Home » Archives by category » World » Subcontinent

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven

Posted by on 27/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven

Sri Lanka prison bus shooting kills seven

COLOMBO: Attackers opened fire on a prison bus outside Colombo yesterday, killing five prisoners and two armed guards in the worst gang-related violence to hit Sri Lanka in decades. Police said the gunmen sprayed bullets at the bus as it passed through a wooded area near the capital, also wounding four guards. One of the […]

Shrine for Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan’s challenges

Posted by on 27/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Shrine for Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan’s challenges

Shrine for Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan’s challenges

BARA KAHU: Pakistan has renewed its vow to root out extremism after a fresh wave of attacks, but a rose-covered shrine in Islamabad built by radicals to glorify an Islamist murderer sends a different message. Followers of Mumtaz Qadri are set to fete him as a hero at his tomb Monday, the start of a […]

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

Posted by on 26/02/2017
Filed under America, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

India demands ‘strongest action’ from Trump after Kansas killing

‘They should come out openly to condemn such actions’ NEW DELHI: India demanded the “strongest action” from the US government yesterday after an Indian expatriate was killed and another wounded in a suspected hate crime in the midwestern state of Kansas. Indians at home and in the United States have expressed shock at the shooting […]

Pakistan airline denies seven passengers forced to stand

Posted by on 26/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Pakistan airline denies seven passengers forced to stand

Pakistan airline denies seven passengers forced to stand

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s national carrier said yesterday it would investigate allegations that a plane flew from Karachi to Saudi Arabia carrying seven extra passengers, but denied they stood in the aisles for the three-hour journey. The probe was ordered after a report in the English-language daily Dawn. The paper said the January 20 flight to Medina […]

Hong Kong Snowden refugees sought by Sri Lanka agents

Posted by on 23/02/2017
Filed under Asia, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Hong Kong Snowden refugees sought by Sri Lanka agents

Hong Kong Snowden refugees sought by Sri Lanka agents

HONG KONG: Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said yesterday. The story of how impoverished refugees helped the former National Security Agency contractor, who initiated one of the largest data leaks in US history, evades authorities […]

Pakistan on edge; 6 die in Lahore bomb blast

Posted by on 23/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Pakistan on edge; 6 die in Lahore bomb blast

Pakistan on edge; 6 die in Lahore bomb blast

Panic underscores nervousness across the country LAHORE: At least six people were killed and 30 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan’s Lahore yesterday, officials said, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight pointing to resurgence in Islamist violence. The blast, the second to hit the provincial capital this month, crumpled cars and sent […]

Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar’s Rohingyas

Posted by on 23/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar’s Rohingyas

Activists seek corporate help for Myanmar’s Rohingyas

BANGKOK: Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country’s treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the UN has said may be “crimes against humanity.” More than 10,000 people have joined the Facebook group for the campaign, known by the hashtag #WeAreAllRohingyaNow, and hundreds have signed on. A letter […]

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves

Posted by on 22/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, World

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves

Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves

KABUL: Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties for “bacha bazi”-sexual slavery and abuse of boys-for the first time, officials say, in a landmark move against the deeply entrenched practice. AFP revealed last year how the Taleban were exploiting rampant bacha bazi in police ranks to mount deadly insider attacks, exposing a hidden epidemic […]

Bacha bazi: practice of child sex slavery

Posted by on 22/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Bacha bazi: practice of child sex slavery

Bacha bazi: practice of child sex slavery

KABUL: Afghanistan is set to criminalize the practice of “bacha bazi”, sexual exploitation of boys, with a slew of stringent punishments laid out for the first time in a revised penal code. The move comes after an AFP report last year found the Taleban are exploiting the centuries-old practice, one of the most egregious violations […]

After epiphany in US, woman forges peace among Indian, Pakistani youth

Posted by on 21/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, World

After epiphany in US, woman forges peace among Indian, Pakistani youth

After epiphany in US, woman forges peace among Indian, Pakistani youth

BANGKOK: Aliya Harir was an impressionable teenager who soaked up the patriotic propaganda from her schoolbooks and the one TV channel that served her town in the mountains of northern Pakistan. So she feared, and hated, India. “There were always rumors that India’s going to attack Pakistan soon, and I was always worried: Where would […]

Seven killed as three suicide bombers hit Pakistan court

Posted by on 21/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Seven killed as three suicide bombers hit Pakistan court

Seven killed as three suicide bombers hit Pakistan court

TANGI: At least seven people were killed when multiple Taleban suicide bombers attacked a court complex in northern Pakistan yesterday, the latest in a series of assaults which have raised fears militants are regrouping. One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was killed […]

Pakistan’s third sex seeks a reformation

Posted by on 20/02/2017
Filed under Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Pakistan’s third sex seeks a reformation

Pakistan’s third sex seeks a reformation

Farzana draws all eyes when she dances, with the twist of her hips and hair-but today she is above all the voice of a Pakistani community with an ambiguous status: the khawajasiras. The 30-year-old is a guru, a matriarch at the head of a “family” of several hundred khawajasiras, an umbrella term in Pakistan denoting […]

Page 1 of 90123Next ›Last »