Abortion is banned in Myanmar unless a life is at risk and doctors who defy the law can face up to ten years in jail.
The local body elections should have been held in every five years in Nepal. Due to political instability, they have been halted since May 1997.
Ashfaqur Rahman was part of militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, blamed for murdering five secular bloggers, a publisher and two gay rights activists.
The special cell to help constitute the Joint Investigation Team to probe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s alleged corruption.
India has provided extensive support in the form of vehicles to the amount of 90 million Nepali rupees to be used during the local body elections.
The Pakistan army’s public rejection of Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack top aide Tariq Fatemi reveals the extent it goes to protect its control over the country’s national security and foreign policies.
The 32 Rohingya people who had been living in New Delhi as refugees were produced before the magistrate on Monday which remanded them till May 2.
The Tamil Nadu fishermen were later produced before a judicial court and remanded till May 15 and have been lodged in a prison in Vavunia.
Accused by the US and India for sponsoring the Mumbai attacks through LeT, Saeed was placed under house arrest after years of living free in Pakistan.
The Rastriya Prajatantra Party decided to withdraw support over an impeachment motion registered in parliament against Nepal chief justice Sushila Karki.
The impeachment motion accused Sushila Karki of “interfering in the jurisdiction of the executive and failing to issue verdicts without being prejudiced”.
With each new domestic crisis, the civilian government’s political space keeps shrinking.
The Taliban said government forces would be “targeted, harassed, killed, or captured”, a week after the devastating attack that killed 135 Afghan soldiers.
Preparing for the 2018 elections, the Bhutan government has given in to internal opposition to the BBIN agreement.
Nepal is at a crossroads. An immediate political settlement with the Madhesi parties will help the country avoid widespread electoral violence, the possibility of foreign powers calling the shots and the eventual failure of the constitution.
The moving story behind why a refugee family from Afghanistan has been forced to sleep on the roads of Delhi.
In conversation with Bangladesh’s former top diplomat on the Teesta, India-Bangladesh water relations, the Farakka barrage and the future of the Ganga treaty.
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.