Constant feuding between a myriad of political parties has fuelled political turmoil and weak governance in Nepal, delaying efforts to rebuild the country.
It is important to support and maintain the capital that we have as a champion of the developing world, India’s foreign secretary said.
The Ministry of Health’s Than Htun Aung said measures to control mosquitoes in cities were progressing slowly because of a lack of staff and funding.
Using anecdotal evidence in Faith, Unity, Discipline: The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan, Hein G. Kiessling proves that the Pakistani military’s abiding aim is to ensure it has permanent veto power over the country’s civilian leaders.
Given that it is in effect state sanctioned, the ‘festival of writing’ will not see discussions on the restrictive and censorious environment Bangladeshi writers are forced to work in.
The BBIN agreement is a diplomatic priority for Narendra Modi, who has pushed it to showcase that Pakistan’s intransigence has been the main roadblock to regional integration in South Asia.
The Philippines has handed over $15.25 million to Bangladesh of the $81 million that was transferred to four bank accounts in Manila during the heist.
Although Pakistan officially continues to deny ISIS’s presence, the attacks claimed by ISIS’s leadership shows a rise of the movement by partnering with local sectarian groups.
Reportage from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh.
Looking beyond Asia, India and Japan have also raised the stakes by including Africa in their development strategy, implicitly setting up a rival to China’s One Belt, One Road.
World Bank’s decision to have two parallel dispute mechanisms, illegally, raises question about workability of Indus Waters Treaty, Indian officials said.
A journalist at an English-language newspaper said she was fired following government criticism of her reporting of allegations of rape by soldiers
The British High Commission confirmed that Yasin Mohammad Abdus Samad Talukder was detained in July, shortly after the Bangladeshi police accused him of having links to Islamic militants, but authorities have denied any involvement in his detention.
Train traffic between Karachi and the rest of the country was suspended after the collision near the city’s Landi Railway Station.
Pakistan needs to move away from the realist view of security that fans the military guardianship flame, advocates a Cold War mentality and zero-sum games.
Labourers in the Gaddani ship-breaking industry often work in poor conditions without basic protective gear.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
Khan has vowed not to back down unless Sharif either resigns or submits himself for investigation regarding the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks.
Rights groups have denounced the possible execution of Imdad Ali, who was convicted for the murder of a cleric and later diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Pakistan Supreme Court’s Decision to Hang a Schizophrenic is Unethical and Against International Law
It is extremely problematic to carry out the death sentence until the person is capable of understanding why they are being punished.
The green-eyed Afghan woman Sharbat Gula faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted of fraud.
Six months after the murders of Xulhaz Mannan and Mahbub Tonoy, a gay rights activist calls for honouring their lives by rising against the discrimination faced by the community.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but General Sher Afgun said calls intercepted between the attackers and their handlers suggested they were from the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
The delay in the South Asian satellite also comes at a time when SAARC’s annual summit in Islamabad has been called off following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan.
Punjabi Christians across Pakistan continue to fight for their identity and respect.
Myanmar’s state counsellor said decades-old tensions cannot be resolved in a day in a very “young democracy”.
Even in the ninth year of uninterrupted democracy in Pakistan, the thrice-elected prime minister is not able to utter a word against the shenanigans of his generals.
For Moscow, Pakistan’s rising salience is driven by its fears about the spread of ISIS, and its perception that India has drawn too close to the United States.
In a dramatic escalation of violence on the Bangladesh border, at least 26 people have reportedly been killed.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd marking the Ashura hold day.
The attack occurred as Shi’ite Muslims gathered to observe Ashura, which commemorates the 7th century death of a grandson of Prophet Mohammed.
If Bangladesh were to adopt regulatory measures against the environmental impact of the power plant, Indian public sector investors could accuse the country of violating BIT obligations.
Cyril Almeida reported on a suspected rift between civilian and military leaderships in Pakistan.
Details of Haibatullah Akhundzada’s life in Kuchlak could put further pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militants openly living there.
The government’s apparent success in recent months in killing and detaining many alleged Islamic militants increasingly comes at the cost of the rule of law and due process.
The goal of Mushahid Hussain Syed and Shezra Mansab Khan Ali seems to have been to shame and scare the US and India through sarcasm, untruths and half-truths served with a large helping of self-promotion.
The states have political necessities that may not concur with the conscience of their people – a disconnect reflected in the constitutive character of the SAARC.
As international fatigue over the Afghan project grows, the US is looking for new partners in the region, giving India an opportunity to rise to the challenge.
These are indeed tricky times for the subcontinent in which excessive or incorrect claims can both be dangerous. They could raise expectations that could later force the hand of political leaders to act less rationally or even irrationally.
Although China continues to offer material support and a calibrated measure of diplomatic protection to Pakistan, it is also pressing its “all-weather friend” to mitigate tensions with India.