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India's newly appointed representative to visit Kashmir to restart negotiation process

Indian government's newly appointed representative for restive India-controlled Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma will start his visit to the region on Monday, government officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 17:35:44

Saudi offers snitches 400-mln-USD reward for clues on 40 Houthi leaders

Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday to offer rewards worth around 400 million US dollars to those who provide information on 40 leaders of the Houthi militia in Yemen, Saudi Press Agency reported
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 9:27:34

Saudi prince dead in helicopter crash in border city Asir

Saudi Arabian Prince Mansoor bin Mogren died on Sunday when the helicopter that was carrying him and other officials crashed in the border city Asir, Al Akhbariya local news confirmed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/6 9:13:49

Typhoon kills 27, leaves 22 missing in central Vietnam

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 27 lives and left 22 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central and central highlands regions on Saturday morning, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday morning.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/5 14:38:03

Sri Lanka, China open Industrial Zone Office in southern port of Hambantota

Sri Lanka and China jointly launched the "Sri Lanka-China Logistics and Industrial Zone Office" in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 22:10:22

Indian PM describes opposition party as "termite"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on opposition the Congress party over corruption, describing it as "termite."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 22:06:07

At least 3 killed, 10 injured in stampede in eastern India

At least three people were killed and more than 10 others injured in a stampede that occurred in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/4 13:22:54

1 killed, 45 children injured as school bus overturns in northern India

At least one person was killed and 45 school children injured at a school bus accident in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 20:15:27

Indian ruling party's youth leader found dead with throat slit in Indian-controlled Kashmir

A youth wing leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was found dead with his throat slit in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 13:51:13

UNICEF: 9,500 children die from diarrhea each year in Afghanistan

Diarrhea is killing at least 26 children daily in Afghanistan where the total number of dead reaches 9,500 a year, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/3 8:01:08

Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif returns to appear in court

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to the country Thursday morning to appear before an anti-corruption court on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 14:25:34

Death toll from India boiler blast rises to 20, rescue operation still underway

The death toll in a boiler blast in northern state of Uttar Pradesh of India has risen to 20, as rescuers from national disaster response force (NDRF) and police are continuing search for the missing ones in the wake of the blast, police said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 13:26:38

Bomb attack against oil tanker leaves 15 dead in Afghan town

At least 15 people were killed and nearly 30 others wounded in an oil tanker explosion in Charikar, capital of eastern Afghan province of Parwan overnight, a local official said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 10:01:24

Iran proposes to use national currencies in trade with Azerbaijan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called for efforts to enhance economic ties between Iran and Azerbaijan, proposing to use their national currencies in the bilateral trade.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:17:24

Building a Community of shared future for mankind critical for world peace and development, says Pakistan UN envoy

Building a community of shared future for mankind is "critical for world peace and development, and represents a vision for promoting international cooperation in a world where nations are interdependent and interlinked," Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan's ambassador to UN said at UN headquarter Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 8:05:54

Death toll from poisoned beverage rises to 16 in Pakistan

A minor girl died after consuming poisoned beverage at a hospital in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 16, police said.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 2:02:53

IMF urges Pakistan to target open accords to boost exports

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook report in Washington on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/2 1:42:17

Basil blessings

Indian Hindu devotees bless a tulsi plant as they celebrate a traditional Tulsi Vivah, or Tulsi-Shaligram wedding, at a temple in Amritsar on Wednesday. Tulsi, or holy basil, is an important religious symbol in Hinduism and is ceremonially married to Vishnu annually to inaugurate the marriage season in India.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/1 22:18:39