4 militants killed in police raid on hideout in Bangladesh (19:40)
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Four bodies of suspected militants were found after police stormed a hideout of the Neo-JMB members in the country's western Chapainawabganj district on Thursday.

US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan (19:24)
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) At least seven militants were on Thursday killed in missile strikes by a US pilotless aircraft in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria receive highest polio vaccines (18:54)
New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria -- the only three polio endemic nations in the world -- received highest doses of vaccines in 2016, said a Unicef statement on Thursday.

UN expresses concern over HIV prevalence in Karachi (14:34)
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan should chip in with all resources available to contain HIV, a senior official of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has said, a media report said on Thursday.

Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen (13:20)
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistani authorities on Thursday detained 29 Indian fishermen on charges of violating the country's maritime boundary, officials said.

Missing Taiwanese man in Nepal found, woman dead (13:06)
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) A Taiwanese man has been traced 47 days after he went missing while trekking in Nepal's Rubi Valley, a media report said on Thursday. His woman companion was, however, found dead.

BIMSTEC seek cooperation in combating money laundering, terrorism financing (10:28)
Yangon, April 27 (IANS) Representatives of seven member countries of the BIMSTEC gathered in Myanmar for a two-day meeting to seek cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a media report said on Thursday.

Pakistan again denies India consular access to Jadhav (19:28)
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court on charges of espionage.

Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother appeals for son's release, seeks to meet him (Lead) (18:34)
New Delhi/Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav has filed an appeal with Pakistan seeking Islamabad's intervention for the release of her son who has been sentenced to death and expressed a desire to meet him.

China comes to Pakistan's rescue with $1.2 bn loan (16:12)
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) China has increased its economic pull in Pakistan over the past year, providing over $1.2 billion in loans to help the country stave off a possible currency crisis.

India files appeal with Pakistan in Kulbhushan Jadhav case (15:14)
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) India on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua over the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage.

Bangladeshi freedom fighters get 5-year Indian visas (15:12)
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi freedom fighters will from Wednesday get five-year multiple-entry visas in line with New Delhi's announcement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India.

Sri Lankan PM meets Sushma Swaraj (13:04)
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday here called upon visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

12,000 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants to leave Saudi Arabia (09:00)
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) Around 12,000 Bangladeshis are set to return from Saudi Arabia before June 30, after Riyadh set a deadline for illegal immigrants to leave the kingdom, a media report said.

China to invest $2 bn in Bangladesh's construction materials sector (08:48)
Dhaka, April 26 (IANS) A state-owned Chinese firm has offered to invest $2 billion in Bangladesh's construction materials sector, a media report said.

All assistance for holding local elections, Modi assures Prachanda (20:28)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' that India would extend all possible assistance for the local elections in Nepal.

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast (Second Lead) (19:02)
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.

Hearing on 11 cases against Khaleda Zia adjourned (18:30)
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) A Dhaka court has once again deferred the hearing in 11 cases on charges of sedition and inciting violence against opposition leader and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Chinese consortium to buy Chevron's Bangladesh oil fields (18:02)
Dhaka, April 25 (IANS) US oil giant Chevron Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Ventures Ltd., has entered into an agreement to sell the shares of its subsidiaries in Bangladesh to a Chinese consortium, a media report said.

Four terrorists hanged in Pakistan (15:50)
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Four "hardcore terrorists" were hanged in a jail in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan on Tuesday, the military said.

Pakistan envoy meets Trump, presents credentials (14:56)
Washington, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry, has presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House.

10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast (Lead) (13:44)
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said.

5 killed as van hits landmine in Pakistan (10:14)
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 11 others injured when a passenger van hit a landmine in Pakistan's Kurram Agency on Tuesday.

Australian PM visits troops in Iraq, Afghanistan (08:30)
Canberra, April 25 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit his troops in the region and to asses his country's military contribution, an official release on Tuesday said.

International community should act on Pakistan terror links: Jaitley (23:34)
By Arul Louis
New York, April 24 (IANS) Warning that most terrorism "across the world have some footprint" in Pakistan, Indian Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Monday that the international community has to take action.

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