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  • Pakistan to hold general election on July 25 -...
    on May 27, 2018 at 2:57 am

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will hold a general election on July 25 and President Mamnoon Hussain has approved the date, electoral officials said on Saturday, as the government enters its final week in office. […]

  • Afghanistan registers candidates for long-delayed...
    on May 26, 2018 at 11:31 am

    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan launched the registration of candidates for parliamentary and district elections on Saturday, taking another step towards a long-delayed ballot that has been threatened by deadly attacks on voter registration centres. […]

  • Exclusive: Pakistan seeks economic lifeline with...
    on May 26, 2018 at 7:07 am

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan expects to obtain fresh Chinese loans worth $1-2 billion to help it avert a balance of payments crisis, Pakistani government sources said, in another sign of Islamabad's growing reliance on Beijing for financial support. […]

  • Sri Lanka accepts $1 billion, eight-year...
    on May 25, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka has accepted an eight-year China Development Bank $1 billion syndicated loan to repay loans maturing this year, two top Finance Ministry officials said on Friday. […]

  • Bangladesh PM urges India to put pressure on...
    on May 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    KOLKATA (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged India on Friday to lean on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees who are camped in her country in the tens of thousands. […]