KABUL: Afghan officials allege that dozens of Pakistani nationals were among more than 400 militants killed in fierce battles in southeastern Ghazni province in the past several days, a claim stoutly denied by Pakistan.
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake resigned on August 10 over corruption charges in a bond scam but maintained he had done no wrong. runanayake resigned ahead of a no-confidence vote requested by a group of opposition legislators.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Dhaka in the first half of September to attend the fourth Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting. The JCC meeting is to review the implementation and progress of decisions taken during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in April this year.
Six new elephant corridors to protect natural nomads
Expressing concern over the increasing number of elephant deaths in India, an international organisation involved in the preservation and protection of these animals globally has stressed the urgent need for a comprehensive policy change in the country to arrest the rapid fall in elephant population.