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6 February 2017 12:23

  The people of Pakistan observed ‘Kashmir Day’ on Sunday to express solidarity with the people of disputed Kashmir region. Every year on the fifth of February, people across Pakistan take to streets to support the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people pledged under several UN Security Council resolutions. The territory of Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan which is also considered...

6 February 2017 12:06

  Indonesian Special Envoy Hassan Wirajuda in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran voiced his country's willingness to broaden relations with Iran in different fields. "Jakarta is keen to broaden mutual cooperation with Tehran in different areas," Wirajuda said during the meeting in the Iranian capital on Sunday. Wirajuda also submitted Indonesian President Joko Widodo's invitation letter to...

5 February 2017 8:38

  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has scraped peace talks with communist rebels some five months after both sides agreed on negotiations to end almost fifty years of deadly conflict. On Saturday, Duterte said that his is abandoning discussions in Norway with the New People's Army (NPA) just one day after calling off a unilateral ceasefire with the rebels. "I will request tomorrow the...

4 February 2017 11:38

  The three countries bearing the brunt of the global war against drugs - Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan - have met in Vienna. The three sides discussed joint border management on the sidelines of an international session on fighting narcotics.

3 February 2017 13:37

  South Korean prosecutors have raided President Park Geun-hye’s official residence as part of an investigation into an influence-peddling scandal but been confronted by security guards at the site. On Friday, a team of investigators and prosecutors, who had obtained a court search warrant, attempted to enter the Blue House in downtown Seoul. However, guards at the presidential compound denied them entry,...

3 February 2017 13:16

The death toll from a series of avalanches which struck Indian-administered Kashmir has climbed to 25, military sources say. The Indian military said Monday that five soldiers pulled alive from beneath heavy snow had died of their injuries. The seriously injured troops were rescued Saturday after a day-long mission along the fortified Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and...

2 February 2017 13:40

  The office of South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has denied prosecutors access to the president’s residence for a search as part of investigations into a major corruption scandal. Special prosecutors investigating the scandal are pressing to question the embattled president and search the presidential Blue House for information surrounding the controversy that has led to her impeachment by parliament in December...

1 February 2017 14:05

  Authorities in Bangladesh have controversially decided to encamp tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar at a remote offshore location. A committee comprising state officials in the coastal districts of Bangladesh has been set up to direct authorities to help identify undocumented Myanmarese refugees and relocate them to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, media reported on...

1 February 2017 13:04

  Former United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has ended his unofficial bid to run for the top office of his country of origin, South Korea. While many were predicting Ban to be the most likely person to replace scandal-hit President Park Geun-hye, he abruptly ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday. “I will give up my pure intention to bring about a change...

31 January 2017 14:25

  China's second aircraft carrier is "taking shape" after two years and nine months of construction as the country is beefing up its military strength in the face of growing US military assertiveness in Asia.  A report on the state television and radio on Tuesday touched on the construction of The Shandong, China's first indigenous aircraft carrier, but did not give a date for its...

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