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Beijing, 22 Sep 2018/--/Chinese President Xi Jinping has told Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa that those who oppose his pet projects - the BRI and the CPEC - will "never succeed" as these are initiatives aimed at fostering peace and development. The USD 50 billion China-Pakistan...

Dhaka, 19 Sep 2018/--/Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of a proposed agreement with India to allow it to use the Chittagong and Mongla sea ports for transporting goods to and from its land-locked north-eastern states. The decision is another step in improving the friendly relations...

Washington, 19 Sep 2018/--/President Donald Trump is flexing his executive power to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that "really bad things" at the FBI are exposed. But the decision, made against the backdrop of Trump's spiraling...

Kabul, 19 Sep 2018/--/A series of devastating suicide attacks on Afghanistan's minority Shiite community has fuelled fears of more violence ahead of Ashura, one of the Muslim sect's holiest days, and prompted calls for civilians to arm themselves. The religious holiday, which falls on Thursday, has...

Ramallah, 19 Sep 2018/--/As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. The day's lesson was the Arabic letter "Raa," and the...

Los Angeles, 19 Sep 2018/--/An orthopedic surgeon in California who once appeared on a dating reality show and his girlfriend have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, in a case prosecutors suspect might involve hundreds of other victims. Authorities told AFP on Tuesday...

Sydney, 19 Sep 2018/--/The tainting of supermarket strawberries with sewing needles is comparable to "terrorism", Australia's prime minister said Wednesday, as he demanded tougher sentencing in response to a nationwide scare. Urging Australians to make a strawberry pavlova this weekend to help...

Kathmandu, 19 Sep 2018/--/An Indian has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly carrying banned Indian notes with a face value of Rs 200,000, police said Monday. Satman Singh, 55, a resident of Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested on a tip-off from Kanchanpur district with the currency on Sunday...

Kathmandu, 14 Sep 2018/--/Indian pilgrims, stranded at Dana Village in Nepal's mountainous Myagdi district while returning after offering prayers at the iconic Muktinath temple, were evacuated safely Thursday, an Indian Embassy official said. The 72 pilgrims comprising children and many people over...

Kathmandu, 10 Sep 2018/--/The Nepal Army has withdrawn from the first military exercise of BIMSTEC nations to be held in India following a political row in the country over the participation in the event, a media report has said. Prime Minister K. P. Oli asked the national defence force not to...

Beijing, 10 Sep 2018/--/Chinese officials have defended Beijing's initiative to build a "New Silk Road" of railways and other infrastructure across Asia against complaints it leaves host countries with too much debt after Malaysia cancelled two high-profile projects. The officials said President...

Kathmandu, 3 Sep 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, on Saturday flew to Lhasa from Kathmandu.Gandhi left on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport at around 1pm, Nepalese media reported The details of his visit have been kept under wraps...

Kathmandu, 3 Sep 2018/--/Nepal's famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public on Sunday for the first time after 3 years after a deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on April 25...

Kathmandu, 30 Aug 2018/--/Ahead of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit beginning in Kathmandu on Thursday, Union Minister of State for External Affairs Gen V K Singh at the  BIMSTEC ministerial meeting has emphasized India’s "sincere and abiding" commitment to work with the BIMSTEC member states to make the...

Yangon, 30 Aug 2018/--/Myanmar rejected on Wednesday the findings of a UN probe alleging genocide by its military against the Rohingya, in a strident government response to a damning report on the crisis. Myanmar has come under immense pressure this week over last year's military crackdown that...

Kathmandu, 24 Aug 2018/--/The Nepal government has formed a committee to hold talks with China to implement a key bilateral agreement on energy cooperation, which could potentially end the land-locked nation's decades-long dependency on India for its power needs. Nepal and China had signed the...

Washington, 30 Jul 2018/--/US President Donald Trump has called American journalists "unpatriotic" as he accused them of putting lives at risk by their reporting. "When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts...

Hanoi, 30 Jul 2018/--/Fourteen members of the same family were killed in a car crash in central Vietnam today enroute to a wedding party, including the groom who died instantly when their van hit a container truck, police said. Road accidents are the leading cause of death in Vietnam, where traffic...

London, 12 Jul 2018/--/The UK government's latest blueprint for Brexit released today threatens to derail plans for closer trade ties with India as it would prevent Britain from making the kind of concessions on trade in goods that New Delhi seeks, according to details of a confidential report. The...

London, 12 Jul 2018/--/Donald Trump arrives in Britain today for his first visit as US president, flying into a whirlwind of protests against him and political turmoil over Brexit. The four-day trip, which will include talks with Prime Minister Theresa May, tea with Queen Elizabeth II and a private...

Kabul, 12 Jul 2018/--/Afghan officials say a dilapidated dam in a scenic northern valley has crumbled under the weight of heavy summer rains, killing at least 10 people. Omar Mohammadi, a spokesman for the ministry for humanitarian assistance, said that along with the 10 killed, about 300 houses...

Beijing, 12 Jul 2018/--/A leading Chinese university has suspended a prominent primatologist in a victory for China's slow-building #MeToo movement. Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou said in a today statement on social media that it would suspend Zhang Peng and revoke his honorary titles after...

Innsbruck (Austria), 12 Jul 2018/--/Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet today as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm with promises of a tough response to the issue. The meeting in...

Washington, 12 Jul 2018/--/American porn star Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club for allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while on stage in a "nonsexual manner", her lawyer, Michael Avenatti said Thursday morning. Following a performance at the Columbus strip club called Sirens on...

Peshawar, 12 Jul 2018/--/At least 13 people, including a senior Awami National Party leader, were killed and 50 others injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting an election rally in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city, the second terrorist attack on a poll rally ahead of the July 25 general...