People get their cell phone SIM cards verified in Islamabad.
People get their cell phone SIM cards verified in Islamabad.

Pakistan tightens cell phone control after massacre

Almost every Pakistani citizen has a cell phone, but from now on, Big Brother is checking to make sure their name, number and fingerprints are on record. The measures are meant to tighten control... »
Swine flu toll rises in Nepal

Swine flu toll rises in Nepal

With four more cases of swine flu confirmed on Thursday, the number of people with the infection in Nepal rose to 17, reports said. »
Large parts of Afghanistan have been covered in snow as a major storm interrupted an otherwise mild and dry winter. File Photo

At least 108 people killed in Afghan winter storm

An emergency official says at least 108 people are feared killed in Afghan avalanches amid a massive winter storm. The avalanches buried homes on Wednesday across four northeast province... »
A Bangladesh court issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for ex-Prime Minister Khaelda Zia in two graft cases after she failed to appear in court for the fourth time. File photo
DHAKA, February 25, 2015

Arrest warrant issued against Bangladesh ex-PM Khaleda Zia

A Dhaka court on Wednesday issued arrest warrants against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and two others for skipping court hearing in the two graft cases involving Tk. 50 million. The Dhaka’... »
KATHMANDU, February 25, 2015

Nepal Maoist youth wing stages show of strength

The youth wing of the UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday staged a march past in the heart of the capital to express their intent for the rally on February 28, said a leader.“The youth march past was h... »
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, February 24, 2015

Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

Afghan officials say gunmen have kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community in the country’s south. The attack happened on Monday afternoon in Afghanistan’s Zabul province. Provinc... »
ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2015

Ex-Pakistan Chief Justice Bhagwandas dead

Rana Bhagwandas, the first Hindu to serve as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan,, died in Karachi early Monday morning. The Federal Cabinet offered its condolences on his sad demis... »
COLOMBO, February 23, 2015

TNA slams delay in U.N. report’s release

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party has expressed dismay over the U.N.’s decision to delay a report on the human rights situation in the country saying it amounted to denial of justice. Denounci... »
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed being taken to criminal court in Male on Monday, a day after he was arrested on terror charges.
New Delhi, February 23, 2015

India expresses concern over "manhandling" of Nasheed

Dramatic pictures of the former Maldives president Mohammad Nasheed being pushed to the ground outside a Male court by police prompted a statement from India, a day after the islands were plunged... »
Bangladeshi rescue workers on Monday attempt to lift the wreckage of a ferry that capsized in the Padma River, northwest of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
DHAKA, February 23, 2015

Bangladesh ferry disaster toll mounts to 70

The death toll from a weekend ferry disaster in central Bangladesh rose to 70 on Monday, as divers finished their search after the vessel was lifted to the surface and towed to shore. »
In this October 8, 2012 photo, former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed (second right) is detained by police during a campaign trip at Fares-Mathoda Island.
New Delhi, February 22, 2015

Nasheed held in Male under anti-terror law

Just days after he appealed to India to intervene in the ongoing crackdown on cases of alleged treason and terrorism by the Maldives government of President Yameen, former President Mohammad Nashe... »
Lahore, February 22, 2015

30 Pakistani schoolkids faint after toxic gas leak

At least 30 Pakistani schoolchildren fainted after toxic gas leaked from a generator installed in their school. Over 100 students were present in the basement of the private school in dense... »
DHAKA, February 25, 2015

Razakar commander gets jail until death in absentia

A regional commander of the razakar militia of the Pakistan military was sentenced to jail until death on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s liberation War in 197... »
MALE, February 24, 2015

Maldives defends arrest of Nasheed amid ‘concerns’

The Maldives government on Tuesday defended the arrest of Mohamed Nasheed on terrorism charges and accused the former President of performing “stunts” to grab global attention after India and the... »
ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2015

Pak. Reuters bureau chief found dead

A prominent foreign woman journalist, working for Reuters news agency in Pakistan, was found dead on Monday in the bathroom of her house here. Maria Golovnina, a Russian national, was fou... »
DHAKA, February 23, 2015

Hasina warns against ‘unconstitutional takeover’

In the midst of a prolonged agitation to unseat her government, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina brushed aside any possibility of an unconstitutional takeover. She also remarked that the violent natur... »
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed being taken to criminal court in Male on Monday, a day after he was arrested on terror charges.
MALE, Maldives, February 23, 2015

Nasheed dragged into court by police

Police on Monday dragged the Maldives’ former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to arrest a senior judge three years ago. Mohamed N... »
Karachi, February 23, 2015

10 burnt alive in Pakistan road accident

At least 10 people have been burnt alive and nine others injured when an overloaded passenger van overturned and caught fire in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Four charred bodies ha... »
NEW DELHI, February 23, 2015

Done enough for farm self-sufficiency: Centre

An affidavit filed by the Union Agriculture Ministry in the Supreme Court says the government has done enough and more to secure self-sufficiency in agriculture. “The country has sufficient... »
YANGON, Myanmar, February 22, 2015

Myanmar rebels deny attack on Red Cross-protected refugees

Kokang ethnic rebels battling Myanmar’s government in the country’s north have denied a claim that they attacked a truck flying the Red Cross flag that was carrying refugees fleeing fighting in th... »