Myanmar says it's ready to take back Rohingya

Myanmar Home Minister Kyaw Swe told Bangladesh's president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the refugees to have a safe and dignified return.

Former Bangla PM Khaleda jailed for 5 years in graft case

Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case, a setback for the opposition BNP chief as she can be barred from contesting the next general election slated for December

New Jersey’s Sikh mayor acknowledges death threat

Indian-American Ravinder Bhalla, who became the first Sikh mayor of New Jersey’s Hoboken city, has publicly acknowledged that death threats were made against him and his family recently

17 killed as ex-student opened fire in Florida school

At least 17 people, mostly students and teachers, were killed and 15 others were injured when an ex-student opened fire at a Florida school, authorities said.

Lankan President's party to stay in unity govt

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena ended days of political uncertainty in the country by deciding to be a part of the unity government to push for "major changes" within the government

Rajapaksa flayed for misleading people on ethnic issue

Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader and leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan slammed the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa for misleading the public on the ethnic issue during the local government election campaign for "cheap political...

Left parties poised to form govt in Nepal

Nepal’s Communist parties are headed for a landslide win in elections seen as a turning point after two decades of conflict, political instability and disaster that have crippled the Himalayan country.

Sher Bahadur Deuba takes office as Nepal PM

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has taken oath as the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal, administered by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, in Kathmandu

Being Modi in Trump's World

The first Indian Prime Minister to address the World Economic Forum annual summit in Davos on two decades, Narendra Modi responded in a namaste as he took the stage to a resounding applause.

EU parliament to debate situation in Kenya

The European parliament is scheduled to discuss the situation in Kenya, days after their mission published a report on its observations during the two rounds of presidential elections last year

Killer of 6-year-old Pak girl gets four death sentences

A Pakistani court handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a young girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district

Tributes paid to Pak rights activist Asma Jahangir

Pakistan's social media has been flooded with outpouring of grief for the loss of Asma Jahangir who was described as the country's "moral compass", while newspaper front pages were dominated by tributes to the human rights activist.

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