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Afghanistan is worthy of Chinese investment despite turmoil, says mouthpiece

New Delhi, Oct 19 | For Beijing, Afghanistan still has strong development potential and is worthy of investment despite its decades of political turmoil,...

Pak expected to remain on FATF grey list till April 2022

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, Oct 19 | Pakistan is expected to remain on the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) till April...

Blast outside Balochistan University kills cop, 17 inured

New Delhi, Oct 18 | A policeman was killed while 17 persons were injured in a blast near the Balochistan University on Quetta's Sariab...

Sri Lanka records over 7,000 tourist arrivals in Oct

Colombo, Oct 18 | Over 7,000 tourists have arrived in Sri Lanka so far this month, giving a boost to the country's tourism industry...

1st polio vaccination drive in Afghanistan since Taliban takeover

Kabul, Oct 18 | A country-wide polio vaccination drive will begin in Afghanistan on November 8 for the first time since the Taliban took...

Unicef official warns of worsening situation in Afghanistan

United Nations, Oct 16 | The already dire situation faced by Afghan civilians will get worse, and the humanitarian needs of children and women...

SL to restart ETA service for travellers at airport

Colombo, Oct 16 | The Sri Lankan government has announced that it has decided to restart the on-arrival Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) service at...

Blackout hits Afghan provinces

Kabul, Oct 14 | At least a dozen Afghan provinces, including Kabul, were hit by a blackout triggered by a technical problem, the national...

5 dead as jeep falls into ditch in PoK

Islamabad, Oct 14 | Five people were killed and four others injured when a jeep plunged into a ditch in Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK)...

SL central bank to keep policy rates steady

Colombo, Oct 14 | The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) announced on Thursday that it would keep policy rates at their current levels...

SL to probe illegal shark fishing

Colombo, Oct 14 | The Sri Lankan government will launch immediate investigations into allegations of illegal shark fishing in Trincomalee.A local organisation, the Pearl...

Taliban creates commission to expel unfavourable members: Report

Kabul, Oct 14 | The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has created a new commission to expel members "who misuse the name of the Taliban,...

Sri Lankans urged to remain cautious despite dip in Covid cases

Colombo, Oct 14 | Health officials have urged Sri Lankans to remain cautious despite a drop in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in...

New chapter opened in Afghanistan, world relations: Taliban FM

Doha/Kabul, Oct 12 | The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan has "opened a new chapter" in relations with the international community by sending a message...

Ex-Maldivian Prez returns home after injury recovery from terror attack

Male, Oct 12 | Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has returned to the country after spending four months abroad where he was being treated...

Pakistan lags India in Digital Quality of Life

New Delhi, Oct 12 | Pakistan was ranked among the worst countries in Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index 2021, slipping 14 places since...

Islamabad rife with speculation as notification for ISI chief delayed

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IaNS) The confusion over the delayed notification for the appointment of the new Director General of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (IS)...

Subramanian Swamy, Indian Army Chief to arrive in SL

Colombo, Oct 12 | In a display of major diplomatic ties between Sri Lanka and India, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and Indian Army Chief...

SL ranked among top 5 Wellness Tourism Destinations globally

Colombo, Oct 11 | Sri Lanka has been ranked among the top five Wellness Tourism Destinations in the world this year, Tourism Minister...

Private Afghan airlines asked to stop flights to Pak

Kabul, Oct 11 | Kam Air, a private Afghan airline, said that it has been asked by Pakistan to stop flights until further notice,...

IMF asks Pakistan to hike income tax

New Delhi, Oct 8 | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Pakistan to impose income taxes worth around 225 billion PKR, while questioning...

Taliban Culture Ministry calls IS ‘headache’, not ‘threat’

Kabul, Oct 8 | A top official from the Ministry of Information and Culture of the Taliban government in Afghanistan has called the Islamic...

Pakistan’s Kashmir agenda faces oppn at the int’l level

New Delhi, Oct 8 | Pakistan's consistent efforts to portray the apparent distraught human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir referring to vague and...

International community should not be in hurry to recognize Taliban: Qatar

New Delhi, Oct 7 | Qatar Deputy Foreign Minister Lolwah Rashid al-Khater said that they have asked the international community not to hurry in...

