More on REGION

Sri Lanka can draw down on USD 400 million swap with India

As part of steps to improve reserves, Sri Lanka can draw down on a 400 million US dollar foreign exchange swap with the Reserve Bank of India in August 2021, the island country’s apex bank chief said

Pakistan SC dismisses case seeking inquiry into death of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India

Pakistan’s apex court has dismissed a petition on Thursday seeking an inquiry into the death of 11 Pakistani Hindus in India, arguing that the court “can’t give any instruction on a policy matter” to the government

Pakistan National Assembly passes bill giving right of appeal to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadav

The Pakistan government on Thursday got approval for a law providing the right of appeal to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav as also 20 other legislations including the controversial Elections (Amendment) Bill 2020 in the National Assembly, ignoring the opposition’s strong protest and boycott

India stresses on private sector’s role in economic partnership with Sri Lanka

India is ready for an economic partnership with Sri Lanka and underscores the importance of private sector participation in economic and commercial bilateral partnership between the two neighbors, Indian High commissioner Gopal Baglay said in Colombo

Shahpur-Kandi dam coming up in Jammu & Kashmir-Punjab border truly implements Indus Waters Treaty of 1960: Indian minister

India's Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, has said that Shahpur Kandi National Project coming up along the border between Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab vindicates the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) of 1960 between India and Pakistan

Pakistan, Afghanistan extend trade deal as negotiation for fresh deal drag on

Pakistan and Afghanistan have decided to further extend their trade agreement, the Afghanistan Pakistan Trade Transit Agreement (APTTA), for six more months as negotiations for a fresh deal drag on

Pakistan security forces seize passport, mobile phones of PSP leader accused of being RAW facilitator

Pakistan security forces have seized the passport and mobile phones from Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Anis Advocate, accusing him of involvement in the training of party activists allegedly through the Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

Dhaka, Karachi among top ten least liveable cities

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, and Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, are among the top ten least liveable cities in the Asia-Pacific region as per the 2021 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU) Global Liveability Ranking

'We can't do business with an Indian company': Pakistan cabinet turns down PTV’s request for telecast of England series

The Pakistan cabinet has turned down its national broadcaster’s request to enter into a contract with Indian companies to telecast Pakistan’s upcoming cricketing series with England, saying it can’t have relations with India until it restored the old status of Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan warns India not to undertake any further 'division, bifurcation or demographic changes' in Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistan has warned India not to undertake any "further division, bifurcation and demographic changes" in Jammu and Kashmir, saying its actions violated international law and relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions

British PM Boris Johnson dials Pakistan PM Imran Khan; Afghanistan, climate issues discussed

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and his British counterpart Boris Johnson held a telephonic conversation where the two leaders discussed Afghanistan, climate change among other issues of bilateral importance

‘Misunderstandings’ with India resolved, says Nepal PM Oli

In what seems a change of stance driven possibly by the current domestic political situation, Nepal's Prime Minister K P Oli has said that he had "resolved” misunderstandings with India, and the two countries should move forward

Black carbon deposits melting glaciers in HKHK region spread over five South Asian nations and China

Adverse impacts of climate change are being aggravated by black carbon deposits coming from industries, vehicles, and cooking practices thereby accelerating the melting of glaciers in the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, and the Karakorum (HKHK) ranges spread across six nations including five in South Asia, says a new World Bank report

Senior Pakistani politicians deny links with espionage suspects

Senior Pakistani politicians Farooq Sattar and Anis Ahmed Khan Advocate appeared before investigators belonging to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and recorded their statements denying any links with two held suspects Islamabad claims were trained by Indian intelligence agency RAW

Pakistan reopens Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims in India

Authorities in Pakistan on Sunday announced that the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on its side has been reopened, citing reduced cases of coronavirus infections over the last week

Newsletter Subscription

The subscriber's email address.
Stay informed - subscribe to our newsletter.
Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook

DMM Thank you