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‘Horrific’, ‘cruel’, ‘sad’: World leaders react to Sri Lanka blasts

AFP | Religious and world leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 290 people on Sunday, including dozens...

Police suspect Islamist terrorists for Sri Lanka Easter attack

AFP | At least 290 are now known to have died in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in...

Sri Lanka blasts: what we know so far

AFP | Sri Lanka was rocked Sunday by a series of deadly blasts that killed more than 290 people and injured hundreds more. Here is...

Sri Lanka bombings: The ugliest side of asymmetrical warfare

News Analysis | A series of highly coordinated bomb attacks on churches and hotels rattled Sri Lanka and rest of the world leaving nearly 200...

Indian soldier kills three comrades in Kashmir

AFP | A paramilitary trooper in Indian-administered Kashmir shot dead three of his comrades early Thursday, officials said, as fresh violence raged in the restive...

South Asian-ness of Media: A similarity beyond borders

Farah Adeed | What differentiates people living in Pakistan from those living in India? What are the distinctive traits of those living in Bangladesh and Nepal?...

MBS must walk geopolitical tightrope during Asian tour

James M Dorsey | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s three-nation tour of Asia is as much about demonstrating he stands tall – despite Western...

Pakistan – Bangladesh diminishing hope for better ties?

Dr. Junaid Ahmed | Sheikh Hasina Wajid and her Awami League have once again won general elections in Bangladesh, held on December 30, 2018. This...

Myanmar ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return: UN chief

AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticized as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack...

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

AFP | Gunmen in Thailand's deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said Saturday, capping a week...

Bangladesh garment workers reject pay rise, stage protests

News Desk | Several thousand garment workers took to the streets in Bangladesh on Monday, rejecting a pay hike in the crucial export industry as...

Tajikistan is ready to provide cheap electricity to Pakistan – Envoy

News Desk | The Rawalpindi Chamber Of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Friday, 11th January hosted a farewell ceremony for the outgoing Ambassador of Tajikistan, H.E...

Taliban-US talks in trouble from Kabul’s role in ceasefire

News Analysis | The much-hyped talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban appear to be in trouble due to an “agenda disagreement”. The...

What does Sheikh Hasina’s power consolidation for the third time mean for Pakistan?

News Analysis | Sheikh Hasina Wajid has secured a landslide victory in Bangladesh general election virtually clean sweeping almost entire of the contested seats. The...

Bangladesh’s Hasina gets landslide win as opposition demands new vote

AFP | Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina got a landslide win in a general election Sunday that was marred by opposition claims of vote-rigging and...

10,500 arrests ahead of Bangladesh poll: opposition

AFP | Bangladesh police have arrested more than 10,500 opposition activists in a crackdown ahead of elections this week, opposition parties said Tuesday. The figures...

OIC strongly denounces killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian forces

News Analysis | The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretariat General strongly condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the occupied...

Eleven dead as gunfight sparks protests in Indian Kashmir: police

AFP | Seven civilians were killed as Indian troops fired on protesters Saturday after a gunfight left three armed rebels and a soldier dead in...

Fall of Dhaka 1971: Questioning the Iconic 3 million

David Bergman | Is the Bangladesh government’s official figure of three million a fair estimate of the number of people killed by the Pakistan military...

Violence escalates in IoK as 4 policemen killed

AFP | Suspected Kashmiri fighters attacked a police post in Indian occupied Kashmir Tuesday killing four officers, police said, two days after soldiers killed two...

State assembly dissolved in Indian Kashmir: report

AFP | The governor of India's Jammu and Kashmir state dissolved the local legislative assembly late Wednesday in a sudden move that could lead to...

Human Rights: The tragedy of Indian occupation in Kashmir

Adeel Mukhtar Mirza | Hardly a day goes by without the coverage of the intensification of ongoing human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir...

How the 26-year-old Tamil Tiger Insurgency was Defeated

Sarmad Ishfaq | The article deliberates how Sri Lanka militarily bested the Tamil Tigers with what is known as the Rajapaksa or Sri Lankan Counterinsurgency...

Bangladesh declines Canada offer to take in Rohingya refugees

News Desk | Bangladesh declined an offer by Canada to take in Rohingya refugees - including women who were raped - Canadian officials said, as...

Oppressed Kashmiris and the right of self-determination

Abdul Rasool Syed | Like every year, the people of Kashmir marked 27th October as a black day. On this very fateful day in 1947,...

Shootout in Indian Occupied Kashmir leaves four dead

AFP | A firefight near a 14th century Muslim shrine killed at least four in the Kashmir capital Wednesday and sparked protests in the city,...

Maldives court rejects Yameen’s secret witnesses

AFP | The Maldives' top court rejected on Tuesday three "secret" witnesses offered by President Abdulla Yameen in his petition to have his September election...

Maldives leader blames defeat on ‘disappearing ink’

AFP | Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his...

ICC charges Sri Lankan legend Jayasuriya in anti-corruption probe

AFP | Dashing former Sri Lankan batsman and ex-chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged for not cooperating with a match-fixing probe and concealing information,...

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

AFP| The UN voiced alarm Friday over India's deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where...

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