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NEW DELHI, 15 Apr 2018/--/Pakistan should become a "trading nation rather than a warrior nation" while ensuring it does not turn into China's pawn, Islamabad's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani, has said. In an interview to news agency PTI, Haqqani said Pakistan also needs to take a call on...

Lahore, 15 Apr 2018/--/The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan. No casualty or injury was reported in the firing incident at the house...

Colombo, 15 Apr 2018/--/Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked all political parties to join hands to work for a better future for the country, amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sirisena's remarks came as he...

Lahore, 15 Apr 2018/--/In a shocking incident, a sixth grade student lost his life while playing innocuous 'face-slapping' at his school in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said. During break time, Bilal and Aamir chose to play Thapar Kabaddi (face-slapping) at Government High School Mian...

Beijing, 15 Apr 2018/--/An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China today after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country's civil aviation authority said. All passengers and crew on Flight 1350 made it safely off the...

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...