Campaigning underway in Bangladesh polls amid opposition arrests

More than 100 million people are registered to vote on December 30 for either Hasina's Awami League and its allies, or a beleaguered opposition that says it is being hobbled by police.

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Sirisena describes ongoing Sri Lanka crisis as one between foreign and indigenous thinking

The comment was seen as an indirect reference to the United National Party, with whom Sirisena was running the national unity government since 2015.

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Pakistan: Punjab government seeks Shehbaz Sharif's Islamabad residence to be declared as sub-jail

Shehbaz , 67, is accused of allegedly cancelling the contract of a successful bidder in the scheme and awarding the same to his favourite firm and also accused in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

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Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth: President's office

Yameen withdrew the Maldives, an archipelago of 340,000 Sunni Muslims, from the Commonwealth after it mounted pressure on him to protect human rights and ensure the rule of law amid a ferocious…

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Sri Lanka President Sirisena now says Rajapaksa tried to bribe parliamentarians to prove majority

Sirisena said the main reason for Rajapaksa's defeat was the hefty amount demanded by the parliamentarians which the former president failed to pay.

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Bangladesh party says hundreds of supporters held before polls

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which is seeking to unseat Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on December 30, said at least 1,972 party officials and grassroots campaigners had been detained since the…

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Pakistan will no longer fight someone else's war: Imran Khan

Imran Khan -- who also reiterated his backing for a recent push by the US for talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan -- said in a televised address that he wants Pakistan to move forward with '…

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Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit Afghanistan on December 15

Qureshi announced his visit to Kabul after US President Donald Trump sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, seeking Pakistan's help with stuttering Afghan peace talks and support in bringing…

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Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists: Nikki Haley

US-Pakistan relations have deteriorated due to inaction by Pakistan on terror groups in its territory. US President and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also had a Twitter spat in which Khan…

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Chinese forces arrive in Pakistan for sixth joint military drill

The troops of the Special Service Group from both the armies will participate in the three-week long exercise 'Warrior VI 2018'.

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Roadside bombing kills 3 civilians in Afghanistan: Official

No one immediately claimed the attack, however, Taliban insurgents are being blamed. 

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Myanmar court to hear jailed reporters appeal this month

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were found guilty under a state secrets act after exposing the extrajudicial killing of 10 Rohingya men during a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar. 

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Terror attacks on Afghanistan planned in neighbourhood safe havens: India at UNGA

Afghanistan has seen a number of terror attacks in 2018 in which hundreds of people have been killed.

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Ready to host 19th SAARC Summit: Pakistan Foreign Secretary

Tehmina Janjua said being the founding member, Pakistan stands steadfastly by the principles of the SAARC charter.

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Sri Lanka court extends ban on president sacking parliament

The Supreme Court concluded hearing 10 petitions against Sirisena's move as part of a bitter power struggle with his erstwhile prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, but reserved judgement for an…

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