- 1st meeting between Afghan leaders, Taliban cancelled(3 minutes ago)
Kabul, April 19 (IANS) The first meeting between the Taliban and Afghan government representatives on ending the 18-year-old war in the war-torn country has been cancelled over a delegation dispute, officials said on Friday.
- China: India's absence at BRI won't affect ties (Lead)(13:30)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) China on Friday said that India's absence at the second Belt and Road forum next week will not affect their engagement and both the countries are preparing for a Wuhan-like summit between their leaders this year.
- Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks(17:10)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was "part of a cabinet reshuffle" and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio.
- 11 security men among 14 killed in Pakistan (2nd Lead)(16:44)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers including 11 security personnel were forcibly offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and then shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
- Nepal's first ever satellite launched into space(14:12)
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepals first satellite has been launched into space, which will soon start rotating around the Earths orbit to collect information about the countrys topography and Earths magnetic field, officials said here on Thursday.
- 14 bus passengers shot dead in Pakistan (Lead)(12:02)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday, officials said.
- 14 passengers shot dead in Pakistan(10:30)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were offloaded from a bus on a highway in Pakistan's Balochistan province and shot dead by unidentified assailants on Thursday, media reports said.
- Imran Khan to embark on four-day China trip next week(09:52)
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a four-day visit to China next week to attend the Belt and Road Forum and hold bilateral talks with the Chinese leadership on the new phase of the China-Pakistan EconoÂmic Corridor (CPEC) and other issues of mutual interest, the Foreign Office announced.
- On Azhar, China says stand unchanged but settlement in sight (2nd Lead)(19:50)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) Maintaining that its position on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar "remains unchanged", China on Wednesday said it is "having communication with relevant parties" on the issue of listing him as an international terrorist by the UN and that the matter is "moving in the direction of settlement".
- 49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan (Lead)(19:00)
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.
- 39 killed as rain wreaks havoc across Pakistan(15:50)
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed and 135 injured as rain continued to wreak havoc across Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.
- Sohail Mahmood takes charge as Pakistan Foreign Secy(15:40)
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Wednesday took charge as the country's new Foreign Secretary and called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss issues related to the foreign policy of the country.
- Masood Azhar issue heading towards settlement: China (Lead)(15:00)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China on Wednesday said the issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel was heading towards a settlement and asked the US not to force through its own resolution on the matter.
- Dhaka urged to act against young woman's killers(20:34)
New York, April 16 (IANS) The Bangladesh government should thoroughly investigate the murder of a madrassa student and fairly prosecute all those responsible, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
- 5 terrorists, policeman killed in Pakistan(18:26)
Peshawar, April 16 (IANS) At least six people including a policeman and five suspected terrorists were killed in a joint operation by the Pakistan Army and the police in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a statement by the military's media wing said on Tuesday.
- US advises citizens against travel to Pakistan(16:24)
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The US has advised its citizens to reconsider their travel to Pakistan due to terrorism and asked them not to travel to Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) provinces and "Azad Kashmir" -- identified as the "most dangerous" areas.
- IMF may delay Pakistan visit as bailout talks continue(09:52)
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The visit of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission to Islamabad for finalising a bailout package for Pakistan may be delayed as both sides are still engaged in an intense discussion on the proposed programme, official sources told Dawn news.
- Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision(13:58)
Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) At least three people were killed on Sunday when a plane collided with a parked helicopter while taking off from an airport in Nepal's Lukla town, a major gateway to Mt Everest.
- Shehbaz Sharif's family to appear before NAB(19:04)
Lahore, April 13 (IANS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif's family, including his wife and two daughters, as part of an investigation into the assets beyond known means of income case.