South Asia

  • Images

    Rahul becomes Congress president

    Reuters | Updated at 04:22pm on December 11, 2017

    India’s main opposition party Congress on Monday appointed Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as its...

  • Images

    Nepal leftist appears heading for election victory

    Reuters . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:27am on December 10, 2017

    A leftist alliance between Nepal’s former Maoist rebels and moderate communists appeared to be heading for a victory in elections aimed at completing a transition...

  • Images

    India's PM Modi faces test as his home state votes

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:35am on December 09, 2017

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat began voting on Saturday, in a key electoral test of his popularity after a series of...

  • Images

    UN warns against any hasty returns

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on December 09, 2017

    Peace and stability must be restored in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before any Rohingyas can return from Bangladesh, under international standards on voluntary repatriation, the...

  • Images

    Nepal votes in final round of polls at the end of long democratic transition

    Reuters | Updated at 10:05am on December 07, 2017

    Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday, a key step to complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the...

  • Images

    Rohingya refugee crisis a ‘grave security risk’ ICG warns

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:18pm on December 07, 2017

    Prolonged displacement of Rohingya refugees in squalid Bangladeshi camps poses a ‘grave security risk’, conflict analysts ICG warned Thursday, raising the...

  • Images

    India for verification of Rohingyas for repatriation

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:48pm on December 06, 2017

    India has said Bangladesh and Myanmar should implement a systematic process of verification to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingyas living...

  • Images

    Anger in Myanmar social media as Pope pronounces ‘Rohingya’

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 01:25am on December 04, 2017

    Pope Francis’s embrace of the Rohingya during a trip to Bangladesh has sparked some angry comment on social media in Myanmar, where just days earlier...

  • Images

    China, Myanmar hail close ties amid Rohingya outcry

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on December 02, 2017

    Chinese president Xi Jinping and Aung San Suu Kyi touted their nations’ close ties on Friday as Myanmar’s civilian leader, under fire over the Rohingya...

  • Images

    Obama says ‘think before you tweet’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:39pm on December 01, 2017

    Former US president Barack Obama said Friday that social media powers like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are leading to ‘snap judgements to complex issues’ and...

Advertisement

images