Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 | Last Update : 06:30 PM IST

South Asia

Pope Francis leads giant open-air mass in Dhaka ahead of Rohingya meeting

Francis praised Bangladesh for giving refuge to the Rohingya who have flooded in since a military crackdown in Rakhine state in August.

01 Dec 2017 5:02 PM

Pak Taliban militants disguised in burqa attack college; kill 9

Pakistani Taliban, who are fighting to topple the government and install a strict interpretation of Islamic law, claimed responsibility.

01 Dec 2017 12:12 PM

China: ‘Master’ tomb raider gets death penalty for robbing relics from burial sites

Yao Yuzhong made a 30-year career out of robbing historical burial sites.

30 Nov 2017 6:41 PM

Pope Francis arrives in Bangladesh, likely to address Rohingya issue

It the second leg of the Pope's tour to the region amid heightened Rohingya crisis.

30 Nov 2017 3:59 PM

Tackle prejudice, hatred: Pope to Myanmar Buddhist clergy

The pontiff has avoided direct discussion of the crisis to avoid setting off Buddhist hardliners.

29 Nov 2017 6:48 PM

Musharraf says 'biggest supporter of Saeed's LeT, his role in Kashmir'

Musharraf is facing a slew of court cases after returning from five years of self-exile in Dubai.

29 Nov 2017 1:25 PM

Pak PM, Army Chief arrive to attend first Muslim conference against terrorism

The IMCTC is a coalition of 41 Muslims countries and currently led by former Pakistan Army Chief General.

27 Nov 2017 5:10 PM

Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China amid growing concerns over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar has bristled at pressure from Western nations over its armed forces' brutal response to Rohingya Muslim militants.

27 Nov 2017 4:13 PM

High risk of Mt Agung eruption: Bali airport may remains closed for more than 24 hrs

Ngurah Rai is Bali's main international gateway and a hub for tourists travelling to Indonesian islands further east.

27 Nov 2017 3:52 PM

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on a highly sensitive visit

The visit comes as Myanmar's military stands accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims.

27 Nov 2017 3:36 PM