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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.
 

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.
 

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, ................
New, anticipated democratic era dawning in Myanmar

 

A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Tuesday sentenced two more men to death after finding them guilty of killing, kidnapping and looting during the country's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
 

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.
Suu Kyi party leads new Myanmar parliament

 

Following the rapid spread of Zika virus, Bhutan's health ministry has beefed up surveillance across the country.
 

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.
The big, wild cats in the streets of Kathmandu

 

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.
'Buddha post hole' found in Nepal by archaeologists

 

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.
 

Sixteen Buddhist stupas, around 1,000-year-old, have recently been unearthed at Nateshwar in Munishiganj district, 29 kilometers off Dhaka city, with a rich archaeological background.
16 1,000-year-old Buddhist stupas found in Bangladesh

 

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.
Magical Laos town preserved by UNESCO has 'lost its soul'

 

The pro-democracy party in Myanmar led by Aung San Suu Kyi announced ethnically diverse choices Thursday for leadership of the legislature as it prepares to take over the government from a military-backed party after parliament convenes Monday.
 

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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