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Protest over student's death continues in Bangladesh

Students in parts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Wednesday took to the street in protest over a student's death in a tragic incident of reckless driving.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:35:26

Putin congratulates new Kazakh president on taking office

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on assuming office as Kazakhstan's president, the Kremlin said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:19:22

Afghanistan postpones presidential election for 2nd time

The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) has set Sept. 28 this year as a new date for the country's fourth presidential election, an IEC official said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/21 2:12:05

5.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Turkey

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, but no casualties were reported so far, the authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:48:49

Death toll in India building collapse rises to 4, at least 30 still trapped

The death toll in Tuesday's under-construction building collapse in India's southern state of Karnataka has risen to four, and at least 30 to 40 people are still trapped under the rubble, a senior government official told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:46:01

Tokayev sworn in as Kazakhstan's president

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev took office as Kazakhstan's president on Wednesday following the resignation of Nursultan Nazarbayev who had served as the country's president for nearly three decades.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 16:43:56

Cooperation trumps competition between China and India: envoy

China-India relations are a complex mix of cooperation and competition. As the two largest emerging economies, their ties are of great significance to regional stability and even global development.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 20:58:29

Indian government calls emergency meeting as Jet Airways grounds more flights

The Indian government on Tuesday called for an emergency meeting with Jet Airways management over grounding of flights, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/19 19:44:10

NATO drone crashes near base in Afghanistan

A pilotless plane of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) coalition forces crashed in Afghanistan's eastern province of Parwan overnight, leaving no casualties, local police said on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/18 16:47:56

Afghan president leaves to visit United Arab Emirates

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for United Arab Emirates (UAE) early on Sunday, the Afghan Presidential Palace said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/17 17:31:13

India, Pakistan discuss opening of pilgrimage corridor

The first meeting on modalities and draft agreement for facilitating Indian pilgrims to visit a pilgrimage site in Pakistan was held Thursday at Attari international border between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 1:05:14

Cambodia launches national strategy on combating money laundering, financing of terrorism

Cambodia on Thursday launched a 5-year national strategy for combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (2019-2023), said a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 1:00:14

3 killed, 30 injured as footbridge collapses in India

At least three people were killed and over 30 others injured Thursday evening after a footbridge collapsed in Mumbai, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 0:57:05

Pakistan softens, simplifies visa process to attract tourists, businessmen

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the country's new online visa system here on Thursday to soften, simplify and quicken the visa process to facilitate visit by foreign tourists aand businesspeople.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/15 0:54:54

Women to take part as election looms

India's general election will take place in seven phases from April 11 to May 19, with Indian women expected to vote in large numbers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/14 21:38:43

Pakistan to establish business forum to tap CPEC's maximum potential

The Pakistani government has decided to establish a business forum to ensure the maximum participation of the country's business community in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development and Reform Khusro Bakhtiar said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/14 1:04:40

India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC

Troops of India and Pakistan Wednesday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other's positions on the Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir region, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 20:35:39

Pakistan commits to easing India tensions: Bolton

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday Pakistan's foreign minister has assured him Islamabad is committed to de-escalating tensions with India and dealing "firmly" with terrorists.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/12 21:03:40