As Modi meets Xi, China says won’t force India to accept Belt and Road project

Wuhan, April 28: China said on Saturday there is no fundamental difference with India on the issue of “inter-connectivity” and Beijing will “not be too hard” on New Delhi on the issue of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The…

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar: UN

YANGON, April 28: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in the…

South Korea’s spy chief plays key role in historic meeting with North

Seoul, April 28: Shedding tears behind South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after the two leaders announced a historic agreement on Friday was a man who has worked for two decades to set up unlikely…

Kim Jong-un becomes first North Korean supremo to cross into South Korea

Seoul, April 27: South Korean President Moon Jae-in greeted Kim Jong-un, top leader of North Korea on Friday who became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea by crossing the military line that has divided the…

Imposing sanctions on India over defence deal with Russia will hit US: Mattis

Washington, April 27: Defence Secretary Jim Mattis today appealed to the Congress to urgently provide India the national security waiver, saying imposing sanctions on it under a newly-enacted law for buying the S-400 air defence missile system from Russia would…

Trump admin ends special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

Washington, April 27: The Trump administration has decided to terminate the temporary protection status for nearly 9,000 Nepalese immigrants with authorities asking them to leave or find another way to stay in the US to allow for an orderly transition.…

India hands over helicopter, tanks to Bangladesh as 1971 war memorabilia

Dhaka, April 27: India has handed over to Bangladesh a Mi-4 helicopter and two PT-76 tanks as part of the 1971 Liberation War memorabilia. “The gifts are to be showcased at the Bangladesh army and air force museums,” a defence…

Modi-Xi summit an opportunity for ‘genuine’ dialogue: US experts

Washington, April 26: The informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan will provide an opportunity to the two leaders to begin a “genuine” dialogue about issues in Sino-Indian ties, top US experts have…

US warns migrant ‘caravan’ against trying to enter

Washington, April 26: The US has threatened to arrest around 100 Central American migrants if they try to sneak in from the US-Mexico border where they have gathered, prompting President Donald Trump to order troop reinforcements on the frontier. Two…

Sri Lanka imposes liquor, meat ban for Buddhist festival

COLOMBO, april 26: Sri Lanka on Thursday banned the sale of meat and liquor and ordered casinos to close on the Buddha’s birthday in a move to appease the island’s religious majority. The restrictions, which come just days after the…