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UN condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 10:24

The UN Security Council has condemned the two attacks in Afghanistan that killed many civilians, including children, a media report said Wednesday.

Nepal denies Chinese pressure over Tibetan monk`s cremation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 02:37

Nepal on Tuesday denied that it had caved in to diplomatic pressure from China by denying permission for a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk to be cremated in Kathmandu in accordance with his wishes.

Five Pakistani soldiers killed in gunfights with militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 01:06

Five Pakistani soldiers were killed Tuesday in gunfights with militants during an army offensive against insurgent hideouts in a northwestern tribal area, the military said.

Nepal, India to set up working group to resolve border issues

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:38

Nepal and India are to set up a boundary working group at the surveyors-general level to resolve border issues as well as to renovate damaged pillars along the porous border, a media report said here on Tuesday.

Will eliminate all militants from North Waziristan: Pakistan army

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 23:32

Pakistan military said Tuesday it will "completely eliminate" terrorist sanctuaries and hideouts from North Waziristan, media reported.

Pak troops battling for control of key town

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 22:46

Pakistani infantry troops and commandos backed by artillery, gunships and jets are fighting militants to secure control of the important town of Mirali in North Waziristan, the army said on Tuesday.

Pakistani Christians moving to foreign countries out of fear

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 22:26

Pakistani Christians are migrating in large numbers to other countries especially to Thailand out of fear for their safety and security, a media report said on Tuesday.

`SAARC needs to work to expand trade among member nations`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 19:27

SAARC countries need to critically evaluate trade liberalisation under SAFTA to make the process faster and more efficient at an upcoming meeting of the SAFTA Ministerial Council later this month in Bhutan.

447 militants killed in military operation in North Waziristan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 16:35

The Pakistan military on Tuesday said 447 militants have been killed in a month-long offensive against foreign and local militants in the North Waziristan tribal region.

89 killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 18:39

At least 89 civilians, including several children and women, were killed and 42 others wounded Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack on a busy marketplace in the southeastern Afghan province of Paktika, an official said.