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'Rohingya suffer institutional oppressions in Myanmar'

DHAKA, Bangladesh Rohingya Muslims held in open-air detention camps in Myanmar's Rakhine State since 2012 have been subjected to "institutional oppressions" and "grave rights violations," according to a new report...

Kashmir situation likely to deteriorate in 2021: Report

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir Violence along the de-facto border in Kashmir is likely to continue to increase and India and Pakistan are unlikely in the near future to make efforts...

India: Virus concerns over largest religious festival

NEW DELHI  India’s Health Ministry on Sunday called for stringent COVID-19 measures during a Hindu religious festival expected to draw millions of people to the northern Uttarakhand state next month. The...

Pakistan court grants bail to ailing former premier

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Friday granted bail to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds. A two-member bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Justice Ali Baqir...

Pakistan eases requirements for Sikh pilgrims' crossing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistan on Friday eased requirements for Indian Sikhs seeking to cross the border to visit a sacred temple. The passport and prior registration requirements for Sikh pilgrims wanting to...

New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from White Island volcano

ANKARA Police in New Zealand on Friday said they have recovered six bodies from waters near White Island, as death toll rose to 16 from a volcano that erupted...

Record 139 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh reported a record 139 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, raising the national total to 621. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) made the announcement...

Bangladesh: Free press woes amid controversial surveillance law

DHAKA, Bangladesh The media in Bangladesh is again in the spotlight for Sunday’s World Press Freedom Day amid worries over how a controversial new law might impact freedom of expression...

Top US diplomat tells Congress Hong Kong not autonomous

WASHINGTON US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress on Wednesday that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from mainland China, opening the door to changes of its treatment...

Pakistan felicitates D-8 states on 23rd anniversary

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday extended felicitations to member states of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation on its 23rd anniversary. In his message, Imran Khan said the organization has...

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'Emerging markets won't suffer from current account deficits post-COVID'

ANKARA Imports have already surpassed pre-crisis levels in all major emerging markets but most trade deficits have not expanded due to booming exports, according to...

Thousands protest in Madrid against pardoning jailed Catalan leaders

OVIEDO, Spain Around 25,000 people poured into the streets of Madrid on Sunday to protest the Spanish government’s impending move to pardon several jailed Catalan...

Accused terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

ANKARA  A terrorist wanted with a red notice was among a dozen people arrested while trying to enter Turkey, said the National Defense Ministry on...

Mortar kills 5 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan A mortar shell fired by Taliban hit a residence in Afghanistan’s Lagman province killed five civilians, according to Afghan Army.The 201st Selab Corps...

UAE, Rwanda ban flights from Uganda due to rise in COVID-19 cases

KAMPALA, Uganda The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rwanda have banned with immediate effect all flights from Uganda due to reports of rising COVID-19 cases...