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  World   Asia  16 Aug 2019

World, Asia, 16 Aug 2019

Pakistan PM Imran discusses Kashmir with Trump over phone

Prime Minister Khan conveyed Pakistan's concern on recent developments in Kashmir and the threat they pose to the regional peace.

16 Aug 2019 9:18 PM

UN Security Council begins closed-door meeting on Kashmir issue

Reacting to India's decision, Pakistan expelled Indian High Commissioner soon after idea to downgrade diplomatic ties with New Delhi.

16 Aug 2019 7:54 PM

5 killed, 24 injured in Pakistan's Quetta mosque blast

Last week, a planted bomb in a market on Quetta's Meezan chowk killed a Hazara man and injured 13 others.

16 Aug 2019 5:28 PM

70-year-old emaciated elephant paraded in Sri Lanka, she collapsed later

After a howl of protests over social media, festival organisers withdrew the aged animal from the grand finale on Wednesday.

16 Aug 2019 4:56 PM

Pak's Punjab province to name 36 roads, 5 parks after Kashmir

India on August 5 revoked Article 370 of the Constitution and decided to bifurcate the State of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs.

16 Aug 2019 4:47 PM

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‘Cease anger with love’: Hong Kong tycoon's message on protests

Protests began as opposition to now-suspended extradition bill and have swelled into wider calls for democracy.

16 Aug 2019 3:38 PM

Pak launches crackdown on sale of Indian film CDs

'Today the interior ministry raided some compact disc shops in Islamabad and confiscated Indian movies,' Firdous Ashiq Awan said.

16 Aug 2019 3:11 PM

Hindus celebrate Rakshabandhan in NW Pakistan

Special security arrangements were made in and outside temples to prevent any untoward incident.

16 Aug 2019 3:02 PM

China media says Hong Kong response 'won't repeat' Tiananmen

Weeks of student-led protests in the Beijing square were ended when the military rolled in with tanks.

16 Aug 2019 2:57 PM

Second attempt to return Rohingya to Myanmar planned: UN

Myanmar's military in August 2017 launched a counterinsurgency campaign in response to an attack by a Rohingya insurgent group.

16 Aug 2019 2:28 PM

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy for 3rd time this week over alleged ceasefire violations

The ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side began on the day when India commemorated its 73rd Independence Day.

16 Aug 2019 1:44 PM

‘No need for China intervention,’ says bruised but unbowed Hong Kong police

Since the clashes began in early June, police have made more than 700 arrests but so far there appears to be no let up in the protests.

16 Aug 2019 12:49 PM

Anti-India protests in Pakistan call for jihad in Kashmir

Khalid Saifulla, and Naib Ameer of Hizbul Mujahideen and others participated in an anti-India protest outside the Press Club in Muzaffarabad

16 Aug 2019 11:00 AM

South Korea claims North Korea fires two unknown projectiles in East Sea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also wrote a three-page letter to Trump, in which he expressed his unhappiness over the military drills.

16 Aug 2019 10:37 AM

Malaysia to quiz controversial preacher Zakir Naik over racist remarks

The move came after he said Hindus in Malaysia had '100 times more rights' than Muslim minority in India.

16 Aug 2019 9:41 AM

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US Muslim lawmakers barred by Israel; AIPAC, Democrats object

While most Republicans laid low, some support for Netanyahu's move, and Trump's intervention, trickled out.

16 Aug 2019 9:03 AM

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