4 suspected coronavirus cases surface in Pak (Lead)(16 minutes ago) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistan's National Institute of Health (NIH) has clarified that there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country, but four Chinese nationals have been hospitalised in Multan and Lahore for showing symptoms of the disease.
Pak's external affairs to have serious implications: Think-tank(22 minutes ago) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistans external affairs will remain challenging throughout 2020 which will have serious implications for its economy, security and internal stability, says a report published by an Islamabad-based think-tank.
Coronavirus: Two more cases suspected in Nepal(11:40) Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) Following the confirmation of the coronavirus case in Nepal, officials have said that two more people were suspected to have been infected with the virus, that has so far claimed the lives of 56 people in China, the epicentre of the outbreak.
US ready to assist Pakistan: Alice Wells(08:22) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Alice Wells, the top American diplomat dealing with South Asia, has acknowledged Pakistan's efforts for fulfilling the obligations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), saying Washington stands ready to assist Islamabad in implementing them.
Coronavirus: Chinese man hospitalised in Pak(08:12) Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A Chinese man suspected to have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been admitted to a hospital in Pakistan's Multan city, the National Institute of Health (NIH) said.
Old friends picked up tab for Davos trip: Imran(11:43) Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Terming his participation in the recently held World Economic Forum (WEF) as the "cheapest" official visit, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan disclosed that his trip was sponsored by two of his friends and well-known businessmen Ikram Sehgal and Imran Chaudhry, it was reported on Saturday.
EU mission raises concerns over SL polls(10:59) Colombo, Jan 25 (IANS) The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has presented its final report on Sri Lanka's November 16, 2019 presidential election in which it raised concerns on the absence of a law on campaign finance, disinformation and biased election coverage by private and state media.
Pak govt rejects 'biased' corruption report(08:36) Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) The Pakistan government has rejected the findings of the "managed" and "biased" report by the Transparency International (TI), in which the country slipped by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.
Pak should in principle come off FATF grey list: Qureshi(08:29) Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the country "should, in principle, be taken off the grey list" as it has made considerable progress on the requirements of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls(18:03) Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
Myanmar denies genocide in Rakhine state(12:13) Yangon, Jan 24 (IANS) Myanmar has denied genocide in Rakhine, saying that some human rights actors have presented "a distorted picture" of the situation in the troubled state and has hampered the country's ability to lay the foundation for sustainable development in the region.
Nepal Airlines permanent pilots warn of resigning en masse(12:00) Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The permanent pilots of Nepal Airlines have warned of quitting en masse if their demands to be treated in a fair manner regarding remunerations on par with expat or contract-based pilots were not met, it was reported on Friday.
Sri Lanka aims at doubling tourist arrivals in 2020(11:44) Colombo, Jan 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities were aiming to attract 4 million tourists in 2020 and a revenue of $5 billion to spearhead an overall economic revival of the country, Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said.
First street fashion show held in Kabul(10:27) Kabul, Jan 24 (IANS) Male and female Afghan models participated in Kabul's first-ever street fashion show, promoting the country's culture along with a message for peace, a media report said.
Imran rejects CPEC's criticism as 'nonsense'(08:36) Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected the criticism of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as "nonsense", insisting that the project "is really helping" the country, a media report said on Friday.
Pak drops 3 spots on global Corruption Perceptions Index 2019(08:28) Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) Pakistan ranked 120 out of 180 countries in the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2019 released by Transparency International on Thursday, slipping by three spots from the previous year's ranking despite increased anti-corruption efforts.
WFP launches new humanitarian staging area in Nepal(22:43) Rome, Jan 22 (IANS/AKI) A new humanitarian staging area has been inaugurated in Nepal that will be able to store essential supplies for over 60,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme said in a statement on Wednesday.
Pakistan's ability to back terrorists diminished: US report(22:42) By Arul Louis New York, Jan 22 (IANS) Pakistan's capability to intervene militarily in Kashmir has been reduced and backing militancy would be a costly alternative for a diplomatically isolated Islamabad, according to a policy analysis prepared for US Congress.
40 more Taliban militants surrender in Afghan province(12:20) Kabul, Jan 22 (IANS) Forty Taliban militants have surrendered to Afghan National Army in the country's western province of Ghor amid military pressure in the mountainous region, Afghan Ministry of Defence confirmed on Wednesday.