South Asia

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    Indian soldier, 2 rebels killed in Kashmir

    Agence France-Presse . Srinagar | Updated at 12:47pm on November 25, 2016

    An Indian soldier and two suspected rebels were killed Friday in a gun battle in northern Indian-administered Kashmir as tensions along the de facto border...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar : West voices concern

    Reuters . Yangon/United Nations | Updated at 12:55am on November 25, 2016

    Western nations are increasingly concerned at how Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is dealing with violence in Myanmar’s divided northwest, with the US envoy to...

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    Malaysia in pilot scheme to allow Rohingya refugees to work

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:52am on November 25, 2016

    The UN refugee agency said on Thursday it was working with Malaysia on a pilot scheme to allow refugees from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority to...

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    Myanmar wants ethnic cleansing of Rohingya : UN

    BBC | Updated at 07:23pm on November 24, 2016

    Myanmar is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, a senior UN official has...

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    Death toll in China power plant accident climbs to 74

    Reuters | Updated at 12:55pm on November 25, 2016

    The death toll in the collapse of a platform under construction at a power plant in eastern China has risen to 74, with two others...

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    Rohingyas: stateless, persecuted and fleeing

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:38am on November 24, 2016

    Scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed in a Myanmar army crackdown since early October, when sword-wielding assailants raided police posts in the remote marshlands...

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    Pakistan says nine civilians, three soldiers killed in Indian shelling

    Reuters | Updated at 07:10pm on November 23, 2016

    Indian shelling across the frontier into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir hit a bus, killing at least nine people, with three Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border firing, Pakistani...

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    Thousands flee Myanmar clashes to China

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:59am on November 23, 2016

    At least 3,000 people have fled fighting in northern Myanmar into China, Beijing said Tuesday, as the death toll from clashes between the military and...

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    Military crackdown in Myanmar: Rohingyas continue to enter thru Teknaf

    Our Correspondent . Cox’s Bazar | Updated at 12:48am on November 23, 2016

    Over 200 more Rohinyas entered Bangladesh through Teknaf border in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday taking to over 1,200 the number Myanmar ethnic minority people sneaking...

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    More Rohingya houses razed in Rakhine: HRW

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:36am on November 22, 2016

    More than 1,000 homes have been razed in Rohingya villages in northwest Myanmar during a military lockdown there, according to analysis of satellite images from...