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US disappointed over Shinzo Abe's visit to war shrine
Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s...

Pakistan cautious on Japanese PM’s shrine visit

Islamabad – Pakistan Friday was cautious in reaction to the Japanese prime minister’s controversial visit to the World War II related Yasukuni shrine, which drew strong opposition from neighbouring countries, a foreign ministry statement showed. Responding to a query about Japanese... read more »

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll
Bangladesh deploys troops for parliament...

Bangladesh deploys troops for parliamentary poll

Dhaka – Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi troops have been deployed across the country ahead of parliamentary poll slated for Jan 5 next year amid boycott by the main opposition alliance. Bangladeshi Election Commission has announced to deploy troops for 15 days from Dec 26 as part of... read more »

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence
Bangladesh security forces lay siege aro...

Bangladesh security forces lay siege around Khaleda Zia’s residence

Bangladesh security forces on Thursday laid a siege around the residence of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia, ahead of an anti-government rally planned in the capital demanding postponement of the January 5, 2014 elections. Witnesses said police in riot gears took... read more »

Musharraf rejects Pak offer of air ambulance for his ailing mother
Musharraf to file intra-court appeal wit...

Musharraf to file intra-court appeal with IHC against treason case

Islamabad – Former president General Pervez Musharraf has decided to file an intra-court appeal (ICA) with a two-member division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the high treason case. Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan of the IHC had earlier on December 23 dismissed his three petitions... read more »

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Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Sri Lanka to evacuate its nationals from South Sudan

Colombo – Sri Lanka has decided to evacuate some 75 migrant workers from South Sudan and said no new workers will be deployed in the politically troubled country. “At the... read more »

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

High treason case: Musharraf challenges judges appointment

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Monday challenged the appointment of judges and a prosecutor to try him for high treason, just hours before appearing in a special... read more »

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf faces treason trial

Musharraf challenges treason trial in special civilian court

Islamabad – Former Pakistan president military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf has challenged his trial for treason in a civilian court. Musharraf said he could only be... read more »

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

India willing to buy power from Nepal: Farooq Abdullah

Kathmandu – India is willing to invest in Nepal’s potential hydropower sector and purchase electricity generated in the Himalayan country, Minister for New and Renewable Energy... read more »

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Musharraf challenges treason trial in civilian court

Pakistan’s former ruler Pervez Musharraf on Saturday challenged the formation of a special court to try him for high treason, saying he had imposed emergency in 2007 as Army Chief and could not be... read more »