Pakistan disappointed at India's cancellation of Sushma-Qureshi meet (01:34) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday expressed deep disappointment at India's decision to cancel a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that was scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session next week.

India's axing of talks unfortunate: Pakistan (19:36) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday termed as "unfortunate" India's cancellation of talks with Islamabad in New York next week.

US welcomes India, Pakistan foreign ministers' meeting (16:08) IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US has welcomed as "terrific news", India's acceptance of Pakistan's offer of a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two neighbours on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York later this month.

Pakistan observes Muharram amid tight security (15:38)
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan observed Muharram with solemnity on Friday to pay homage to Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, and other martyrs of Karbala amid strict security.

Nepali PM to lead delegation to 73rd UNGA session (08:54) IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will be leading a delegation to the 73rd session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here.

Pakistan didn't sufficiently act against LeT, JeM: US (20:58)
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Terror groups like Lashkar e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have organised terror attacks in India in the past, continue to pose a regional threat and Pakistan did not take sufficient action to address Washington's concern in 2017, the US State Department has said in a report.

World Bank, Bangladesh sign $50m deal to improve Rohingya healthcare (20:36)
Dhaka, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bangladesh government on Thursday signed a $50 million grant financing agreement with the World Bank to improve the country's services to cater to the health, nutrition and family planning needs of the Rohingya refugee population.

Pakistani court orders separate rooms for transgenders in hospitals (20:04)
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A court in Pakistan has ordered all state-run hospitals across the Punjab province to ensure separate rooms for the transgender community, the media reported on Thursday.

Punjab offers support to war-torn Afghanistan (18:42) IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured former Afghan President Hamid Karzai that his government would extend greater strategic support and cooperation to the war-torn nation.

Italy assessing how to help female Pakistani student's return (02:40) IANS Photo Service
Rome, Sep 20 (IANS/AKI) Foreign minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi is "closely following" the case of a 23-year-old woman who wrote to her school in Monza begging for help to return to Italy from Pakistan, where she was taken last year "against her will", the foreign ministry said late on Tuesday.

Imran Khan, Abu Dhabi crown prince discuss bilateral ties (02:06) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, Sep 20 (IANS/WAM) Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, met Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, discussing enhancing of bilateral ties.

Pakistan court orders release of Sharif, daughter, son-in-law (Night Lead) (20:38) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, providing them huge relief and prompting celebrations among supporters.

Amid trade war, India looks to resume oil meal export to China (19:12)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Amid the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington, an Indian business delegation on Wednesday held talks with Chinese oil meal importers as New Delhi looks to resume export of its crop banned by China in 2012.

ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services (17:40) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.

Pakistan court orders Sharifs' release (Lead) (17:08) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) In a huge relief to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended their prison sentences in a corruption case and ordered their release.

Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs (15:56) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case.

ICC opens probe into Myanmar's treatment of Rohingyas (15:22) IANS Photo Service
The Hague, Sep 19 (IANS) The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar's alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority, including killings, sexual violence and forced deportations.

Be fair to Chinese telecom companies, China tells India (15:22)
By Gaurav Sharma IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) China on Wednesday urged India to provide a "level playing field" to Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE that have been barred from testing 5G network in the country.

7 Afghan family members killed as mortar shell hits house (06:12)
Kabul, Sep 19 (IANS) Seven members of a family were killed and another was wounded following a mortar landing on a house in Afghanistan's southern province of Uruzgan, an official said Tuesday.

Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan (03:00)
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday.

Imran mulls to give citizenship to refugees' kids born in Pakistan (02:18) IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday sought the National Assembly's advice for granting citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bangladeshi migrants.

Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, railway projects (Second Lead) (21:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly e-inaugurated the construction work of a cross-border oil pipeline and a railway project, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.

Modi, Hasina jointly inaugurate oil pipeline, rail projects (Lead) (19:38) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi/Dhaka Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated the construction works of a cross-border oil pipeline and two rail projects, with the former describing the two countries as members of the same family.

Afghan intelligence detains 26 IS members (18:18)
Kabul, Sep 18 (IANS) Afghanistan's intelligence agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of 26 alleged members of the Islamic State terror group who were planning attacks in the capital during the upcoming festival of Muharram.

Bangladesh approves project to procure EVMs (15:54) IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS) Bangladesh's highest economic policy-making body on Tuesday approved a project worth nearly half a billion US dollars to procure 150,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

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