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Abe election win helps Nikkei set record 15th straight rise
TOKYO | Monday, Oct 23 2017 IST
Japan's Nikkei share average notched 21-year highs on Monday to rise for a record 15th straight session, lifted by a weaker yen after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition scored a resounding election victory on Sunday. The Nikkei ended up 1.1 percent at ... read..


Myanmar must take back Rohingyas in Bangladesh: India (Roundup)
Dhaka | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
India on Sunday said that Myanmar should take back the hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh following a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state. ... read..


Negotiations helped end Doklam row, says China (Lead)
Beijing | Sunday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of the Doklam stand-off in the Sikkim Sector on the India-China border. ... read..


China says negotiations helped end Doklam row
Beijing | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A top Chinese Army official on Sunday said several negotiations with the Indian Army paved the way for the resolution of Doklam crisis on the India-China border. ... read..


Myanmar must take back Rohingyas in Bangladesh: India (Lead)
Dhaka | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
India on Sunday said that Myanmar should take back the thousands of Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh following a military crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state. ... read..


Myanmar must take back Rohingyas in Bangladesh: India
Dhaka | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
India on Sunday said Rohingya refugees who have poured into Bangladesh must be taken back by Myanmar from where they have been displaced. ... read..


Eight militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
At least eight militants were shot dead by security forces in Pakistan's Karachi city. ... read..


Sushma Swaraj leaves for Bangladesh
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday left for Dhaka on a two-day visit where she will participate in the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Committee meeting. ... read..


Rohingya crisis: Can India play a role?
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
As Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's begins her visit to Bangladesh, experts are of the view that it is high time India mediated to find a solution to the burning Rohingya refugee crisis. ... read..


Security situation improving in J&K: Army chief
Jammu | Saturday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving and the recent action by militants only proves their frustration. ... read..


Sushma, new Pakistan envoy held cordial meeting: Islamabad
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday said its new envoy in New Delhi discussed the current state of bilateral relations with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj when he met her earlier in the week. ... read..


Rights activists, media persons welcome return of abducted Pakistani woman journalist
Islamabad | Saturday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Human rights activists and media persons have welcomed the return of Zeenat Shahzadi, a Pakistani woman journalist who went missing two years ago while following the case of the alleged enforced disappearance of an Indian national, Hamid Ansari, in Lahore ... read..


Metro services affected on Blue Line due to technical snag
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Metro services were disrupted on the Blue Line for over an hour on Saturday as the pantograph of a train got entangled in overhead equipment between Rajiv Chowk and Ramakrishna Ashram station. ... read..


Toll in Afghan suicide attacks reaches 72 (Lead)
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
The toll in two suicide attacks that took place in Kabul and Ghor province has increased to 71 with 83 others injured, Afghan authorities said on Saturday. ... read..


Rockets fired in Kabul's diplomatic area
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Three rockets were fired onto a diplomatic area in Kabul on Saturday, Afghan police and witnesses said. ... read..


Thai Princess visits Lord Buddha's birthplace in Nepal
Kathmandu | Saturday, 2017 9:45:04 AM IST
Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha located in Nepal's Rupandehi district, authorities said on Saturday. ... read..


UN voices concern over fighting in east Afghanistan
United Nations | Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 AM IST
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is concerned about intensified fighting between the Taliban and the Islamic State-Khorasan in eastern Afghanistan, which has triggered new displacements, said the world body on Friday. ... read..


Nearly 70 killed in attacks in Afghanistan
Kabul | Saturday, 2017 2:45:18 AM IST
Nearly 70 people were killed on Friday in a two suicide attacks on mosques in Afghanistan's capital and in the western province of Ghor, officials said. ... read..


Blast hits Kabul mosque, several dead
Kabul | Friday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A suicide bomb explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghanistan's capital on Friday causing several casualties, witnesses said. ... read..


Suu Kyi common room 'unnamed' by Oxford students
London | Friday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Undergraduates at the Oxford college where Myanmars de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their junior common room because of her response to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. ... read..


Sharif indicted in third corruption case
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
An anti-corruption court on Friday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a third graft case related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies. ... read..


Nearly 58% of Rohingya refugees are kids
Geneva | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
Nearly fifty-eight per cent of the about 600,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh are children who suffer from severe malnutrition, a UN report released said. ... read..


Pakistan Taliban confirms US drone kills leader
Islamabad | Friday, 2017 2:15:04 AM IST
A Pakistani Taliban group on Thursday confirmed that its leader Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in a recent US drone strike on the Afghan side of the border. ... read..


Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Second Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 10:15:09 PM IST
Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar were indicted by an accountability court on Thursday in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family. ... read..


Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft (Lead)
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family. ... read..


Bangladesh allows entry to 10,000 stranded Rohingyas
Dhaka | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Bangladesh authorities on Thursday allowed into the country around 10,000 Rohingyas stranded in an area between Bangladesh and Myanmar for days, owing to a lack of space in camps. ... read..


