South Asia

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    Indonesia univs ban niqab

    Agence France-Presse . Yogyakarta | Updated at 12:26am on March 09, 2018

    A pair of Indonesian Islamic universities is pushing female students to ditch niqab face veils - with one threatening expulsion for non-compliance - as concerns...

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    Mosque, shops attacked again

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 09, 2018

    Sri Lankan police said petrol bombs were hurled at a mosque on Thursday as hundreds of troops patrolled a troubled central district where anti-Muslim violence...

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    UN for expediting criminal proceedings in courts against Myanmar

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 06:22pm on March 07, 2018

    The UN Human Rights Council has decided to ask the general assembly to establish a new independent and impartial mechanism to...

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    Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 08, 2018

    Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country’s minority Muslims, officials said, even after the...

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    Lanka declares state of emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 07, 2018

    Sri Lanka on Tuesday declared a nationwide state of emergency after riots targeting Muslims left at least two people dead and homes ablaze in a...

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    At least 25 wedding party guests killed in Indian truck plunge

    Reuters | Updated at 02:15pm on March 06, 2018

    A truck carrying wedding party guests plunged into a dry river bed in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens...

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    Protests against new curbs on demos held in Myanmar

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    Hundreds of people marched through Myanmar’s largest city Yangon on Monday to oppose changes to a protest law being discussed in parliament which activists warn...

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    Ex-Rohingya MP arrested in Myanmar

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:05am on March 06, 2018

    A former Rohingya MP has been arrested in Myanmar in move that has been condemned as a further escalation of the attacks on the Rohingya...

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    Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

    Agence France- Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:42am on March 05, 2018

    Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand...

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    Myanmar removes heavy weapons from border

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:34am on March 04, 2018

    Myanmar removed its heavy weapons from their side opposite Tumbru border under Naikhongchari in Bandarban on Saturday, hours after a flag meeting held on Friday...