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9 killed, 20 injured in Pak tribal court firing

Islamabad, Sep 21 | Nine people were killed and 20 others injured in a firing between two groups while attending a session of a...

Afghan central bank allows merchants to withdraw $25,000 monthly

Kabul, Sep 21 | Afghanistan's central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), has allowed merchants and owners of private companies to withdraw $25,000 from their...

TTP commander killed in Pak

Islamabad, Sep 20 | A key Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorist commander was killed when security forces launched an operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province's North...

Women stage protest in Kabul against Taliban policies

Kabul, Sep 20 | A number of Afghan women staged a protest in Kabul against Taliban policies, demanding equal rights to education and work,...

Afghanistan’s secondary, high schools reopen for boys

Kabul, Sep 20 | Secondary and high schools, as well as madrasas, for boys across Afghanistan have reopened after more than a month...

US company’s tech abused by Indian govt to spy on Pak,...

New Delhi, Sep 18 | A US companys tech was abused by the Indian government amid warnings that Americans are contributing to a spyware...

Pak Taliban rejects FM Qureshi’s amnesty offer, asks army to apologise

By Mrityunjoy Kumar JhaNew Delhi, Sep 18: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has rejected Pakistan governments offer of amnesty saying that its struggle will continue until...

Some schools reopen in Kathmandu Valley amid pandemic

Kathmandu, Sep 18 | Some schools in the Kathmandu Valley have reopened after being shut down for more than four months amid the Covid-19...

SL extends nationwide quarantine curfew till Oct 1

Colombo, Sep 18 | Sri Lanka's Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the nationwide quarantine curfew came into effect late August, has been extended till...

3 die of dengue in Karachi

Karachi, Sep 18 | Three people died of dengue fever in Karachi over the last two days, Pakistani media reported.The disease has been detected...

Mandate of UN mission in Afghanistan extended for 6 months

United Nations, Sep 18 | The Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for...

Pakistan ‘pledges’ to make ‘all-out efforts’ to protect Chinese citizens

Dushanbe, Sep 18 | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country will "severely punish" perpetrators of the Dasu terrorist attack and...

Covid rebounds, affects children in China as vaccines turn ineffective

New Delhi Sep 17 | It was just three weeks ago that China announced no new cases of Coronavirus infections, leading the countrys health...

China uncertain if Taliban will hold good on promise of ETIM...

New Delhi/Dushanbe, Sep 17 | China is concerned whether the Afghan Taliban will keep their promise to crack down on the East Turkistan Islamic...

Pak Minister links New Zealand tour cancellation to Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 17 | Hours after the New Zealand cricket team called off its tour of Pakistan just before the start of the...

Afghan economy in despair following Taliban takeover

New Delhi, Sep 17 | Ever since the Taliban took over Afghanistans capital on August 15, the war-torn countrys already fragile economy has spiraled...

Finally, the Taliban are on the receiving end

By Amjad Ayub MirzaLondon, Sep 17 | As missiles came raining down on Kabul during the early afternoon of September 16, it sent a...

Taliban hunt if Bactrian Treasure has been moved out of Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 16 | The Ministry of Information and Culture of the caretaker Taliban government in Afghanistan said on Thursday that it has...

‘Khalistani-Kashmiri nexus in US could be detrimental for India’

New Delhi, Sep 16 | As many as 55 interlinked Kashmiri and Khalistani groups, currently operating hand-in-hand within the US, could be detrimental for...

Royal snub to Pakistan’s drive for Taliban recognition

Kabul/New Delhi, Sep 16 | Rhapsodising over the takeover of Afghanistan by medieval marauders, Pakistan has begun a hectic diplomacy campaign to seek recognition...

Pak’s ruling PTI weaponised ‘fake news’ to clamp down on criticism

New Delhi, Sep 16 | Since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came to power in 2018, its government officials and ministers have often dismissed and...

Is the Taliban thinking of creating a regular army for Afghanistan?

By Rahul KumarNew Delhi, Sep 16: The Taliban's acting Army Chief, Qari Fasihuddin said that the militant group is holding consultations over creating a...

