Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. File photo
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. File photo

Lakhvi challenges detention under MPO in Pak High Court

Lakhvi on Wednesday had submitted an application with the Pakistan government seeking an end to his detention under MPO. »

14 killed in Sri Lanka floods, mudslides

At least 14 persons have been killed in Sri Lanka’s recent rains and consequent floods, which have displaced over six lakh people, Sri Lankan news agencies have reported. Many par... »
A Pakistani girl writes a message for students killed in a Dec. 16 Taliban attack on a military-run school, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Peshawar school massacre mastermind killed

A member of the Tariq Gedar group of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Saddam had facilitated the seven attackers who had attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar on December 16 »
KATHMANDU, December 26, 2014

China pledges more aid for Nepal’s development

China’s Foreign Minister on Friday announced his country’s increased support to Nepal for the latter’s socio-economic development.   During the talks between the de... »
President Rajapaksa’s social media campaign has attracted notice from online professionals. File photo
COLOMBO, December 25, 2014

BJP’s social media expert logs in for Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is running for a third term in office, has roped in an Indian IT expert to help with his social media campaign for the January 8 elections, The Hindu has le... »
New York, December 25, 2014

UN chief calls on Sri Lanka to cooperate in human rights abuse probe

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki—moon has reiterated his call to Sri Lanka to cooperate with the on-going UN investigation of alleged human right abuses. Responding to a media quer... »
Pakistani women and a girl pray during an outdoor Mass on Christmas Day in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Thursday.
Islamabad, December 25, 2014

Christians in Pakistan celebrate Christmas amid tight security

The Christian community in Pakistan celebrated the festival of Christmas with great fervour amid tight security across the country. The Express Tribune reported that in Karachi, t... »
Islamabad, December 24, 2014

Lakhvi appeals to Pakistan govt for release

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Wednesday submitted an application with the Pakistan government seeking an end to his detention under a public security order slapp... »
DHAKA, December 24, 2014

Bangladeshi politician sentenced to death

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) that is trying people for war crimes during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war on Tuesday sentenced right-wing politician Syed Mohammad Qaisar to death by ha... »
Mahinda Rajapaksa greeting Buddhist monks during the launch of his
election manifesto in Colombo on Tuesday. Photo: AP
Colombo, December 23, 2014

Ahead of polls, Rajapaksa promises inquiry into war crime allegations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who faces elections in a fortnight, on Tuesday promised to initiate a transparent, judicial inquiry probing allegations of war crimes against the Sri Lankan army. ... »
Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, arrives at Army Public School, which was attacked by Taliban gunmen last week, in Peshawar on Monday.
Islamabad, December 22, 2014

Imran Khan’s party condemns Pakistan Taliban

Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has condemned the Taliban and all other terror groups for unleashing “brutality” on the people of the country. “The PTI condemns the TTP (Teh... »
Supporters greet Sri Lankan main opposition presidential candidate Mathripala Sirisena. File photo
Colombo, December 22, 2014

Rajapaksa’s Muslim ally defects to opposition

A Muslim ally left President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s ruling coalition on Monday, marking another setback for him in the run-up to his campaign to seek a third term in office. Industry and Com... »
Islamabad, December 26, 2014

U.S. drones kill seven militants in Pakistan

At least seven militants were killed on Friday in two separate US drone attacks in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region.Intelligence sources said the first strike took place near the Shawal V... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif (left) on the occasion of his birthday. File photo: Ramesh Sharma
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Modi greets Sharif on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his 65th birthday. Prime Minister Modi took to twitter for extending his wishes. »
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent a bouquet of flowers to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 90th birthday on Thursday, which also happens to be his birthday.
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Sharif wishes Vajpayee on birthday, sends bouquet

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sent a bouquet of flowers to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Mr. Tahir Mehmood, an offic... »
Kathmandu, December 25, 2014

Chinese Foreign Minister in Nepal

Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi, arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday for a three-day visit during which he would meet high-level Nepal political and government officials, reports said.Minist... »
Dhaka, December 24, 2014

50 injured in clashes as Zia appears in court

At least 22 people have been injured in clashes between opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists and government supporters as former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia appeared i... »
Leader of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Malik Ishaq. File photo
Lahore, December 23, 2014

LeJ chief, Malik Ishaq, released from Pak jail

Malik Ishaq, dreaded chief of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) that has carried out attacks on minority Shias and the mastermind of the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, has been relea... »
Ramanathapuram, December 23, 2014

66 TN fishermen repatriated

The 66 Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were arrested by the Sri Lankan navy on charges of illegal fishing in Lankan waters after crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and released on... »
Mother of Muhammad Ali Khan, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on Army Public School, touches his picture while visiting the school in Peshawar on Monday.
Peshawar, December 22, 2014

Pak authorities were warned of Peshawar school attack

Authorities in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an i»