South Asia

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    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...

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    Indian police arrest activists, draw ire from Amnesty

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:59am on August 29, 2018

    Indian police arrested prominent lawyers and left-wing activists Tuesday for alleged links to Maoist rebels, drawing a rebuke from rights watchdogs who labelled the raids...

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    Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:05am on August 18, 2018

    Nepal introduced a new criminal code Friday that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used...

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    Promising tryst gone awry

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on August 17, 2018

    ON the 71st anniversary of Britain’s hasty departure this week, most of South Asia remains a seriously troubled region....

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    Lanka gets US military funding as China vies for influence

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:45am on August 14, 2018

    The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian...

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    Imran Khan and the Silk Road

    Gordon Duff | Updated at 12:00am on August 10, 2018

    THE election of Imran Khan represents a turnabout in policy in South Asia in ways few expect....

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    Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’ attempt to delay polls

    Agence France-Presse . Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:57am on August 07, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition said Monday that government warnings of a murky plot to destabilise the honeymoon islands were a ‘cowardly’ attempt by the ruling party...

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    India’s Rajya Sabha disrupts over NRC

    New Age Desk | Updated at 12:10am on August 04, 2018

    Business in the upper house was disrupted for the fourth straight day, on the issue of the National Register of Citizens, final draft for the...

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    To what end this exercise?

    Alok Prasanna Kumar  | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    THE ongoing crisis in Assam over the National Register of Citizens is largely the creation of the Supreme Court....

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    Golf boost for Bangladesh in SA Games

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 30, 2018

    Two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur Rahman could lead Bangladesh team in next SA Games in Kathmandu after South Asia Olympic Council decided to allow the...