India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

Jammu, March 4 : The Indian and Pakistani forces traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district late on Saturday, Defence Ministry sources said here on Sunday. “Pakistan Army resorted to heavy unprovoked shelling and firing in Balakote sector. “They used small arms, automatics and mortars to target […]

Bahrain arrests 116 ‘terrorists’ with links to Iran

Manama, March 3 : Security authorities in Bahrain arrested 116 suspected terrorist with Iranian links in an operation to combat terrorism and external interference in the country’s internal affairs, according to a government statement on Saturday. The individuals were arrested for wide range of terror crimes, including planning and executing terror attacks as well as […]

3 opposition party’s MPs among 17 arrested in Maldives protests

Male, March 3 : The Maldives opposition denounced on Saturday the arrest of 17 protesters, including three MPs of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), in the latest round of defiance against the emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen a month ago. The opposition, led by the MDP, said in a joint statement that police had […]

Framework Agreement with NSCN-IM confidence-building step: Rijiju

New Delhi, March 3 : Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has said that the Framework Agreement signed between the government and the NSCN-IM in August 2015 is a “confidence- building step” that has helped take the talks forward and expressed hope of reaching a settlement soon to the Naga issue. “The Framework […]

Warplanes bomb Eastern Ghouta before start of new truce

Damascus, March 3 : Unidentified warplanes on Saturday bombed several parts of Eastern Ghouta, the main stronghold of the opposition on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, causing an unknown number of casualties shortly before the start of the fifth consecutive day of a humanitarian truce. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that […]

India, Vietnam to work for open, prosperous Indo-Pacific

New Delhi, March 3 : In what can be seen as a strong signal to China, India and Vietnam on Saturday agreed to work for an independent, open and prosperous Indo-Pacific region as the two sides signed three agreements, including one on enhancing bilateral economy and trade. “We will work together for an independent, open […]