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  • Rohingya refugees

    Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards

    Myanmar officials visit camps for Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh, in an effort to kickstart a process to repatriate hundreds of thousands who fled an army crackdown last year.

  • Indian SC gives govt 10 days to reveal details

    India's top court yesterday gave the government 10 days to disclose the details of an $8.7-billion military jet deal with France's Dassault Aviation to former ministers and an activist who say the information should be in the public domain.

  • Another blow to Sirisena

    Sri Lanka's attorney general yesterday refused to endorse the president's dismissal of the prime minister for a former strongman accused of rights abuses, the strongest sign yet the move may be unconstitutional.

  • 16 cops jailed for life for killing 42 Muslims

    An Indian court yesterday sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment for rounding up and massacring dozens of unarmed Muslims during historic riots in the country's north decades ago.

  • Angry Lankans denounce 'coup'

    More than 10,000 protesting supporters of Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, brought parts of the capital, Colombo, to a standstill yesterday as political turmoil on the island entered its fifth day.

  • 'Down with the rogue PM'

    Tens of thousands of supporters of sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe blocked roads in Sri Lanka's capital yesterday, stepping up a showdown with the country's newly appointed leader -- a former strongman accused of grave rights abuses.

  • IS suicide blast kills 1 near Afghan EC office

    A suicide bomber targeting the headquarters of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) yesterday killed at least one person

  • Lanka stuck in power vacuum

    Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday demanded parliament be allowed to choose between the two rivals to run the country's government amid warnings that the constitutional crisis could become a "bloodbath".

  • Pak opens complaint portal for citizens

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday inaugurated the Pakistan Citizens' Portal — set up at the Prime Minister Office with an aim to "timely address the problems of the people and get their feedback".

  • 4-nation summit calls for lasting Idlib ceasefire

    The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany on Saturday called for a political solution to Syria's devastating seven-year civil war and a lasting ceasefire in the last major rebel-held bastion of Idlib.