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New Zealand to extend military deployments to Afghanistan

The New Zealand government on Monday announced an extension of its military training deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as a renewal of three peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and Africa.

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India, Russia set two-way investment target of $50 bn

India and Russia have set a new two-way investment target of $50 billion by 2025 following a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov here on Friday during which bilateral cooperation across various sectors was reviewed.

Bhutan holds primary round of general elections

Bhutan went to the polls on Saturday in the primary round of its third general elections since it became a democracy in 2008.  

Rajapaksa expected to win 2020 Sri Lanka polls

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been predicted to win the next parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka due in mid-2020,  local media quoted a report as saying.

Turkey to support Pakistan on Kashmir at UN

 Turkey has assured Pakistan of complete support in the UN its quest for a "peaceful solution" to the long-standing issue of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Indian cities, states step up climate action plans

At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.


Chinese company bids for monorail in Kathmandu

A Chinese company has submitted the feasibility study report of a proposed monorail in Kathmandu city, taking forward China’s efforts to develop infrastructure in Nepal, as they are seekin...