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Nepal-China trade halted due to Sunkoshi tragedy

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:18

The Nepal-China trade has been severely hit due to the damage caused by the worst landslide in over a decade in the country`s northeast which cut off a major land route connecting the two nations via Tibet.

Three policemen killed in Afghan blast

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 12:49

At least three policemen were killed and four others injured in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan`s Laghman province.

What PM Nawaz Sharif said on Pakistan Independence Day

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 17:31

Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said it is the "main source of tension" in relations between India and Pakistan and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new ways to bolster bilateral ties.

Owner of Bangladesh ferry arrested on murder charge after accident

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 05:03

A special Bangladesh anti-crime unit on Wednesday arrested the owner of a ferry that sank in a river killing about 110 people, the first time authorities took such action in a country where shipping accidents with heavy loss of life are common.

Ban Ki-moon urges UN system-wide coordination on Ebola

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 04:20

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday called for United Nations system-wide support to the World Health Organisation`s (WHO) efforts to fight Ebola.

Protest marches by Maulana Tahir ul-Qadri, Imran Khan head towards Pak capital

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 18:35

Two protest groups - one led by cricketer-turned-opposition politician Imran Khan, and the other by activist cleric Tahir ul-Qadri - marched towards the capital Islamabad on Thursday to demand that a government they condemn as corrupt steps down.

Pakistan`s court stops Imran Khan, Qadri from holding protest march

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 22:28

A court here on Wednesday stopped Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tahreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri from holding protest march and sit-in in federal capital in "an unconstitutional way".

Owner of sunken ferry arrested in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:45

The owner of a Bangladesh ferry that sank earlier this month with more than 100 people dead or missing was arrested on Wednesday after weeks in hiding, officials said.

Backchannel efforts on to defuse political tension in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 18:29

Bracing for Thursday`s massive rallies by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a Canada-based cleric, the Nawaz Sharif government has launched backchannel efforts to avoid a confrontation even as it warned that Pakistan will not be allowed to "become Somalia, Iraq or Libya".

Sri Lanka delists Indian, 2 others from designated terrorists

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 16:51

An Indian was among three persons who have been removed from Sri Lanka`s designated terrorist list, containing names of those allegedly supporting LTTE`s attempts of resurgence.