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Last updated: Monday, March 02, 2015 4:40:06 PM

Myanmar upgrades six major airports
Yangon, March 2 (IANS) Myanmar has upgraded six major airports in terms of safety and security by installing new equipment, an official report said on Monday.

Monday, March 02, 2015 11:44:13 AM

North Korea fires short-range missiles
Seoul, March 2 (IANS) North Korea fired two short-range missiles into its eastern waters Monday when South Korea and the US launched their joint annual war games, a media report said.

Monday, March 02, 2015 7:30:05 AM

IS releases 19 abducted Christian Assyrians
Damascus, March 2 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday released 19 Christian Assyrians they had kidnapped last month, a monitoring group reported.

Monday, March 02, 2015 3:10:20 AM

Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government.

Monday, March 02, 2015 1:22:30 AM

Lebanon to shelter Assyrians fleeing IS
Beirut, March 1 (IANS) Lebanon said on Sunday that Assyrian Christians fleeing the Islamic State (IS) militants were welcome to take refuge in the country, considering their exceptional humanitarian case.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 11:00:03 PM

Iran to help facilitate Google's services in Gulf
Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iran said on Sunday that it was ready to cooperate with information technology (IT) companies like Google to facilitate their services in the country and the Persian Gulf region.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 10:48:04 PM

Bangladesh to seek FBI's help in Avijit Roy murder probe
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali Sunday said it has decided to take help of the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the probe into writer-blogger Avijit Roy's murder following Washington's offer.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 9:08:03 PM

Terror attack planned for Pakistan Day foiled: Police
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Police Sunday said they have foiled a terrorist attack that aimed to the strike the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, media reports said.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 8:56:11 PM

Jaishankar in Bhutan on SAARC yatra
Thimphu, March 1 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar met the Bhutanese leadership, including King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on Sunday on the first stop of his SAARC yatra here as both sides discussed bilateral ties as well as connectivity projects of a sub-regional grouping.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 7:40:04 PM

Warrant issued to search Khaleda's office
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) A Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant to search the office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives harboured there.

Sunday, March 01, 2015 7:36:19 PM

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