Updated Thursday, October 30, 2014 0:00 am TWN
A special Bangladeshi court on Wednesday handed the death sentence to the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, in a long-awaited verdict that triggers fears of fresh violence.
Mudslides triggered by monsoon rains swept through a tea-growing region of Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and leaving about 300 more feared missing, disaster officials said.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Myanmar has jailed seven men for lynching 10 Muslim bus passengers in an attack that sparked mass unrest between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine two years ago, authorities said Tuesday.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan Thursday by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Friday that the country would do better with fewer provinces under a new federal setup. The prescription for fewer federal states comes from Koirala comes at a time when major parties are at loggerheads over the number of states to be adopted while federating the existing unitary system into a new setup.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Defense lawyers for two ex-Khmer Rouge leaders said Saturday they would boycott a new genocide trial until they appealed the pair's earlier conviction, in a move that threatens to delay an already lengthy case.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution.
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