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Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Pakistan has been battling Islamist and nationalist insurgencies in mineral-rich Balochistan since 2004, with hundreds of soldiers and militants killed in the fighting.
 

UN chief's meetings with India, Pak PMs sign of his commitment to Kashmir issue: Aide

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' several meetings with Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in the six months since he assumed charge is a sign of his involvement and commitment over the Kashmir issue, according to one of his spokespersons.

Hindus facing persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh: Report

In the report, HAF lists Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Pakistan as "egregious violators" of human rights of Hindu minorities.

 

India ranks 137th in Global Peace Index 2017, Bhutan most peaceful in South Asia

India ranks 137th in Global Peace Index 2017, Bhutan most peaceful in South Asia

The Sydney-based think-tank said that level of peace around the world has improved slightly for the first time since the Syrian war began in 2011.

Bizarre! These three 'super fertile' Pakistani men fathered almost hundred kids

Bizarre! These three 'super fertile' Pakistani men fathered almost hundred kids

"The more Muslims grow, the more their enemies will fear them. Muslims should go for more and more children," the father says.

Pakistan an important partner in South Asia, Putin tells Sharif

He conveyed this to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during their meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana on Friday.

Pakistan nuke tests created balance of power in region: Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's nuclear programme created a balance of power in South Asia and is just becoming a symbol of peace.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan: China state media

Two Chinese nationals working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China`s state media said, in an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing`s multi-billion dollar investment in the country. 

Pakistan approaches UN against India's move to change demography in Kashmir

Pakistan approaches UN against India's move to change demography in Kashmir

Adviser to the Prime Minister on For­eign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General highlighting alleged Indian attempts to bring demographic changes to Jammu and Kashmir, a Foreign Office statement said on Saturday.

ISRO all set to launch India's 'priceless gift' South Asia Satellite

ISRO begins countdown for launch of South Asia satellite. Watch complete news story for getting the detailed news updates!

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher tobacco taxes can help South Asia kick the butt

Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce smoking rates in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, according to a recent study.

In veiled jibe at Pakistan, PM Modi says 'One thought' in South Asia that breeds, encourages terrorism

In veiled jibe at Pakistan, PM Modi says 'One thought' in South Asia that breeds, encourages terrorism

PM Modi was accompanied by visiting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the function.

Donald Trump may get involved in India-Pakistan peace process, says Nikki Haley - Watch

Donald Trump may get involved in India-Pakistan peace process, says Nikki Haley - Watch

India has opposed external involvement in bilateral issues with Pakistan.
 

Al Qaeda wants to create local leadership in South Asia: US official

The top al Qaeda leadership has started nurturing terror units in South Asia, including in India, to give a local face to their outfit, according to a senior US defence official.

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

As of February, there were 7,606 Indians serving in the peacekeeping operations, the second largest contingent, after Ethiopia with 8,321.
 

US mentions India in South Asia travel warning

The US has issued a travel warning to its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and said extremist elements are also "active" in India.

Extremist groups ‘active’ in India, claims US, warns of terror attacks across South Asia

Extremist groups ‘active’ in India, claims US, warns of terror attacks across South Asia

The US administration of President Donald Trump has warned its citizens travelling to Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in an advisory and said extremist elements are also "active" in India.

Asif Ali Zardari urges Donald Trump to appoint South Asia envoy

Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has urged newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump to appoint an envoy for South Asia as soon as possible and seize an opportunity missed by the Obama administration to coordinate a top-level response to the regional terrorist threat.

Pakistan made "counterproductive" moves risking nuke war: Joe Biden

Pakistan made "counterproductive" moves risking nuke war: Joe Biden

Nuclear weapons and the possibility of a terrorist obtaining nuclear material, remain among the most pressing security challenges, US Vice President Joe Biden said.

Don't want to join arms race in South Asia: Pakistan

Making a case for Pakistan's entry into the 35-member elite club, Aslam stressed Islamabad's non-proliferation credentials and said that it has "always followed international standards while delivering weapons".