a long-term plan, but not discussed”, during Prime Minister Ranil... More
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brother Gotabhaya who still enjoy enormous public support as seen in the massive Joint Opposition May Day rally in Colombo, are caught in a constitutional conundrum that... More
A top aide to Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba will become prime minister after the first phase local elections are held on... More
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called on Nepal government and ruling parties to withdraw the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in order to ensure judicial independence and the... More
India’s contention that Kashmir issue is, primarily, an issue of cross-border terrorism, is a claim that no one in the world is prepared to accept today, the Foreign Affairs Adviser, Sartaj Aziz Tuesday... More
Local commanders of the Pakistani and Indian armies made hotline contact on Monday night in the Rawalakot-Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in the wake of Indian allegations that Pakistani troops... More
Having laid a foundation for trade agreements with Asian countries such as India, China and Japan, Sri Lanka is now eyeing trade agreements with Europe and other Commonwealth countries.
Sri Lanka needs to create... More
A day after the two large coalition partners filed an impeachment motion against the chief justice, the Rastriya Prajantantra Party, the fourth largest party in Parliament, on Monday pulled its support for the... More
A day after Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan advocated a “multilateral dialogue” to settle the Jammu and Kashmir question, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that both sides have agreed to work... More
Pakistan has refused part financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the $8 billion Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line (ML-1) after China said it wanted to fund the project single-handedly.
“China strongly argued that two-sourced... More
China has incorporated some 8,000 technological breakthroughs and industrial standards on its first domestically-built aircraft carrier which was launched this week, a leading official newspaper reported on Friday.
China's ambition to build aircraft carriers... More
The Indian Supreme Court has declined the Centre’s curative petition seeking protection to the Army in dealing with militants and insurgency situations in Manipur from the purview of registration of FIR for alleged... More
Two madrasas near downtown Rangoon were sealed off by an alleged Buddhist nationalist group on Friday evening, making the accusation that the Islamic schools were operating as mosques, without official permission.
Residents in the... More
A crippling Hartal unleashed Thursday in the Tamil majority North of the country, protesting against lack of action by the government to trace Lankan Tamils gone missing during the 30 year war, did... More
Following Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena asking the war winning Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, to take the post of Army Commander or Overall Security Forces Commander to “discipline the country” the former army chief,... More
Pakistan claimed on Thursday that at least 13 Indian spies were also among those killed in a massive US bomb blast targeting Islamic State’s regional affiliate in Afghanistan.
On April 13, the Pentagon announced... More
The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to the National Assembly (NA), may even acquire legality. Political instability, poverty, unequal structure of society, unemployment,... More
China has rapidly moved from an emerging popular country in Bangladesh to a lesser pedestal. For a while, China basked in the sunshine of a post-India dominated Bangladesh scenario, but it didn’t last a full season. Myanmar... More
Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More
If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired. The... More
Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More