Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Drought slashes rice harvest, 900,000 face hunger in SL

The worst drought in five years has pushed 900,000 people in Sri Lanka into “acute food insecurity”, the World Food Programme (WFP) says. The country's rice harvest could be the...

Pakistan’s new messengers of Islam

Women preachers of Islam in Pakistan are breaking the trend of male cleric domination, replacing the often-seen real life visuals of bearded older men holding a monopoly on matters...

PM Dahal to visit China on March 23

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is heading to China soon. This is the first time during his second stint as prime minister that PM Dahal is embarking on...

Kabul Residents Protest Over Lack of Security

Afgan local activists, accusing the government of being unable to ensure security in the capital city and provinces, demanded the removal of the interior and defense ministers as well as the head of the country’s intelligence...

Myanmar may be trying to ´expel´ all Rohingya: UN expert

Myanmar may be seeking to "expel" all ethnic Rohingya from its territory, a UN rights expert said Monday, pushing for a high-level inquiry into abuses against the Muslim minority...

Muslims will get representation in UP government

Senior BJP leaders believe that a section of Muslims had supported the party in the state assembly elections. Analysts have also confirmed that BJP swept the Uttar Pradesh elections...

China may station Marines in Gwadar, say PLA insiders

China's navy plans to expand its marine corps and may station new marine brigades in Gwadar, Pakistan and in Djibouti near the Gulf of Aden, Chinese military insiders have...

USDP Chairman: ‘Much of Myanmar is in Chaos’

The chairman of the former ruling party of Myanmar has claimed that much of the country is in “chaos” and in need of a “disciplined democracy” as the country...

China casts a shadow over Myanmar’s peace process

(Exclusive): Fierce fighting has erupted again along Myanmar’s northern border with China. As a result, tens of thousands of refugees have fled the conflict zone. Some 20,000 have escaped across...