15 Indians stranded near Everest seek Sushma's help (22:04)
By Anil Giri
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) A total of 15 Indian nationals, stranded in Everest region for two days, Saturday sought intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to evacuate them and she has asked Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri to look into the matter.
Modi doesn't advocate peace talks: Musharraf (16:16)
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf has said his country and India were on the path of reconciliation when he was in power but that was no longer the case because Prime Minister Narendra Modi "isn't an advocate of peace talks".
Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief over claims in new book (Third Lead, Correcting dateline) (16:08)
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani (retd) to explain his position on views attributed to him in a book of dialogues with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat, accusing him of violating the "Military Code of Conduct".
Pakistan Army summons former ISI chief over claims in new book (Second Lead) (15:40)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former ISI chief Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani (retd) to explain his his position on views attributed to him in a book of dialogues with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat, accusing him of violating the "Military Code of Conduct".
Death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains hits 19 (15:36)
Colombo, May 26 (IANS) The death toll in Sri Lanka monsoon rains reached 19 on Saturday while over 128,000 people have been affected, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
68 dead in Bangladesh's anti-drug campaign (15:30)
Dhaka, May 26 (IANS) The number of people killed in an anti-drug campaign in Bangladesh has climbed to 68 in the last 11 days, after the death of another nine suspected drug-traffickers, police officials said on Saturday.
Musharraf suggests exchanging Shakil Afridi for Mullah Fazlullah (13:44)
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Pakistans former President Pervez Musharraf has said that he would have released Shakil Afridi in exchange for Mullah Fazlullah in a "give and take" deal, had he been the President now.
Durrani-Dulat book violated military rules: Pakistan Army (Lead) (12:42)
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt. Gen. (retd) Asad Durrani to explain his co-authoring a book with former Indian intelligence chief A.S. Dulat in "violation of Military Code of Conduct".
Pakistan summons ex-ISI chief to explan book (11:14)
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan army on Saturday summoned former Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani on May 28 to the General Headquarters to explanation his co-authoring a controversial book with a former Indian intelligence chief.
Pakistan rejects charge of treating US diplomats badly (10:38)
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeos allegation about American diplomats being "treated badly" in Pakistan and noted that no specific complaints had been made by Washington, a media report said on Saturday.
Pakistan expects India to release 54 prisoners (20:10)
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday said it was expecting India to release 54 Pakistanis who had completed their prison term but were still languishing in various Indian jails.
Pakistan warns of dangerous situation over water issues (18:12)
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Pakistan warned on Friday that water issues with India can lead to a dangerous situation and that Islamabad wants a peaceful resolution of such problems as per the spirit of the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty (IWT).
NSC should meet over 'ISI-RAW' book: Sharif (17:26)
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) An emergency meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) should be held over a book written by two top ex-spies of India and Pakistan, former Prime Minister Nazaz Sharif said on Friday.
Pakistan political parties fail to name caretaker PM (17:02)
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Following the failure of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the opposition to reach a consensus on the name of a caretaker Prime Minister, the issue will now be sent to a parliamentary committee for deliberations, it emerged on Friday.
India welcomes UN Peacebuilding Commission work in Sri Lanka (15:52)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, May 25 (IANS) India has welcomed the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) in Sri Lanka and elsewhere.
13 killed as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka (20:38)
Colombo, May 24 (IANS) Three more deaths have taken the toll due to heavy monsoon rains in Sri Lanka to 13 and the number of people evacuated to over 50,000, according to the latest official figures released on Thursday.
Xi asked Pakistan to shunt out Hafiz? Baseless, says China (13:22)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) China on Thursday rejected as "baseless" a report that it had asked Pakistan to shunt out Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to some West Asian country.
13 transgenders will contest 2018 Pakistan general elections (11:42)
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 13 transgenders will contest the Pakistan general elections this year. Two of them will contest for the National Assembly and the rest for the provincial assemblies.
Pakistan supports SCO's anti-terrorism efforts: Tehmina Janjua (21:52)
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan fully supports anti-terrorism efforts by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and will be working with regional countries under the SCO framework to effectively eliminate this menace from the region, a top Pakistani diplomat said on Wednesday.
Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed (20:20)
Colombo, May 23 (IANS) The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.
Sharif: Being punished for treason case against Musharraf (20:20)
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the references against him by the country's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), are "byproducts" of him filing a high treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf.
Pakistan again raises Kashmir at UN Security Council (19:34)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue yet again at the UN Security Council, trying to twin it with the Palestinian problem.
Pakistan bids farewell to teen killed in US shooting (18:34)
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in the US high school shooting last week, was laid to rest in Karachi on Wednesday.
British mother convicted of forcing daughter to marry (17:16)
London, May 23 (IANS) A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.
Key Taliban commander among 6 militants killed (16:58)
Kunduz (Afghanistan), May 23 (IANS) Six Taliban militants including a key commander were killed after the Afghan security forces' aircraft struck the terror group's hideout in Kunduz province on Wednesday, officials said.