As the Pakistan-India peace process — or at least the shaky beginnings of the latest round — moves forward, several questions swirl over the direction it will take, according to an editorial in Dawn.
A ten-day multinational military exercise called Shantir Ogrosena (Vanguards of Peace) - involving four South Asian nations - aimed at strengthening defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries, ended on Monday at Bangabandhu Senanibas (BBS) in Bangladesh. Troops from Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the unique exercise that began on April 4,
US Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon termed herself as a "friend of Bangladesh" and expressed her keen interest in strengthening Bangladesh-US cooperation on wide-ranging issues. She made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing a community reception in Philadelphia organised by Bangladeshi American community to welcome Bangladesh Ambassador M Shahidul Islam.
At least four people were killed and thousands injured, including members of security forces, as violent protests, led by a radical Islamist group, Tehreek-e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), continued for the second day on Tuesday across major cities in Pakistan, forcing the government to deploy paramilitary forces.
Dhaka: Unknown people attacked several homes and a Hindu temple in Satkhira region of Bangladesh on Tuesday, media reports said on Wednesday.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday recorded a massive fatality due to COVID-19 as the country registered 135 deaths in the last 24 hours, media reports said.
Beijing/UNI: China has expressed protest to the United States in light of an unofficial delegation's visit to Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.
Dhaka/UNI: Strict restrictions have been imposed across Bangladesh for eight days (from 6 am on April 14 to 12 midnight on April 21) to deal with the ongoing second wave of coronavirus.
Holger Seubert, the German Ambassador to Colombo, warned Sri Lankans against fantasizing about Adolf Hilter after a minister and an influential Buddhist made controversial remarks asking Sri Lankan leadership to become more like Hitler.
As the renewed wave of the Covid-19 hits countries in the South Asia region, authorities in Nepal have been mulling over closing schools and educational facilities in major cities for one month, a report in the Himalayan Times suggests.
Karachi: A blast during a football match in Karachi's Hub area in Pakistan on Tuesday left at least seven people hurt, media reports said.
The United Kingdom government has put Pakistan on the list of 21 countries that are considered high-risk countries for money laundering and terror financing. The country still remains on the grey list of the global terror watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday expressed reservations on the inclusion, calling the move “devoid of facts”.
The proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill will turn the Colombo Port City--a dream project of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa--into a Chinese colony, an opposition party in Sri Lanka alleged.
At least two people have been killed and several wounded in violence that spread across major cities in Pakistan following the arrest of a radical Islamist leader, reports say. Lahore, Gujranwala, Islamabad, and Peshwar were the worst affected cities on Monday.
Nepal has untapped export potential worth an estimated $9.2 billion, The Kathmandu Post reported quoting a new World Bank finding.