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United Nations, 15 Apr 2018/--/A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs...

Islamabad, 15 Apr 2018/--/Pakistan today successfully test fired an enhanced version of indigenously-built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional and non-conventional weapons with a range of 700 kilometres. 'Babur Weapon System-1 (B)' incorporates advanced aerodynamics and avionics that...

Naypyidaw, 15 Apr 2018/--/Myanmar has said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the country and hence cannot try it over allegations that hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas were deported to neighbouring Bangladesh. In a statement, the ministry of the office of the...

SOWETO, 3 Apr 2018/--/Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her husband Nelson Mandela`s decades in jail but whose reputation was later tarnished by allegations of violence, died on Monday at the age of 81. Madikizela-Mandela died peacefully...

United Nations, 3 Apr 2018/--/UN chief Antonio Guterres is "very concerned" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and wants all member states to protect their civilians, his spokesperson has said. His remarks came after Indian security forces on Sunday gunned down 13 militants in three counter-...

Washington, 3 Apr 2018/--/A strong but deep earthquake measuring 6.8 struck in Bolivia but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake struck in the southeast of the country at a depth of 562-km, about 200-km from Tarija, and near the border with...

Washington, 3 Apr 2018/--/Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration's hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said. San Francisco...

California, 3 Apr 2018/--/Gay dating app Grindr was under fire on Monday for sharing information about users` HIV status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software. Grindr chief technology officer Scott Chen said in a Tumblr post that sharing data with partners such as...

SINGAPORE, 3 Apr 2018/--/An Indian yoga instructor has been convicted by a court in Singapore for molesting a woman during class, according to a media report on Tuesday. Rakesh Kumar Prasad was sentenced to a nine-month jail term along with a fine of 1,000 Singapore dollar by the court but granted...

Kuala Lumpur, 3 Apr 2018/--/Malaysia's navy chief says authorities have detained a boat carrying 56 people believed to be Muslim Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. Adm Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin says the boat was intercepted after it entered Malaysian waters and is now at the...

Beijing, 3 Apr 2018/--/China's culture watchdog has slapped fines on websites that posted parodies of "Communist classics and heroes", as the authorities further restrict what people can say -- or even laugh at -- online. Major video sites iQiyi and Sina were handed undisclosed fines for "...

Islamabad, 23 Mar 2018/--/Pakistan's former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who has to appear before a special Pakistani court in a high treason case, is likely to return from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month, a leader of Pakistan Awami Ittehad has said. The 74-year-old retired...

Colombo, 8 Mar 2018/--/Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the law and order minister amidst fresh violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Kandy district despite imposition of nationwide emergency. Ranjith...

Danang, 5 Mar 2018/--/A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam today for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea. The USS Carl Vinson will make a four-day port call to the central city of...

Tehran, 5 Mar 2018/--/Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that France's foreign minister has arrived in Tehran amid French criticism of Tehran's ballistic missile program. The Monday report said Jean-Yves Le Drian will hold meetings with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign...

Beijing, 5 Mar 2018/--/As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to solidify his rule with an unlimited tenure, he was all praise for the one-party system furthered by the ruling Communist Party saying that it prevented rotation of power and "nasty competition" among political parties in a multi-party...

Lahore, 25 Feb 2018/--/Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed today alleged that the US has made a plot against his "charities" therefore the Pakistani government is bound to act against them. Days before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris where Islamabad...

Islamabad, 25 Feb 2018/--/The government of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has readied evacuation plan to relocate locals to safe areas due to recent "provocation" by Indian forces at the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said today. The decision has been taken amidst no let-up in LoC...

Beijing, 25 Feb 2018/--/China's ruling Communist Party today proposed to remove presidential term limits from the Constitution, potentially allowing President Xi Jinping to continue in power after his second term, which ends in 2023. The CPC Central Committee proposed removing the clause that the...

Lahore, 25 Feb 2018/--/An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has acquitted 12 people of child abuse charge over the lack of evidence in one of the 29 cases registered in Kasur in 2015. The prosecution had produced 16 witnesses against the accused during the course of the proceedings but ATC-IV Judge...

Dhaka, 25 Feb 2018/--/Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless. But six months after their horrors began, the Rohingya Muslims who fled army attacks in Myanmar for...

Washington, 9 Feb 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have expressed concern over the political crisis in the Maldives during a phone call in which they also reviewed the security situation in Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific region, the White House said today. The...

Kathmandu, 9 Feb 2018/--/Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat will embark on a three-day visit to Nepal next week to attend the Himalayan nation's Army Day and Maha Shivaratri celebrations, according to Army sources here. The Indian Army chief and Nepal Army Chief Gen Rajendra Chhetri will hold...

Washington, 9 Feb 2018/--/US President Donald Trump's immigration framework will end the diversity lottery visa to help reduce green card backlog of high-skilled workers, the White House said today amid growing demands by Indian H-1B visa holders to remove the per country-limit on its allotment....

Washington, 9 Feb 2018/--/An Indian-American was killed and another critically injured when a man opened fire in two convenience stores in the US state of Georgia. Parmjit Singh, a 44-year-old father of two high school students, was shot multiple times on Tuesday evening at the Hi Tech Quick Stop...