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    China attaches great importance to Colombo port city project: Chinese envoy

    China attaches great importance to Colombo port city project: Chinese envoy


    Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan was addressing a gathering on the occasion of completing the reclamation of the sea within the proximity to the Port of Colombo to create 269 acres of land for the...

    Ambassador Cheng Xueyuan was addressing a gathering on the occasion of completing the reclamation of the sea within the proximity to the Port of Colombo to create 269 acres of land for the project.
    Taliban suicide bomber kills 4, wounds over 100 in Kabul

    Taliban suicide bomber kills 4, wounds over 100 in Kabul


    The blast occurred near the Green Village compound, home to several international organizations. Roads to the area were still blocked by security forces on Tuesday...

    The blast occurred near the Green Village compound, home to several international organizations. Roads to the area were still blocked by security forces on Tuesday morning.
    Four killed, more than 90 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack

    Four killed, more than 90 wounded in Kabul car bomb attack


    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the huge blast, which shook the city, but it comes as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war with the Taliban gather pace. Militants targeted Green Village, located near a busy road in the east of the...

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the huge blast, which shook the city, but it comes as diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war with the Taliban gather pace. Militants targeted Green Village, located near a busy road in the east of the city and where some foreign workers are based, said interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish.
    Sikh, Hindu refugees from Afghanistan torn between identity and livelihood

    Sikh, Hindu refugees from Afghanistan torn between identity and livelihood


    The proposed legislation seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities -- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians -- from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of...

    The proposed legislation seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 to grant Indian citizenship to people from minority communities -- Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians -- from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan after six years of residence in India instead of 12 even if they don't possess any proper document.
    If Trump and Kim can meet, why not other countries: Nepal on stalled Saarc summit

    If Trump and Kim can meet, why not other countries: Nepal on stalled Saarc summit


    Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali cited last year's historic talks between US Prez and North Korean leader in Singapore, saying dialogue was the only way to address differences. It is Pakistan's turn to host the summit but India, citing...

    Nepalese foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali cited last year's historic talks between US Prez and North Korean leader in Singapore, saying dialogue was the only way to address differences. It is Pakistan's turn to host the summit but India, citing continued support to cross-border terrorism by Pak, has maintained that it is difficult to proceed with the summit.
    Nepali women, two sons die in menstruation hut

    Nepali women, two sons die in menstruation hut


    The woman and her two children died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period. Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in...

    The woman and her two children died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period. Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds away from the family home once a month.
    Taliban kill more than 30 members of Afghan security forces and militias

    Taliban kill more than 30 members of Afghan security forces and militias


    The Taliban launched a series of attacks on security checkpoints killing 32 members of the security forces and pro-govt militias. Both sides in have kept up attacks this winter, with the Taliban inflicting a heavy toll on govt forces. On the other hand,...

    The Taliban launched a series of attacks on security checkpoints killing 32 members of the security forces and pro-govt militias. Both sides in have kept up attacks this winter, with the Taliban inflicting a heavy toll on govt forces. On the other hand, the US military and their govt allies have been killing Taliban field commanders with air strikes.
    Sri Lanka struggles to repay record foreign debt: Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Sri Lanka struggles to repay record foreign debt: Ranil Wickremesinghe


    Ranil Wickremesinghe said his government was scrambling to raise $1.9 billion to help service a first debt payment of $2.6 billion, that is due on Monday. Sri Lanka faces $5.9 billion in foreign debt repayments in 2019, a record for the cash-strapped...

    Ranil Wickremesinghe said his government was scrambling to raise $1.9 billion to help service a first debt payment of $2.6 billion, that is due on Monday. Sri Lanka faces $5.9 billion in foreign debt repayments in 2019, a record for the cash-strapped island.
    One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike

    One dead, 50 injured in Bangladesh garment workers strike


    Bangladeshi police Wednesday used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action. Authorities confirmed that one worker was killed and 50 others injured on Tuesday after...

    Bangladeshi police Wednesday used water cannon to disperse 10,000 striking garment workers who were blocking a major highway in a fourth day of industrial action. Authorities confirmed that one worker was killed and 50 others injured on Tuesday after police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at some 5,000 workers protesting in Dhaka.