Zee News : South Asia (25)

Xi Jinping’s report card: Has met China economic goals but can he keep it going?

China's economy is often measured against that of the United States and is projected to become the largest economy in the world anywhere from between 2018 and 2030. 

Isnilon Hapilon, Islamic State Southeast Asia head, killed in Philippines

The head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, who figures on the US "most wanted terrorists" list, has been killed in the battle to reclaim a militant-held Philippines city, the country`s defence minister said Monday. 

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

Nearly 14,000 children who have lost one or both parents are among the more than half a million Rohingya refugees who crossed in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar, an official said on Sunday.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a source of regional tensions, warns US War College expert

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or the CPEC is going to further escalate regional tensions according to an expert who has served with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army's War College in Washington, DC.

Pakistan withdraws Hafiz Saeed's detention request under anti-terror law

The Pakistan government on Saturday withdrew its request for extending the detention of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed under the anti- terrorism law.

Canadian says child killed, wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

A US-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

Israeli PM 'embraces' Trump's call on Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has congratulated US President Trump for his decision not to re-certify the Iran nuclear deal.

11 Indian crewmen missing after cargo ship sinks in Japan

Three other vessels sailing near the area rescued 15 crew members but 11 others were still missing, a Japanese coastguard spokesman said, adding that the cargo ship has sunk.

India not biggest threat to CPEC, it's corruption in Pakistan: Expert

Corruption, and not India, is the biggest threat for the multi-billion-dollar project, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor , says an expert.

Panama Papers case: Pakistan court defers Nawaz Sharif's indictment after protest by lawyers

An anti-graft court in Pakistan today postponed the indictment of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in Panama Papers case till October 19 due to protests by lawyers.

Hafiz Saeed's detention case: Pak court to hear plea today

The hearing of the prime suspect of the 2008 Mumbai attack, Hafiz Saeed, is to be held on Friday. The Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief has been under house arrest since January 31.

Don’t endorse the Indian viewpoint on CPEC: Pak to US

Iqbal urged the Trump administration to deal with Islamabad on its own merit.

Pakistan defends CPEC, tells US it isn't conspiracy against India

Speaking in Washington, Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is only for economic prosperity, peace and stability.

Pak senators reject raising marriage age for women as 'un-Islamic'

The senate body tasked with examining the amendment decided against it unanimously earlier this week, government senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi told AFP Thursday.

Bangladesh issues warrants for opposition leader's arrest

The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a crackdown on the opposition, arresting leaders and supporters of Zia`s Bangladesh Nationalist Party .

Inappropriate for India to connect terrorism with Pakistan: Chinese media

At a time when the international community is increasingly looking at Pakistan to act against home-grown terrorism, an article on state-owned Chinese website says accusing Pakistan alone won't wipe out terror threat for India. 

We want peace with India but it takes two to tango: Pakistan Army chief

General Qamar Javed Bajwa says belligerent India and an unstable Afghanistan is keeping the region captive.

Pak EC rejects JuD-linked political party Milli Muslim League's registration application

Milli Muslim League is an offshoot of Hafiz Saeed's banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah.

Hafiz Saeed will be freed if no evidence is submitted against him: Lahore court

The Interior Secretary who was expected to bring the documents related to Saeed's detention failed to appear before the court, the Pakistan media reported. 

Saudi women to be fined before lifting of driving ban

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered in September to allow women to drive cars after decades of restricting driving only to male citizens and residents. 

Chinese media welcomes Sitharaman's 'friendly gesture' towards PLA troops

China's official media on Tuesday welcomed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's greeting PLA soldiers at the Sikkim border, saying her "charm offensive" might help break the ice between Chinese and Indian public opinion following the Dokalam standoff.

Pakistan building 'Berlin Wall' along Afghanistan border; Kabul opposes move

Tense relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan boiled over in two divided villages in May during Pakistan`s census survey. 

Rohingya crisis has become regional catastrophe: Bangladesh

Bangladesh said on Tuesday that the Rohingya crisis was no longer Myanmar's internal issue and had become a "regional catastrophe" as it appealed to the international community to take "crucial decisions" to press Naypyitaw to take back about 500,000 refugees living in the country.

Ready for joint operation with US to destroy Haqqani Network: Pakistan

 US President Donald Trump, in August, had accused Pakistan of harbouring "agents of chaos and terror".

Ready for joint operation with US to destroy Haqqani Network: Pakistan

Pakistan is ready for a joint operation with the US to destroy the Haqqani Network if it provides evidence about the presence of safe havens of the dreaded terror outfit in the country, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.