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Global oil prices rise

Sri Lanka, April 25 -- Oil prices have hit $ 75, the highest level in nearly three and a half years, as fears mounted over the prospect of new US sanctions on Iran. Brent crude jumped for the sixth d... Read More


Iran nuclear agreement hangs in balance

Sri Lanka, April 25 -- US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have suggested there could be a new agreement on Iran's nuclear programme. After talks in the US, Trump, wh... Read More


Money market: BDT demand falls after slashing CRR

Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 25 -- The demand for Bangladesh Taka (BDT) in the country's money market fell recently as slashing the cash reserve requirement (CRR) by the central bank of Bangladesh. After... Read More


Crude oil futures slide below $68

India, April 25 -- Crude oil futures declined on Tuesday, finding little support from uncertainty surrounding Iran's nuclear deal, as a diminished appetite for risk weighed on the U.S. stock market. I... Read More


Army to probe rape claim against Blue Helmets in South Sudan

Kathmandu, April 25 -- The Nepal Army has formed a board of inquiry to investigate the claim of rape against Nepali UN Peacekeepers in South Sudan. A few troopers from the Blue Helmets allegedly raped... Read More


Nepal elected chair of UN panel

Kathmandu, April 25 -- Nepal has been elected by acclamation as Chair of the Committee on Conferences, a permanent subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) for 2018. According t... Read More


Hostility replaced by hope of friendly ties: Chinese media

BEIJING, April 25 -- The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping is expected to be a landmark in bilateral ties, China's state media said on Tuesday, adding the summit co... Read More


CANADA ROUNDS UP 'ISI-BACKED' SIKH HARDLINER

Chandigarh, April 25 -- Canadian authorities have reportedly 'rounded up' and 'questioned' Hardip Singh Nijjar, Pakistan InterServices Intelligence (ISI)-backed Sikh hardliner, for allegedly running t... Read More


NO STATEMENT LIKELY AFTER INFORMAL XI, MODI SUMMIT

NEW DELHI/BEIJING, April 25 -- India and China are looking at continuing the practice of holding informal summits between their leaders should this week's meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Presiden... Read More


Hostility replaced by hope of friendly ties: Chinese media

BEIJING, April 25 -- The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping is expected to be a landmark in bilateral ties, China's state media said on Tuesday, adding the summit co... Read More