Updated Sunday, February 7, 2016 0:08 am TWN
The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.
Friday, February 5, 2016
A Tamil-language version of Sri Lanka's national anthem was performed at the country's independence ceremony on Thursday, lifting an unofficial ban in another step toward post-civil war ethnic reconciliation.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Led by a triumphant Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar is preparing to take a historic leap into uncharted territory, having only known democracy for 14 of its 1,000 years of recorded history. Suu Kyi, who scored a stunning victory in last year's elections, follows a succession of absolute monarchs, ................
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Myanmar's parliament, led for the first time by pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's party, began a historic session Monday that will install the country's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.
If leopard sightings in the bustling metropolis that is Kathmandu were once a rare event that sparked an elaborate media fanfare, the novelty is fading rather quickly. It's no longer surprising to discover a wild cat prowling through the streets and alleys, and hiding in bathrooms and bedrooms in Nepal's capital.
Monday, February 1, 2016
The Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in Kathmandu has said its directives have been ignored by the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) authority to implement a policy of "dress with no pockets" for loaders.
Archaeologists have discovered a post hole, believed to be the place where Buddha gave his first sermon while visiting Nepal after attaining enlightenment, during an excavation at Nigrodharam in Kapilvastu district, Nepal.
Nepal's Inland Revenue Department (IRD) is of the view that since TeliaSonera is registered in Norway and will be selling its shares to Malaysia-based Axiata, it is unclear if Nepal can charge capital gains tax on share transactions.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos. Luang Prabang weaves a never-never land spell on many a visitor with its tapestry of French colonial villas and Buddhist temples draped in a languid atmosphere.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Nepal's image as one the most corrupt countries in the world has taken a further beating, Transparency International (TI) (non-governmental organization that monitors and publicizes corporate and political corruption) said in its annual report published on Wednesday.
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