Updated Monday, January 12, 2015 0:00 am TWN
A rolling transport blockade organized by the opposition is taking a huge toll on Bangladesh's economy, with the vital garment industry hit particularly hard, a business leader warned Sunday.
As it ushers in "Visit Bhutan Year" in the hope of boosting tourism, the tiny mountainous country in South Asia faces the challenge of finding a balance between getting its economy back on track and preserving its unique culture and environment.
Sri Lanka's new government on Sunday accused toppled strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa of having tried to stage a coup to cling to power after losing last week's presidential election.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
New Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena began assembling a cabinet Saturday on his first day in office as he looks to deliver on pledges to repair the war-torn nation's diplomatic standing and implement democratic reforms.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sri Lanka went to the polls Thursday in its tightest election in decades, with its strongman president battling for survival after accusations of corruption and a failure to bring about national reconciliation.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Bangladesh's besieged opposition leader accused Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday of trying to cling on to power by force, as police clamped down on protests on the first anniversary of Hasina's re-election.
Monday, January 5, 2015
Bangladesh police banned all protests in the capital from Sunday and locked main opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her office in Dhaka as tension rose before the first anniversary of an election her party boycotted.
Bangladesh marks the first anniversary Monday of a "farcical" election that was boycotted by the opposition amid accusations that the world's eighth most populous nation is becoming a one-party state.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Friday, January 2, 2015
Sri Lanka's opposition Thursday accused the government of deploying thousands of troops to deter ethnic minority Tamils from voting against President Mahinda Rajapakse in next week's election.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Two Cambodian employees accused of participating in an alleged land grab by a Chinese company have been released from detention by ethnic minority villagers, an official and an activist said Wednesday.
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