Bangladesh police arrest two over blogger murder

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Friday they have arrested two suspected members of a banned Islamist group over the brutal killing of an atheist...

Nepal economy to “decelerate” following devastating quake: IMF

Singapore - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Thursday quake-stricken Nepal's economy will "decelerate" in the short term as the impoverished nation reels from...

Families seek justice on ‘lawless’ Bangladesh-India border

Debiganj (Bangladesh) - As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world's most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was...

Landslides kill five in Nepal quake zone

Kathmandu - Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed at least five people in central Nepal, four of them in a shelter for survivors of...

Six sentenced to death for brutal Bangladesh child murders

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court Sunday handed four men the death sentence over the brutal killing of a 13-year-old boy that provoked national outrage...

Bangladeshi writer leaves for US after Islamist threats

Delhi - Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen said Wednesday she had left her home in India for the United States after receiving death threats from...

Malaysia, Indonesia to accept boats in breakthrough on migrants

Putrajaya (Malaysia) - Malaysia and Indonesia said Wednesday they would no longer turn away boatpeople, a breakthrough in the region's migrant crisis that came...

Joy for rescued Nepalese but fears grow for rural areas

Kathmandu  - Rescuers pulled a teenage boy and a woman in her thirties alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake Thursday, as the Red...

Protest in Bangladesh over blogger’s ‘evil’ murder

Dhaka - Secular activists marched through the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet on Wednesday to demand justice for a blogger hacked to death this week,...

Angelina Jolie, Suu Kyi meet women garment workers in Myanmar

Yangon - Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie met women garment workers in Myanmar on Saturday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to learn more...

Sri Lanka’s president marks anniversary of war’s end

Matara (Sri Lanka) - Sri Lanka's new president pledged his support for the military as he marked six years since the end of the...

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of police on election eve

Colombo - Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police on Sunday in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the campaign...

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by...

Nepal’s new constitution: Why are people protesting?

Kathmandu - Nepal has adopted a new constitution, seven years after its last king stepped down, and the first to be drawn up by...

Iglesias show’s organisers ‘should be whipped’: Sri Lanka leader

Colombo - Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday said that organisers of a recent concert by pop star Enrique Iglesias in Colombo should ...

Nepal quake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters

Kathmandu - Surrounded by ochre rubble, Pannakaji beds down on a mattress wedged between Buddha statues at Kathmandu's "Monkey Temple", hoping to deter looters...

Nepal quake survivors hope to rebuild lives one month on

Kathmandu - Huddled in a Kathmandu monastery, Nima Lama clutches his prayer beads and thinks of the family he lost when his home was...

Mount Everest trek route suffered minimal quake damage, study says

Kathmandu - The vast majority of guesthouses and trails on the popular Mount Everest trekking route emerged unscathed from Nepal's devastating earthquake, said an...

Al Qaeda branch claims murder of Bangladesh-born US blogger

Dhaka - Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two...

Nepal Relief: Two plane loads of relief sent to Kathmandu

At the instructions of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif two plane loads of relief items were dispatched to Kathmandu on Saturday. The Prime Minister...