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Pakistani rights activist arrested on charges of sedition, protests threatened

Supporters of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) led by Manzoor Pashteen threatened nationwide protests in response to his arrest. PTM’s unusually direct criticism of the...

Sri Lanka confirms first case of coronavirus

 Sri Lanka has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, a senior Sri Lankan health official said on Monday. "A Chinese lady, who is in her 40s,...

Indian panel wants encryption broken in fight against child porn

 Indian enforcement agencies should be able to break end-to-end encryption to hunt down distributors of child pornography online, a parliamentary panel has urged as...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro in maiden India visit

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro arrived for his first official visit to India on Friday aiming to boost ties between the two stuttering BRICS economies...

Afghanistan President: Pakistan still shelters insurgents

by Stephen J Adler and Simon Robinson Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Thursday that Pakistan continued to give sanctuary to an insurgent group that helps the...

Indonesia may increase imports from India amid New Delhi-Malaysia spat

Indonesia has agreed to immediately increase imports of Indian buffalo meat, sugar and auto parts after India boosted purchases of Indonesian palm oil amid a spat with...

India plans to hike import duties on over 50 items

by Aftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar India plans to increase import duties on more than 50 items, including electronics, electrical goods, chemicals and handicrafts, targeting...

Rohingya refugees pray for justice as court to rule in genocide case

Rohingya refugees who fled persecution and violence in Myanmar are praying for justice as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague prepares...

Pakistan journalist detained for ‘anti-state’ Facebook posts

A Pakistani journalist critical of the government and the army has been detained for five days for having published "anti-state" comments online, his lawyer...

Former policeman among 3 militants killed in gunfight with Indian troops

A former police officer was among three Islamist militants killed in a gunbattle with Indian troops in the disputed region of Kashmir on Monday, security...