Knew Sri Lanka would uphold democratic credentials: Maldives' Nasheed welcomes Wickremesinghe's return

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka's prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President Maithripala Sirisena under controversial circumstances…

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Mohamed Nasheed: Maldives' fighter-politician and 'Champion of Earth'

Former Amnesty prisoner of conscience, Nasheed has been identified as a pro-democracy leader who feels deeply for environmental concerns. In 2008, he managed to overthrow the nearly three-decade-…

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'Terrorism and international isolation threat to Pakistan,' says former Pak envoy to US

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States, Husain Haqqani also highlighted that the authorities in Islamabad are failing to recognise the reality.

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Pakistan to complete fencing of 2,600-km-long Afghan border by December 2019

Pakistan has spent billions of rupees for putting fence on the porous border. 

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Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentence of 15 'hardcore terrorists'

The terrorists were convicted for attacking the armed forces/law enforcement agencies, abetting suicide bombers in an attack on Christian Colony near Peshawar, destruction of educational…

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Bangladesh: As tension soar before general election, opposition alliance campaigns outside Dhaka

Bangladeshi elections are often violent and marred by ballot-stuffing and voter intimidation.

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Ready to work with Sirisena again: Wickremesinghe's United National Party

Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26 and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place, in a controversial move which plunged the island nation into a constitutional crisis.

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Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister after 2 months of political impasse

Wickremesinghe was sworn in around 11:15 a.m. (0415 GMT), which was considered as an auspicious time for Wickremesinghe, who took over the post for the fifth time.

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Sri Lanka's former PM Wickremesinghe to return to post today

The South Asian island country plunged into instability in October after President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with Rajapaksa, who was then twice sacked by parliament. 

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Pakistan summons Iran envoy to protest terror attack on border

On Friday, about 30 terrorists ambushed a convoy of the Frontier Corps along the Pakistan-Iran border when it was patrolling the area. 

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At least 20 Afghan civilians killed in airstrike: Officials

The strike, against local Taliban commander Sharif Mawiya, was the latest in a series targeting senior insurgents.

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China pledges to help Afghanistan and Pakistan bridge divisions

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, met the foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul to put into effect a memorandum of understanding on security…

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Maldives police freeze bank accounts of former president Yameen

The Maldives police said a total of 100 million Maldivian Rufiyaa ($6.58 million) in both US dollars and the local currency have been frozen as a part of investigations into deals Yameen made…

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Rajapaksa maintained strong ties with successive Indian leaders: Son Namal 

China, just like India, has been a strong friend and partner of Sri Lanka

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Pakistan court acquits two prime suspects in Indian national Sarabjit Singh's murder case

The Lahore Sessions Court announced its verdict in the case which was pending for more than five years.

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