This month the unthinkable happened in Sri Lanka. One of the most autocratic leaders in the country’s post-independence history, Mahinda Rajapaksa, was defeated in democratic elections, and this was done primarily by Sri Lanka’s trampled and oppressed ethnic and religious minority population.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The mayor of the Philippines’ main financial district has been arrested for contempt and escorted to a Senate hearing to answer allegations of corruption after he repeatedly snubbed the legislature.
Frankly speaking, I did not expect to be writing about this topic so quickly following my blog post from yesterday, but here I am again further musing on the delicate art of international diplomacy.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government has summoned the U.S. charge d’affaires after a top U.S. diplomat called for an end to martial law and said the impeachment of a former prime minister could be politically motivated.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Lawyers and rights activist are demanding Sri Lanka’s chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month’s presidential election. Hundreds of protesters outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday accused Mohan Peiris of undermining the judiciary’s
Boat carrying migrants sinks near Bangladesh; 20 missing
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:51PM UTC
Philippine mayor arrested, escorted to graft hearing
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:43PM UTC
Burma tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:39PM UTC
Sri Lanka says it will return private lands in civil war areas
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:31PM UTC
China calls on families to have more children
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:18PM UTC
India fires top foreign office official Sujatha Singh
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:07PM UTC