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Myanmar's Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, US September 21, 2016. — Reuters photo

Suu Kyi defends efforts on Rohingyas in her UN address

In her first address to the UN General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi defended her government’s efforts to resolve a crisis over…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

India backs off major retaliation over Kashmir raid

For all the shrill rhetoric immediately following Sunday’s attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan, the threat of a sudden escalation in hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals has receded for now…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
US lawmakers move bill to declare Pakistan ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

US lawmakers move bill to declare Pakistan ‘state sponsor of terrorism’

Two United States lawmakers moved a bill in Congress seeking designation of Pakistan as a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ on Wednesday…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Pakistani Christian jailed for blasphemy over Facebook like

Pakistani Christian jailed for blasphemy over Facebook like

Pakistani police say they have arrested a 16-year-old Christian boy on blasphemy charges after he ‘liked’ an ‘inappropriate’ photograph on Facebook of…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Woman stabbed to death by stalker in Delhi

A 21-year-old woman was stabbed to death, allegedly by her stalker, in North Delhi’s Burari on Tuesday morning, , reports The Hindu…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire across their disputed border in Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after a deadly raid on an army base that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants…

September 21, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India accuses Pakistan of ceasefire violation in Kashmir

India accuses Pakistan of ceasefire violation in Kashmir

Pakistani soldiers fired bullets at an Indian military position from across the heavily fortified frontier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Tuesday, two days after suspected rebels killed 18 Indian soldiers in an audacious attack on a military base, the Indian army said…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Stalker kills woman in Delhi in full public view

Stalker kills woman in Delhi in full public view

A man stopped his bike, attacked a young woman and kept stabbing her till she stopped moving before scores of people in North Delhi of…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Modi thrashes out response to deadly Kashmir raid

India’s prime minister on Monday summoned top security advisers to thrash out a response to a deadly raid on a Kashmir army base blamed on militants from Pakistan, amid calls for tough action against the nuclear-armed nation…

September 20, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
50 feared dead as bus falls into pond in India

50 feared dead as bus falls into pond in India

Nearly 50 passengers were feared dead after a bus fell into a pond in Madhubani district of Bihar in India on Monday afternoon. The bus was on its way…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India steps up Kashmir patrols

India steps up Kashmir patrols

India stepped up patrols along its de facto border with Pakistan on Monday after gunmen killed 17 soldiers at a nearby army base, as prime minister…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Woman arsonist sets afire 42 buses for biryani, Rs 100

Woman arsonist sets afire 42 buses for biryani, Rs 100

A woman, who has been arrested on charge of instigating arson attack on 42 buses of a Tamil Nadu-based operator in Bengaluru, the capital of India’s southern…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Militant attack kills 17 Indian soldiers

Militants armed with guns and grenades killed 17 soldiers in a raid Sunday on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the worst such attack for more than a decade in the disputed Himalayan region…

September 19, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia
India blames Pakistan for Kashmir attack

India blames Pakistan for Kashmir attack

India directly accused Pakistan of being behind Sunday’s separatist attack on an army base near their disputed frontier that killed 17 soldiers, in one of…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Seventeen Indian soldiers, four militants killed in Kashmir attack

Militants attacked an Indian army brigade headquarters near the de factor border with Pakistan on Sunday, killing 17 soldiers in the most deadly such attack in…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Pak court orders confiscation of Musharraf’s property

A Pakistani court trying former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over a deadly raid on Islamabad’s radical Red Mosque passed an order Saturday confiscating his property, a lawyer said…

September 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia
Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 36

Death toll from Pakistan mosque bombing rises to 36

A Pakistani official says the death toll from a suicide bombing at a mosque has risen to 36 after several of those wounded in the attack died in hospitals…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
A Pakistani child who is injured in a suicide bombing is treated at a local hospital in Khar in Pakistan on Friday. — AP photo

Suicide bomber kills 25 in Pak mosque

A suicide bomber shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ and blew himself up in a packed mosque in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding 30 during Friday prayers, a local official said…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with prime minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda as his wife Sita Dahal looks on, during a ceremonial reception at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Friday. — AFP photo

Nepal PM pledges inclusiveness on first India visit

Nepal’s new prime minister said Friday during a visit to New Delhi he was trying to ‘bring everyone on board’ with a divisive new national constitution that has caused tensions with his country’s closest ally India…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

‘Hitman’ charge sparks Duterte probe calls

The Philippines faced calls Friday to investigate its firebrand president after a self-confessed hitman alleged Rodrigo Duterte ordered a thousand opponents and suspected criminals murdered when he was a city mayor…

September 17, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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