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  • Myanmar will take back 2,000 Rohingyas in November: official

    1 November, 2018 12:36 AM 226

    DHAKA: Myanmar will take back 2,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh next month which will be followed by a second batch, a top official said Wednesday, a day after the two countries held talks here on repatriation of over 700,000 displaced refugees who fled to the neighbouring country following a military crackdown. A group of 12 Myanmar officials

  • In need of money for economic recovery, Imran Khan to visit three 'friendly' countries

    22 October, 2018 11:50 AM 204

    There is hope that if countries like Saudi Arabia and China help, financial assistance from IMF may not be required. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon embark on state-level visits to three countries with an eye on getting much-needed financial aid to take his country's economy out of doldrums. Dawn reported that Imran would first visit Saudi

  • Russian, Pakistani soldiers to hold military drills next week in Pakistan: report

    16 October, 2018 4:33 PM 298

    Russian-Pakistani military drills "Friendship 2018" will be held in the mountains of Pakistan from October 21 until November 4, head of the Russian Southern Military District Vadim Astafyev was quoted as saying. Moscow: Russia and Pakistan will hold military drills at a training range in the mountains of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province from October

  • Saudi journalist Khashoggi killed at consulate, suggests audio with Turkish police

    15 October, 2018 4:06 PM 149

    Turkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source said on Monday. "Turkish police have an audio recording that indicates that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate", the security source told Reuters. He gave no further

  • China launches two more satellites to strengthen GPS-style system

    15 October, 2018 1:34 PM 135

    The satellites join a system which has been in place for five years and in these years, has helped rescue more than 10,000 fishermen. Beijing: China successfully launched twin BeiDou-3 navigation satellites into space on Monday to strengthen its satellite navigation network being built to rival the US' Global Positioning System (GPS). The satellites

  • Indian embassy in US to start Hindi, Sanskrit classes

    13 October, 2018 6:02 AM 74

    The classes would be of one hour duration and they would be imparted by Dr Mox Raj, a teacher of Indian Culture at the embassy. Washginton: Aiming at promoting Hindi and Sanskrit in the US, the Indian embassy in Washington has announced to start free weekly classes for the two languages soon. The classes would be of one hour duration and they would be imparted

  • US could choke Pakistan's request for IMF bailout package due to Chinese debt concerns

    13 October, 2018 3:15 AM 191

    Reports suggest Pakistan has requested for $8 billion from the IMF. The US has said it would examine the country's current debt situation. The IMF confirmed on Thursday that Pakistan had made a formal request for financial assistance to rise from financial doldrums. It is being reported that the bailout package sought could be to the tune of $8 billion

  • China to sell armed drones to Pakistan, state media downplays concerns in India

    10 October, 2018 5:39 PM 212

    China's state-run media paints Pakistan as a victim of terrorism and feels India can benefit when Islamabad puts the armed drones to work against terrorists. No word on the country's support to terrorists, however. A day after China's state-run media, quoting Pakistan Air Force's Sherdils Aerobatic Team, reported that the country would sell 48 armed

  • Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei under investigation for suspected bribery: China

    8 October, 2018 7:26 AM 134

    BEIJING: Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei is under investigation for suspected bribery, China`s Ministry of Public Security said in a statement on its website on Monday. On Sunday, Interpol, the France-based global police coordination body, said that Meng had resigned as its president. Earlier on Sunday, China said it was investigating Meng, who is also a vice minister

  • India to keep buying Iranian oil despite US sanctions: Sources

    5 October, 2018 5:21 PM 130

    New Delhi: India will buy 9 million barrels of Iranian oil in November, two industry sources said, indicating the world's third-biggest oil importer will continue purchasing crude from the Islamic Republic despite US sanctions coming into force on November 4. "Refiners have placed November nominations to lift 1.25 million tonnes (about 9 million barrels)