- Bangladesh denies stopping visas to Pakistanis(16:16)
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bangladesh had not stopped issuing visas to Pakistan nationals as was claimed by some media reports, Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen said here on Tuesday.
- Prayer services, memorials mark one month of SL bombings(15:42)
Colombo, May 21 (IANS) Prayer services and memorials were held across Sri Lanka on Tuesday to mark one month of the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings, mostly in capital Colombo, that killed more than 250 people.
- Sharif seeks release from jail on medical grounds(12:36)
Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif filed a fresh petition in the Islamabad High Court seeking release from prison on medical grounds in a corruption case, the media reported on Tuesday.
- Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 24th time(10:52)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A Nepalese Sherpa climber, who broke his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 23rd time last week, on Tuesday climbed the world's highest peak for the 24th time, a government official confirmed here.
- UNHCR chief Grandi on five-day visit to Myanmar(00:14)
Geneva, May 21 (IANS/AKI) United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi began a five-day visit to Myanmar on Monday - his first since August 2017 when a deadly military crackdown drove some 741,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee the country's western Rakhine state for neighbouring Bangladesh.
- UN condemns killing of two reporters in Pakistan(23:40)
Paris, May 20 (IANS/AKI) United Nations cultural organisation Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Monday deplored the recent murder of two journalists in Pakistan and urged their killers to be brought to justice.
- Gale kills four in Beijing(16:28)
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Beijing continued with a blue alert for strong winds on Monday, after gales began to sweep across the capital city on Sunday, killing at least four people and disturbing traffic.
- 4 killed in Afghanistan bombing(14:42)
Herat (Afghanistan), May 18 (IANS) At least four civilians were killed and 14 people, including a district chief, were wounded in a bomb attack in Afghanistan's Herat province on Saturday, officials said.
- Sri Lanka marks 10 years since end of civil war(12:26)
Colombo, May 18 (IANS) As Sri Lanka on Saturday marked the 10-year anniversary since its brutal civil war came to an end, the country finds itself again at a crossroads following the Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through the nations fragile peace and fuelled some of the islands worst fears of returning to violence.
- Over 500 test positive for HIV in Pakistani village(20:14)
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) A mass HIV detection programme in a village in Pakistan has resulted in more than 400 children and 100 adults diagnosed with the virus following widespread social alarm that broke out after a doctor was reported for negligence, authorities said on Friday.
- Indian modernist painters to shine at London sale(16:10)
London, May 17 (IANS) An upcoming global auction here will spotlight contemporary and modern art from South Asia, with a special focus on Indian masters like Tyeb Mehta, M.F. Husain and S.H. Raza.
- Principal, teacher linked to SL terror group arrested(14:26)
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) A principal and a teacher were arrested in Sri Lanka for alleged links to the Islamist group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), which has been blamed for the Easter suicide bombings, police said on Friday.
- Poet, lawyer jailed in fresh crackdown in Bangladesh: HRW(14:24)
New York, May 17 (IANS) Bangladesh authorities made a series of new arrests in their crackdown on the right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said on Friday. The arrests were based on vague charges such as "hurting religious sentiment" or undermining "law and order".
- Muslim leaders call for united Sri Lankan identity(14:16)
Colombo, May 17 (IANS) Sri Lankan Muslim leaders have called for one united identity of the island nation while expressing solidarity with the victims of the April 21 Easter Sunday terror attacks and those affected by the recent spate of violence.
- Doubts raised over Pakistan's battle against terror financing(13:12)
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) The Asia-Pacific Group (APG), a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), has raised questions on Pakistan's seriousness in its campaign against terror financing and money laundering, the media reported on Friday.
- PayPal declines to come to Pakistan: Official(10:46)
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) PayPal will not come to Pakistan despite the governments efforts to convince the American company, which operates a worldwide online payment system that supports online money transfers, to introduce its services in the country, said a senior official.
- Refugees in Sri Lanka fear for safety amid violence(15:28)
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) More than 1,100 refugees and asylum seekers in Sri Lanka have been forced to flee their homes due to violent attacks on religious minorities following the Easter Sunday bombings and are living in precarious makeshift shelters in the country, Amnesty International said on Thursday.