Christian poet in Bangladesh arrested for 'defamatory' writings

Prominent poet Henry Sawpon was arrested by the police in southern Bangladesh after he was accused of hurting the religious feelings of the country's minority Christian community

Shamima Begum faces death penalty if she enters Bangladesh

Isis bride Shamima Begum could be hanged for terrorism offences if she goes to Bangladesh, the country’s foreign minister said

Kamala Harris banks on black colleges

California Senator Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as “one of the most important aspects" of her life

Bhutan too may give China’s BRI meet a miss

While India has rejected China’s invite for Belt and Road Forum meet, Bhutan is the only country in the immediate neighbourhood which is again holding out against Chinese attempts to rope it in for the event which is likely to be attended by...

Lanka bans face veils after Easter bombings

In the aftermath of the tragic Easter Sunday bombings, President Maithripala Sirisena announced new regulation that have banned Muslim women in Sri Lanka from wearing any form of face veils in public form.

Sri Lanka announces ban after Easter Bombings

In the aftermath of the tragic Easter Sunday bombings, President Maithripala Sirisena announced new regulation that have banned Muslim women in Sri Lanka from wearing any form of face veils in public form. The new rule was announced on Sunday,...

UK to establish new battalion for recruiting Gurkhas

The Theresa May government in the UK last week announced plans to establish a new battalion of Royal Gurkha Rifles, which will start recruiting in 2019. The 3rd Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles will join other members of the Specialist Infantry...

Nepal, Bhutan have to be inclined towards India: army chief Rawat

India's army chief General Bipin Rawat on Sunday said countries like Nepal and Bhutan "have to be inclined towards India because of geography."

Kerala Chief Minister opens trading floor at the London Stock Exchange

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rang the bell at the London Stock Exchange, opening the Market on Friday 17 May, marking the listing of Masala Bonds sold by Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). It is a government owned...

A guide to travel after Brexit

The UK is set to leave the European Union on March 29, in an end to an unbearably long process that has divided the nation. The exit will have profound implications for travelers, and there will be several changes. In a brief guideline to visas...

Pak planning to appoint NSA for talks with India

The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a national security advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out issues hindering the resumption of peace talks between the two nuclear-armed countries,...

Pak airspace to remain shut for Indian flights till May 30

Pakistan has decided not to lift its airspace ban for Indian flights till May 30, as Islamabad is awaiting the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls in India

New reports suggest that Mohammed Emwazi, the Isis terrorist famously known as “Jihadi John” had kidnapped and ordered two schoolboys to strip to their underwear at gunpoint before abandoning them on the motorway.

: Indian-American Rashad Hussain has been appointed as Special Envoy and Coordinator for Strategic Counter-terrorism Communications to expand global engagement and partnerships of the US to counter violent extremism, the state department has...



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