Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment – ‘Every day there is...

KABUL: As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue...

Maldives turmoil deepens – Authorities declare state of emergency

MALE: The Maldives declared a state of emergency yesterday, as President Abdulla Yameen sought to shore up his power over the Indian Ocean island...

Afghan woman stoned to death for ‘adultery’

KABUL: A young Afghan woman was stoned to death after being accused of adultery, officials said yesterday, a medieval punishment apparently recorded in a...

Journalist gunned down in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: A Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unknown attackers in the troubled northwest yesterday, police said, a region where reporters are frequently targeted...

Indonesia deports Indian fugitive ‘Chotta Rajan’

BALI, Indonesia: An alleged Indian crime boss arrested upon arrival on the Indonesian island of Bali last month was to be deported yesterday, police...

Wedding revelers in Afghan village exult over Taliban rout

Ankle bells chimed as male dancers shimmied beneath chandeliers in midnight wedding revelry that drew together an entire frontline Afghan village just days after...

Bangladesh publishers burn books in protest of killings

DHAKA: Angry publishers burnt books and closed their businesses in Bangladesh yesterday, in the third day of protests over the latest gruesome attacks on...

Nepal police shoot border protesters, Indian killed – Anger over new constitution boils over

KATHMANDU: Nepal police yesterday fired into a crowd of protesters trying to block a key border checkpoint and killed an Indian civilian as anger...

Modi faces tight election, hits Back at ‘intolerance’ criticism

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, battling to win power in the big heartland state of Bihar and push his stalled economic reforms,...

Deadly violence blamed on hardline Islamists – Bangladesh teachers, students protest against secular killing

DHAKA: Protesters rallied in Bangladesh yesterday against the latest gruesome attacks on secular writers and publishers, accusing the government of failing to halt rising...

Indian intellectuals alarmed by rising intolerance attacks

NEW DELHI: First writers then artists, followed by filmmakers, historians and scientists. The chorus of Indian intellectuals protesting religious bigotry and communal violence grows...

Secular publisher murdered, 3 hurt in new Bangladesh attacks – Al-Qaeda branch claims responsibility

DHAKA: The publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists was hacked to death in Bangladesh yesterday, hours after two...

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