Asif to attend SCO ministers' meeting in Beijing

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif will visit China to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing from April 23-24.

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Over 500,000 still affected by Sri Lanka drought

Colombo |Thursday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST

Over 500,000 people still remain affected by the drought in 10 districts of Sri Lanka, according to a report released by the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre (DMC) on Thursday.

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Punjab Sikh woman pilgrim converts to Islam, remarries in Pakistan

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated.

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JGBs slip as stocks extend gains, 20-year bond auction well received

TOKYO | Thursday, Apr 19 2018 IST

Japanese government bond prices slipped on Thursday with the debt market coming under pressure as domestic equities extended gains to reach seven-week highs. The five-year JGB yield rose half a basis

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Suu Kyi leaves for Vietnam

Yangon |Thursday, 2018 10:15:05 AM IST

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday on a two-day official visit to Vietnam, media reports said.

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5 Nepalese female journalists to climb Everest

Kathmandu |Wednesday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST

Five Nepalese female journalists on Wednesday left on an expedition to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest peak.

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Nawaz Sharif, daughter leave for London

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam left for London on Wednesday and vowed to return before the next accountability hearing.

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JGBs little changed, capped by rallying equities

TOKYO | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST

Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Wednesday, with the debt market capped firmly as equities rallied and reduced investor demand for safe-haven assets. The five-year JGB yield was

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Strong China Q1 GDP growth supported by construction, manufacturing, hi-tech

BEIJING | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST

China's better-than-expected economic growth in the first quarter of this year was backed by a pickup in construction and manufacturing, official data showed on Wednesday. The construction and manufac

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Nikkei flat; investors on sidelines ahead of Japan-US meet

TOKYO | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST

Japanese shares were flat on Tuesday morning as investors turned cautious ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump in which Tokyo fears the latter may link

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Pakistan says India's charge of inciting Sikh pilgrims wrong

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST

Pakistan on Tuesday rejected as "falsehood" the Indian charge of "attempts to incite Sikh pilgrims" to raise the issue of Khalistan.

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Blast near Indian Embassy field office in Nepal (Lead)

Kathmandu |Tuesday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST

A pressure cooker bomb went off near the Indian Embassy field office in Nepal's Biratnagar late on Monday damaging the walls of the premises, Nepal Police has said. No one has claimed responsibility.

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