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Dhaka cafe attack masterminds will be nabbed soon: Minister
Dhaka, 26 Aug (IANS) Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday alleged political patronisation behind the terror attacks on a cafe and an Eid congregation here last month, and said the masterminds will be arrested soon.

Friday, August 26, 2016 8:56:04 PM

Pakistan to keep border crossing with Afghanistan shut till apology
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan said on Friday it will keep its border crossing closed with Afghanistan and won't open the border until Afghanistan apologises for burning a Pakistani flag a week ago, a charge the Afghans deny.

Friday, August 26, 2016 8:44:04 PM

With skates on, Turkey could slip into Syrian quagmire (Comment: Special to IANS)
Hakan Fidan, Chief of Turkish Intelligence, did not give much credence to warnings by Russian agencies that a coup to oust President Tayyip Erdogan was in the works. But he shared the information with others on a "need-to-know" basis. In a manner of speaking, he closed the door, a sort of general precaution. He did not send out an alert.

Friday, August 26, 2016 8:10:04 PM

UN Chief to meet war displaced in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will meet war displaced people during a visit to Sri Lanka next week, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:14:04 PM

Japan governor requests shutdown of Sendai nuclear plant
Tokyo, Aug 26 (IANS) In a setback to government efforts to re-start nuclear reactors, a local Japanese governor on Friday asked the Kyushu Electric company to deactivate the two reactors of the Sendai nuclear power plant, one of only two nuclear facilities active in the country.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:08:03 PM

Nepal to give top priority to enhancing ties with India and China
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Nepal's new Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat on Friday said his country will accord top priority to enhancing relations and trust with neighbours India and China.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:04:04 PM

Turkey vows 'total war' against terrorism amid repeated attacks
Ankara, Aug 26 (IANS) With Turkey coming under repeated terror attacks in recent days, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday declared "total war" against terrorism.

Friday, August 26, 2016 7:00:05 PM

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Bengaluru from Jan 7
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9, 2017, it was announced on Friday.

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:46:03 PM

Sri Lanka airlines to face losses due to runway closure
Colombo, Aug 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka's national airline will make a loss of around $50 million in revenue when the only runway at the Colombo airport will be shut during much of the day for three months, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, August 26, 2016 4:34:05 PM

Sharif seeks regional cooperation to end social ills
Islamabad, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday urged countries in the region to work jointly in changing the economic landscape of South Asia and help get people out of the clutches of poverty, illiteracy and other social ills.

Friday, August 26, 2016 4:24:04 PM

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