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  • Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential...
    on September 24, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration. […]

  • New Maldives president a reformer who must hold...
    on September 24, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Veteran Maldives lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih overcame the detention and exile of key opposition figures to win a weekend presidential poll and unseat incumbent Abdulla Yameen, but now faces the task of holding together a disparate coalition. […]

  • Nepal restores $2.5 billion hydropower plant...
    on September 23, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Nepal’s new government has reversed its predecessor's decision and has asked China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the nation’s biggest hydropower plant, an official said on Sunday, as it seeks to woo Chinese investment in its ailing infrastructure. […]

  • Pakistani PM Imran Khan decries 'arrogant' India...
    on September 22, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan labelled India arrogant on Saturday for cancelling what would have been the countries' first high-level talks in years, decrying "small men occupying big offices" who opposed change. […]

  • Maldives president Yameen a hardliner who jailed...
    on September 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is a ruthless political operator who has cracked down on threats to his rule, say diplomats and former colleagues - including jailing his own half-brother in an on-off feud dating from childhood. […]