Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
The attack at the base in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing around 140, is one of the deadliest attacks on Afghan forces since the Taliban fell in 2001.
Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang urged Dhaka to resolve the Rohingya row with Myanmar bilaterally but also said Beijing stood ready to help in the matter.
Despite the promises of President Ghani and new laws being enacted, torture of detainees by Afghan security forces is still widespread says UN report.
Sri Lanka and India are expected to sign an agreement to jointly operate an oil storage facility at the strategic eastern port town of Trincomalee.
With control of over 43% of Afghan territory, many experts believe the Taliban are the fundamental threat to the US-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani.
A Taliban spokesman said on Saturday the attack on the base was retribution for the recent killing of many of its leaders in northern Afghanistan.
In the ongoing attack by the Taliban on an Afghan military base, more than 50 Aghan casualties says US military spokesperson.
In the second such killing over blasphemy in a week police say that one of the women acted as an instigator, persuading the other two to carry out the act.
Years ago, officials planned to decommission the Meethotamulla garbage dump and convert it into a “beautiful place.” But it never happened and now locals find themselves confronting their worst fears.
Three judges supported the setting up of Joint Investigation Team to further probe the allegations while two other judges wanted to disqualify Nawaz Sharif.
US patience with Pakistan appears to have finally run out. But whether this will mean Washington will try something different with Pakistan remains to be seen.
Raajje TV has been charged under the Maldives’ new and tougher defamation law, which the international community has described as posing a threat to the media, opposition and freedom of speech.
Journalists and activists are often targeted in Myanmar, where freedom of speech still faces considerable obstacles, even after Aung San Suu Kyi took charge.
Earlier, H.R. McMaster had said that the US has hoped that Pakistan realises it is in its interests to not go after terrorists groups selectively.
The military identified the woman as Noreen Leghari, a medical student who grew up in the southern city of Hyderabad.
Residents still say around 100 people may be missing, but the state-run Disaster Management Centre revised down its own figure for the missing to 11 from an initial 30.
Given that the discovery was made by Pulitzer-winning international journalists and not an opposition party, this corruption case is being viewed as far more legitimate in Pakistan.
The clerics under hate speech investigation attempted to disrupt the funeral of Mashal Khan, the student who was beaten to death on his university campus.
The police are trying to investigate whether the fire in the 300-foot-high rubbish dump in Colombo which has killed 19 people was natural or man made.
As scientists prepare for IPCC’s sixth assessment report, they want more systematic information on the Himalayas and the rivers that flow down from there.
Residents of the area have long been the demanding removal of the 300-foot rubbish dump, which finally collapsed after being engulfed in flames.
Afghanistan has said that it seeks peace through direct talks with the “authoritative leadership” of the Taliban.
Over the last decades, simply accusing someone of ‘blasphemy’ has proved enough to trigger a vigilante death sentence. Obviously, Pakistan has not got to this situation overnight.
Ten students have been arrested after Thursday’s attack the grounds of a university in the northern city of Mardan.
If Begum Jaan, or for that matter any movie on Partition made outside of Pakistan, can make the nation so vulnerable that it cannot even view the film before banning it, the country is certainly enveloped in insecurity and paranoia.
Bangladesh has seen a rise in attacks on foreigners, liberals and religious minorities, with al Qaeda and ISIS claiming responsibility but the government blaming domestic militants instead.
These 77 minors were recovered from different areas in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against ‘blasphemy’, leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
The 19-year-old became a global symbol of the fight for girls’ education after being shot in Pakistan’s Swat valley in 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education.
A tense neighbourhood and China’s growing security presence in the Indian Ocean have given India and Malaysia much to discuss.
Recording of Bangladesh Paramilitary Officer Lifts Lid on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances
“Everyone is not an expert on forced disappearances. We have to make sure no clue is left behind,” the Rapid Action Battalion officer has been quoted as saying.
The comments were made during an interview with the BBC.
Muhammad Khurassani, a spokesman for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, a banned Islamist movement often called the Pakistani Taliban, issued a statement claiming responsibility.
In a candid interview, veteran Pakistani diplomat Jamshed Marker looks back at his country’s diplomatic, political history.
Pakistan is no longer in the position to risk international isolation by not acting against Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Despite their agendas of good governance and economic development, the new outfits are unlikely to match up to the big political parties that are masters of vote-bank politics and are deeply rooted in every part of the country.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
Police urged the militants in Nasirpur, northeast of the capital Dhaka, to give themselves up on Wednesday, but instead they detonated the grenade.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.