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    Iran rejects Trump offer of talks as ‘humiliation’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:49am on August 01, 2018

    Senior Iranian officials on Tuesday rejected US president Donald Trump’s offer of talks without preconditions as worthless and ‘a humiliation’ after he acted to reimpose sanctions on Tehran following his withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal....

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    Modi, Imran discuss regional peace in post-election call

    Reuters . Islamabad | Updated at 12:34am on August 01, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi called Imran Khan on Monday to congratulate him on his party’s victory in the Pakistan general election, with both men discussing regional peace....

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    Assam’s controversial citizens’ list unites Modi critics

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:29am on August 01, 2018

    One of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s biggest critics is rallying opposition parties against his government after a new list of citizens excluded 4 million people from a border state in a drive against illegal immigrants....

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    New Myanmar Rakhine commission denounced by observers

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    A new commission set up by Myanmar to look into human rights abuses in Rakhine state has been criticised by observers on Tuesday as a ‘political gimmick’, as the country tries to stave off further censure over its treatment of its Rohingya Muslims...

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    IS-linked group JAD disbanded for ‘terrorism’

    Reuters | Updated at 10:58am on July 31, 2018

    An Indonesian court disbanded the country’s largest Islamic State-linked group, Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, on Tuesday for ‘conducting terrorism’ and...

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    Imran Khan’s difficult road ahead as PM

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:22am on July 31, 2018

    Pakistan’s World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan is set to become prime minister of the nuclear-armed nation of 207 million, with an economy inching toward crisis and perennial conflict on its borders....

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    Quake kills 14 in Indonesia

    Agence France-Presse . Lombok | Updated at 12:18am on July 30, 2018

    A powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said....

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    Three dead in New Orleans shooting

    Agence France-Presse . Miami | Updated at 12:17am on July 30, 2018

    Police were searching Sunday for two gunmen who opened fire on a crowd outside a New Orleans bar, killing three people and wounding seven others....

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    Sharif falls sick in jail, moving to hospital

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:56pm on July 29, 2018

    Former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, has fallen sick inside prison and is being moved to hospital, a minister said Sunday...

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    Nawaz falls sick in jail, moving to hospital

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 05:18pm on July 29, 2018

    Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, jailed earlier this month over graft charges, has fallen sick inside prison and is being moved to...

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