43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base (Lead)
Kabul | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. ... read..


Sharif, daughter, son-in-law indicted for graft
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A court on Thursday indicted ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar in a corruption reference pertaining to the London properties owned by the family. ... read..


43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base
Kabul | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan's Kandahar province. ... read..


NAB team in London to probe Sharifs properties
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team is in London to record statements of important witnesses and collect evidence of properties belonging to ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family, a media report said. ... read..


India's Diwali promise, medical visas to all deserving
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 12:15:04 PM IST
Marking the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India on Thursday promised medical visas all those people abroad, including in Pakistan, seeking treatment. ... read..


Huge fire severely damages historic hotel in Myanmar
Yangon | Thursday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A colonial-era luxury wooden hotel in Myanmar's Yangon city suffered severe damage in a massive fire that broke out on Thursday. ... read..


UNSC condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan
United Nations | Thursday, 2017 3:45:04 AM IST
The Security Council on Wednesday condemned "the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" carried out by the Taliban in various provinces of Afghanistan. ... read..


Senior Taliban leader presumed dead in US drone strike
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday. ... read..


US thanks Pakistan for rescuing N. American hostages
Islamabad | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday received a telephone call from US Vice President Mike Pence who offered thanks for the rescue of an American hostage, her Canadian husband and three children, the Prime Minister's office said. ... read..


Unicef seeks more funds to help Rohingya children
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Unicef on Wednesday said there is an urgent need to raise more funds to continue helping thousands of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. ... read..


Taliban hostage rescue: US Seals were ready if Pakistan failed
Washington | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
US Navy Seal commandos were ready to conduct a raid inside Pakistan, similar to the one that killed Osama bin Laden, if Islamabad failed to rescue a Canadian-American family seized in 2012 by the Haqqani network, the New York Times said. ... read..


Seven civilians injured in Pakistani shelling on LoC (Lead)
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
A day after New Delhi said it desired better relations with Islamabad, seven civilians were injured on Wednesday in intense shelling by the Pakistan Army on civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. ... read..


Myanmar forces terrorised Rohingyas: Amnesty
London | Wednesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
Myanmar security forces are using crimes against humanity in a targeted, systematic and widespread campaign of violence to drive Rohingyas out of Rakhine state, Amnesty International said in a new report on Wednesday. ... read..


Not sure about northeastern terror camps in Bangladesh: BSF
Agartala | Wednesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
There may be some camps of northeastern militants in Bangladesh but the Border Security Force (BSF) has no specific information about them, an official has said. ... read..


Pakistan Army denies US drone strikes in its territory
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said there had been no US drone strikes on the Pakistani side of the border in recent days and all military operations had been conducted on the Afghan side of the border. ... read..


At border, Rajnath stresses for cordial ties with Pakistan
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India wanted cordial and peaceful relations with Pakistan and "expected reciprocity" from Islamabad. ... read..


Qatari man held in Lahore with falcons
Lahore | Tuesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
A Qatari man was arrested at the Lahore airport for trying to smuggle nine falcons worth more than Rs 50 million, the Pakistani media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


53 die as Taliban hit Afghan police centre (Fourth Lead)
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday left at least 53 people dead, including a provincial police chief, and over 150 wounded in a gory terror attack. ... read..


Woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for killing husband
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
An anti-terrorism court in Multan on Tuesday sentenced a woman to death on two counts after finding her guilty of murdering her husband. ... read..


Rohingya influx: Security tightened along India-Bangladesh borders
Agartala | Tuesday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
In view of the large scale Rohingya influx into Bangladesh, security along the India-Bangladesh borders has been further tightened to prevent any such infiltration into the northeastern region. ... read..


10,000-15,000 Rohingyas flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours (Lead)
Geneva | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday. ... read..


US hits Haqqanis again despite Pakistan caution
Islamabad | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Two suspected US drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border even as Pakistan cautioned the US to show restraint. ... read..


41 killed in Afghan Taliban attack (Third Lead)
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 41 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said. ... read..


CPN (Maoist Centre) decides against pulling out of Deuba government (Lead)
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The CPN (Maoist Centre), a key partner in Nepal's ruling coalition, on Tuesday decided against pulling out support to the Sher Bahadur Deuba government hours after announcing that it was going to withdraw. ... read..


33 killed in Afghan Taliban attack (Second Lead)
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a police training centre in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia on Tuesday killed at least 33 people including the provincial police chief and wounded over 200 others, officials said. ... read..


Bangladesh naval ship visits Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam | Tuesday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Bangladesh naval ship Somudra Avijan is on a four-day goodwill visit to the Eastern Naval Command, a statement said on Tuesday. ... read..