Imran Khan says Pak had to endure a ‘terrible’ relationship with...

New Delhi, Sep 16 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his country had to endure a "terrible" relationship with the US which...

Several patients with Black Fungus detected in SL

Colombo, Sep 16 | Sri Lanka's Health Ministry said patients with the Black Fungus had been detected from several areas of the country amidst...

Taliban hands over seized cash, gold to Afghan central bank

Kabul, Sep 16 | The Taliban has handed over about $12.3 million cash and some gold to Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), the country's central...

China vows ‘necessary response’ after UK Parliament bans its Ambassador

New Delhi, Sep 15 | The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly denounced the UK Parliament's decision to ban China's Ambassador to the...

Pak rupee under pressure since Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 15 | The Pakistani rupee has hit a new all-time low as some analysts see the regime change in Afghanistan weighing...

Fourth Covid wave weakens in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 15 | Pakistan has been recording a slow decline in its daily Covid-19 numbers over the last two days, with 2,714 fresh...

Anuk Arudpragasam’s ‘A Passage North’ shortlisted for Booker Prize 2021

New Delhi, Sep 15 | Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's novel "A Passage North" (Penguin India) that transports the reader from Colombo to the...

‘US Central Command still assessing deadly drone strike in Kabul’

Washington, Sep 14 | The US Central Command is "still assessing" the results of the deadly August 29 drone strike in Kabul which was...

Taliban fighters force men into car boots

New Delhi, Sep 14 | The Taliban is carrying out reprisal attacks against former soldiers and government workers, the UN has been told, as...

Kabul airport to be ready for int’l flights soon: Official

Kabul, Sep 14 | Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport will soon be ready for international flights as efforts are underway to resolve technical issues,...

Mullah Baradar issues audio message to say he is alive

New Delhi, Sep 13 | Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, confirmed in an audio message...

Baradar absent from meetings with Qatar delegation; arch-rivals Haqqanis present in...

New Delhi, Sep 13 | Speculation intensified about the fate of the Deputy Leader of Afghanistan government, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, after Taliban leaders...

Mingling like the pomegranate seeds (Opinion)

By Claude ArpiOn June 8, Chinas core leader Xi Jinping visited the Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. Meeting a group of Tibetan...

Pak opposition supports journalists against new media body

New Delhi, Sep 13 | Political parties, student unions, and members of civil society in Pakistan continued to express solidarity with protesting journalists outside...

SL PM calls for greater int’l cooperation to overcome Covid

Colombo, Sep 13 | Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged closer international cooperation among all countries so that they can survive the...

Qatar FM in Kabul, meets Taliban leadership (Ld)

New Delhi, Sep 13 | Visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Muhammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met the Taliban leadership team and cabinet members, including acting...

NATO blames Afghanistan’s leadership for collapse

New Delhi, Sep 13 | NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has blamed Afghanistans political and military leadership for the quick collapse of the former...

Female doctor’s home stormed by Taliban fighters

New Delhi, Sep 13 | A female doctor in Afghanistan's Kandahar province has claimed that her home was stormed by the Taliban fighters and...

B’desh schools, colleges reopen after over a yr

Dhaka, Sep 13 | Schools and colleges in Bangladesh have reopened after being closed for more than a year as the number of new...

Afghan girls can attend schools but in gender-separated classes: Taliban

Kabul, Sep 13 | Afghan female students can attend higher education institutions and universities but in gender-separated classes, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, acting minister of...

Barbaric video shows Taliban celebrating with severed head of their victim

By Sanjeev SharmaNew Delhi, Sep 11 | The Taliban beheaded an Afghan soldier, then chanted praise to their leader Hibatullah Akhundzada while holding the...

Taliban execute Amrullah Saleh’s brother

New Delhi, Sep 11 | Rohullah Azizi, brother of Afghanistan's former Vice President Amrullah Saleh and one of the leaders of the resistance front...

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We have no policing authority over containers: Adani Group

New Delhi, Sep 21 | Adani Group has issued a statement on the "malicious" social media campaign against the group on the seizure of...