.: Asia

Date: 16 Jan 2014

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nepal and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Rensje Teerink, has said that the EU is willing to further deepen its partnership with SAARC.

Date: 6 Jan 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: Traders of SAARC region will join heads together on January 17, 2013, in New Delhi to make a forward bid for business integration of South Asia, an old dream of some member countries. A 60-member Pakistan tycoons will participate in this joint-heads-initiative, a SAARC news site says.

Date: 5 Jan 2014

DHAKA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Bangladesh Election Commission has been forced to postpone vote in 160 polling centers due to violence, a commission official said Sunday.

The official who preferred to be unnamed told Xinhua that " voting at 160 polling centers in 21 constituencies has so far been postponed

Date: 5 Jan 2014

Not a single vote was cast in at least 41 polling centres of 11 districts yesterday, a phenomenon the nation has never before witnessed.

Of the polling centres, 27 were alone in Lalmonirhat, while four in Jhenidah, two in Satkhira, and one each in, Feni, Sylhet, Cox's Bazar, Chuadanga, Dinajpur, Naogaon, Rajshahi and Sirajganj. All the centres were set up in BNP-Jamaat dominated areas.

Date: 2 Jan 2014


The power struggle taking place in Bangladesh between the ruling Awami League party leader Sheik Hasina and opposition BNP leader Khalida Zia has intensified with the Hasina regime now targeting Zia and other major leaders of the opposition

Date: 29 Dec 2013

New Delhi: Jointly opposing govt’s move to review the Supreme Court’s verdict to uphold article 377 that criminalizes homosexuality , leaders of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jain religions said homosexuality is the menace of Western countries and it will destroy India's religious, moral, social, and cultural values and ethos.

Date: 27 Dec 2013



Pakistan hosted an important 3-day conference of the Muslim countries D-eight of ministerial level here from December 17-19 to dispose of heavy economic agenda particularly pertaining to agriculture and food security.

Date: 23 Dec 2013

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD: A 3-day inter-summit meeting of the SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) is scheduled to be held in Maldives from February 17-20, reveals a latest SAARC report. Measures for strengthening further the organs of SAARC are listed in the agenda.

Date: 18 Dec 2013

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly of Pakistan on Monday passed a resolution voicing concerns over the hanging of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, Geo News reported.

Date: 18 Dec 2013


One fails to understand what exactly does Bangladesh aim at, although, true, anti-Islamism seems to guide the regime and its media for quite some time now.

Date: 17 Dec 2013



The Congress dropped hints that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi might be declared the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections at the All India Congress Committee

Date: 10 Dec 2013


Anti-corruption movement and Common-man (Aam Admi) politics have threatened all political parties by their spectacular show at the hustings in Delhi They also promise to create an essential sea-change in Indian politics

Date: 4 Dec 2013


Delhi voters cast their ballots to choose the fifth assembly of Delhi. Experts will use the Delhi poll results to extrapolate the possible outcome of the national parliamentary elections, due by May.

Date: 3 Dec 2013


Assault, confusion, chaos, curfew, murders, repressive arrests constitute the fall out of political battles.

South East Asian region has never been peaceful for anti-people policies of the regimes.

Date: 28 Nov 2013


Relations between the Islamic Pakistan and the Socialist Sri Lanka are generally warm, with both countries being close neighbors in the South Asia region. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also members of SAARC.

Date: 19 Nov 2013

ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson Tuesday said that vast majority of Pakistanis were moderate and what is shown on television was not the complete story about Pakistan. “We in the High Commission have been working hard to getting policy-makers in London and elsewhere understand that what they see on television screens is not the whole story about Pakistan,”

Date: 17 Nov 2013


Abdulla Yameen, chief opponent of former president Mohamed Nasheed, has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives on 16 November. A planned re-run on 19 October has now been halted and the newly elected president

Date: 15 Nov 2013

RAWALPINDI: On the request of China, the government has decided to ban three extremist organisations allegedly involved in insurgent activities in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, BBC Urdu reported.

Date: 1 Nov 2013

ISLAMABAD: President of China Xi Jinping said China needs to develop closer ties with neighbouring countries, with more friendly political relations, stronger economic bonds, deeper security cooperation and closer people-to-people contacts.

Date: 28 Oct 2013

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned the serial blasts in Patna today. While expressing grief at the loss of reportedly five human lives, JIH has demanded stringent action against the culprits and those who conspired to disturb the peaceful atmosphere in the state of Bihar.

Date: 26 Oct 2013

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations expert on Myanmar has warned that the situation in Rakhine State is feeding a winder anti-Muslim narrative in the country which threatens the ongoing reform process aimed at a more open and broad-based democracy. Speaking to journalists at UN Headquarters in New York, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation

Date: 23 Oct 2013

Time for US to come clean about drones programme and hold those responsible for these violations to account

Islamabad—New evidence indicates that the United States of America has carried out unlawful killings in Pakistan through drone attacks, some of which could even amount to war crimes, Amnesty International said in a major new report released

Date: 15 Oct 2013

By: Farah Jamil

BEIJING: A big Eidul Azha congregation was held at the Pakistan Embassy mosque in Beijing on Tuesday.

A large number of members of the Pakistani community including students, businessmen, officials, bankers as well as diplomats from various Islamic countries also offered Eid prayer

Date: 6 Oct 2013

RAWALPINDI: Responding to the media reports about his future, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Pakistan General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Sunday that his tenure would end on November 29, and he would retire on that day. Gen Kayani, in a statement issued by ISPR here, said, “For quite some time, my current responsibilities and likely future plans have been debated in the media with all sorts of rumours and speculations doing the rounds.

Date: 1 Oct 2013

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has strongly condemned criminalization of Indian politics and involvement of tainted people in running the country, and termed the trend as devastating for the country and countrymen. Jamaat has expressed serious concerns at the ordinance brought by the central government to give protection to tainted politicians.

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