Friday, Dec 15, 2017 | Last Update : 04:06 AM IST

South Asia

China launches of Chabahar port, hopes for regional peace, stability

The port in Iran's Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich nation's southern coast is easily accessible from India's western coast.

04 Dec 2017 8:52 PM

China invites more countries to take part in CPEC projects

The first unit of the 1320-MW coal-fired power plant at Port Qasim in Pakistan, under the CPEC project, was inaugurated on November 29.

04 Dec 2017 7:44 PM

Pak govt’s settlement with protesting Islamist leaders illegal: High Court

The IHC recommended that the legal standing of the agreement should be discussed in a joint session of parliament.

04 Dec 2017 7:09 PM

Mother of Indian jailed for illegally entering Pak writes to Prez to remit jail term

The Indian engineer was sentenced after he sneaked into Pakistan from Afghanistan to meet a girl he had befriended on the internet.

04 Dec 2017 6:16 PM

Flights resume as Bali volcano dissipates into a wispy plume of steam

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the volcano remains at its highest alert level but most of Bali is safe for tourists.

04 Dec 2017 4:19 PM

Accountability court adjourns hearing against Sharif in Panama Papers case

The court had on November 8 rejected a plea by Sharif to club his cases after which he challenged the decision in the Islamabad High Court.

04 Dec 2017 1:29 PM

Pervez Musharraf may ally with Hafiz Saeed for 2018 polls

The announcement comes days after the Lahore High Court ordered Saeed’s release from the house arrest.

04 Dec 2017 1:05 PM

Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour after meeting Rohingyas refugees

Pope Francis is known for championing the rights of refugees and has repeatedly expressed support for the long-suffering Rohingya.

02 Dec 2017 6:00 PM

9 held for Taliban attack on Pakistani college which claimed 12 lives

The arrests were made after police and security forces carried out raids in Badhber, Telaband and other areas.

02 Dec 2017 5:44 PM

After much precaution in Myanmar, Pope uses ‘Rohingya’ for refugees in B’desh

Pope Francis is known for championing the rights of refugees and has repeatedly expressed his support for the Rohingya.

02 Dec 2017 3:35 PM