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Maldives votes for new president

Maldives votes for new president Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

With over half the ballot boxes counted, former president Mohamed Nasheed is in the lead in the much anticipated Maldives presidential elections, 18 months after he was prematurely ousted in what he claims to be a 'coup.'
Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters Sat, 07 Sep, 2013

Pakistan on Saturday announced the release of seven senior Afghan Taliban figures to help the peace process in war-torn neighbour Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.

Suspected US drone strike kills 7 militants in Pakistan Fri, 06 Sep, 2013

Pakistan intelligence officials say a pair of missiles launched by a U.S. drone hit a militant hideout near the Afghan border and killed seven suspected militants. 
Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan

Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead in Afghanistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

An Indian woman author who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban has been shot dead in Afghanistan's Paktika province by suspected Taliban militants, police said Thursday.
IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan

IMF approves $6.7 bn loan for Pakistan Thu, 05 Sep, 2013

The International Monetary Fund's board approved a $6.7 billion loan package for Pakistan on Wednesday to help the nation revive its ailing economy. 
One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments

One woman per hour killed in India over dowry payments Tue, 03 Sep, 2013

On average, one Indian woman every hour is killed in a dowry-related dispute, government data indicate.
Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border

Afghan Taliban attack US base near Pakistan border Mon, 02 Sep, 2013

A group of suicide bombers attacked a U.S. base in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday morning, leading to multiple explosions, a gunfight and the closure of a key road used by NATO supply trucks, officials said.
Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case

Indian teenager found guilty in Delhi gang-rape case Sat, 31 Aug, 2013

An Indian court found a teenager guilty on Saturday over the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi, a crime that sparked revulsion and angry protests in the country, an official said.  
Pakistan retrial for doctor who helped find bin Laden

Pakistan retrial for doctor who helped find bin Laden Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

The Pakistani doctor jailed for 33 years after helping the CIA find Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had his sentence overturned on Thursday and faces a retrial, officials said.
Indian police arrest key terror suspect

Indian police arrest key terror suspect Thu, 29 Aug, 2013

Indian intelligence agencies have arrested one of the leaders of a domestic terror group blamed for a series of bombings in the nation's cities, a top government official said Thursday.
Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan

Taliban shoot dead aid workers in Afghanistan Tue, 27 Aug, 2013

Afghan officials say insurgents have shot and killed 12 civilians, including six aid workers working on government projects, in two separate incidents. 
Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process

Afghan president visits Pakistan seeking help with peace process Mon, 26 Aug, 2013

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to discuss how to push for direct talks between the Kabul government and Taliban insurgents. 
Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested

Fifth suspect in Mumbai photographer gang-rape arrested Sun, 25 Aug, 2013

Indian police say they have arrested the last of five men wanted in connection with the gang rape of a female photojournalist in Mumbai.

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai

Female photojournalist gang-raped in Mumbai Fri, 23 Aug, 2013

A young woman photojournalist was gang raped while her male colleague was tied up and beaten in India's business hub of Mumbai, police said Friday. 

Sri Lanka to test all milk powder for chemical in Fonterra scare Thu, 22 Aug, 2013

A Sri Lanka state institute said it would test all milk powder in the market after finding a toxic chemical in products sold by New Zealand's Fonterra, while a nationalist party called for the closure of Fonterra's local subsidiary.

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