ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has reacted angrily to comments made by India's prime minister that reportedly acknowledged Indian forces had a role in the war that created Bangladesh, part of Pakistan until 1971 when separatists won independence after a war....
As many had expected, the 'Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean' held in Thailand last week ended with a soft whimper rather than a loud bang. The participants gathered in Bangkok agreed to keep the talks going, but the meeting failed to address one of the crisis’ key issues: why people are leaving their homes behind to embark on such perilous sea voyages?...
Bangladesh has banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers....
Burma says its navy has rescued 208 migrants aboard two fishing trawlers off the western coast. According to the director of the president's office, Zaw Htay, the migrants are Bangladeshi men. They were found off the coast of Rakhine state, where most of the Rohingya minority Muslims have been fleeing persecution in the majority-Buddhist nation and thousands became stranded in the Andaman Sea....
NEW DELHI (AP) — Human Rights Watch has criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses still common in the garment industry....
Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015
Sat, Jul 04, 2015 2:08PM UTC
Malaysian fund denies it funneled $700 million to prime minister
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 3:33PM UTC
China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang
Fri, Jul 03, 2015 11:33AM UTC