Nepal gets first woman President

A Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights was elected on Wednesday as Nepal’s first female President. Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified... Read more »

pak supported groups fighting for Kashmir freedom struggle in ’90s: Musharraf

Former president Pervez Musharraf has said that Pakistan supported and trained groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba in 1990s as they “fought in Kashmir at the cost of their lives”. “In 1990s... Read more »

Death toll in Pak quake rises to 250

PESHAWAR Rescuers in Pakistan braved tough terrain to deliver aid to people living in Taliban insurgency- hit areas like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that have been rocked by the powerful 7.5... Read more »

Cross-border Afghan fire kills seven Pakistan soldiers

Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed today and three others injured when heavily armed militants from Afghanistan attacked a security check post in the country’s restive tribal South Waziristan Agency.... Read more »

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 34 Tamil Nadu fishermen

Thirty-four Tamil Nadu fishermen were today arrested in separate batches by Sri Lankan Naval personnel near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits and close to the Lankan coast respectively, a... Read more »

30 feared dead in Pakistan after 7.5 earthquake hits Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least thirty people in neighbouring Pakistan, officials said. Shockwaves were... Read more »

Bangladesh arrests 3 suspected killers of Italian citizen

Police in Bangladesh’s capital said Monday they arrested four suspects in last month’s killing of an Italian citizen in the country. Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella was killed by... Read more »

Massive storm Patricia batters Mexico’s Pacific coast, damage unclear

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico One of the strongest ever hurricanes lashed western Mexico with rain and winds of up to 165 mph (266 km/h), causing chaos in coastal towns and... Read more »