Pakistan court orders release of Sharif, daughter, son-in-law (Night Lead) (20:38)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, providing them huge relief and prompting celebrations among supporters.
Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China (19:12)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.
ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services (17:40)
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.
Pakistan court orders Sharifs' release (Lead) (17:08)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a huge relief to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case and ordered their release.
Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs (15:56)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.
ICC opens probe into Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas (15:27)
The Hague, Sep 19 (IANS) The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.
Be fair to Chinese telecom companies, China tells India (15:24)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday urged India to provide a "level playing field" to Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE that have been barred from testing 5G network in the country.
7 Afghan family members killed as mortar shell hits house (06:12)
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) Seven members of a family were killed and another was wounded following a mortar landing on a house in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, an official said Tuesday.
Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan (03:00)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday.
Imran mulls to give citizenship to refugees' kids born in Pakistan (02:20)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday sought the National Assembly's advice for granting citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bangladeshi migrants.
Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, railway projects (Second Lead) (21:40)
New Delhi/Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly e-inaugurated the construction work of a cross-border oil pipeline and a railway project, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.
Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projects (Lead) (19:38)
New Delhi/Dhaka Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the construction works of a cross-border oil pipeline and two rail projects, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.
Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members (18:18)
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who were planning attacks in the capital during the upcoming festival of Muharram.
Bangladesh approves project to procure EVMs (15:54)
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a project worth nearly half a billion US dollars to procure 150,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Nepal holds national-level meeting on gender-based violence (15:42)
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) A three-day meeting at the national level on "Multi-Sectoral Services to Respond to Gender-Based Violence in Nepal" kicked off here on Tuesday.
Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan (14:16)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.
India slams UN inaction on drug trade that puts $1 bn in Taliban coffers (10:46)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) India has criticised the world body for not doing enough to cut off the drug trade that is financing the Taliban with over a billion dollars as it continues its military operations with the support of Afghanistan's neighbour.
Nepalese peacekeeper injured by government soldier in South Sudan (07:56)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) A Nepalese peacekeeper was injured in an attack by a government soldier in South Sudan, according to UN officials.
Political challenges might derail Afghan elections: UN (06:44)
United Nations, Sep 18 (IANS) A UN envoy on Monday voiced concern about political challenges that he said might derail the parliamentary elections in Afghanistan next month.
Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia, UAE (01:56)
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates from Tuesday at the invitation of the two countries leaderships, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Pakistan launches initiative with UK for repatriation of 'looted wealth' (20:32)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Pakistani Law Minister Farogh Naseem and British Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Monday announced a joint justice and accountability initiative aimed at repatriating "the looted wealth of the country".
Sharif, daughter, son-in-law back in jail (20:16)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar were back in Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail as a five-day parole granted to them to attend Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral ended on Monday.
62 cars sold in auction of Pakistan PM House vehicles (20:16)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) The Pakistan government on Monday sold for Rs 180 million as many as 62 vehicles in the first batch of bulletproof cars' auction as part of Prime Minister Imran Khan's austerity drive, the media reported.
Sri Lanka to implement digital ID cards (19:08)
Colombo, Sep 17 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government will soon implement digital identification cards for its citizens aimed at strengthening the island's digital economy, officials said on Monday.
Shrine stampede in Pakistan injures 36 (18:56)
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 36 people sustained severe injuries in a stampede at a shrine in Pakistan's Punjab province on Monday.