South Asia

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan ‘completely rejects’ Indian claim of cross-border strikes

Pakistan on Friday ‘completely rejected’ India’s claim to have sent troops across its disputed border in Kashmir to kill suspected militants, as India evacuated villages near the frontier amid concerns about a military escalation…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Indian villagers flee after ‘strikes’

Indian villagers flee after ‘strikes’

Indian villagers living close to the border with Pakistan are fleeing, one day after India said it launched strikes targeting militants in…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Border villagers migrating after government asked people to vacate their villages within 10 kilometres from international border with Pakistan as a precautionary measure following India’s surgical strikes in PoK, near Attari on Thursday. — AP/PTI Photo

India claims ‘surgical strike’ on Pak target

India said on Thursday it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia, TOP STORIES

SAARC SUMMIT: Kathmandu for conducive environment

Nepal urged South Asian nations on Thursday to create a “conducive environment” so that a regional summit
can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan’s capital…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Five questions on India’s face off with Pakistan in Kashmir

Pakistan responded with fury Thursday after India said it had carried out ‘surgical strikes’ along the Line of Control dividing the disputed territory of Kashmir, as tensions soar between the rival nuclear powers…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
I will show Nawaz how to respond Modi: Imran

I will show Nawaz how to respond Modi: Imran

Following Indian attack on the line of control that killed two Pakistani soldiers, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairperson Imran Khan on Thursday told reporters he will respond to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi during his Raiwind march…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
15 pulled out from China landslide, 26 still missing

15 pulled out from China landslide, 26 still missing

Rescuers have pulled 15 people alive from a landslide that slammed into a village in China’s eastern Zhejiang province after a typhoon but 26 people are still missing, state media said on Thursday…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Nepal urges ‘conducive environment’ for South Asian summit

Nepal urges ‘conducive environment’ for South Asian summit

Nepal is urging South Asian nations to create a ‘conducive environment’ so a regional summit can be held as scheduled in November in Pakistan’s capital…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
The Indian army conducted surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. — NDTV photo

Two Pak soldiers killed as India strikes on ‘militants’

India said on Thursday it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
A file photo taken on April 12 this year shows Maia Santos Deguito, a branch manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) whispers to her lawyer as she testifies during a Senate hearing on the money laundering involving $81 million stolen from Bangladesh central bank, at the Philippine Senate in Manila. — Reuters photo

CRACKING BB RESERVE THEFT: US seeks accused Manila banker’s help

The FBI is negotiating with a former branch manager of a Philippines bank for information relating to $81 million that she handled after it was stolen from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the New York Federal Reserve, her lawyer said…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Pak army ‘exercising’ near border adjoining Jaisalmer

After the fatal Uri attack, Pakistan Army and Air Force have started its biggest core level joint war game exercise some 15-20km away from the international border adjoining Jaisalmer, reports The Times of India…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan

Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan

The mother and a brother of New York city bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect’s father told ABC News…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
US strike in Afghanistan kills 21

US strike in Afghanistan kills 21

A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan killed at least 21 people on Wednesday, most of them militants but possibly including some civilians, Afghan officials said…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
SAARC Summit finally postponed

SAARC Summit finally postponed

The 19th SAARC Summit, scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November, has finally been postponed after Bangladesh and India on Tuesday announced its…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan would treat it as ‘an act of war’ if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations, Pakistan’s top foreign official said on Tuesday…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

Pakistan bars low-flying aircraft over Karachi airspace

Amid heightening tensions with India, Pakistan has barred low flying aircraft over its Karachi airspace – which is a stone’s throw from the international border at Gujarat and Rajasthan – for a week up to next Monday, reports The Times of India…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan warns of ‘water war’ with India if decades-old treaty violated

Pakistan would treat it as ‘an act of war’ if India revoked the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two nations…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

Sri Lanka exhumes body of slain editor for new investigation

The body of a newspaper editor killed seven years ago was exhumed Tuesday for a fresh investigation as Sri Lanka’s government looks anew at multiple unsolved…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
China’s Communist Party to hold plenum in October

China’s Communist Party to hold plenum in October

China’s ruling Communist Party will hold a key meeting from October 24 to 27, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday, a session likely to focus on revising rules of party discipline as president Xi Jinping keeps up a battle on corruption…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
14 killed as bus slips off Nepal road

14 killed as bus slips off Nepal road

A government official says a crowded bus slipped off a mountain in Nepal, leaving at least 14 people killed and nine more injured…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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