Women in the Pacific region face some of the highest domestic violence rates globally and are the worst represented politically, the Pacific Islands Forum has warned as the world marks International Women's Day.
A U.S.-led resolution calling for an international probe into allegations that 40,000 civilians were killed at the end of Sri Lanka's separatist war has been filed with the U.N.'s top rights body.
For Muslim communities eking out an existence in segregated camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state, aid groups provide a lifeline, but their work is coming under threat from Buddhist nationalist campaigns that have pushed the government to eject Doctors Without Borders (MSF) from the region.
Myanmar denied reports it expelled medical aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) from the country, saying that group had only been “temporarily suspended” from working in the western state of Rakhine, media reports said Sunday.
A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police said Saturday, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country's former war zone.
Nepal Telecom (NT) has moved a step ahead in its quest to hitch up with a strategic partner, with its board approving plans to hire a consultant to write the bid documents.
An independent human rights group said Tuesday it has obtained official documents that directly implicate the Myanmar government in abusive and discriminatory policies targeting the country's long-persecuted minority Rohingya Muslim community.
It used to be that “hacking” was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing — and perfectly legal — mainstay of the tech sector.
Nepalese troops Monday recovered 18 bodies from the snow-blanketed wreckage of a plane that crashed into a hillside, the latest disaster to hit the country's internationally blacklisted airlines.
Plagued by cost overruns and a US$4.2 billion deficit, Taiwan's National Health Insurance set out in 2012 to find out what lay behind the problem.