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India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation ...

Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

More than 350 people have now died as a result of flooding and landslides in South Asia brought on by heavy monsoon rains over the past few weeks, officials said Saturday.

May names new minister to try to end immigration scandal

May names new minister to try to end immigration scandal

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as interior minister on Monday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

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

At least 700 people killed in South Asia floods

At least 700 people killed in South Asia floods

The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods on Sunday, officials said.

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing Co said on Monday it expects Indian airlines to order up to 2,100 new aircraft worth $290bn over the next 20 years, calling it the highest-ever forecast for Asia's third-largest economy.

Pentagon will not pay Pakistan military reimbursements this year

Pentagon will not pay Pakistan military reimbursements this year

The Pentagon will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network.

Pakistan asks India for 'evidence' on mutilation

Pakistan asks India for 'evidence' on mutilation

The Pakistani Army on Tuesday asked India to share "actionable evidence" of its allegations that the bodies of two Indian soldiers were mutilated in the disputed region of Kashmir.

 India says two soldiers killed, mutilated by Pakistani troops

India says two soldiers killed, mutilated by Pakistani troops

India's army accused Pakistani troops of killing two of its soldiers patroling the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday before mutilating their bodies, and vowed to exact revenge.

India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit

India-Pakistan tensions threaten South Asia summit

A key South Asian summit was in doubt on Wednesday after India and three other countries pulled out following a deadly attack on an army base that New Delhi blames on a Pakistan-based group.

Expat remittances from Qatar surged to $10.4bn in 2015

Expat remittances from Qatar surged to $10.4bn in 2015

Qatar accounted for more than $10.4bn in remittances to countries across the globe in 2015, with South Asian countries receiving 70% of remittances from the country, Xpress Money said.

Q-Post launches discounted rates for parcels

Q-Post launches discounted rates for parcels

Qatar Postal Services Company (Q-Post) is offering up to 40% discount for sending international parcels for the next three months.