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11,307 held in Bangladeshi crackdown on Islamists

Dhaka, June 14 (IANS) Security forces in Bangladesh have arrested 11,307 people, including over 100 suspected Islamists, in a nationwide crackdown following a spate of killings of ...Full Article

Earthquake in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) A powerful earthquake shook parts of India, Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday evening, officials and residents said. The tremors jolted buildings in ...Full Article

France’s National Assembly approves state of emergency bill

Paris, Feb 9 (IANS) France’s National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament, has approved the government’s constitutional reform aimed at giving the green light to ...Full Article

Pakistani MP Imran Khan calls on Modi

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Member of Pakistan’s parliament and former cricketer Imran Khan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday. “At his request, Pakistan ...Full Article

New Sri Lankan government sworn in

Colombo, Sep 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka’s new national unity government took oath on Friday before President Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka’s new cabinet consists of 42 ministers after ...Full Article

Dhaka to open more diplomatic missions in northeast India

Agartala, July 3 (IANS) Bangladesh will expand its diplomatic presence in India’s northeast to improve trade, people-to-people contacts and cultural ties with the eight states in the ...Full Article

Saudi Arabia, US propose five-day ceasefire in Yemen

Riyadh, May 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia and the US said here on Thursday that a five-day “humanitarian pause” will start “soon” in Yemen. The proposed ceasefire was ...Full Article

148 feared dead as passenger jet crashes in France

Paris, March 24 (IANS) An Airbus A320 of a German low-cost airline with 148 people on board crashed on Tuesday in southern France while flying from Barcelona ...Full Article

Tunisia museum attack leaves 19 people, two terrorists dead

Tunis, March 18 (IANS) At least 19 people, including 17 tourists, were killed and over 20 others injured when gunmen attacked a museum in Tunisia’s parliament complex ...Full Article

Pakistan mourns church victims, Christians protest

Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday mourned the dead in the deadly suicide attacks on two churches in Lahore that killed 15 people, as Christians took ...Full Article