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....
Former Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa blames others for anti-Muslim attacks
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 3:08PM UTC
Taiwan, Thailand join deal to end tariffs on tech products
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 10:27AM UTC
Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 7:58AM UTC