After averting a major economic crisis in Ukraine by granting a $15bn bailout, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday defended the assistance saying it was done for the sake of a “brotherly” nation and ruled out any connection with European Union talks.
The implementation of the
Pakistan-Afghanistan transit trade agreement has been
postponed indefinitely after differences emerged on the
interpretation of key clauses of the pact on the day it was
meant to become operational.
Seeking a stable, peaceful and
developed Nepal, India on Thursday assured Nepalese leaders of its
support to their Constitution-drafting process as the two
sides discussed issues like signing of an extradition treaty.