Thailand launches TV channel for Muslims

Bangkok (IINA Report) Thailand’s government has launched the first Malay-language television channel geared toward the insurgency-plagued south’s Muslim-majority audience. Muslims in Thailand’s southernmost Muslim-dominated provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat say they... Read more »

Ten Afghan police officers killed in suicide bombing

Ten police officers, including the local counter-terrorism chief, were killed in a suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan on Saturday. Shortly after 5 p.m. (1230 GMT) a man driving a motorbike detonated a... Read more »

India-Pakistan water talks likely in March

As tension over ceasefire violations shows signs of dissipating, India has proposed that the next round of talks between water resources secretaries is held in March. The government earlier wanted the talks... Read more »

Minister Peiris calls on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Colombo; Minister of External Affairs Prof. GL Peiris who is currently in New Delhi in connection with the 8th Session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission called on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan... Read more »

Pakistan seeks US explanation on drone manual

Pakistan has asked the United States to halt its highly controversial drone campaign. The issue was raised by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in a meeting with Richard Olson, the US ambassador... Read more »

Tahirul Qadri ends protest after deal with government

Islamabad, Jan 18, 2013: Tehrik-e-Minhajul Qauran chief Allama Tahir ul Qadri announced to lift the four-day siege of capital after he reached an agreement with the government. After successful negotiations with the... Read more »

Thousands join Pakistan’s ‘Long March’

Thousands of protesters, led by a Canada-based Pakistani cleric, have begun to march toward the capital Islamabad from the city of Lahore to demand key reforms ahead of elections. Hundreds of cars,... Read more »

Protests against Quetta carnage continue across the country

KARACHI: A strike was observed on Sunday in most parts of the country including Karachi, Multan, Hyderabad, Lahore, Islamabad and Quetta against Thursday’s blasts in Balochistan’s provincial capital. Pakistani Prime Minister Raja... Read more »

Pakistanis watch over 96 bomb dead for second night

Talks between Pakistani officials and Shi’ite leaders on Saturday failed to quell a protest that brought thousands onto cold, wet streets for a second night to watch over the bodies of 96... Read more »

Double suicide attack kills four in Afghan south

Two Taliban suicide bombers targeted a community meeting at a major border town in southern Afghanistan, killing at least four people and wounding 15 others, local officials said on Sunday. The meeting... Read more »

British court detains Nepali colonel accused of torture

A Nepali army colonel was remanded in custody by a British court on Saturday after being charged with torturing two individuals at a military barracks during the Himalayan nation’s decade-long civil war.... Read more »

U.S. drone attack kills 10 in Pakistan – intelligence sources

A U.S. drone strike killed at least 10 people suspected to be Taliban fighters in Pakistan’s northern tribal areas on Sunday, intelligence sources said, days after another drone strike killed a top... Read more »

Malala Yousafzai discharged from UK hospital

The British hospital treating Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls’ education, said Friday that she has been temporarily discharged ahead of surgery. Queen Elizabeth Hospital... Read more »

Gunmen kidnap seven Pakistani soldiers

Gunmen kidnapped seven soldiers from a bus in Pakistan on Wednesday, military officials said, just days after Taliban forces executed 21 pro-government paramilitaries they had seized. The gunmen took the seven soldiers... Read more »

BD moves to boost exports to Iran

Amid continuous down trend of the export volume Bangladesh has moved forward to increase shipment to the sanctions-torn Iran, officials said Sunday. Bangladesh mainly exports raw jute and jute goods to the Muslim nation... Read more »

Pakistan, India exchange prisoner lists

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of Indian prisoners currently held in Pakistani prisons to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Tuesday in accordance with the Agreement on... Read more »

Decision-making forces may delay elections in Pakistan

The decision-making forces in the country are considering postponement of general election, it is learnt. Sources privy to these circles claimed that the elections could be delayed for up to two years.... Read more »

Russia and India made billions-dollars arm deal

Russia and India signed new weapons deals worth billions of dollars Monday as President Vladimir Putin sought to further boost ties with an old ally.  Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... Read more »

South Asia set to liberalise agriculture trade

Negotiations are underway to further reduce the sensitive list under the Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) which may see a liberalisation of agriculture trade too. “There has been an... Read more »

Afghanistan says Pakistan serious about backing peace efforts

Pakistan is genuine about backing the nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government’s goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, a senior Afghan government official told Reuters.... Read more »

Food Security Issues and Challenges in Pakistan

Food security is in fact much more than just food production, distribution and consumption. Food is the top most priority of everybody since our inception. It gives us energy to grow and... Read more »

Turkey to host Afghanistan-Pakistan summit

The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan will hold talks in Turkey on Tuesday and Wednesday in a bid to resolve a row after Kabul claimed an attack against its spy chief was... Read more »

Dr Imran murder case: MQM’s London office raided

Sunday, December 09, 2012 – London—London’s Metropolitan Police has confirmed it raided the Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s office located in Edgeware in connection with MQM leader Imran Farooq’s murder, the BBC reported on Saturday. According... Read more »

Pakistan’s graft image worsens

Islamabad: Corruption situation in Pakistan has worsened as its ranking on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has fallen from 42nd most corrupt country in 2011 to 33rd in 2012. Releasing the... Read more »