South Asia

  • Images

    Myanmar gives UN teams access to Rakhine

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 06:54pm on September 12, 2018

    The UN began work Wednesday inside Myanmar's violence-torn northern Rakhine state, the first time its agencies have been granted permission to operate there since more...

  • Images

    Sri Lanka to ban animal sacrifices at Hindu temples

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 05:04pm on September 12, 2018

    Animal sacrifices at Hindu temples could be banned in Sri Lanka under new plans announced Wednesday, after growing protests over the rituals from the country's...

  • Images

    Myanmar army, government aim to silence independent journalism - UN

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 10:54am on September 12, 2018

    Military and government officials in Myanmar have waged a ‘political campaign’ to quash independent journalism, arresting and prosecuting many through the use of vague and...

  • Images

    50 dead as bus plunges into Indian valley

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 05:09pm on September 11, 2018

    Fifty people died when a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims plunged into a valley in southern India on Tuesday, one of the deadliest accidents on the...

  • Images

    Taliban kill 60 forces across Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Mazar-i-Sharif | Updated at 12:38am on September 11, 2018

    Taliban fighters killed nearly 60 members of Afghanistan’s beleaguered security forces in a spate of attacks across the country’s north, officials said Monday, as diplomatic...

  • Images

    New UN rights chief decries abuses of minorities, migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    The new UN rights chief decried Monday crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights, warning...

  • Images

    India opposition block roads, offices shut in fuel price protests

    Reuters . Bhubaneswar | Updated at 12:10am on September 11, 2018

    Nationwide protests against record high petrol and diesel prices shut down businesses, government offices and schools in many parts of India on Monday, and in...

  • Images

    Nations round on US, allies as UN climate talks wrap up

    Agence France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:05am on September 10, 2018

    Developing countries rounded on the United States and its allies at emergency climate talks Sunday, accusing the world’s richest nations of stalling a deal aimed...

  • Images

    At least 13 killed in Kandahar bus accident

    Agence France-Presse . Kandahar | Updated at 12:30pm on September 08, 2018

    At least 13 people were killed when a passenger bus collided with a truck parked on a road in southern Afghanistan on Saturday and...

  • Images

    Amnesty says ICC decision opens avenue for justice for Rohingya

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 09:58am on September 08, 2018

    Amnesty International has said the International Criminal Court’s decision is a significant step in the right direction which opens up a clear avenue of justice...

Advertisement

images