South Asia

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    China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM chief as terrorist

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:50am on March 15, 2019

    China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind...

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    India, Pakistan agree on new route for Sikh pilgrims

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:45am on March 15, 2019

    India and Pakistan agreed on Thursday to go forward with a new border crossing and route for Sikh pilgrims to visit a holy temple in...

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    India, Pakistan get into new row over submarine

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi/ Karachi | Updated at 07:12pm on March 05, 2019

    Pakistan has stopped an Indian submarine from entering its waters, the navy said Tuesday, as tensions continue to run high between the nuclear-armed foes.The development...

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    Death row ‘spy’ must be freed

    Agence France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 12:00am on February 19, 2019

    Islamabad should be ordered to free an Indian man sentenced to death for alleged spying in Pakistan, India’s lawyers told the UN’s top court Monday,...

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    Being a good neighbour

    Happymon Jacob | Updated at 12:00am on December 28, 2018

    IF SOUTH Asia is one of the world’s least integrated regions, India is one of the world’s least regionally-integrated major powers....

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    Myanmar forces conduct operations after 2 killed in Rakhine state

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:46am on December 21, 2018

    Myanmar forces are conducting new rounds of ‘clearance operations’ in conflict-hit Rakhine state after four local Buddhists were attacked and two killed, the commander-in-chief’s office...

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    Bangladesh most gender equal country in South Asia

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 10:30am on December 19, 2018

    For the fourth time in a row, Bangladesh held its top most position among the countries of South Asia in ensuring gender equality, achieving 48th...

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    S Asian women migrants in distress abroad

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan . Marrakesh, Morocco | Updated at 12:39am on December 10, 2018

    Bangladeshi civil society members and migrant rights activists on Saturday called for taking collaborative steps by South Asian sending countries to protect their female domestic...

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    Two Punjabs, one South Asia

    Kanak Mani Dixit | Updated at 12:00am on December 05, 2018

    India-Pakistan rapprochement and the South Asian future require subnational engagement, starting with Punjab, writes Kanak Mani Dixit FOR a flickering moment in the last week...

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    Security beefed up at disputed Indian religious site ahead of mass gathering

    Reuters . Ayodhya | Updated at 11:26pm on November 24, 2018

    Indian authorities will launch a major security operation at the ruins of 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on Sunday when tens of thousands of Hindu monks...