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South Asia

Pakistani woman, Asia Bibi, on death row for 8 yrs leaves jail after acquittal

Her conviction in blasphemy case was overturned, but she had remained in prison as govt negotiated with hardliners demanding her execution.

08 Nov 2018 7:10 PM

Sri Lankan Speaker Jayasuriya presses for floor test to resolve political crisis

His remarks come soon after he slammed President Sirisena, saying it was 'anti-democratic' to sack PM Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament.

08 Nov 2018 11:52 AM

Sri Lanka has suffered 'coup without guns', says Speaker Karu Jayasuriya

The entire matter was pre-planned and the events can only be described as a coup, albeit one without the use of tanks and guns, he said.

07 Nov 2018 1:26 PM

Ousted Sri Lankan PM's official home becomes symbol of power struggle

Sirisena sacked Wickremesinghe on October 26 but he has refused to accept the decision or to leave the residence.

04 Nov 2018 2:27 PM

Tamil prisoners may be released to tilt scales in favour of Lanka PM Rajapaksa

Tamils say some of the prisoners have been held over a long time under an anti-terrorism law without even being formally charged.

04 Nov 2018 1:00 PM

Desperate people can start bloodbath, warns ousted Sri Lanka PM Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe warned time is running out to avert a 'bloodbath' while voicing hope that parliament will resolve the situation soon.

03 Nov 2018 12:07 PM

Don’t confront State: Pak PM warns people protesting Bibi verdict

Prime minister Khan addressed the nation through a video message and his address was solely focused on the Asia Bibi verdict.

01 Nov 2018 2:04 PM

Sirisena to reconvene Parl on Nov 5: Sri Lanka's new PM Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s president Sirisena named Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM on Friday after abruptly dismissing the government of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

01 Nov 2018 12:01 PM

India worried as Sri Lanka's 'Lord of the rings', pro-China, is back as PM

Rajapaksa has been accused by diplomats of serious human rights abuses in the war against rebels from the Tamil minority.

01 Nov 2018 11:42 AM

Pakistan school principal gets 105 years in prison for child abuse, rape

Attaullah Marwat was arrested after police registered a case against him on July 14, 2017, on the complaint of a boy student.

31 Oct 2018 2:41 PM