South Asia’s recovery continues amid uncertainties due to Covid: World Bank

Dhaka, Oct 7 | South Asia's recovery continues as global demand rebounded and targeted containment measures helped minimize the economic impacts of the recent...

Faiz Hameed’s tenure as ISI chief marred by controversies

New Delhi, Oct 7 | Faiz Hameeds tenure as new Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief was marred by controversies both internal and external, which...

Over 3.8mn Afghans receive assistance in September: UN

Kabul, Oct 7 | More than 3.8 million Afghans have received food assistance in September after aid agencies scaled up response to the rising...

Covid testing, vaccination decline in Afghanistan: WHO

Kabul, Oct 6 | The Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Afghanistan have declined since the Taliban's takeover of Kabul in mid-August, the World Health...

Imran Khan, Bill Gates discuss polio eradication efforts

Islamabad, Oct 6 | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan held a telephonic conversation with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...

Afghan carpet exports to India fall due to closure of air...

New Delhi, Oct 5 | Afghan merchants said that carpet exports to several countries, including India, have been significantly reduced due to the closure...

Taliban kill 13 Hazaras in cold blooded execution

New Delhi, Oct 5 | Taliban forces have unlawfully killed 13 ethnic Hazaras, including a 17-year-old girl, in Afghanistans Daykundi province after members of...

India asks UN panel to condemn Pakistan’s attempts to disrupt disarmament...

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Oct 5 | India has called on the UN committee dealing with disarmament to condemn Pakistan for its "nefarious and...

About 600 displaced Afghans return home in Badakhshan

Kabul, Oct 4 | About 600 displaced Afghans, who were displaced by intense fighting in the months prior to the Taliban takeover, have returned...

Taliban eliminates IS-K hideout in Kabul after mosque attack

Kabul, Oct 4 | Just hours after a suicide bombing in the Eid Gah mosque in Kabul killed several people, the Taliban eliminated a...

7 killed, 28 injured in Pak accident

Islamabad, Oct 4 | Seven people were killed and 28 others injured when a passenger bus fell off from a flyover in Khanewal district...

World Bank approves $500mn loan for SL to provide safe roads

Colombo, Oct 2 | The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan for Sri Lanka to provide safe, climate-resilient roads to connect agricultural...

Taliban Ministry to probe reports of killing Panjshir civilians

Kabul, Oct 2 | The Taliban caretaker government's Ministry of Interior has announced that it would investigate alleged reports of killing and torture of...

Pakistan in talks with banned TTP for reconciliation

New Delhi, Oct 1 | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is in talks with some groups of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban...

Sikh shot dead at his clinic in Peshawar

New Delhi, Oct 1 | Unknown assailants gunned down a Sikh 'hakeem' (traditional doctor) near the Charsadda Bus Stand in Peshawar, Dawn news reported.The...

Sri Lanka to maintain inter-province travel ban

Colombo, Oct 1 | Sri Lanka's Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva said that the inter-province travel ban will remain in place until further notice...

Taliban envoy again seeks UN acceptance

Kabul, Oct 1 | Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban's appointed envoy to the UN, has again urged the world body to allow him to represent...

Afghan govt launches new security plan for Nangarhar province

Kabul, Oct 1 | The Taliban-led Afghan government has implemented a new security plan for the country's eastern Nangarhar province to ensure security in...

China loans to Pakistan at commercial rates, not grants

New Delhi, Sep 30 | A substantial chunk of Chinese development financing under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) consists of loans that are at...

Power rationing in China sees shops with candles, no streetlights

New Delhi, Sep 28 | Power rationing in some parts of Northeast China, particularly in some residential communities, without advance warning has sparked public...

Reopening borders key to economic recovery: Maldivian Minister

Male, Sep 28 | Abdulla Mausoom, the Maldivian Minister of Tourism, said reopening the country's borders has been an important step to revive the...

Failed state Pakistan goes deeper into massive crisis

New Delhi, Sep 28 | The overall political, security and economic situation appears to be deteriorating in Pakistan day by day. Pakistani vernacular media...

Afghanistan representative of elected government drops out of UNGA

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Sep 27 | Ghulam Isaczai, the Permanent Representative of the elected government of Afghanistan, has withdrawn from speaking at the...

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JIBS awarded prestigious global engagement seed grant by IBRO

New Delhi, Oct 19 | In a significant academic development, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) has been awarded the Global Engagement Seed Grant...