Category: Asia

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staffMay 9, 2018

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s parliament has passed a law guaranteeing basic rights for transgender citizens and outlawing discrimination by both ...

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staffMay 8, 2018

China: Former political star Sun Zhengcai sentenced to life

A former senior Communist Party official who was once tipped to become the future president of China has been sentenced to life ...

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staffMay 8, 2018

Kim Jong-un met Xi in China ahead of nuclear talks

Kim Jong-un and Chinese President Xi Jinping have held a meeting in China ahead of a summit between North Korea ...

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staffMay 7, 2018

Afghanistan: Yaqoubi mosque blast kills 14, wounds dozens

At least 14 people have been killed by an explosion at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that is being used as ...

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staffMay 7, 2018

OIC to assume ‘stronger role’ over Rohingya crisis

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed regret for not “responding immediately” to the Rohingya crisis, while ...

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staffMay 7, 2018

Pakistan Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal shot at election rally

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has been wounded by an unidentified gunman at an election rally in ...

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staffMay 5, 2018

2 ex-Malaysian ministers sacked for supporting opposition

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian official says the ruling party has sacked two powerful former ministers after they openly ...

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staffApril 29, 2018

Nork Korea nuclear test site to shut in May

North Korea’s nuclear test site will close in May, the South Korean president’s office has said. A spokesman said the ...

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staffApril 28, 2018

Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar

YANGON – Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, ...

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staffApril 28, 2018

Suicide car bomber kills 6 in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – A Taliban suicide bomber attacked an army base in southern Helmand province Saturday killing four civilians and ...