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  • *Indian move creates scarcity in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal. MUMBAI/ DHAKA, Dec 1- Asian countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia are struggling to secure supplies of onions after the world's biggest exporter India restricted overseas sales amid limited availability in the global market. Onions grab space in almost every Asian kitchen as they are used as the...

  • Pakistan head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) organisation Hafiz Saeed waves to supporters as he leaves a court in Lahore on November 21, 2017.

    A Pakistani court ordered an end to Hafiz Saeed's house arrest, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks that killed 166 people.

  • India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs U.S. President Donald Trump as they give joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 26, 2017.

    The White House has to help New Delhi on the issues that it cares about, experts say.

  • *Muslims not allowed to consume alcohol in Pakistan. ISLAMABAD, Nov 8- Neighbours say when three men kicked down the doors and burgled the home of a North Korean diplomat in Islamabad last month, it took them more than three hours to lug out their booty: thousands of bottles of Scotch whisky, beer and French wine. Police and witnesses said they brought three cars and a...

  • *Pakistan ready to award contract for eighth nuclear reactor. *Pakistan wants to get 20 pct of its power from nuclear. ABU DHABI, Oct 31- Pakistan plans to build at least three to four big reactors as it targets nuclear power capacity of 8,800 megawatts by 2030, the country's atomic energy commission chairman said.

  • ISLAMABAD/ LONDON, Oct 30- Exxon Mobil has pulled out of a major project in Pakistan, in a potential blow to plans to boost imports of liquefied natural gas after years of winter shortages. A senior Pakistani government official put the chances of success for the project, set to be Pakistan's third and biggest by import capacity, at 10-20 percent due to the...

  • A Chinese resident walks out of her house her house next to a coal fired power plant on November 26, 2015 in Shanxi, China.

    Pollution kills at least 9 million people every year and “threatens the continuing survival of human societies,” according to a new study.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to members of the media at the State Department October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. wants to deepen cooperation with India given negative Chinese influence.

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • Speaking on Wednesday, less than a month before President Donald Trump is due to make his first state visit to China, Tillerson said the United States had begun to discuss creating alternatives to Chinese infrastructure financing in Asia. In another comment likely to upset Beijing, he said Washington saw room to invite others, including Australia, to join U.S.-...

  • U.S. Marine advisors board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter after a train, advise and assist mission at the Helmand Provincial Police Headquarters in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, July 9, 2017.

    The Defense secretary said Tuesday coalition forces have "blunted" enemy groups in Afghanistan but conceded violence remains a challenge.

  • General Atomics' Guardian drone, which is the maritime version of the company's Predator B or MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle.

    New Delhi wants to buy unmanned aerial vehicles from the U.S. — a move likely intended to monitor Chinese activity in the Indian Ocean.

  • Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, September 22, 2017.

    At the United Nations in New York, India denounced Pakistan as "the land of pure terror," Newsweek reports.

  • Rome's Muslim Community rallies during a demonstration in support of Rohingya Muslims on September 18, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

    India wants to deport 40,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees amid concerns of terror threats, a move that could impact New Delhi's superpower aims.

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • Harsh Madhok, who runs a clothing business in Jaipur, a city of three million people, had read about internet shutdowns elsewhere in India. Now he was in the middle of one in his city in central India, as authorities tried to damp down unrest following a traffic incident that led to clashes between police and locals. According to a database maintained by the Software...

  • LAHORE, Sept 12- In campaigning for a Pakistan by-election seen as a test of support for ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the most visible figure is not on the ballot: Sharif's daughter, Maryam, widely touted as his political heir-apparent. This past weekend, crowds mobbed Maryam's car and threw rose petals as she crisscrossed the eastern city of Lahore...