Top dissident warns Bangladesh at 'critical juncture'

An award-winning photojournalist and activist, says a climate of fear gripping Bangladesh could keep many away from the ballot box and encourage self-censorship by the country's browbeaten free…

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Pakistan receives second US $1 billion bailout package from Saudi Arabia

During Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Saudi Arabia on October 23, it was announced that the oil-rich country will provide a US $6 billion package to Pakistan to support its ailing economy.…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign as Sri Lanka Prime Minister on Saturday, says son Namal

Namal announced this on his official Twitter handle a day after Sri Lanka's Supreme Court refused to stay a court order restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding the office of Prime Minister

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IMF to check Pakistan's debt sustainability before loan: Official

Cash-strapped Pakistan is seeking US $8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country's…

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Sri Lanka verdict: What happens now to Sirisena, Rajapaksa and Wickremesinghe?

Today's verdict also means that no snap parliamentary election could be called by Sirisena at least until February 2020.

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Sacking of Sri Lanka parliament was illegal: Supreme Court

The seven-judge bench unanimously decided that President Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament and called a snap election nearly two years ahead of schedule.

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Pakistan court orders release of Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari

The court said that the complete process for the release of Ansari will take a month.

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Sri Lanka's top court expected to deliver verdict on Sirisena dissolving Parliament

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence in its ousted prime minister, as it sought his reinstatement by the president to defuse a political crisis and avoid a government…

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President Kovind launches mobile app for farmers in Myanmar

Kovind is in Myanmar on a two-city visit to continue India's high level bilateral engagements under the rubric of the 'Act East Policy' and the 'Neighbourhood First Policy'.

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No IMF money to Pakistan to repay Chinese debt: US

Pakistan is seeking $8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe balance-of-payments crisis that threatens to cripple the country's economy.

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In fear of the state, Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches

Dozens of journalists were arrested for defamation under the earlier law, the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

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Afghan forces abandon district after Taliban pressure

The Taliban, fighting to drive out foreign forces and re-impose its version of strict Islamic Law, said in a statement the Afghan government abandoned the district after a heavy firefight…

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Ousted Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe wins confidence vote

It was not immediately clear whether the confidence vote, passed by 117 votes to none, would help to see Wickremesinghe reinstated. President Sirisena has repeatedly said he will not appoint…

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'Thumbs up' pics for Myanmar Reuters reporters as they mark year in jail

On 12 December 2017, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were arrested in Yangon and handed seven-year jail sentences under a state secrets law as they probed the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya men.

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