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In this August 21, 2014 photo, supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave party flags during a protest in front of the parliament in Islamabad. Lawmakers of Mr. Khan’s party resigned en masse from the National Assembly on Friday to mount more pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government.
AP In this August 21, 2014 photo, supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan wave party flags during a protest in front of the parliament in Islamabad. Lawmakers of Mr. Khan’s party resigned en masse from the National Assembly on Friday to mount more pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government.

MPs of Imran Khan’s party resign from Pak Parliament

After one round of talks the protesting groups — led by Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri — have suspended dialogue with the government. »
Tamil National Alliance leader and Sri Lankan MP R. Sampanthan being greeted by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a Meeting at South Block in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: R.V. Moorthy

TNA delegation meets Sushma

The delegation comprising 6 TNA MPs held discussion on various issues and complained about the alleged attempts by the Sri Lankan govt. to change the democratic composition of the Northern Province »

India has no disputes with Sri Lanka: Swamy

“India has no disputes with Sri Lanka and is committed to improving relations with the neighbouring island nation,” the former Union Cabinet Minister and chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ... »
Islamabad, August 22, 2014

Not interfering in Pakistan crisis, says US

The US on Thursday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s comment that Washington was interfering in the country’s affairs.The US embassy in Islamabad said that it is no... »
In this August 20, 2014 photo, securitymen stand guard at the entrance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s house in Islamabad. Pakistani officials held “initial” talks before dawn on Thursday with representatives from two protesting opposition groups.
ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2014

On Army request, Sharif government opens talks with protestors

Pakistani officials held “initial” talks before dawn on Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding Paki... »
In this January 7, 2006 photo, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf meets Hurriyat leaders (from left) Bilal Ghani Lone, Abdul Ghani Bhatt and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in Islamabad.
NEW DELHI, August 20, 2014

Separatists talks with Pakistan: Some bitter truths

Earlier interfaces between the two sides here and elsewhere have not always seen a meeting of minds. Much heat has been generated in the national discourse over Pakistan High Commissione... »
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan waves to supporters as he leads a march toward Parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan. Photo: AP
Islamabad, August 20, 2014

Anti-government protests: Nawaz Sharif to meet Imran Khan

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday decided to meet Opposition leader Imran Khan in an effort to end the anti-government protests here seeking his ouster, as Pakistan’s powerful military call... »
Islamabad, August 20, 2014

Pakistan Army calls for dialogue with protesters

The Pakistan army on Wednesday called for dialogue to resolve the current political crisis in the country as thousands of anti-government protesters forced their way to reach the parliament buildi... »
COLOMBO, August 19, 2014

Indian activist, Pakistan lawyer in Sri Lanka’s missing persons probe panel

An Indian activist and Pakistani lawyer will advise Sri Lanka’s domestic commission investigating complaints pertaining to missing persons, the country’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced on T... »
Islamabad, August 19, 2014

18 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes

At least 18 militants were killed on Tuesday in airstrikes by Pakistani fighter jets in the country’s troubled northwestern tribal region. The hideouts of militants in North Waziristan and Khyber... »
Islamabad, August 19, 2014

6 killed in roadside blast in Pakistan

At least six persons, including three women teachers, were killed on Tuesday when a school van they were travelling in hit a roadside bomb in the Bajaur tribal region of Pakistan.In a state... »
UNITED NATIONS, August 19, 2014

Malala urges young people to campaign for change

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for »
Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan talks over a phone as a camera-equipped drone hovers outside a parliament in Islamabad on Thursday.
ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2014

Imran Khan backs out of talks with Nawaz Sharif government

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government on Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible crackdown on thousands of anti-govern... »
COLOMBO, August 21, 2014

TNA team to meet Modi on Saturday

Senior members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), an amalgam of Tamil political parties currently in power in Sri Lanka’s Tamil-majority Northern Province, will meet Prime Minister Narendra Mod... »
Anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri, centre, waves to his supporters during a protest in Islamabad, early Wednesday.
Islamabad, August 20, 2014

Imran vows to storm Sharif’s house; Qadri calls for encircling parliament

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan on Wednesday threatened to storm Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence with thousands of his supporters while cleric Tahirul Qadri asked supporters to encir... »
Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia in New Delhi on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI, August 20, 2014

Pakistan envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leaders

Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday justified his meetings with Kashmiri separatists in New Delhi notwithstanding India’s protest, asserting that engagement with all stakeholders h... »
Supporters of Pakistani opposition leader Imran
Khan staging a protest in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Islamabad, August 20, 2014

Imran, Qadri supporters in ‘Red Zone’

Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri marched with thousands of their supporters to the heavily fortified “Red Zone,” the capital’s diplomatic and political enclave, on Tu... »
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said the U.N. team investigating Sri Lanka’s rights record would not be permitted into the country. File photo
COLOMBO, August 19, 2014

Sri Lanka denies entry to UN probe team

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday said the U.N. team investigating Sri Lanka’s rights record will not be permitted to come into the country. “We are not accepting it [the... »
New Delhi, August 19, 2014

Modi greets Afghanistan on its Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Afghanistan on its 94th Independence Day and assured India’s full support to create a peaceful and prosperous nation.“Independence Day greeti... »
KHAR, Pakistan, August 19, 2014

Six die as school van blows up in Pakistan

A Pakistani government official says a roadside bomb has struck in a school van with children and teachers in the country’s north-western tribal region, killing five people. A local governm... »