Dhaka to push for resolution on pending issues

The Foreign Minister will seek a ‘specific timeframe’ to resolve the Teesta water sharing treaty and Land Boundary Agreement. »

Two new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Most polio cases are primarily the result of non-administration of the vaccine either due to the family’s refusal or because polio volunteers are not able to reach families due to security impediments... »

Pakistan girl stoned to death by brother for having affair

In a case of honour killing, a man allegedly stoned to death his sister for having an affair with a youth in Punjab province of Pakistan, where about 860 women became victim of such crimes last ye... »
DHAKA, September 18, 2014

Bangladesh empowers parliament to impeach judges

Bangladesh’s parliament now has the authority to impeach Supreme Court judges after lawmakers late Wednesday voted to approve a much-debated amendment to the Constitution. The amendment... »
Islamabad, September 17, 2014

13 new polio cases found in Pakistan

At least 13 new cases of crippling poliovirus have been detected in Pakistan, taking this year’s total of the new victims to 158, reports said on Wednesday.The new cases were confirmed on T... »
September 17, 2014

Key aspects of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India

* 20 MoUs and agreements are expected to be signed by the two countries on issues related to infrastructure development, cultural ties among others during Mr. Xi's visit. »
Islamabad, September 17, 2014

Murder case against Nawaz Sharif, ministers

A murder case has been registered against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his ministers and other top officials for their alleged involvement in the killing of anti-government protesters in... »
DHAKA, September 17, 2014

Top Jamaat leader Sayedee to be in prison until death

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi Revising death sentence, the Appellate Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court has reduced sentence of top Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delwar Hossain Sayedee to ‘imprisonment till death’ for crimes ag... »
COLOMBO, September 17, 2014

Pre-election sops?

Minutes after his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jingping, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariff with effect from Tuesday night.<... »
Chinese President Xi Jinping waves next to Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa during an official welcoming ceremony at Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on Tuesday.
COLOMBO, September 16, 2014

‘Sri Lanka a pearl in the Indian Ocean’

Sri Lanka and China on Tuesday agreed to deepen strategic and defence cooperation, following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretar... »
London, September 16, 2014

Amnesty to Pakistan: Stop execution of Shoaib Sarwar immediately

Amnesty International has asked Pakistan to immediately scrap the plans to carry out its first civilian execution over the past six years and sought steps towards the abolition of capital punishme... »
Kabul, September 16, 2014

Four NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan attack

Four soldiers with the NATO-led international alliance were killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan, the military said in a statement.The International Security Assistance Force said the troops we... »
Islamabad, September 17, 2014

Pakistan suspends execution of Shoaib Sarwar

Pakistan called off the scheduled hanging of Shoaib Sarwar convicted on murder charges in what would have been the first execution of a civilian in six years, officials said on Wednesday.Sh... »
Islamabad, September 17, 2014

40 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

The Pakistan army on Wednesday said fighter jets bombed positions of militants in the North Waziristan tribal region and killed 40 local and foreign militants. “Today in precise aerial st... »
KABUL, September 17, 2014

Taliban kills 6 Afghan policemen in ambush

A provincial security official said on Wednesday that Taliban fighters killed six Afghan policemen in an ambush in western Afghanistan. Raouf Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial police... »
COLOMBO, September 17, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping inaugurates Colombo Port City

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday inaugurated a $1.4 billion port city being built on an artificial island near Colombo. The Colombo Port City, funded largely by Chinese loans, is d... »
KATHMANDU, September 17, 2014

Nepal all-party conference called off

Citing non-compliance of their agenda by major parties, the CPN-Maoist on Tuesday decided not to attend the previously agreed all-party national political conference. A 33-party alliance led by th... »
NEW DELHI, September 16, 2014

Centre to clear Iran port project soon

India is all set to get its first overseas port with the Union Cabinet expected to clear the long-delayed Chabahar project in Iran within the next fortnight.Union Shipping Minister Nitin Ga... »
Karachi, September 16, 2014

Passengers expel ex-Pakistan Minister Rehman Malik from PIA flight

Angry passengers on board a PIA flight stopped former Interior Minister Rehman Malik and a lawmaker of the ruling PML-N from boarding the plane, accusing them of causing over two hours of delay.»
ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2014

Pakistan warplanes kill 20 militants in northwest

Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said its warplanes have targeted three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 insurgents. An Army statement sai... »