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Will US support extricate Sri Lanka from China’s clutches?

New Delhi, Oct 23 | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos scheduled stopover at Colombo on October 28, after his meeting with the Indian...

‘Myanmar has assured China of taking back Rohingya refugees’

Dhaka, Oct 23 | During a phone call, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen was assured by his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi that Myanmar...

Pak supported 1947 invasion of Kashmir still has victims in trauma

New Delhi, Oct 23 | To settle matters, Pakistan has always used non-state actors and utilized power that flows from the barrel of a...

B’desh court permits jailed rape convict, victim to marry

Dhaka, Oct 23 | The Bangladesh High Court has allowed the marriage of a man sentenced to life for rape and the victim, a...

20th Amendment passed in SL Parliament

Colombo, Oct 23 | The 20th Amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, which will replace the 19th Amendment introduced in 2015 that curtailed the...

SL Foreign Ministry temporarily suspends consular services

Colombo, Oct 23 | The Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry has decided to temporarily suspend all services offered by its Consular Affairs Division aimed at...

Pak fines Turkish Airlines for violating SOPs

Islamabad, Oct 23 | The Pakistan government has imposed a fine of 100,000 PKR on Turkish Airlines for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) enforced...

9 districts in Pak account for over 3mn voter gender gap

Islamabad, Oct 23 | With Lahore in the lead, nine districts across Pakistan account for a gap of over three million between male and...

RAW chief Goel returns after meeting Nepal PM Oli

Kathmandu, Oct 22 | The office of Nepals Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has confirmed that Samant Kumar Goel, chief of Research and Analysis...

Thailand lifts public gathering curb after protests

Bangkok, Oct 22 | Thailand has lifted a curb on public gatherings, after an emergency decree failed to end mass anti-government protests across...

12 kids killed as deadly air strike hits mosque in Afghanistan

Kabul, Oct 22 | At least 12 children were killed and several others wounded in an air strike on a mosque in Afghanistan's northern...

12 kids killed as deadly air strike hits mosque in Syria

Kabul, Oct 22 | At least 12 children were killed and several others wounded in an air strike on a mosque in Afghanistan's northern...

Pompeo to attend US-India 2+2 dialogue in New Delhi next week

New Delhi, Oct 21 | New Delhi will be hosting the third India-US 2+2 ministerial level dialogue on October 27, amidst deteriorating relations with...

Pakistan has fallen into a debt trap, claims report

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Oct 21 | "Pakistan has slipped into a debt trap due to the governments failure to bring reforms and weak fiscal...

Uproar in Sindh province as police protest alleged abduction of chief...

By Hamza AmeerKarachi, Oct 21 | A serious controversy has broken out in Pakistan after an Inspector General of Police (IGP) was allegedly forced...

Sindh Police rise in defiance against Army in Pakistan

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi/Islamabad, Oct 21 | In a major show of open defiance against Pakistan Army, police officers in Karachi have threatened...

B’desh schools unlikely to reopen in Nov: Minister

Dhaka, Oct 21 | Schools and other educational institutions in Bangladesh were unlikely to reopen in November as previously suggested due to the ongoing...

3 B’desh airport runways to be renovated

Dhaka, Oct 21 | The Bangladesh government has approved plans to renovate runways at the Jessore, Syedpur and Rajshahi airports to ensure safe landings,...

180 Afghan civilians dead, 375 injured last month

Kabul, Oct 21 | The Afghan Interior Ministry has revealed that 180 civilians were killed and 375 others injured due to a recent spate...

12 women dead in Afghanistan stampede for Pak visas

Kabul, Oct 21 | At least 12 women were trampled to death and 12 others injured during a stampede which occurred while a high...

5 dead, 20 injured in Karachi building explosion

Karachi, Oct 21 | At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion in a multi-storey building in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Iqbal...

Pak COAS orders probe into ‘Karachi incident’

Islamabad, Oct 21 | Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has ordered a probe into what the so-called 'Karachi incident'...

Pakistan unlikely to exit FATF grey list: Report

Islamabad, Oct 21 | Pakistan is unlikely to exit the Financial Action Task Forces (FATF) grey list as it has been unable to comply...

NAB denied further custody of Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore, Oct 21 | A Pakistan court has rejected the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)s request for the further physical remand of Leader of the...

Don’t go out without a mask, says B’desh govt

Dhaka, Oct 20 | The Bangladesh government has advised the citizens of the country to refrain from going outside without wearing a mask due...

