UN:Sushma discusses strategic cooperation, trade, development at bilaterals (11:00)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, Sep 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met nine leaders from across the globe in a whirlwind of bilateral interactions and spoke at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summity.

Nepal, China to discuss hydro projects (09:24)
Kathmandu, Sep 25 (IANS) The first Nepal-China joint steering committee (JSC) meeting to discuss development of hydropower projects will be held here later in September, a Nepali official has said.

Anti-polio drive targeting 10 mn children begins in Pakistan (22:54)
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) A fresh anti-polio campaign targeting over 10 million children started in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported.

Sushma begins bilateral interactions at UN, meets Nepal Foreign Minister (21:44)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj began her hectic round of bilateral interactions on the sidelines of the annual high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday meeting the Foreign Ministers of Nepal, Morocco and Lichtenstein.

Pakistani teen, boyfriend beheaded by father for 'honour' (16:39)
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old girl was beheaded along with her 21-year-old boyfriend in Pakistan by her father and uncle in what the police are calling yet another incident of honour killing, the media reported on Monday.

Opposition candidate wins Maldives' presidential election, incumbent concedes defeat (Lead) (16:28)
Male, Sep 24 (IANS) Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, was on Monday declared the winner of the country's presidential election held on Sunday amid political turmoil in the island nation, with incumbent President Abdulla Yameen conceding defeat.

Nepal's tiger population doubles (15:48)IANS Photo Service
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Nepal has been able to almost double the number of wild tigers within a decade.

Court summons Sharif, journalist in treason case (15:28)IANS Photo Service
Lahore, Sep 24 (IANS) The Lahore High Court on Monday asked former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a journalist to appear before it in connection with a treason case.

UN has no right to interfere in Myanmar: Army chief (15:16)IANS Photo Service
Naypyidaw, Sep 24 (IANS) Myanmar Army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said the UN had no right to interfere in the country, after UN experts recently said that they found elements of deliberate genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Plea for Imran Khan's disqualification rejected (12:56)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 24 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan's disqualification for not being truthful and righteous.

Afghanistan launches polio vaccination drive (12:22)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Sep 24 (IANS) Afghan health authorities on Monday launched a five-day polio vaccination drive in some of the country's most high-risk provinces.

Maldives' opposition candidate declared winner of presidential election (11:58)
Male, Sep 24 (IANS) The Election Commission of Maldives on Monday declared opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party as the winner of the presidential election in the country that has been gripped by political upheaval.

India welcomes Maldives presidential election result (11:18)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) India on Monday welcomed the result of the presidential election in the Maldives with early reports showing that the joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party has beaten incumbent Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Swaraj has gruelling schedule at UNGA session (10:04)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will see more action on the sidelines of the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session this week than in its chamber, as she keeps up a gruelling schedule of one-on-one meetings with some 30 leaders and participation in several multilateral meetings.

Pakistan won't abandon peace efforts despite India's reluctance: Foreign Minister (09:58)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that despite Indias reluctance, Islamabad would not close doors on its efforts to promote peace in the region.

Pakistan's one-trick pony act on Kashmir doesn't resonate at UN: Akbaruddin (09:08)
By Arul LouisIANS Photo Service
United Nations, Sep 24 (IANS) India will be focusing on a multilateral agenda at the high-level UN General Assembly (UNGA) session that begins on Tuesday and let Pakistan be a "one-trick pony" on Kashmir if it wants to, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said.

Indian naval ships to call at Myanmar port (08:32)IANS Photo Service
Yangon, Sep 24 (IANS) Two Indian naval ships along with one Indian Navy Dornier aircraft will call at Myanmar's Yangon Port later on Monday as part of an ongoing exercise between the two nations, media reported.

Ghani cancels US trip after Trump declines meeting (21:08)IANS Photo Service
Kabul (IANS) Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani cancelled his visit to New York to attend the UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting after his American counterpart Donald Trump declined to meet him, a media report said Sunday.

Pakistan opposition holds government responsible for India debacle (12:06)
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistan's two major opposition parties have held the present government responsible for the latest diplomatic debacle following New Delhi's refusal to hold a meeting between the two foreign ministers in New York.

Voting underway in controversial Maldives presidential election (11:24)
Male, Sep 23 (IANS) Voting was underway on Sunday in a heavily-criticised presidential election in the Maldives that has been gripped by political upheaval .

16 killed in Pakistan anti-terror operation (08:29)
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Army has announced that nine militants and seven soldiers were killed in an anti-terror operation carried out in North Waziristan district bordering Afghanistan.

Pakistan issues flood alert as heavy rains expected (08:29)
Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Met Department has issued a flood alert as heavy rains and thundershowers with gusty winds were expected in Punjab province on Sunday.

Afghan officials ready to meet Taliban in Moscow: Report (19:06)
Moscow/Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) Afghanistan's government officials have expressed readiness to meet Taliban's representatives in a meeting hosted by Russia in its capital, the media reported.

Disappointed at India's arrogant, negative response: Imran Khan (15:42)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed "disappointment" at India's response calling it "arrogant and negative" after New Delhi called off talks between the foreign ministers of the two countries, blaming Islamabad for glorifying terrorism.

Pakistan disappointed at India's cancellation of Sushma-Qureshi meet (01:36)IANS Photo Service
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday expressed deep disappointment at India's decision to cancel a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that was scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session next week.

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