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    Protected Bangladesh interests while maintaining good ties with India: Sheikh Hasina

    Protected Bangladesh interests while maintaining good ties with India: Sheikh Hasina


    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly relations with India even as she blamed past Bangladeshi leaders for making compromises when in...

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her government had protected Bangladesh's interests while maintaining friendly relations with India even as she blamed past Bangladeshi leaders for making compromises when in power.
    Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

    Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown


    The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released...

    The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released yesterday.
    Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan kill at least 15 Taliban

    Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan kill at least 15 Taliban


    The attack, in Sayyad district of Sar-e Pul, followed reports from local officials of fighting between Islamic State and Taliban militants in other northern provinces over recent days. In the IS stronghold of Nangarhar, diverse bands of fighters and...

    The attack, in Sayyad district of Sar-e Pul, followed reports from local officials of fighting between Islamic State and Taliban militants in other northern provinces over recent days. In the IS stronghold of Nangarhar, diverse bands of fighters and militiamen often switch sides between the Taliban, Islamic State and even the pro-government camp.
    Bangladesh drug war death toll hits 200: Rights group

    Bangladesh drug war death toll hits 200: Rights group


    Bangladesh launched the crackdown to smash the surging trade in "yaba", a cheap methamphetamine and caffeine pill, which authorities say has spread to almost every village and...

    Bangladesh launched the crackdown to smash the surging trade in "yaba", a cheap methamphetamine and caffeine pill, which authorities say has spread to almost every village and town.

    Maldives leaders may face EU travel ban soon


    The first international sanctions hit Maldives on Monday, with the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union announcing they would take further “restrictive measures” against political leaders in Maldives, which could lead to travel bans and...

    The first international sanctions hit Maldives on Monday, with the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union announcing they would take further “restrictive measures” against political leaders in Maldives, which could lead to travel bans and “asset freeze” of those considered close to the President.
    EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executions

    EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executions


    In a joint statement, the EU delegation and the embassies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Canada and Norway said they have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the...

    In a joint statement, the EU delegation and the embassies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Canada and Norway said they have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the issue.
    EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executions

    EU, embassies write to Sri Lankan leader on executions


    In a joint statement today, the EU delegation and the embassies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Canada and Norway said they have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the...

    In a joint statement today, the EU delegation and the embassies of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Canada and Norway said they have written to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena regarding the issue.
    Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry: Officials

    Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry: Officials


    A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the...

    A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday as workers were leaving their offices, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, officials said, in the latest deadly attack to rock the country.
    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

    Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge


    Deaths rose 1 per cent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 per cent to 3,430, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest civilian casualty report. Overall civilian casualties were down 3 per...

    Deaths rose 1 per cent to 1,692, although injuries dropped 5 per cent to 3,430, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said in its latest civilian casualty report. Overall civilian casualties were down 3 per cent.
    Afghan forces 'kill civilians' in ground raid and air strike

    Afghan forces 'kill civilians' in ground raid and air strike


    An Afghan military official said an investigation was under way to determine if and how the operation resulted in civilian casualties. Both Taliban and Islamic State militants are active in eastern...

    An Afghan military official said an investigation was under way to determine if and how the operation resulted in civilian casualties. Both Taliban and Islamic State militants are active in eastern Afghanistan.
    Rescuers search for survivors of Afghan landslide: officials

    Rescuers search for survivors of Afghan landslide: officials


    Melting snow in the mountains of Panjshir, a province north of Kabul known for its snowcapped peaks, had flooded a lake, sending water and mud cascading over villages below, the disaster management ministry and local officials...

    Melting snow in the mountains of Panjshir, a province north of Kabul known for its snowcapped peaks, had flooded a lake, sending water and mud cascading over villages below, the disaster management ministry and local officials said.

    Afghan officials: Taliban kill at least 15 troops, 4 police


    The Taliban struck Thursday in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, leaving 15 soldiers dead there, and in western Farah province, where they killed four policemen, officials said. Along with the 15 killed, at least 13 soldiers were...

    The Taliban struck Thursday in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz, leaving 15 soldiers dead there, and in western Farah province, where they killed four policemen, officials said. Along with the 15 killed, at least 13 soldiers were wounded.
    Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials

    Taliban attacks on Afghan forces cause 'heavy casualties': officials


    Taliban fighters using night-vision goggles launched simultaneous raids on several Afghan military bases and posts in Dashte Archi district in Kunduz province overnight, defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish and other Afghan security sources told...

    Taliban fighters using night-vision goggles launched simultaneous raids on several Afghan military bases and posts in Dashte Archi district in Kunduz province overnight, defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish and other Afghan security sources told AFP.