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Rs 250b Indian highway corridors to link trade points with Bangladesh

FE Online Desk December 25, 2017 19:49:16

India will link its major highway corridors to international trade points at a cost of Rs 250 billion to facilitate trade with Bangladesh and other bordering countries. Indian Road Transport and High...

Vietnam braces for 'Tembin' that killed 230 in Philippine

-- December 25, 2017 15:30:38

Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that...

Xmas tragedy: 20 die in Philippines bus crash

-- December 25, 2017 12:17:15

At least 20 people have been killed and 24 others injured when a passenger bus collided head-on with a mini-bus carrying people on the way to Christmas Mass at a popular church in Agoo town, 200 kilom...

Blast near Kabul intelligence agency kills six

-- December 25, 2017 12:09:56

A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul today, killing six civilians, officials said. The attacker struck at a time when worker...

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

BBC December 25, 2017 09:40:41

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has ordered to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In a Facebook post, Mr Morales said the decision was taken after he had spoken with Israel's PM Be...

Iran parliament recognises Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

-- December 24, 2017 21:41:21

The Iranian parliament has recognised Jerusalem as "eternal capital of Palestine" and approved a draft legislation in this regard. Iran's State TV said some 187 out of 233 lawmakers in attendance vot...

Roadside bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan

FE Online Desk  December 24, 2017 19:17:49

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed seven civilians in the southern Helmand province, reports Fox News.Haji Salam Khan, a provincial council member, said Sunday's explosion killed seven ci...

Largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight

-- December 24, 2017 17:13:38

The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China's AG600, has made a successful one-hour maiden flight. The plane, roughly the size of a Boeing 737 but with four turboprop engines, lifted off from Zhuh...

37 die in Philippine shopping mall fire

-- December 24, 2017 16:58:56

At least 37 people died in a fire at a shopping mall in Philippines on Sunday, local city government officials said on Sunday. The vice mayor of the southern city of Davao, Paolo Duterte, said the ch...

10 die as buses crash into van in Pakistan

-- December 24, 2017 13:40:28

10 people have been killed and 17 others wounded when two speeding buses coming from the rear side collided and crashed into a van on a highway in central Pakistan, police say. Local police Chief Ar...

Philippine mudslide toll mounts to 200

-- December 24, 2017 12:12:38

Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom appar...

Singaporean president’s car escapes summon

-- December 24, 2017 11:48:11

Officers providing security protection to the president and other senior political leaders have been reminded to make sure their security convoys comply with traffic rules, without compromising the sa...

Myanmar, accused of crackdown, invited to US-Thai military exercise

-- December 24, 2017 11:28:46

The Myanmar military accused of ethnic cleansing against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has been invited back as an observer in a major multinational military exercise next year led by...

New UN sanctions an act of war, says N Korea

-- December 24, 2017 11:20:31

The latest UN sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to pu...

Fire sweeps through Philippine mall killing 37

-- December 24, 2017 09:31:33

Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call center, city government officials said on Sunday. The vice mayor of the southern city...

Fire sweeps through Philippine mall killing dozens

-- December 24, 2017 09:27:13

Fire swept through a shopping mall in the Philippines killing at least 37 people, most of them workers at a call center, city government officials said on Sunday. The vice mayor of the southern city...

Passenger train derails in southern India

-- December 23, 2017 17:04:49

A passenger train derailed in the southern Indian state of Telangana Saturday, railway officials said. There has been no report of any casualty in the incident so far, but the accident has affected r...

US threats against Pakistan can affect existing cooperation: ISPR

-- December 23, 2017 15:31:55

The United States' threats against Pakistan with respect to the latter's alleged support for militant groups can harm the existing coordination and cooperation between the two countries, said Director...

India for regional connectivity: VK Singh

-- December 23, 2017 15:07:09

Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (retd) Dr Vijay Kumar Singh said India is steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation, connectivity and economic integration. India believes...

Suu Kyi’s Myanmar detains 29 journalists in 20 months

FE Online Desk December 23, 2017 14:21:59

Myanmar has detained at least 29 journalists in the 20 months since Suu Kyi came to power. Most have since been released on bail, the frequency of arrests - along with the detention of two Reuters re...

China, Gambia agree on closer cooperation

-- December 23, 2017 14:05:42

China is set to promote cooperation with Gambia in agricultural technology, fishery processing, infrastructure development and tourism to achieve win-win results, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Fr...

Int’l community should help resolve Rohingya issue: China

-- December 23, 2017 14:05:23

China called upon the international community to play a constructive role in helping Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya issue instead of 'complicating' the matter. "We believe that the inter...

32 die as bus plunges into Rajasthan river

-- December 23, 2017 12:01:44

At least 32 people have been killed and 7 others injured after a bus carrying passengers veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in Sawai Madhopur district of the northern Indian state Rajasthan...

Over 100 dead in Philippine mudslides

Reuters December 23, 2017 11:56:09

A tropical storm in the southern Philippines triggered mudslides and flash floods that killed more than 100 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.  The...

Persecution of Rohingyas: Lancet seeks UNSC actions

FE Report December 23, 2017 10:53:55

The prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to investigate the 'apparent' crimes being committed against humanity in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, impose appr...

Iran's moral police arrest 230 partygoers

-- December 23, 2017 10:14:29

Iran's moral police have arrested 230 people at two winter solstice celebration parties in Tehran. The shortest day of the year is traditionally celebrated in Iran, where it is known as Yalda. Col Z...

Two Palestinians die in clashes with Israeli troops

-- December 23, 2017 09:53:26

Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians and wounded about 60 with live fire on Friday, the Health Ministry in Gaza said, as protests intensified against Washington’s recognition of Je...

UN slaps fresh sanctions on North Korea

-- December 23, 2017 09:38:40

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its Nov. 29 intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products an...

Japan births fall record low

-- December 22, 2017 21:05:13

The number of births in Japan this year has fallen to its lowest since records began more than a century ago with about 941,000 new babies, the health ministry said on Friday, proof if any were needed...

Pakistan closes 27 NGOs

-- December 22, 2017 18:41:14

Pakistan has ordered 27 international aid groups to conclude operations for doing work 'beyond mandate'. Country's Interior Affairs Minister Talal Chaudhury said the reason for shutting down the NGOs...