Four killed as Afghan forces fire rocket on explosives-packed Humvee

Several previous deadly attacks in Afghanistan have begun with militants blowing up a Humvee or another vehicle outside a target to devastate security forces protecting it, before gunmen rush to…

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Pakistan PM Khan chairs National Security Committee meeting

The Pakistani foreign minister has said that Islamabad is ready to restart talks with the new government in India after the election outcome is known on May 23.

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena extends emergency by month

Sri Lanka initially imposed the emergency on April 23 to crack down on the nine suicide bombers who attacked three churches and as many luxury hotels April 21, killing more than 258 people and…

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China, Pakistan agree to enhance communication and cooperation for 'greater progress'

"Both sides are satisfied with our bilateral relations," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing.

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India to build police academy, convention centres for Maldives

Maldivian foreign ministry said, 'The purpose of Police Academy is to provide modern training to police officers, and the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform their duties…

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Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for 24th time, creates record

'This is historic. He made his record climb this morning, guiding a team of Indian police,' Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks told AFP.

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Safe for Catholic schools to reopen: Sri Lanka army

Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake said security forces would ensure that schools were not targeted by Islamic militants responsible for the April 21 bombings.

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Afghans fear end of golden age of press freedom

The dramatic moment during a recent televised news debate highlights how far media freedom has come in Afghanistan, where -- for now -- traumatised civilians can stand and at least try to hold…

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Pakistan announces new envoy to Delhi; nominates 18 new high commissioners, ambassadors and consul generals

In Islamabad, Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced the appointment of Moin ul Haque as its envoy to Delhi.

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Pakistani central bank lifts interest rate as inflation bites

With economic growth set to slow to 2.9% this year from 5.2% last year, according to IMF forecasts who came to power last year facing a balance of payments crisis that has now forced his…

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Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe appeals to parents to send their children to school without fear

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requested all students to return to school and resume academic activities as usual since the country's security has been restored to normalcy.

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Bangladesh, Pakistan diplomatic row intensifies over visa restriction

Pakistani nationals are not being issued a visa for the past seven days now, sources said. Visa section of Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad is also closed since last Monday.

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China trip, son's wedding: Sri Lanka president Sirisena faces backlash in Easter bombings aftermath

On Monday last week, just as anti-Muslim riots were spreading in apparent reprisal for the attacks, Sirisena embarked on a three-day trip to key financier China, leaving some Sri Lankans feeling…

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Imran Khan blames opposition parties for Pakistan's economic woes

In a show of unity, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz met the chairman of Pakistan People Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto at an Iftar-dinner hosted by him here on Sunday.

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Lankan Parliament official among six arrested for alleged links with NTJ

Details pertaining to two more individuals including that of a Kurunegala hospital staffer had emerged following questioning of the three suspects.

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