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South Asia

Sri Lanka court suspends Mahinda Rajapakse's powers as PM

'Irreparable damage' could be done to Sri Lanka if Mahinda Rajapakse was allowed to remain as head of government, the court said.

03 Dec 2018 5:00 PM

Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka Prez may not dissolve Parliament

Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM

Kartarpur corridor: US welcomes Indo-Pak efforts to increase people-to-people ties

US-Pakistan ties have been strained since Trump govt hit out at Islamabad for its lacklustre approach in combating terrorism by halting aid.

30 Nov 2018 7:59 PM

Sri Lanka: Parliament votes to halt payment of ministers’ salaries, expenses

Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.

30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to lay foundation stone for Kartarpur Corridor today

Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan is located across the river Ravi, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine.

28 Nov 2018 10:53 AM

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Pakistan detains hardline cleric behind Asia Bibi blasphemy protests

Detaining of Khadim Hussain Rizvi, leader of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan was not linked to Asia Bibi case, minister Fawad Chaudhry said.

24 Nov 2018 1:15 PM

Sidhu to visit Pak for Kartarpur Border corridor ceremony: Report

Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony of the facilities at the crossing on the Pakistan side on November 28.

24 Nov 2018 8:59 AM

Sri Lanka: Ousted PM Wickeremesinghe wins control of key panel in Parliament

Sirisena's party members walked out of Parliament, protesting against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya's move to appoint five members of UPFA.

23 Nov 2018 4:35 PM

Sri Lanka: Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate

JVP boycotted the meeting and wrote to Sirisena stating he should end the crisis as he created it. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya also stayed away.

19 Nov 2018 10:21 AM

To defend U-turns in politics, Imran Khan gives Hitler's example: report

'Hitler and Napoleon (Bonaparte) suffered huge defeats and caused losses as they did not take U-turns,' Imran Khan said.

18 Nov 2018 9:06 AM

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Sri Lankan Parliament adjourned after leaders throw chilli powder, furniture

Brawl occurred day after Speaker announced there is no PM or government following no-confidence motion against disputed PM Rajapaksa.

16 Nov 2018 8:23 PM

None turned up voluntarily: Rohingya repatriation effort fails, Yangon blames Dhaka

About 1,000 Rohingya men, women and children protested against repatriations, shouting 'We want justice'.

16 Nov 2018 1:05 PM

Trump-Kim meeting likely in New Year, won't accept broken promises: Mike Pence

US president and North's leader held a historic summit in Singapore earlier this year, signing a vaguely worded deal on denuclearisation.

15 Nov 2018 3:17 PM

Official casts doubts over Rohingya repatriation, says none want to return

Fearing repatriation, refugees who fled to Bangladesh with testimony of murder, rape and arson after a military crackdown went into hiding.

15 Nov 2018 12:33 PM

Sri Lankan parl votes against newly-appointed Rajapaksa govt

Speaker ruled that majority of 225-member assembly supported no-confidence motion against Rajapaksa who was made PM on Oct 26.

14 Nov 2018 11:23 AM

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Key Lankan parties, EC member move Supreme Court against President Sirisena

Sirisena on Sunday stoutly defended his move to dissolve Parliament, saying it was taken to prevent clashes among rival lawmakers.

12 Nov 2018 3:36 PM

Rajapaksa ends 50-yr association with Sirisena's party, joins newly-formed SLPP

Rajapaksa's move signaled that he would contest snap polls, to be held on Jan 5, under his own party banner and not that of SLFP.

11 Nov 2018 6:57 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: Wickremesinghe's party to fight parliament dissolution in court

Sirisena had called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature.

10 Nov 2018 7:31 PM

Sri Lanka crisis: President Sirisena dissolves parliament, calls for snap polls

Sirisena called for January polls after it was clear Rajapaksa wouldn't command majority in legislature, a move opponents called illegal.

10 Nov 2018 1:20 PM

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

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