“The situation is very terrifying, houses are burning, all the people ran away from their homes, parents and children were divided, some were lost, some are dead.”
“Many of those fleeing are women and children, some of whom are wounded,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.
China publicly remained silent on pull-out of Chinese troops in Doklam, but explicitly stated that all Indian troops have withdrawn and that it will continue to “exercise its sovereign rights”.
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The landslide sent rubble sweeping over 34 homes in Zhangjiawan township in the city of Bijie, Guizhou province.
The flight of large numbers of Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist civilians from the northern part of Myanmar’s Rakhine state was triggered by coordinated attacks by Rohingya insurgents.
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative pointed to a 1996 verdict of the Supreme Court on Chakma refugees to back its plea.
The fighting – still going on in some areas – marked a major escalation in a simmering conflict in the northwestern state since last October
This is his first Indian sojourn since he left the Indian ocean island nation in January 2016.
If implemented, the new policy will likely lead to confrontation with nuclear-armed Pakistan, but that does not mean the US should shy away from holding Islamabad’s feet to the fire.
The National Accountability Bureau had issued summons to Sharif, his children – sons Hussain and Hasan, daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain Safdar.
Happy Akhter of Magura, Lippi Akhter of Moulvibazar and Rikta of Patuakhali districts are among six women employees of a refueling station in Narayanganj.
The death toll from drowning, snakebite, house collapse and landslide triggered by monsoon rains and floods rose to over 600 people on August 19.
The tragedy for Pakistan at 70 is that the new “powers-that-be” are as morally and politically bankrupt as the old ones.
Nepalese kings organised massive hunts to get on the good side of the British – hunts that may have been terrible for conservation, but worked diplomatic magic.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also claimed that China has not shared any hydrological data with India this year.
With the ICJ to adjudicate on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case over the next few years, having an Indian judge on the bench is a national priority.
India’s actions prove that what separates an illegal immigrant from a refugee is not a question of actual persecution but of political expediency.
According to an index developed by Oxfam and Development Finance International, six South Asian countries rank in the bottom 20 in terms of addressing inequalities.
Hussein’s The Weary Generations, a quintessential partition novel, is till date an accurate account depicting Pakistan’s condition and contradictions.
The decision to put forward Sharif’s wife is in keeping with Pakistan’s tradition of dynastic politics and also indicates the former premier will likely remain involved behind the scenes.
The army dispatched about 500 soldiers to several towns near the border with Bangladesh on Thursday, including the towns of Buthidaung and Maungdaw.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met with Bhutanese foreign minister Damcho Dorji on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting.
CRPF is conducting an inquiry into the incident at its level.
Vietnam wins promised support from a US aircraft carrier and greater defence cooperation as tension intensifies with China over the disputed South China Sea.
Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara wants India and China to use “peaceful diplomatic means” to resolve the issue.
Sharif and the PML-N leadership have decided that Shahbaz should continue in his role as chief minister of the politically vital Punjab province.
A fruit truck loaded with explosives detonated on Monday in Lahore, wounding at least 22 people, with no one claiming immediate responsibility.
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Foreign ministers from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended an impasse over how to resolve South China Sea disputes, calling for militarisation and island-building to be avoided.
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A PhD researcher interviewed more than 100 convicted rapists to understand the roots of endemic male violence against women and children – and then went to find the victim of one.
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About 75,000 people have fled to Bangladesh after a military crackdown, with accompanying allegations of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings by security forces.
Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has finalised his cabinet after a reshuffle, local media and a senior government source said on Friday, with Ishaq Dar returning as finance minister.
Surging prices caused by the tax dented demand for services and pushed the sub-index on new business to 45.2 in July, its lowest in nearly four years.
Beijing has repeatedly blocked India’s move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed leader under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.
It remains to be seen how President Yameen handles the growing opposition against him, using his influence to activate the judiciary for his political purpose.
A quick political transition may ease fears that the nuclear-armed nation will be plunged into another bout of political turmoil.