Monday, January 22, 2018
Myanmar readies plan to take back first batch of Rohingya

Reuters YANGON Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingya Muslims who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine state, state media said on Saturday, despite growing doubts about the plan among ..

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

AFP Kathmandu When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international ..

Pakistan suspends senior police officer over 'extrajudicial killing'

AFP Karachi Pakistani authorities Saturday suspended a senior police officer over the killing of a man in an alleged staged shootout that sparked anger and protests nationwide. Senior superintendent Rao Anwar and other officers ..

Yangon, Jan 20, 2018 (AFP) -Rohingya militants on Saturday hit out at a repatriation plan for refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar set to begin next week, saying it aims to trap the Muslim minority in long-term camps while their ..

AFP Kabul At least four gunmen attacked Kabul's landmark Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday and started shooting at guests, officials said, in an assault that is still under way. There was no immediate claim of responsibility .. united nations The United States has urged Pakistan not to give sanctuary to terrorist organisations while Pakistan has demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its ..

AFP Islamabad Pakistan shut down the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Pashto-language station in the country on Friday for airing content"against the interest of Pakistan". The office of RFE/RL's Radio ..

AFP Colombo Sri Lanka's president announced Saturday that he would take control of the island's economy from the prime minister, as relations worsen between the ruling party and its main coalition partner. Maithripala .. islamabad Indian artillery and mortar guns continued to pound civilian population in 'Pakistan-administered Kashmir' on Saturday, leaving at least two civilians dead and another five wounded, according to ..