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  • Netherlands recalls staff after threats at...
    on November 12, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    The Netherlands recalled staff from its embassy in Pakistan following threats after providing shelter to the lawyer of a Christian woman in a blasphemy case, the Dutch foreign minister said on Monday. […]

  • Twitter warns Pakistan rights activists over...
    on November 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Two Pakistani rights activists said on Monday they had been warned by Twitter about objectionable content on the social media network, a move that signals an ongoing push by authorities in the South Asian country to rein in free speech online. […]

  • Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh, as...
    on November 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday, even as Myanmar prepares to begin receiving them. […]

  • Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka...
    on November 12, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka's government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said. […]

  • Afghan elite commandos among scores of casualties...
    on November 12, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Dozens of elite commandos were among the casualties suffered by Afghan security forces as the Taliban claimed to have taken a district in Ghazni province, stepping up battlefield pressure while seeking a political settlement with the United States. […]