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Pakistan orders TV channels to go off air amid crackdown

-- November 25, 2017 15:25:11

Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has ordered private television channels of the country to go off air on Saturday during a police and paramilitary crackdown on Islamist protester...

Pakistani police fire tear gas at blockading in capital

-- November 25, 2017 14:56:20

Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon, and fought running battles with stone-throwing Islamist activists, as they moved to a protest by the religious hard-liners.  The clashes began o...

Pope faces dilemma over use of 'Rohingya' term in Myanmar

-- November 24, 2017 23:50:42

Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world's most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the "ethnic cleansing" of Muslim Rohingya people, r...

UN says Rakhine not safe for Rohingyas’ return

-- November 24, 2017 17:36:08

Conditions in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state “are not in place to enable safe and sustainable returns” of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled violence to Bangladesh since...

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler'

-- November 24, 2017 16:35:31

Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply esca...

China police probe claims of childcare abuse

-- November 24, 2017 16:12:41

Chinese police are investigating claims of sexual molestation and needlemarks on children at a Beijing kindergarten. The official Xinhua news agency said late on Thursday that police were checking all...

Suicide attack kills Pakistani police officer: Official

-- November 24, 2017 15:53:22

A top Pakistani police officer and one of his guards were killed in a suicide bomber attack on Friday in Peshawarcity, police said.Additional Inspector General Ashraf Noor was leaving his home for wor...

13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash: police

-- November 24, 2017 14:35:19

Thirteen Burmese people were killed on Friday as their van hit a truck in central Thailand that burst into flames, police said. The latest gruesome accident took place on the kingdom's notoriously d...

Pakistan frees 'mastermind' of Mumbai attacks

-- November 24, 2017 13:20:21

Pakistani cleric Hafiz Saeed, who is accused by the US and India of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, has been released. Saeed, who carries a $10 million US bounty, had been under house arrest i...

China cautions Australia over South Sea policy .

-- November 24, 2017 11:42:08

Australia raised concerns on Thursday about the "pace and scale" of China's activities in the disputed zone  part of a wide-ranging document setting out Canberra's foreign engagement strategy....

Beijing slams Australia over South China Sea policy

BBC November 24, 2017 11:17:15

China has criticised Australia for making "irresponsible remarks" over the South China Sea in a policy paper. On Thursday, Australia raised concerns about the "pace and scale" of China's activities i...

Three die as train derails in India

-- November 24, 2017 10:39:26

At least three people were killed and 10 others injured about as a passenger train slipped off the rails in northern India on Friday, the railways ministry said. The train was on its way from Goa in...

‘Changed US stance may prompt Myanmar sanction’

-- November 23, 2017 16:43:14

The overnight change in Trump administration's stance on atrocities on the Rohingyas is likely to expose Myanmar to sanctions as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson now calls it "ethnic cleansing", shift...

Duterte likely to bring police back to drug war

-- November 23, 2017 15:04:35

There is a “strong likelihood” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will lift a suspension on police from his war on drugs, his spokesman said on Thursday, a move likely to alarm activists...

US calls Myanmar over ‘ethnic cleansing’

-- November 23, 2017 13:20:14

The United States has called Myanmar for “ethnic cleansing” and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called “horrendous atrocities”. “The...

Taiwan apartment fire claims nine lives

-- November 23, 2017 11:58:02

Nine people, including foreign migrant workers, have been killed and two others slightly injured by a massive fire that broke out at a rental apartment in New Taipei City’s Zhonghe District in n...

Violence at Indian university after student’s suicide

-- November 23, 2017 11:19:50

Students of an Indian university went on a rampage and set hostel properties on fire after a first-year student, who was caught allegedly cheating during an exam, committed suicide. Agitated students...

China wants closer ties with Myanmar military

-- November 23, 2017 10:44:48

China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country’s army. China a...

Pope to meet Myanmar army chief

-- November 22, 2017 23:17:35

Pope Francis will meet the Myanmar’s army chief and some Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, both late additions to a tour of the two countries next week. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said on Wedn...

Lebanese PM Hariri puts resignation on hold

-- November 22, 2017 20:06:09

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has announced Wednesday to put his resignation at the request of country's President Michel Aoun Hariri's decision eased a crisis that had deepened tensions in...

Mugabe successor to return from exile

BBC November 22, 2017 16:10:45

Zimbabwe's former vice-president, whose sacking led to the shock resignation of long-time leader Robert Mugabe, will be sworn in as the new president on Friday, the state broadcaster says. Emmerson M...

Delhi police set up female motorbike squad to tackle crime

-- November 22, 2017 15:36:53

Police force of Delhi has created an all-female motorcycle squad in an attempt to tackle rising crime against women in the city’s narrow alleyways. The patrol, called Raftaar (Speed), will depl...

Western India road crash claim nine lives

-- November 22, 2017 14:34:51

At least nine people have been killed and several others sustained injuries when a state-run passenger bus collided with an overloaded jeep coming at high speed on Nokha-Sujangarh Road in the western...

China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing, Pyongyang

-- November 22, 2017 13:27:00

“The flights were suspended because “business was not good”. He declined to comment on when flights might resume, said an official in the company’s Beijing-based press office,...

Afghan air strikes kill 11 IS militants

-- November 22, 2017 12:55:57

At least 11 Islamic States (IS) militants have been killed during air strikes by Afghan security forces in Nargosi and Khamon areas of Achin district in Nangarhar province, the provincial governor's s...

Hariri is back in Lebanon

BBC November 22, 2017 10:44:03

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing his resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago. Mr Hariri was greeted at Beirut international airport b...

China sentences rights lawyer to 2 years

-- November 21, 2017 15:02:14

A prominent human rights lawyer in China was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict was handed down in a sweeping crac...

Rohingyas in Myanmar live under apartheid:Amnesty

-- November 21, 2017 14:44:00

Amnesty International has said Rohingyas live under a system of ‘apartheid’ in Myanmar, which constitutes a crime against humanity. The Myanmar state has institutionally discriminated a...

Myanmar hopes for Rohingya repatriation deal soon

-- November 21, 2017 11:56:27

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Mus...

Indonesia tremor kills one, damages 300 buildings

-- November 21, 2017 11:38:54

One person was killed and nearly 300 buildings were damaged when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia on weekend, said Indonesian disaster management agency on Tuesday. Spokesperson of...