Pakistan to hold expo on agricultural products in Lahore (21:06)
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province will hold a two-day Agri Expo 2018 at the Expo Centre in the eastern city of Lahore on June 23.

Bangladesh plans floating rate bonds (17:30)
Dhaka, May 20 (IANS) Bangladesh has planned to issue floating rate bonds, the first of its kind in the country.

3 killed, over 8,000 hit by severe weather in Sri Lanka (17:08)
Colombo, May 20 (IANS) Three people were killed and over 8,000 affected as heavy rains and strong winds lashed across Sri Lanka, prompting disaster management officials to be on alert for possible evacuations, the Disaster Management Centre said on Sunday.

17 killed in Afghanistan flooding (21:02)
Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), May 19 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan provinces, the authorities said on Saturday.

Nepali photojournalist scales Mount Everest (14:50)
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) Nepali photojournalist and mountaineer Purnima Shrestha scaled Mount Everest on Saturday, becoming the first photojournalist from the Himalayan country to stand atop, authorities said.

8 killed in explosions at Afghanistan stadium (Lead) (14:44)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people have been killed and 45 others wounded in three back-to-back explosions during a cricket match at a sports stadium in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said.

Afghanistan explosions kill 8, injures 43 (13:26)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, May 19 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 43 wounded in three consecutive explosions during a cricket match in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, media reported on Saturday.

China, Pakistan vow to enhance pragmatic cooperation (22:36)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Visiting Chinese Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Zhang Youxia has said the Chinese and Pakistani militaries should implement the consensus reached by leaders of the two counties and enhance strategic communication and pragmatic cooperation.

Pakistan concerned over J&K project (19:58)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday voiced concern about the inauguration of the Kishenganga hydroelectric project in Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

Britain considers sending more troops to Afghanistan (19:02)
London, May 18 (IANS) The British government is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, the media reported on Friday.

Indian envoy summoned in Pakistan over border firing (16:40)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned India's High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria over "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border which it said left four civilians dead.

Nepal's two leading Communist parties merge (20:36)
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) In a major political breakthrough, Nepal's two leading communist parties -- the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) -- on Thursday merged to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the country's largest Left party.

Delhi will be world's biggest city by 2028: UN (18:16)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, May 17 (IANS) Delhi will become the world's largest city in a decade, according to the UN.

Court dismisses plea for treason case against Nawaz Sharif (16:30)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday dismissed as "non-maintainable" a petition seeking registration of a treason case against former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his recent remarks on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack that left 166 people dead.

Nawaz campaigning for PTI through love fest with Modi: Imran (14:41)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Taking a jibe at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that he "appreciates" the PML-N leader for "campaigning" for the PTI through his "love fest" with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Child-killing virus hits Sri Lanka (14:24)
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lanka's health officials on Thursday warned that a virus affecting children was spreading in the island's south and five deaths had been reported.

2 IS militants killed in US airstrike in Afghanistan (11:26)
Kabul, May 17 (IANS) Two militants of the Islamic State (IS) terror group have been killed in an US and NATO-led airstrike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar, a government statement on Thursday.

Pakistan tests 1st metro train in Lahore under CPEC (22:36)
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday made a test run of its first metro train service in Lahore, the capital of the country's eastern Punjab province, from Dera Gujran to Lakshmi Chowk on a 12-km portion of the total 27.1-km route.

Bangladesh SC upholds bail for Khaleda Zia (18:50)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld bail for opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case in which she is currently serving a five-year sentence.

Mumbai terror attack trial resumes in Pakistan (17:50)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court here resumed hearing of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case on Wednesday, summoning the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses and asking the government about the availability of 27 Indian witnesses in the next hearing "so as to conclude the trial expeditiously".

Two Indians arrested with gold in Nepal (17:12)
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Two Indians nationals have been arrested with half a kg of gold in Nepal.

Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mt. Everest for 22nd time (Lead) (15:42)
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Nepal's Kami Rita Sherpa on Wednesday set a new world record by scaling Mount Everest for the 22nd time.

Pentagon accused of lying on Afghan troop number (15:22)
Washington, May 16 (IANS) A US government watchdog has said that the Pentagon has provided the wrong number of Afghan government troops earlier this month, exaggerating its decline.

54 killed in Afghanistan clashes (14:14)
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) At least 10 Afghan soldiers and 44 Taliban militants have been killed after clashes broke out in four districts of the country's Ghazni province overnight, an Army official said on Wednesday.

Nepal aircraft crash: 2 pilots dead (12:12)
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Two pilots were killed after a cargo aircraft of the Makalu Airlines crashed in Nepal on Wednesday, authorities said.

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