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Maldives lifts 45-day state of emergency

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were charged with trying to topple him last month.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/22 22:28:40

Maldivian president ends state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted the state of emergency after a period of 45 days, stating the situation in the island country has now returned to normal, the President's Office said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 16:48:19

India successfully flight tests supersonic BrahMos cruise missile

India Thursday successfully flight tested its supersonic BrahMos cruise missile in western state of Rajasthan, the country's defense minister said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 15:34:14

Pakistan, Russia express concern over ISIS threat in counter-terrorism talks

Senior Pakistani and Russian counter-terrorism officials on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the rising threat posed by the Islamic State group, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/22 9:10:11

While supplies last

Indian slum dwellers collect potable water from a municipal water tanker in the Durga Nagar area of Bhopal on Wednesday. They depend on government supplies for drinking water and struggle to get adequate supplies in summertime. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2018/3/21 23:23:39

Pakistan, ADB ink loan accord to improve power transmission

The Government of Pakistan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a loan agreement worth 260 million US dollars to improve power transmission network in the South Asian country.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/21 7:54:25

Indian Air Force aircraft crashes in Odisha

An aircraft belonging to Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed Tuesday in India's eastern state of Odisha, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/21 6:29:43

India confirms IS killed 39 seized workers

The bodies of 39 Indian construction workers kidnapped in Iraq in 2014 by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave, India's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/20 22:43:39

Afghan deminers search for land mines in southern Kandahar province

Afghan deminers search for land mines in Zhari district of southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 19, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 10:39:32

Indian female labour works in paper factory in Agartala

An Indian female labour works in a paper factory in Agartala, capital of the northeastern state of Tripura, India, on March 19, 2018.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 10:34:42

45 hospitalized following gas leak in Sri Lankan factory

At least 45 employees of a garment factory in Ja-Ela on the outskirts of capital Colombo were hospitalized after inhaling a poisonous gas on Monday, local police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:23:11

Bodies of 23 Bangladeshi plane crash victims flown home

The bodies of the 23 Bangladeshis killed in a plane crash in Nepal returned home Monday, as mourners prepared a massive funeral.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:22:46

Pakistani police thwart major terror bid in Sindh, 5 terrorists arrested

Pakistani police on Monday thwarted a major terror bid in Pakistan's southern Sindh province and arrested five terrorists during a raid, a senior official of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/20 8:21:46

Two-day ministerial meeting of WTO begins in Indian capital

The two-day informal World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting is scheduled to begin Monday in Indian capital New Delhi.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/19 17:34:06

Pakistan recalls envoy in India to discuss harassment incidents

Pakistan has called back its high commissioner in India to discuss the incidents of harassment of its diplomats and their families in New Delhi, Muhammad Faisal, the spokesman of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/16 8:47:54

Sands of time

A sand sculpture created by Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik in honor of British physicist and award-winning author Stephen Hawking at Puri beach, India on Wednesday. Hawking died in the early morning on Wednesday at the age of 76, his family announced.
Source: IC | 2018/3/15 23:03:43

Indian police rescue 17 child laborers in Hyderabad city

Indian police Thursday claimed to have rescued as many as 17 child laborers trafficked into the southern city of Hyderabad from several states.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 17:15:19

7 killed, over 20 injured in Pakistan's Lahore blast

At least seven persons, including four policemen, were killed and over 20 others injured Wednesday evening as a blast hit a police check post in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, the provincial health minister said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 8:24:53