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  • Lisa Curtis gets key White House position on South Asia

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has selected Lisa Curtis, a senior think tank expert, to advise the White House on South Asian affairs, which includes Pakistan’s relations with the United States and its dealings with India and Afghanistan...

    As Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the White House National Security Council, she will be in a unique position to influence President Donald Trump’s policy decisions on South...

  • Hyderabad to have another museum as culture dept gets possession of Mukhi House

    HYDERABAD: Mukhi House, built in 1920 by prominent figure of Hyderabad, Mukhi Jethanand, has been handed over to the Sindh government, which will convert it to Hyderabad Museum...

    Speaking to the media, she said that an amount of Rs25 million was being allocated for the repair, rehabilitation and renovation of the proposed museum now when the Mukhi House had formally been handed over to the department...

  • Tremors felt across South Asia

    A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 24 people, including 12 schoolgirls, seven people in the eastern province of Nangarhar, two in Nuristan province in the northeast and three in eastern Kunar province, officials said...

    The epicentre of the earthquake was near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from the capital Kabul and at a depth of 213
  • Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

    RIYADH: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence...

    The chief US diplomat flew into King Salman Air Base a little more than a week after US President Donald Trump unveiled a strategy to contain Iran and compel Tehran to agree to close...
  • Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

    NEW DELHI: The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said on Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region’s worst monsoon disaster in recent years...

    Every year hundreds die in landslides and floods during the monsoon season that hits India’s southern tip in early June and sweeps across the South Asia region for four months...

  • South Asia becomes global LNG hotspot

    DHAKA: South Asia, long a backwater for energy markets, is emerging as a hotspot for liquefied natural gas (LNG), with Pakistan and Bangladesh set to join India as major consumers, helping to ease global oversupply that has dogged this market for years...

    Only India and Pakistan currently import LNG in South Asia, taking in a combined 25 million tonnes, or eight per cent of global demand last year...

  • Aid workers struggle as South Asia floods affect over 16m

    KATHMANDU / GUWAHATI: More than 16 million people have been affected by floods in South Asia, aid workers and officials said, with heavy rains and damaged roads hampering relief efforts amid severe food shortages and a growing risk of waterborne diseases...

    “This is fast becoming one of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years,” said Martin Faller, deputy regional director for Asia Pacific at the...

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