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Islamabad, 27 Dec 2018/--/Pakistan on Thursday described the Kartarpur corridor as the "high point of diplomacy" for the Imran Khan government while admitted that there was "no progress" on the contentious issues with India. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal also said that the Kashmir...

Berlin, 17 Dec 2018/--/Germany has agreed to one-time payments for survivors, primarily Jews, who were evacuated from Nazi Germany as children, many of whom never saw their parents again, the organisation that negotiates compensation with the German government said Monday. The New York-based...

Islamabad, 17 Dec 2018/--/Pakistan today released Indian prisoner Hamid Nihal Ansari, whose three-year jail term ended on Saturday, days after a top court gave one month deadline to the government to complete formalities to deport him. Ansari, a 33-year-old Mumbai resident, was lodged in the...

Beijing, 17 Dec 2018/--/China, Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate on counter-terrorism and coordinate to call on the Taliban to return to the negotiating table and to move ahead the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process, the Chinese foreign ministry said today. As is...

SEOUL, 17 Dec 2018/--/North Korea has condemned the US over its latest sanctions measures, warning the policy could "block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever". The warning from the North on Sunday came days after the US said it was imposing sanctions on three senior North...

Beijing, 26 Nov 2018/--/China on Monday officially confirmed that it was building its third aircraft carrier which was stated to be "bigger and mightier" than the other two warships, a move by Beijing to bolster its blue-water navy capability to operate far from its shores. PTI

Washington, 17 Nov 2018/--/Tibet should be one of the core issues for India as China is trying to "influence" all of its neighbours, LobsangSangay, the head of the Tibetan government in exile has said. China insists Tibet has been part of its territory for centuries, but many Tibetans say they...

Paris, 17 Nov 2018/--/A new statue commemorating the role of Indian soldiers in World War I was unveiled in the town of Laventie in France last Sunday to mark Armistice Day when the war ended in 1918. The seven-foot bronze statue is the first of 57 similar commemorative sculptures planned by the...

Washington, 17 Nov 2018/--/Seeking a voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar, the US has asserted that Dhaka must ensure that the returnees have the freedom of movement and "not be confined to camps". Dhaka and Naypyidaw have agreed last month to begin...

Kathmandu, 11 Nov 2018/--/An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was felt in Darchula in far-west Nepal, and the surrounding districts on Sunday afternoon, creating panic among the residents.  The epicenter of the earthquake was Khela in the Indian state of Uttarakhand that occurred at 12...

London, 10 Nov 2018/--/The UK government on Thursday announced plans for a series of statues to go up at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to honour the sacrifices made by over three million Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and labour corps who served in World War I, including from...

Kaohsiung, 8 Nov 2018/--/Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen vowed Thursday that the island would not "concede one step" in defending itself as she inaugurated two frigates bought from the United States aimed at boosting Taipei's naval capabilities against China. Rival China has upped military drills...

Washington, 31 Oct 2018/--/Lodi Gyari, the Dalai Lama's right-hand diplomat who led rare negotiations with China that proved frustrating and fruitless, has died, former colleagues said. He was 69. The International Campaign for Tibet, which Gyari once headed, said he died Monday in San Francisco....

Kathmandu, 25 Oct 2018/--/Nepal introduced China-made electric buses on the roads of the capital on Tuesday, with Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli emphasizing on the operation of such vehicles to deal with the shortage of petroleum products in the land-locked country. The electric buses have come into...

Beijing, 23 Oct 2018/--/China is planning to ban polluting tourist vehicles at the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet from next year as part of its efforts to reduce pollution in the area that has a fragile environment. Eco-unfriendly tourist transport vehicles will be banned from base camp and...

Beijing, 23 Oct 2018/--/China has promised to monitor the landslide situation in the course of the Yarlung Tsangpo so that there is no threat to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam which lie on the downstream of the river which is known in India as Siang and Brahmaputra. "By October 20, the river section...

Pithoragarh, 9 Oct 2018/--/Short supply of government rations appears to have forced tribals in some border villages of Uttarakhand's Kumaon region to depend on Chinese foodgrain bought from Nepalese markets. "The quota of rations supplied by the state government falls short of our requirements....

Bangkok, 8 Oct 2018/--/A 42-year-old Indian was among two foreign tourists killed and two Indian tourists seriously injured in a shootout between two rival gangs in Bangkok on Sunday night on a street behind Centara Watergate Pavillion hotel in Ratchathewi district. Gakhrejr Dheeraj, an Indian, and...

Kathmandu, 7 Oct 2018/--/The Asian Development Bank has sanctioned a soft loan of USD 180 million for the upgrading Nepal's 1,000 km-long East-West Highway, the main domestic and international trade route in country's Southern plain bordering India. Landlocked Nepal's road network, which includes...

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...