Roadmap needed for SL’s targeted Covid-19 recovery

Colombo, Oct 20 | A robust government roadmap was required for Sri Lanka's targeted recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic in an...

Contact groups discuss disputed issues over Afghan peace

Doha, Oct 20 | Members of the contact groups of both sides of the Afghan peace negotiations met in Doha and discussed the disputed...

Plea for publication of proclamation against Sharif rejected

Islamabad, Oct 20 | The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has dismissed a petition filed by the federal government seeking the publication of proclamation against...

Maryam claims husband’s arrest was to divide anti-govt alliance

Karachi, Oct 20 | PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz has claimed that the arrest of her husband and former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's...

Imran fears 2nd Covid-19 wave in coming months

Islamabad, Oct 20 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed fears over a second Covid-19 wave in the country in the coming months...

Rouhani meets Abdullah, pledges support for Afghan peace

Kabul/Tehran, Oct 20 | Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who pledged his countrys support...

Pak oppn alliance stages 2nd massive rally in Karachi (Ld)

By Hamza AmeerKarachi, Oct 19 | Just two days after its debut power show, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 of...

Taliban’s claim of agreement violations Unfounded: Khalilzad

Kabul, Oct 19 | US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has said that the Taliban's recent claims that Washington had violated the Doha agreement were"unfounded",...

Pak oppn alliance stages 2nd power show

Karachi, Oct 19 | Just two days after its debut power show, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an alliance comprising 11 of the country's...

Maryam Nawaz’s husband arrested in Karachi

Karachi, Oct 19 | PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz said on Monday that her husband and former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law, retired...

Leader of Afghanistan’s Hizb-e-Islami to visit Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 19 | Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Afghanistan's Hizb-e-Islami party, is scheduled to embark on a three-day visit to Pakistan on Monday, the...

Hasina sends gifts to Mamata for Durga Puja

Dhaka, Oct 19 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion of Durga Puja, and...

Indian, Sri Lankan navies to carry exercise to enhance inter-operability

New Delhi, Oct 18 | The Indian and Sri Lankan navies will carry out a three day joint exercise off Trincomalee on the...

Govt working to ensure better future for children: Hasina

By Sumi KhanOct 18 | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that her government is working relentlessly to provide a better future...

Sharif trying to sow discord between state institutions: Imran

Islamabad, Oct 18 | As the anti-government alliance of 11 opposition political parties under the name of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) started its campaign,...

16 dead, 90 injured in Afghanistan blast

Kabul, Oct 18 | At least 16 people were killed and 90 others injured after a powerful explosion on Sunday rocked the city of...

NIA chargesheets 12 in Bangladeshi human trafficking case

Hyderabad, Oct 18 | A year after busting an international Bangladeshi human trafficking gang, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed its first charge...

TikTok may reallocate resources if Pak ends suspension

Islamabad, Oct 18 | After Pakistani authorities imposed a complete ban on short video-making app TikTok, the Chinese service has regretted Islamabad's decision, hinting...

Dhaka’s AQI rating worst in the world

Dhaka, Oct 18 | The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Dhaka, one of the most polluted cities in the world, was on Sunday ranked...

Al Qaeda remains close to Taliban: UN official

Kabul, Oct 18 | A senior UN official has claimed that Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has maintained close ties with the Afghan Taliban...

5,807 names struck off Pak’s travel blacklist

Islamabad, Oct 18 | Names of 5,807 individuals were struck off Pakistan's travel blacklist after consultation with relevant agencies and departments, the Interior Ministry...

Ex-PIA MD arrested for ‘illegal’ hiring

Islamabad, Oct 18 | Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested the former managing director (MD) of Pakistan Interna­t­ional Air­lines (PIA) on charges of...

SL central bank approves Covid-19 relief loans worth $966mn

Colombo, Oct 18 | The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) has approved $966 million worth of loans under a relief program for Covid-19...

14 killed in crime-related incidents in Kabul in 10 days

Kabul, Oct 17 | At least 14 people have been killed and 10 others injured in crime and security-related incidents in Kabul over the...

Taliban emirate’s return unacceptable to Afghans: Abdullah

Kabul, Oct 17 | Abdullah Abdullah, head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that a Taliban emirate's return was unacceptable under...

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AISAM likely to take key decisions on Air India divestment on...

New Delhi, Oct 23 | The Centre's top group of ministers looking into Air India divestment is slated to meet on Saturday with the...