Afghanistan welcomes US exemption of India from Iran sanctions on Chabahar port

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- Afghanistan's Permanent Representative Mahmoud Saikal speaks at the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (Photo: UN) ... Read More

Maldives President Solih visits India on first overseas tour

NEW DELHI, Dec. 18 -- Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Maldives, who is on a state visit to India from 16-18 December, reiterated his government's 'India First' policy during delegation level t... Read More

Pakistan to release Indian 'spy'

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 18 -- Pakistan announced on Monday that Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari, whom Islamabad called a "spy," was being released and repatriated to India. Indian Ministry of External Aff... Read More

US welcomes Pakistani efforts to promote Afghan peace talks

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 18 -- The US has said it welcomes Pakistani efforts to promote peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a media report said on Monday. The acknowledgement came a day... Read More

Pakistan will drift more and more towards political violence: Security analyst

New Delhi, Dec. 18 -- "Pakistan shows characteristics of a mafia state," said the Zurich-based scholar and security analyst, Dr Prem Mahadevan while introducing his new book 'Islam and Intelligence in... Read More

India-Myanmar Joint Statement during State Visit of President to Myanmar (10-14 December 2018)

New Delhi, Dec. 17 -- December 13, 2018 1. At the invitation of the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency U Win Myint and the First Lady Daw Cho Cho, the President of the ... Read More

Nine Point Agenda Suggested By India to G-20 for Action Against Fugitive Economic Offences And Asset Recovery

New Delhi, Dec. 17 -- November 30, 2018 1. Strong and active cooperation across G-20 countries to deal comprehensively and efficiently with the menace fugitive economic offenders. 2. Cooperation in ... Read More

Pakistan conference in US seeks liberal, pluralistic nation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 -- A conference was held here over the weekend of progressive intellectuals, human rights activists, Congressmen and media persons to discuss 'Pakistan: After the Elections'. Organ... Read More

Whither UP? Where prejudice and polarisation trumps governance

New Delhi, Dec. 17 -- A police officer died in his line of duty in Uttar Pradesh, India's most peopled state of 200 million people which, if it was a separate country, would have been the fifth most p... Read More

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan sign MoU on anti-terrorism cooperation

KABUL, Dec. 17 -- Pakistan, China and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation against terrorism at their second trilateral ministerial dialogue in Kabul on Saturday. The... Read More