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India, China hold strategic dialogue, hail momentum in ties


BEIJING: India on Monday assured China of its commitment to consolidate strategic bilateral ties based on mutual trust as well as sensitiveness to each other’s concerns and aspirations, as

‘Sri Lanka has no faith in international probe’

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government Saturday said it has no fait h in an international investigation into the alleged human rights abuses occurred during the civil war in the country.

21 killed, 45 injured in Iraq violence

BAGHDAD: At least 21 people were killed and 45 wounded in separate violent attacks across Iraq Saturday, police and medical sources said.

No replacement for new UN envoy: Iran

TEHRAN: Iran does not have any replacement for its newly-proposed UN ambassador who has been denied entry visa by the US, the Iranian government said Saturday.

Co-pilot of missing plane made mid-air phone call: report

KUALA LUMPUR: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8.

22 missing after Indonesian boat capsizes

JAKARTA: As many as 22 people have been missing since Tuesday in Indonesia's Papua province as their boat sunk after getting hit by huge waves, local media reported Friday.

Kerry to attend talks with EU, Russia and Ukraine

GENEVA: US Secretary of State John Kerry will join the four-party talks over Ukraine situation scheduled to be held next week in Geneva, a statement from US mission in Geneva said Friday.

Searchers confident signals are from missing jet: Australian PM


PERTH: Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian  jet are “confident” about the position of the aircraft’s black box to within “some kilometres” and the signals detected recently emanated from it, the Australian Prime Minister said Friday.

Differences with BJP a mediaa speculation: Rajan


WASHINGTON: Brushing aside as “speculation” that he has differences with the leaders of BJP, widely expected to form the next government, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said they are “media invention”.

Over 20 killed, nearly 70 injured in blast in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: Over 20 people were killed and nearly 70 others injured on Wednesday in a blast that ripped through a bustling fruit market on the outskirts of the Pakistan’s capital,