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  • *Modi takes aim at supporters of "terrorism" in Pakistan. *As he speaks, gunmen attack police station in Kashmir. NEW DELHI, Aug 15- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence Day speech on Monday, ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Indian-ruled Kashmir.

  • Pakistani lawyers carry the body of a colleague on a stretcher after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta.

    Attack struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta.

  • Bomb blast kills 53 in Pakistan hospital

    A massive bomb exploded in a government-run hospital in the southwest part of Pakistan, killing 53 people and wounding dozens.

  • COLOMBO, July 21- Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft. State-owned SriLankan Airlines aims to reduce its debt and is looking for an international partner to...

  • COLOMBO, July 21- Sri Lanka's cash-strapped national airline is in talks to lease four of its Airbus A330 planes to Pakistan International Airlines Corp, a government minister said on Thursday, months after cancelling an order for four Airbus A350 aircraft. "A team from the airline is in Pakistan for negotiations. We will lease one A330, latest next month, on wet...

  • *Pakistan has world's fifth-highest TB rate. ISLAMABAD, July 20- Swiss pharmaceuticals firm Novartis AG said it has stopped making tuberculosis drugs in Pakistan in a dispute over pricing, prompting fears of a health crisis due to a shortage of drugs in a country with the world's fifth-highest TB rates. Of 18 companies licensed to manufacture TB drugs in...

  • Pakistan-China Economy

    Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz says the China-Pakistan economic corridor is a holistic initiative to improve trade, investment and cooperation.

  • Tour guide rides on camel, walking on the desert at sunset. The Mingsha Shan desert (Mount Mingsha) is a part of the ancient silk road.

    More than 70 countries and international organizations are taking part in China's Belt and Road (B&R) investment projects.

  • *Pakistan boasts Asia's best performing stock market in 2016. After a turbulent decade in which Islamist militants staged frequent gun and bomb attacks on cities, some investors still refuse to visit Pakistan and insist on meeting Saigol in Dubai. "Most people have never been to Pakistan.

  • *Low concentration of smartphones hampers Uber in Pakistan. LAHORE, Pakistan, June 20- As taxi hailing giant Uber enters Pakistan, a little-known local competitor is counting on a mix of new ideas and old technology to tap what could be a big chunk of the market: low-income residents who travel in rickshaws, not cabs. Pakistan has more than 130 million cellphone...

  • Pakistan EM status

    Acadian Asset Management's Asha Mehta says Pakistan has been a stable and well-performing market, with a liquidity profile that meets MSCI's criteria.

  • Pakistani stockbrokers during a trading session at the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE).

    Beijing could take a few pointers from Pakistan, which gained entry into MSCI's popular Emerging Markets Index while mainland shares were left out.

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a closer security relationship between his country and the United States on Wednesday, in an address to the U.S. Congress stressing the importance of warming ties between the two countries. He dedicated much of the speech to the importance of fighting terrorism, thanking Congress for U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, June 8- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a closer security relationship between his country and the United States on Wednesday, in an address to the U.S. Congress stressing the importance of warming ties between the two countries. He dedicated much of the speech to the importance of fighting terrorism, thanking Congress for U.S....

  • Almost 46 million people are living as slaves globally, with the greatest number in India, according to the Global Slavery Index released on Tuesday.

  • Nawaz Sharif, leader of political party Pakistan Muslim League-N

    "It's natural and understandable that the Prime Minister will be off from any activities when [he] is actually operated on by the doctors."

  • Narendra Modi announcing $500M in Iranian Port of Chabahar

    The strategic southern Iranian Port of Chabahar will open a sea-land access route to central Asia.

  • President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani shake hands after they signed Chabahar transit agreement in Tehran, Iran on May 23, 2016.

    India's also signed an agreement with Iran and Afghanistan to develop a transport and transit corridor between the three countries through Chabahar.

  • BEIRUT, May 23- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pledged up to $500 million to develop the southern Iran port of Chabahar, in a move to give his country trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and central Asia. The deal, which runs in conjunction with the development of road and rail links through Iran to Afghanistan, also represented a strategic victory for...

  • LONDON, May 23- Pakistan will begin the marketing process next month to sell a 49 percent stake in Pakistan International Airlines and plans to list shares in several power utility firms this year, privatisation minister Mohammad Zubair said on Monday. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had made the privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines a top goal when...