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Pakistan's ruling PTI party wins presidential election, garners more strength in governance

Arif Alvi, a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was elected as the new president of the South Asian country on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 12:58:39

1 dead, 19 injured as bridge collapses in India

At least one person was killed and 19 others injured Tuesday after a portion of a 40-year-old bridge collapsed in eastern Indian state of West Bengal, local media said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 11:55:56

PTI's candidate Arif Alvi wins Pakistan's presidential election

The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) candidate Arif Alvi has won the presidential election of the country on Tuesday, according to official TV channel PTV News and initial reports of vote counting.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/5 1:58:48

India-US meeting that was canceled twice to touch on thorny issues

Two of President Donald Trump's top officials are finally heading for talks in India this week, after Washington twice pulled the plug on the summit.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 23:08:42

Afghan Taliban announces death from illness of Haqqani network founder

The founder of the Haqqani network, one of Afghanistan's most effective and brutal militant groups, has died after a long illness, their affiliates the Afghan Taliban announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 21:53:44

Fourteen killed by 'rat fever' in flood-hit Indian state

"Rat fever" and other diseases have killed 14 people in the southern Indian state of Kerala after the worst floods in almost a century, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/4 21:48:42

Presidential elections kick off in Pakistan

Polling for presidential election kicked off Tuesday in Pakistan with three candidates competing for the slot of the 13th president of the country for the next five-year term.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 14:47:57

Wading through

Vehicles wade through floods after heavy rainfall, on Sunday in New Delhi, India. The India Meteorological Department forecast more spells of rains and thundershowers in the next two days.
Source: VCG | 2018/9/3 22:08:39

Unsatisfied Pentagon cancels aid to Pakistan

The US military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad's perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.
Source: Reuters | 2018/9/2 22:13:39

Pakistan's finance minister vows to address deficiencies in anti-money laundering system

Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umer said on Friday that the government will address all 27 deficiencies pointed out by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in the country's anti-money laundering system earlier this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/1 13:18:21

CPEC is expression of Pakistan's geo-social relations with China: minister

Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an expression of Pakistan's geo-social relationship with China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/1 11:32:43

Overseas Pakistanis allowed casting votes through online system

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allowed the overseas Pakistanis to use an online voting system to cast their votes in the upcoming by-polls, a statement said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/31 11:27:43

Pakistan forms new authority to regulate media

The Pakistani government has formed a new authority, the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, to regulate the country's print and electronic media, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/30 9:00:01

Pakistan forms new authority to regulate media

The Pakistani government has formed a new authority, the Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority, to regulate the country's print and electronic media, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/30 8:52:59

Bangladesh Bank OKs Dhaka Stock Exchange's proposal to receive money from Chinese partner

The central bank of Bangladesh has approved the Dhaka Stock Exchange's proposal to receive about 10 billion taka from a Chinese consortium that bought its shares, an official said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/29 20:16:57

Chinese entrepreneurs seek investments in Cambodia

A group of Chinese entrepreneurs are exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/27 16:55:18

10 feared trapped in building collapse in India

At least 10 people were feared trapped under the debris following the collapse of a four-storey building on Sunday in western Indian state of Gujarat, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/27 9:40:16

2 dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in southeastern Nepal river

Two people died and three people went missing while 24 others survived after a boat capsized Saturday in Lalbakaiya River in Rautahat district of Southeastern Nepal, local authorities involved in the rescue operation said here on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/26 23:33:33