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Pakistan welcomes foreign election observers: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan on Friday welcomed foreign observers for the upcoming parliamentary elections. Two observer groups from the European Union and Commonwealth are currently deployed to observe elections on July 25.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/21 9:53:06

Wet relief

Indian workers pump out water from the basement of Parliament in New Delhi on Friday. Heavy rain lashed various parts of the national capital on Friday, providing much-needed relief to the residents, who were suffering from high temperatures. Indian media The Wire cited government data which shows India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/20 23:23:43

No-confidence motion introduced against Modi gov't in India

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced non-confidence motion in Indian parliament on Friday, its first since it assumed power in May 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/20 14:42:17

India's top court orders government to stop lynchings

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government to enact a new law and stem what it called "horrendous acts" of lynching, after some 22 people were killed by mobs this year.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 21:43:40

Indian gov't convenes all party meeting ahead of monsoon session of parliament

The Indian government convened an all party meeting Tuesday to hold discussions with leaders of various political parties ahead of the upcoming monsoon session of parliament, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 16:17:54

11 killed in heavy rains in southern India

As many as 11 people have been killed in heavy rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala in the past 24 hours, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/17 11:45:04

Police arrest main accused in India gangrape case

Indian police Monday claimed to have arrested the main accused in last month's horrific gangrape of five women in eastern state of Jharkhand.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 14:04:29

17 killed, 13 injured in truck-bus collision in S. Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed and 13 others injured when a truck hit into a passenger bus in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on early Monday, local Urdu media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 14:02:13

Laos may emerge as regional production base: WB report

Laos may be gradually emerging as a key link in a regional value chain as more foreign firms consider the country for potential as a production base, local daily Vientiane Times on Monday quoted a report from the World Bank as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 14:01:44

Bodies of 5 teenage footballers drowned in river recovered in Bangladesh

The bodies of five teenage Bangladeshi footballers who drowned in a river Saturday evening were recovered early Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/16 8:43:25

Unidentified armed men torch school in E. Afghanistan

Unidentified armed men set a school on fire in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar, the provincial government said in a statement Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 13:21:55

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan

The Security Council on Saturday condemned "in the strongest terms" Friday's terrorist attack in southwestern Pakistan that killed 128 people and injured 200 others.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 10:48:02

First Confucius Institute in northern Laos inaugurated

The first Confucius Institute in northern Laos, also the second in the country, has been inaugurated.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/15 7:22:33

Politician among 70 killed in Pakistan's suicide attack on election rally

At least 70 people, including politician Nawabzada Siraj Raisani, were killed and 120 others injured in a suicide blast that hit an election gathering in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, local Urdu TV channel Geo News reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:21:56

105 killed, 150 injured as suicide blast hits political meeting in SW Pakistan

At least 105 people including a political leader were killed and over 150 others injured when a suicide blast hit a political meeting in Mastung district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:13:04

105 killed, 150 injured as suicide blast hits political meeting in SW Pakistan

At least 105 people including a political leader were killed and over 150 others injured when a suicide blast hit a political meeting in Mastung district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 12:18:29

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif arrested as he arrives home ahead of polls

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested on his return to the country Friday, where he faces 10 years in prison for corruption, ahead of already tense elections his party claims are being rigged.
Source: CGTN | 2018/7/14 10:10:16

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif heads home to face jail

Pakistan authorities locked down parts of Lahore Friday for the return from London of former premier Nawaz Sharif, who faces possible arrest and a 10-year prison sentence ahead of already tense elections his party insists are being rigged.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/13 22:33:41