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World Bank forecasts Bangladesh growth of 7.3 pct, to miss govt projection

The World Bank on Thursday predicted Bangladesh's economy will grow at 7.3 percent in the fiscal year that ends on June 30, lower than a...

Brother of murdered Pakistani whistleblower vows to take up fight

The brother of a whistleblower murdered over a notorious "honour killing" case vowed Wednesday to take up the cause, even as he feared becoming...

Bangladesh fashion workers at risk with ‘shocking’ reform delays

The safety of workers making clothing for global brands like Adidas and H&M could be at risk if Bangladesh's Supreme Court moves on Sunday...

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia hospitalised: lawyer

Bangladesh's jailed opposition leader Khaleda Zia was taken to hospital in Dhaka on Monday for tests, said her lawyer, who described the two-time former...

Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan for “inauthentic” behaviour

Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of "inauthentic behaviour" and spamming, it said on Monday, much of...

Bangladesh police arrest building owners over latest deadly fire

Two of the owners of a high-rise commercial building that caught fire last week, killing 26 people in a blaze made worse by the...

Sri Lanka Test captain arrested after traffic accident

Sri Lankan Test cricket captain Dimuth Karunaratne has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after an accident in the...

Bangladesh stops Rohingya making risky journey to Malaysia

Bangladesh security forces stopped 29 people, mostly Rohingya Muslims, from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said Saturday, the latest group...

Pakistan minister brands US envoy ‘little pygmy’ in Twitter row

A Pakistani minister has branded the US ambassador to Kabul a "little pygmy" in a high-level diplomatic Twitter row that erupted over ongoing peace...

Pakistan hands India findings on Kashmir militant attack

Islamabad said Wednesday it had handed New Delhi "preliminary findings" over a major suicide attack in Kashmir claimed by Pakistan-based militants, adding it would...