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2 terror suspects, residents of Indian-controlled Kashmir, nabbed in northern India

Two suspected terrorists were nabbed by the police in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night, announced a top cop in state capital Lucknow on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 16:25:54

28 killed in torrential rains, heavy snowfall in Pakistan

At least 28 people were killed and over two dozen others injured in the latest wave of extreme weather across Pakistan, local media and officials have said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 10:27:00

Kazakh president dismisses gov't

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree on Thursday accepting the resignation of the government over economic issues after he publicly criticized it.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/22 10:05:23

Saudi Prince arrives in Delhi for two-day state visit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday for a two-day state visit.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/20 11:51:43

Saudi vows to ease Kashmir row

Saudi Arabia vowed to "de-escalate" rising tensions between Pakistan and India during a high-profile summit in Islamabad Monday as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares to travel from Islamabad to New Delhi.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2019/2/18 21:38:39

Gandhi tribute

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri , his wife Juliana Awada and his daughter Valentina Barbier pay tribute at Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatama Gandhi, in New Delhi on Monday. Macri is on a three-day state visit to India.
Source: AFP | 2019/2/18 21:33:39

Indian army officer killed in blast in Indian-controlled Kashmir

At least one senior Indian army officer was reportedly killed and a soldier injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/16 22:20:24

Afghan troops keep pressing militants amid peace efforts

Some 37 Taliban insurgents have been killed and 14 others injured in different parts of Afghanistan since early Thursday, as security forces continued to press militants by conducting daily raids and operations, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 20:24:01

2 army soldiers, 4 rebels killed in southern Philippine clash

Two army soldiers and four New People's Army (NPA) fighters have been killed in a clash in southern Philippines' Malaybalay City, the military said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 17:39:19

Indian PM flags off country's first semi-high speed train

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the country's first semi high speed train - Vande Bharat Express.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 16:57:26

ADB VP visits Bangladesh, reaffirms plans to boost assistance

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Chen Shixin has met with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and reaffirmed ADB's plans to strengthen its partnership and boost assistance to the country.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/15 14:15:31

Pakistan-led maritime exercise ends

The sixth Pakistan-led multinational naval drills Aman-19 ended on Tuesday with Pakistani President Arif Alvi and Chief of the Pakistan Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi among those from different countries who witnessed sea maneuvers and an international fleet review in the North Arabian Sea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/2/13 21:43:40

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Philippine main Luzon island

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Pangasinan province in the Philippine main Luzon island on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 20:36:39

Vietnam welcomes 2nd Trump-Kim meeting

Vietnam welcomes the second summit between the top leaders of the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) slated for Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 18:57:22

Gun battle kills 5 militants in Southern Afghanistan

Clash between government forces and the Taliban group in Garmsir district of southern Helmand province has left five militants dead and injured three others, a statement from the provincial government said here on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 16:31:39

Pakistan to form new agency to build tourist-friendly country

Pakistan is planning to form a government agency for promoting the country as a tourist-friendly nation so as to attract foreign tourists, local reports said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 10:23:01

India launches communication satellite GSAT-31 onboard European rocket

India launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-31 on a European launch services provider Arianespace rocket from French Guiana on Wednesday, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/6 9:55:14

Sri Lankan president urges political parties to unite to eradicate poverty, corruption on 71st National Day

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday urged all political parties to unite to eradicate poverty and corruption and accomplish the ultimate goals of Independence as the country celebrated its 71st National Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/2/4 17:21:24