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Publisher of secular books killed, three bloggers wounded in Bangladesh

October 31, 2015 5:45:10 pm

The attacks in Dhaka come amid fears about the rise of radical Islam in Bangladesh. At least four atheist bloggers have been murdered in the impoverished country this year.

UML leader Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as Nepal President

October 29, 2015 2:13:55 am

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Vice Chairperson of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, has been elected the new President of Nepal.

Bangladesh investigates alleged radical threat sent by Islamist group against media

October 23, 2015 7:17:03 pm

The email, received Monday by many Bangladeshi media outlets has renewed concerns about radical forces within Bangladesh.

Pakistan: 10 killed, 12 injured in suicide attack at Shia shrine

October 22, 2015 9:54:03 pm

The bomber entered the Imambargah, used for religious services, in the remote Chalgari area of Kachhi district at the time of sunset prayer and exploded his explosive-laden vest.

Pakistan police closes murder case against PM Nawaz Sharif, family

October 22, 2015 5:19:03 pm

The court has already declared Qadri - chairman of Pakistan Awami Tahreek (PAT), and his sons Hasan Mohiyuddin and Husain Mohiyuddin as proclaimed offenders.

Pakistan developed tactical nukes to ‘deter’ India: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry

October 20, 2015 5:58:15 pm

Pak Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said that India had created a gap in the capabilities of the two countries through its cold-start doctrine - developed for use in a possible war with Pakistan.

Nepal PM Oli sending deputy to Delhi for talks with Sushma Swaraj

October 17, 2015 2:55:53 am

Thapa is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. However, no meeting between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been announced yet.

Amid strained ties, Nepal’s foreign minister to visit India on October 17

October 15, 2015 3:29:17 pm

Oli had assigned the responsibility of holding negotiations with India to Thapa.

Pak leadership knew about Osama Bin Laden’s presence, claims country’s former defence minister

October 14, 2015 7:16:54 am

Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, then army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and joint chief of staff all knew that Osama was in Pakistan, Mukhtar told CNN-IBN.

China operationalises $1.5 bn dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet, India sees red

October 13, 2015 9:01:36 pm

The dam - considered to be the world's highest-altitude hydropower station and the largest of its kind - will produce produces 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.

China-Nepal border point reopens after earthquake repairs

October 13, 2015 8:21:18 pm

Lines of cars and motorcycles stretched for kilometers (miles) from gasoline pumps in Kathmandu, as people rushed to fill up before the Hindu festival of Dasain, the country's biggest holiday.

Pakistan executes 9, including 4 brothers in a year

October 13, 2015 4:37:11 pm

Prison official Khurram Ijaj says those executed Tuesday include four brothers convicted of murder. None of the nine were convicted of terrorism-related offenses.