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Pakistan, Russia to hold first-ever joint military exercises

Pakistan, Russia to hold first-ever joint military exercises

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia have agreed to hold first-ever joint military exercises as part of their enhanced defense cooperation, in a sign of increasing bonhomie between the Cold War-era adversaries…. Read more »

Lakhvi walks free from Pak jail

Lakhvi walks free from Pak jail

LAHORE:┬áLeT operations commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, today walked free from a Pakistani jail after spending nearly six years in detention. Authorities in Adiala Jail in… Read more »

Pak parliament asks govt to stay neutral in Yemen war

Pak parliament asks govt to stay neutral in Yemen war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s parliament today voted unanimously against military involvement in the Yemen war, tacitly rejecting a call by oil-rich Saudi Arabia to become part of its coalition that is fighting… Read more »

Terrorism needs to be dealt with Indian envoy to Pak

Terrorism needs to be dealt with: Indian envoy to Pak

ISLAMABAD: India and Pakistan have not managed to put together a concrete list of issues to be discussed at their next dialogue even one month after foreign secretary’s visit here,… Read more »

Stampede kills 10 Hindu pilgrims in Bangladesh

Stampede kills 10 Hindu pilgrims in Bangladesh

DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims, including seven women, were killed and 50 others injured today in a stampede when hundreds of thousands converged for the annual ‘Ashtami Snan’ on… Read more »

India, Sri Lanka sign 4 agreements

India, Sri Lanka sign 4 agreements

COLOMBO: India and Sri Lanka today signed four agreements during Narendra Modi’s maiden visit to the country, the first bilateral tour by an Indian premier in 28 years, with the… Read more »

India to help Lanka develop regional petro hub; IOC signs pact

India to help Lanka develop regional petro hub; IOC signs pact

COLOMBO: India will help Sri Lanka develop its Trincomalee town as a regional petroleum hub and Indian Oil Corp has reached a joint-development pact with Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, Prime Minister… Read more »

SAARC Yatra Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks

SAARC Yatra: Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks

KABUL: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived here today to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his ‘SAARC Yatra’ aimed at firming up India’s ties with members of… Read more »

Bangla court upholds arrest warrant against Zia in graft cases

Bangla court upholds arrest warrant against Zia in graft cases

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court today upheld the arrest warrant issued against opposition leader Khaleda Zia and called her a “fugitive” after the former Premier again failed to appear for the… Read more »

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant against Zia

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant against Zia

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi court today ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, canceling her existing bail in connection with two graft cases after she repeatedly failed to appear… Read more »

LBA issues solved, will take up Teesta with Bangla PM Mamata

LBA issues solved, will take up Teesta with Bangla PM: Mamata

DHAKA: Keen to respond to Bangladesh’s “expectations” from West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she has “solved” problems related to the ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement and… Read more »

Modi's call to Sharif

Modi’s call to Sharif shows effort to break deadlock in ties’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in what is being seen here as an effort to revive the suspended diplomatic dialogue, officials said… Read more »

India''s permanent UNSC seat unacceptable Sharif tells Obama

India’s permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama

ISLAMABAD: India’s permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told… Read more »

PM greets Sri Lankans on their Independence Day

PM greets Sri Lankans on their Independence Day

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people of Sri Lanka on their Independence Day and said he was looking forward to the visit of President Maithripala Sirisena… Read more »

Pak successfully test fire new stealth cruise missile

Pak successfully test fires new stealth cruise missile

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The… Read more »

Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

Pakistan bans JUD, Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: In a paradigm shift in its policy against terrorism, Pakistan has included Jamaat-ud-Dawa led by the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and the dreaded Haqqani network in the… Read more »

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

Nepal names India envoy after 3 years

KATHMANDU: Nepal today named a veteran Nepali Congress leader and former minister Deep Kumar Upadhyay as its new ambassador to India, a critically important post that has been lying vacant… Read more »

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

Rajapaksa steps down, hands over party leadership to Sirisena

COLOMBO: Days after his shocking electoral defeat, embattled former president Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s reins to the country’s new leader Maithripala Sirisena, saying he does… Read more »

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

Pak to ban JuD and Haqqani network

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to ban 10 terror outfits, including 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat- ud-Dawa (JuD) and the dreaded Afghan-based Haqqani Network, a move seen by experts as a “paradigm… Read more »

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka's first saint

Pope canonises Indian-origin missionary as Lanka’s first saint

COLOMBO: Pope Francis today canonised Indian-origin Catholic missionary Joseph Vaz as Sri Lanka’s first saint at a public mass on Colombo seafront attended by thousands as he described the 17th… Read more »