October 21, 2020 01:25 (IST)
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5 civilians killed in improvised bomb explosions in Afghanistan

Maidan Shar/Xinhua: Five Afghan civilians were killed and nine others wounded after two improvised bombs tore apart two vehicles in eastern Wardak province on Tuesday, a provincial government spokesman confirmed.

Afghanistan: Nimruz blast leaves five security personnel dead 

Kabul: At least five security forces men were killed and two others were hurt as the vehicle in which they were travelling hit through a roadside mine in Kang district of Nimruz province, media reports said.

Pakistan: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Sania Nishtar tests COVID-19 positive

Islamabad: Pakistan  Prime Minister Imran Khan's aide Sania Nishtar has announced that she has tested COVID-19 positive.

PPP slams Imran govt for not laying PIDA Ordinance before Parliament

Islamabad: Targeting Pakistan PM Imran Khan, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), one of the main opposition parties of the country, questioned why the  Pakistan Islands Development Authority (PIDA) Ordinance has not been laid in Parliament.

Unfortunate that army generals' names have to be mentioned at rallies: Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari slams Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Islamabad:  Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday targeted Imran Khan and said he did not want to name army generals at rallies as "such moves" could impact the integrity of national institutions but the PM forced the opposition to do so.

Oct 22, 1947 should be observed as 'Resistance Day': activist Sajjad Raja

New Delhi:  Gilgit-Baltistan leader and activist Sajjad Raja on Saturday recalled the  invasion of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan on October 22, 1947 and said the day should be observed as 'Resistance Day'.

Pakistan Democratic Movement alliance gives strong message to Imran Khan govt with Karachi rally 

Karachi: The 11-party anti-government alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Sunday displayed their massive show of strength by staging their rally in Karachi city in the presence of a large number of supporters.

Islamists will not sleep peacefully, Emmanuel Macron tells defense council following killing of teacher

Paris/Sputnik: French President Emmanuel Macron has held a defense council meeting following the deadly attack on a history teacher in a Paris suburb, BFMTV reports.

Bangladesh ranks 75 in Global Hunger Index

Dhaka/Xinhua: Bangladesh ranks 75th among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020, according to the new GHI report released on Sunday.

Former Bangladesh Minister dies of Covid

Dhaka/UNI: Former state minister for power and energy during the BNP-led four-party alliance, AKM Mosharraf Hossain died of coronavirus at a city hospital on Saturday night. He was 83.

Pakistan: Landslide forces bus to plunge into deep ravine, 16 dead

Skardu: At least 16 people died after a passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine in northern Pakistan following a landslide on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Car bomb blast in Ghor leaves 12 civilians killed

Kabul: A car bomb blast occured close to  police HQ in Afghanistan's Ghor city on Sunday which left at least 12 people killed, media reports said.

At least 1 killed, 3 injured as Thailand hit by flash floods due to tropical storm Nangka

Bangkok/Xinhua:Twenty-five provinces in Thailand have been largely affected by flash floods and torrential rain water due to tropical storm Nangka over the weekend, causing at least one death and three injuries, according to Sunday's report of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

Tibetan leader Lobsang Sangay invited to US State Dept for first time in six decades

Lhasa: Lobsang Sangay, President of the Tibetan-government-in-exile, on Friday said he has been invited to the US State Department.

Bangladesh drops plan to develop deep-sea port at Sonadia island in which China was keen to invest

Dhaka: The Bangladesh government has dropped the plan of developing a  deep-sea port at Sonadia island in which China had keen interest in investing, said media reports.