10,000-15,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh in 48 hours
Geneva | Tuesday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Between 10,000 and 15,000 Rohingya refugees arrived in Bangladesh over the last 48 hours, taking the total number of the Muslim-minority to have fled Myanmar to 582,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees announced on Tuesday. ... read..


20 killed in Afghan suicide attack (Lead)
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
At least 20 people were killed and over 160 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, a senior official said. ... read..


Six killed in Afghan suicide attack
Kabul | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
At least six people were killed and over 30 others injured on Tuesday in a suicide attack next to a police training centre in Afghanistan's Paktia province, police said. ... read..


Nearly 300 Rohingya villages torched in Myanmar: HRW
Nay Pyi Taw | Tuesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday said nearly 300 Rohingya villages have been torched in Myanmar since the current spate of violence began in late August. ... read..


CPN (Maoist Centre) to quit Deuba government
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
The CPN (Maoist Centre), which joined the leftist alliance led by main opposition CPN-UML, has decided to quit as coalition partner of the Nepali Congress-led government on Tuesday, a media report said. ... read..


UN Rohingya report shelved at Myanmar's order
United Nations | Tuesday, 2017 12:45:04 PM IST
The UN food aid agency withdrew a critical report revealing desperate hunger among the Rohingya Muslim minority after the Myanmar government ordered it to be taken down, the media reported on Tuesday. ... read..


World community should isolate states sponsoring terror: Vice President
Manesar (Haryana) | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said that the time had come for the international community to launch concerted effort to isolate states sponsoring terrorism. ... read..


Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets minus Taliban; Doval arrives in Kabul (Second Lead)
Muscat/New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Senior representatives from the US, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan met in Muscat, Oman, on Monday to revive stalled peace talks with the Taliban, but the insurgent group failed to participate in the meeting being held after a year. In the backdrop of the ... read..


5 killed in drone attack in Pakistan
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Five people were killed in a drone attack targeting a militant house in northwestern Pakistan late on Monday, a media report said. ... read..


Pakistani Foreign Secretary to visit Sri Lanka
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:45:43 PM IST
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will visit Sri Lanka on October 17 and 18 to take part in the fifth round of bilateral political consultations, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. ... read..


Quadrilateral group on Afghanistan meets without Taliban (Lead)
Muscat | Monday, 2017 7:45:43 PM IST
The sixth round of Quadrilateral Coordination Group's (QCG) meeting between the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan is being held here to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. ... read..


Pakistan tells Taliban to prepare for political dialogue
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:45:33 PM IST
Pakistan has told the Afghan Taliban leadership to prepare a team for peace negotiations, a Taliban leader familiar with the development told a media outlet. ... read..


Pakistan poll body suspends 261 lawmakers
Islamabad | Monday, 2017 7:45:28 PM IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Monday suspended the membership of 261 lawmakers of the national and provincial assemblies and Senate for not submitting statements of assets and liabilities. ... read..


EU to review defence ties with Myanmar
Luxembourg | Monday, 2017 7:45:28 PM IST
The European Union will suspend invitations to Myanmar's military leaders and review defence cooperation with Myanmar in light of the latter's disproportionate use of force against the Rohingya minority, EU Foreign Ministers said on Monday. ... read..


Afghan Senate chairman questions rescue of N. American family
Kabul | Monday, 2017 7:45:28 PM IST
US President Donald Trumps praise for Pakistan over the recent rescue of a Canadian-American family from the Taliban apparently didnt go down well with some politicians in Afghanistan. ... read..


BSF commandant critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura
Agartala | Monday, 2017 7:45:28 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) commandant was critically injured by cattle smugglers in Tripura and had to be flown to Kolkata for treatment, an official said here on Monday. ... read..


12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize (Second Lead)
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 7:45:14 PM IST
A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving 12 dead and over 20 missing, a police official said on Monday. ... read..


China, India can help solve Rohingya crisis: Chinese daily
Beijing | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
India and China can jointly lead efforts to solve the Rohingya crisis by offering humanitarian aid to Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine state, an article in the state-run media has said. ... read..


US, Pakistan, China hold talks in Muscat on Afghanistan
Kabul/Muscat | Monday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
Senior Foreign Ministry representatives from the US, Pakistan, China and Afghanistan are meeting in the Omani capital on Monday to revive peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. ... read..


Kobe Steel shares tumble to near 5-yr low as cheating crisis deepens
TOKYO | Monday, Oct 16 2017 IST
Shares of embattled Kobe Steel Ltd tumbled to their lowest level in nearly 5 years on Monday, as a cheating scandal at the Japanese steelmaker ensnared hundreds of firms and left investors fearing for the financial and legal fallout. Kobe Steel Chief Exec ... read..


Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize (Lead)
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday. ... read..


Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh, 5 dead
Dhaka | Monday, 2017 9:15:05 AM IST
A boat carrying scores of Rohingya people aboard capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's border with Myanmar on Monday, a police official said. ... read..


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