“We know what better economic connectivity can do for the countries of South Asia and the entire Indo-Pacific. And the United States also has a stake in the region’s success,” said Nisha Biswal.
Myanmar’s lower house of parliament was on Tuesday discussing whether foreigners should be excluded from the commission, but the chances of such an outcome are low.
Calling Kashmir Pakistan’s “jugular vein”, he also went on to “salute the great sacrifices of the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination”.
Raza Rumi in conversation with politician Farahnaz Ispahani on her new book and the steps the Pakistani government needs to take to improve the status of minorities.
The suspect, known as Murad, was the head of the military wing of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, which has pledged allegiance to ISIS.
The Hazaras are seeking electricity in the Bamyan province, as well as a larger place in the country’s political dynamics.
Pakistani Taliban faction Jamaat-ur-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for one of the attacks.
Activists say governments must step up their responses, develop legal frameworks and procedures to account for the missing and provide support to families.
Pakistan has been ranked as one the most dangerous countries for journalists. Shahzadi is one among several thousand ‘enforced disappearances’ in the country.
How internal discord in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement could spell doom for Pakistan’s maximum city.
Islamabad will likely feel compelled to match New Delhi’s strategic modernisation, given that its pursuit of tactical nuclear weapons was provoked, in part, by Indian actions.
There must be ex ante human rights impact assessment of the trade agreements and investment treaties that are being negotiated by the ASEAN Community.
Why is the country failing so miserably at providing an environment conducive to producing world-class athletes, a Dhaka-based journalist asks.
The attack, which was claimed by ISIS, had alarmed security and political experts because of the profile of the perpetrators: educated youths from privileged backgrounds who had turned to radical Islamism only recently.
The former prime minister will now sell his victimhood at the hands of India, a foolproof electoral strategy, while Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his party will struggle to convince the people about their decision to ditch Oli mid course.
The fact that former Afghan president Hamid Karzai quickly added his voice to Modi’s and signs that Bangladesh may soon officially declare support for the Baloch nationalists are being seen as direct results of India’s new stand on the issue.
Three Islamist militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and, having refused to surrender, were killed in the ensuing gun battle.
Chinese-backed coal excavation and power plants will displace thousands of people and deplete groundwater in a region ravaged by drought.
Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury is alleged to have been the mastermind of the attack on the cafe.
Afghan students recall attack on American University in Kabul
The marginalisation of Muslims in India must be viewed within the wider context of growing religious majoritarianism in South Asia as a whole.
Blasphemy laws, originally introduced by the British and then retained in Pakistan’s legal system, have created a false binary between human rights abuses and respect for religion.
Why were Mir Ahmed Bin Quasem and Hummam Quader Chowdhury, both sons of opposition leaders, secretly picked up by law enforcement authorities?
Muttahida Qaumi Movement workers fired shots and smashed the premises. They later clashed with police outside, leaving one dead and several wounded.
Once again, though defence sources have denied staging a cross border operation, All India Radio, which comes under the I&B ministry, claimed the encounter was inside Myanmar.
American security assistance to Pakistan has declined sharply over the past five years, raising the possibility of Islamabad drawing closer to Beijing.
The former Afghan president said that there was “immense suffering both among the Balochis and Pashtuns”, adding that “such suffering cannot go on without reaction”.
Abandoned and stigmatised by society, a forgotten generation of people with leprosy have built new lives for themselves in the Hendala Leprosy Hospital.
By June 2019, the government will distribute half a million ‘household silos’ to people in flood prone areas, to keep their food stocks safe.
Bhutanese legislators are worried the BBIN plan may cause environmental trouble for their country and are carefully weighing the pros and cons of the road agreement.
Both India and Pakistan have been successful in their nationalism projects, the former debatably more effective in its efforts. In doing so, both nations have found it necessary to look down upon the other.
Pakistan’s relations with India will not improve until the domestic jihadi groups are dismembered and until Pakistan makes peace with its neighbours, it will not be at peace with itself.
Tahmid Hasib Khan and Hasnat Reza Karim are caught in a turf war between different law enforcement and intelligence agencies as the government tries to justify the month-long detainment of the two men.
C.V. Vigneswaran, chief minister of the Northern Province and member of the Tamil National Alliance, says adopting federalism is the only way to assure transitional justice and provide a long-lasting solution to ethnic conflict.
Officials said the roadside blast, that also shattered windows of nearby buildings, was targeted a vehicle belonging to the Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) accompanying Justice Zahoor Shahwani’s vehicle at Quetta’s Zarghon Road.
The previous government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, in office for nine years until January 2015, borrowed heavily on commercial terms to fund infrastructure projects after a 26-year war ended in 2009.
A suicide bomber struck a crowd of lawyers who had crammed into a hospital emergency department to accompany the body of Bilal Anwar Kasi, president of the Baluchistan Bar Association.
The new rocket launchers have yet to be armed but could be made operational with rocket artillery rounds within two or three days, according to sources.
The uninterrupted flow of pseudoephedrine is highlighting a disconnect between countries in tackling a meth epidemic that the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime calls Asia’s “number one drug threat”.
Under the junta’s “roadmap” to restore democratic rule, Prayuth has previously said a general election will be held in 2017. A democratically elected government will take power at the earliest in 2017, a senior official said on Monday.