The Directorate General of Forces Intelligence allegedly picked up Hasan soon after he attended a meeting at the UN headquarters in Dhaka on November 7. The reason for his detention remains unclear.
Hundreds of supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party have been blocking the route into Islamabad for nearly 10 days, demanding the minister of law be sacked for what they say is blasphemy.
Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh has proved to be a fertile ground for ARSA, providing the group with sources of funding, weapons and recruits.
While awareness around the LGBTQ+ community has increased in recent years, the majority continue to hide their sexual orientation due to the risk of verbal and physical assault.
Every day, thousands of refugees are seen in long queues at the relief centres near the camps.
Some media reports, citing unidentified sources, said the move had been ordered by the National Directorate for Security to thwart the use of the encrypted messaging services by the Taliban and other insurgent groups.
External affairs ministry spokesperson said that the nature of the extradition request will be known in next few days.
There was something remarkable about her – and with her passing, just about the last remaining link with South Asia’s independence era leaders has been broken.
A government project is aiming to tackle child marriage by reducing poverty and hunger among people living on newly accreted coastal areas by providing secure livelihoods.
Colours have a profound meaning for Thais. Astrological rules followed by many in the Southeast Asian nation assign a colour to each day of the week.
An estimated 603,000 refugees have arrived in Cox’s Bazar since August 25.
Road accidents are common in mostly mountainous Nepal, where police say about 1,800 people die in crashes every year.
The journalists – Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia – were being questioned at a police station in Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw after being detained.
The former president’s public decision to lead political activity in that direction fundamentally means asking questions arising out of the US presence in Afghanistan.
UN humanitarian agencies have not been able to access northern Rakhine to deliver aid since the attacks on police stations in August triggered an army crackdown.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar’s army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the US State Department said in a statement.
Rohingya refugees have testified about a “consistent, methodical pattern” of killings, torture, rape and arson, UN human rights investigators said.
The late king’s body, which had been lying in state at the palace since his death a year ago, was moved to the cremation area on Wednesday night.
With few news sources in their own language and low levels of literacy, Rohingya refugees rely on audio and video messages distributed on apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube to stay updated.
Aid workers and UN staff have said that they fear enforced segregation by Buddhist majority may trigger further displacement in Rakhine.
The hatred towards the Rohingya is well known. But less documented is the spread of this hate towards other Muslims in Myanmar.
Officials did not elaborate on the specific steps the authorities would take for the repatriation, adding that the bulk of discussions was dedicated to border and security cooperation agreements.
The trio helped lead the largely peaceful “Umbrella Movement” that blocked major roads for 79 days in 2014, demanding Beijing grant Hong Kong full democracy.
Much of the process has been delayed by Sri Lankan government amid worries it will lose popularity among Sinhala Buddhists, Sri Lanka’s majority community.
The US is taking steps and considering a range of further actions over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, including targeted sanctions under its Global Magnitsky law, the State Department said on Monday.
Some 600,000 people have crossed the border since August 25, when insurgent attacks on security posts were met by a ferocious counter-offensive by the Myanmar army.
Amending the charter’s pacifist Article 9 would be hugely symbolic for Japan.
Hun Sen’s government has asked the Supreme Court to dissolve CNRP after its leader, Kem Sokha, was arrested on September 3 and charged with treason.
The Chinese government is trying to transform the country’s recycling system and large-scale battery makers are being pressed to establish their own recycling facilities.
Three people were reported killed, hundreds of plane flights cancelled, and train services disrupted in the wake of Typhoon Lan.
Swaraj is in Dhaka to co-chair the fourth meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission with her Bangladeshi counterpart A.H. Mahmood Ali.
China considers the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising against Chinese rule, to be a dangerous separatist.
The Lankan naval men arrested the fishermen from Pamban for poaching in their waters and also seized their boat.
The Pakistani journalist-activist – who had gone missing in August 2015 – has paid a heavy price for wanting to uphold humanitarianism and the principles of social justice.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, but a statement from the group did not provide evidence to support its claim.
Saunders’ experimental novel winning the prize opens up many new possibilities. Now, Indian Anglophone authors might finally think of adapting concepts from the vast philosophical traditions of the East.
Sharif said there was no precedent for indicting someone in his absence. “I hope I will get justice,” he told reporters in London in remarks broadcast by local Geo TV, adding that he would travel home to attend the next court hearing.
After more than a decade and a half of international intervention in Afghanistan, corruption, insecurity, waste, and other problems mean around two-thirds of Afghan girls still do not go to school, a rights group has said.
The deadliest attack hit a police training centre attached to the police headquarters in Gardez, main city of Paktia province.
The Pakistani Taliban said the attack was a suicide bomb targeting the paramilitary Frontier Corps.