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After India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Sri Lanka pulls out of 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad

After India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Sri Lanka pulls out of 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad

Pakistan is the rotational host of the 19th SAARC summit whose future is hanging in balance after five countries pulled out their participation from the event.

Islamabad SAARC Summit likely to be called off

The 19th SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in November is likely to be postponed with India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan - four of the eight members of the South Asian grouping - deciding to pull out, citing incitement of terrorism in the region.

'Killer haze' killed over 100,000 in South Asia last year: Study

'Killer haze' killed over 100,000 in South Asia last year: Study

A smog outbreak in Southeast Asia last year may have caused over 100,000 premature deaths, according to a new study released Monday that triggered calls for action to tackle the "killer haze".

SAARC meet on anti-terrorism mechanism next week

Top security experts from SAARC countries will meet here for two days next week to strengthen the anti-terrorism mechanism for South Asia.

77 mn women added to banking system in 1 year

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Vietnam warns South China Sea is a `test` of ASEAN

Vietnam has warned that the inability of Southeast Asian nations to forge a unified front against Beijing`s militarisation of the South China Sea is a "test" of the regional bloc in the face of its greatest security challenge.

Al Qaeda, its allies in South Asia pose high threat: US

Al Qaeda, its allies in South Asia pose high threat: US

Al-Qaeda and its allies in South Asia particularly the Haqqani network and Taliban continue to pose a "high" threat to America's regional interests, a top US counter-terrorism official said.

Any exception in granting membership to NSG will disturb regional stability: Pakistan

Any exception in granting membership to NSG will disturb regional stability: Pakistan

Any "exception" in granting membership to the NSG will "disturb" strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Hailstorms, rain, tornado kill 51 persons in eastern China, dozens injured

Extreme weather, including hailstorms, heavy rain and a tornado, killed 51 and injured dozens in China`s eastern Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday.

US support for India's NSG bid part of greater design: Pakistan's NSA

US support for India's NSG bid part of greater design: Pakistan's NSA

Pakistan is upset at the US decision to aggressively campaign for India while ignoring Islamabad's aspirations to become an NSG member.

India varsities lead in South Asia: Report

Bangladesh`s University of Dhaka and Pakistan`s National University of Sciences and Technology occupy places in the top 20.

Pakistan only hurdle to Indian ''hegemony'' in South Asia: Sartaj Aziz

In its case against India`s bid in the NSG, Pakistan has claimed that adding India in the elite group could `affect the strategic stability of South Asia`.

US appeals Afghanistan and Pakistan to calm tensions

The Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Olson, was in the two countries over the weekend.

India's peace score "deteriorates", Middle East chaos adds to global violence

India's peace score "deteriorates", Middle East chaos adds to global violence

Beyond the Middle East, the world was actually becoming more peaceful, researchers behind the 2016 Global Peace Index said.

Have credentials to become member of NSG: Pak to US

Pakistan on Tuesday told the US that it has the credentials to become the full member of the nuclear materials export control regimes, including the NSG, as the two nations discussed their respective concerns over nuclear and missile developments in South Asia.

'Pak confident China will stop India's entry to NSG'

India will not make it to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) as China will oppose its membership despite the US backing India's bid, a senior Pakistani ex-diplomat has claimed.

China begins operation of lighthouse on artificial island in South China Sea

Subi Reef is an artificial island built up by China over the past year or so.
 

Leftist scholars trying to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California, Hindus oppose

Leftist scholars trying to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California, Hindus oppose

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has accused Leftist scholars of attempting to replace 'India' with 'South Asia' in textbooks in California.

Hindus oppose proposed textbook changes in California

Hindus in the US are up in arms against suggestions mooted by California's Department of Education to make changes in textbooks which they allege not only distort India's history but ignore facts on Hinduism.

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

The US government has formally notified the intended sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, taking a major step towards finalising the deal, the media reported on Sunday.