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Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering: Officials

The arrest came after the Criminal Court began a hearing into allegations that Yameen received nearly $1.5 million in illicit payments just before he lost an election in September and was forced…

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Pakistan honours Saudi Crown Prince with highest civilian award

The ceremony, telecast live on the state-run television, was held a day after the prince announced multi-billion dollar investments in Pakistan.

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Rohingya refugees at risk as cyclone season nears: Red Cross

A statement by the Geneva-based nonprofit warned that 82 per cent of these refugees - 574,000 out of a total of 700,000 - live in homes built with bamboo and shredded plastic that is now battered…

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Six charged over 2015 murder of Bangladesh blogger

Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US national, was hacked to death on a busy road outside Dhaka University in February 2015. His wife was critically injured in the attack.

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Pakistan says Saudi crown prince orders 2,100 Pak prisoners released

Prince Mohammed arrived in Pakistan on Sunday at the beginning of an Asian tour, which will include China and is seen as an attempt by him to rebuild his reputation after the murder of Saudi…

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Saudi crown prince begins Asia tour in Pakistan amid India tensions

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa welcomed the crown prince on the red carpet of a military airport in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital…

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Neighbours mount pressure on Pakistan: Iran Summons Pak envoy; Afghanistan goes to UNSC against Islamabad

Afghanistan has also come hard on Pakistan. Afghan foreign ministry spokesperson Sibghatullah Ahmadi said Kabul has complained to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) against Islamabad due to…

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Bill introduced by Nepal PM proposes five years of jail for posting anti-government content on social media

'The bill registered by the government in the Parliament indicates that the communist government is moving towards authoritarian rule,' Nepali Congress leader said.

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Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman heads for cash-strapped Pakistan

Cash-strapped and in need of friends, Pakistan is welcoming the crown prince with open arms for a visit during which he is expected to sign investment agreements worth more than $10 billion.

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ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from February 18

Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict.

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Bangladesh slum fire kills at least eight

Bangladesh is an impoverished country where safety regulations are rarely followed and accidents kill hundreds every year.

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Official website of Pakistan's Foreign Ministry hacked

The foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said complaints were received about the site being inaccessible by users from several countries.

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US may trim over 1,000 troops from Afghanistan in belt-tightening: Army general

US President Donald Trump told Congress this month he intended to reduce US forces from Afghanistan as negotiators make progress in talks with Taliban insurgents, saying, 'Great nations do not…

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Over 100 drug 'godfathers' surrender to Bangladesh police

Bangladesh last year launched a 'war' on drugs following a proliferation of illegal substances in the South Asian nation of 165 million people, mostly of cheap methamphetamine pills known as 'yaba…

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Iran general says Pakistan backs group behind bombing that killed over 20 Revolutionary Guards

'If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them,' he warned…

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