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Saudi Crown Prince welcomes India- Pakistan ceasefire understanding

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has welcomed the India-Pakistan joint statement which called for strict observance of ceasefire along the border, reported Dawn

Maldives bars entry of work visa holders from South Asia

As the renewed wave of Covid infections continues to engulf South Asian countries, authorities in the Maldives have decided to bar entry of people of the region holding its work visa, reported Raajje TV

Nepal in high-level talks with India to ensure continuous food supplies

Nepal is holding high-level talks with India to ensure continuous food shipments amid concerns that the COVID-19 crisis there may disrupt supply in the import-dependent landlocked country

Pakistan demands probe into uranium seizure in India

Expressing serious concern over uranium seizure from unauthorized persons in India, Pakistan on Saturday demanded a thorough investigation into the matter

No chance of getting five million Covid vaccines from India: Nepal

The Nepal government has said there was no possibility of importing five million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from India soon, The Himalayan Times reported

Sri Lanka condemns bomb attack on ex Maldives president

Sri Lanka has condemned the terrorist attack on former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, and expressed solidarity with the island nation’s people and government

Pakistan seals Durand Line with Afghanistan to stem Covid spread

Pakistan this week sealed the Torkham land crossing with Afghanistan in an attempt to control the passage of new variants of the coronavirus into the country

Hospitals running low on oxygen in Nepal

Hospitals across Lumbini province in Nepal are struggling to admit patients now as they all are facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid increasing Covid-19 patients, reported The Himalayan Times

Indian high commission thanks Sri Lankan clergy for praying for India

The Indian High Commission in Colombo has expressed “sincere gratitude” to the  Sri Lankan Budhist clergy and people of the island nation that have been praying for the wellbeing of India, reported Colombopage

Sri Lanka bars entry of Indian nationals

Authorities in Sri Lanka have barred Indian nationals from entering the country in the wake of a disastrous surge in Covid-19 cases in India, reported Daily Mirror

Pakistan PM lauds working of Indian embassies, reprimands its own diplomats

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded the working of Indian embassies in foreign countries, saying they work better and remain engaged to attract foreign investment in India. He advised Pakistani diplomats to adopt course corrections in their functioning

Malaysia to ban flights from South Asian countries

Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country, plans to ban the entry of nationals from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The country has already banned flights from India, reported Dhaka Tribune

Vaccine agreement with India broken, says Bangladesh minister

Bangladesh Planning Minister MA Mannan has said that the agreement to import the Covid-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India (SII) has become virtually ineffective, Dhaka Tribune reported

India, EU reiterate call for immediate and permanent ceasefire in Afghanistan

India and the European Union (EU) have called for an immediate, permanent and comprehensive nationwide ceasefire in Afghanistan, IBNS said

Sri Lanka opposition leader asks government to get priorities right

Sajith Premadasa, the leader of opposition in Sri Lanka, asked the Sri Lankan government to get its priorities right, suggesting they should focus more on spending money on treating Covid-19 rather than on purchasing new helicopters from Russia

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