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CANADA’S PM SAYS INDIA TRIP ABOUT BROADER TIES NOT JUST POLITICAL...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplayed talk of a snub by the Indian government on his first state visit to the country this week,...

PAKISTAN GIVEN 3-MONTH REPRIEVE OVER TERRORIST FINANCING WATCHLIST

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist...

STRANDED ROHINGYA REFUSE TO RETURN TO MYANMAR WITHOUT GUARANTEE

Rohingya refugees living in no man’s land refused to return to Myanmar without guarantees of citizenship and security after Bangladesh and Myanmar officials met...

India to catalyze Bangladesh-Nepal bilateral power tie up

Indian land between Bangladesh and Nepal is going to be the conduit for the two friendly international neighbors to have large scale hydropower trade...

Amid call for help, ex-Maldivian president meets Indian defence minister

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed met defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and sought India’s intervention to defuse the crisis in his country in the wake...

Appeal filed with HC against BD opposition leader’s sentence

A day after receiving the certified copy of the lower court verdict, lawyers of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia filed an appeal...

8 Afghan policemen killed in overnight insurgent attack

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east. In western Farah province, attacks on police checkpoints...

Saudi Arabia suspends fish imports from Myanmar

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended fishing imports from Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Fisheries Federation. Saudi Arabia’s general authority for food and medicine suspended aquaculture...

Afghan Taliban offer

A renewed offer of negotiations by the Afghan Taliban, though once again insisting on direct talks with the US rather than the Afghan government,...

Daesh troops redeployed to Afghanistan, Pakistan: CIS Anti-Terrorism Center

Daesh is gaining a new foothold for its troops' deployment in Afghanistan and Pakistan instead of the territories lost in Syria and Iraq, Col....

Publication of NRC in Assam: SC says ‘no’ to extension of...

Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday (Feb 20) declined pleas to extend the date for the final publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in...

China in talks with Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

China has been quietly holding talks with Baloch militants for more than five years in an effort to protect the $60 billion worth of...

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical...

India expects Maldives to end emergency, implement top court order

India on Tuesday (Feb 20) urged the Maldives government against seeking an extension of the state of emergency and resume the political process with...

Nepal’s ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

Nepal's ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years...

AL UNEASY WITH BNP STRATEGY OVER KHALEDA VERDICT

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) had to take a stance over the conviction of party chief Khaleda Zia in the Zia Orphanage Trust corruption case,...

PEOPLE WON’T ACCEPT ELECTION WITHOUT KHALEDA: BNP

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir warned that people will not accept if the government tries to score in an...

INDIA IS SAID TO ORDER THREE-MONTH PROBE INTO FORTIS, RELIGARE

India has ordered its fraud office to inquire into reports of alleged siphoning of cash at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. and Religare Enterprises Ltd. by...

Pakistan FM Asif off to Russia for talks with counterpart Lavrov

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday (Feb 19) left for Russia on a four-day visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergei...

Billionaire Richard Branson unveils hyperloop plans for India

British tycoon Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One is proposing to build a super-fast transportation system in India that would connect the city of Pune...

Maldives president seeks approval to extend state of emergency by 30...

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday (Feb 19) sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to...