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Monsoon floods and landslides threaten...

Monsoon floods and landslides threaten...

South Asia

Sat, Mar 10 2018

Nearly 700,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since last August to escape a military crackdown in...

India's top court upholds passive euthanasia...

India's top court upholds passive euthanasia...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

The court has also permitted individuals to decide against artificial life support, should the need arise,...

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy...

Pakistan under pressure to rein in blasphemy...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

Pakistan is under new international pressure to curb Islamic extremism, and activists at home say one...

Suicide bomber kills at least nine in...

Suicide bomber kills at least nine in...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

This is the third suicide attack in the city in a fortnight

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk walks...

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk walks...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

The monk was arrested in November over a rally he held outside the US Embassy in Yangon in April 2016...

Biplab Deb takes oath as Tripura’s chief...

Biplab Deb takes oath as Tripura’s chief...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

Biplab Deb is the first BJP chief minister of Tripura

Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of...

Sri Lanka steps up security ahead of...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

Unrest escalated when a Muslim man was found dead in a burnt building on Tuesday, with an island-wide...

Senior Myanmar official rejects 'ethnic...

Senior Myanmar official rejects 'ethnic...

South Asia

Fri, Mar 9 2018

An estimated 700,000 Rohingya have fled over the border to Bangladesh since an army crackdown was launched...

Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim...

Mosque, shops attacked in anti-Muslim...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 8 2018

Parliament on Tuesday issued an apology to the island's Muslim minority for the latest violence targeting...

UN rights chief calls for Myanmar war...

UN rights chief calls for Myanmar war...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 8 2018

The Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council has set up multiple investigations and fact-finding missions...

Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland chief...

Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland chief...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 8 2018

Earlier, Neuphio Rio served as Nagaland Chief Minister for three separate terms

India fast ramping up naval clout

India fast ramping up naval clout

South Asia

Thu, Mar 8 2018

Given China's superior financial strength, India has had to pick up the pace in many sectors of its naval...

Curfew in Sri Lankan tourist town of...

Curfew in Sri Lankan tourist town of...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 8 2018

Communal tensions in Sri Lanka have grown in the past year with some hardline Buddhist groups accusing...

India, with eye on China ties, bans...

India, with eye on China ties, bans...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

The Dalai Lama has lived mostly in Dharamsala, where his supporters run a small government in exile and...

Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist...

Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

Some of the violence has been instigated over social media with postings appearing on Facebook threatening...

Rakhine leader faces Myanmar court after...

Rakhine leader faces Myanmar court after...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

Members of the ethnic Rakhine Buddhist population are accused of assisting the military in a campaign...

UN: Acts of genocide suspected against...

UN: Acts of genocide suspected against...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine into Bangladesh since insurgent attacks sparked a security...

Neiphiu Rio to take oath as Nagaland...

Neiphiu Rio to take oath as Nagaland...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

Rio received support from 12 legislators of BJP, one of Janata Dal (United) and an independent legislator...

By rewriting history, Hindu nationalists...

By rewriting history, Hindu nationalists...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

The government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a committee of scholars to prove that Hindus...

India sanctions 1,185 outposts along...

India sanctions 1,185 outposts along...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 7 2018

A protection grid will continuously monitor and evaluate threats along the border

Muhith skeptical of Rohingya...

Muhith skeptical of Rohingya...

South Asia

Tue, Mar 6 2018

'Although they (the DFID delegation) wanted to visit Myanmar as well, the authorities denied them entry...