People stage a sit-in protest in Dhaka on Tuesday night demanding capital punishment for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami senior leader Abdul Quader Mollah after he won a dramatic stay of execution before he was due to be hanged. (Reuters)
YANGON: Myanmar on Wednesday freed 44 political detainees, a presidential adviser said, the latest in a series of prisoner amnesties by the country’s reformist regime.
NEW DELHI: A colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India, a top court said Wednesday, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live o
DHAKA: An Islamist opposition leader in Bangladesh won a dramatic stay of execution on Tuesday hours before he was due to be hanged, according to his lawyers, allaying fears for now of a violent ba
PARIS: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, accusing it of making threats in the dispute over an agreement to keep US troops in the country beyond 2014.
DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday appeared extending an olive branch to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to form a government in Delhi as Arvind Kejriwal ruled out giving any support to the Bharatiya Janata Par
SINGAPORE: Singapore on Tuesday filed charges against 24 Indian nationals who allegedly took part in its first riot for over 40 years, as officials and activists warned against inciting racial hatred
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States.
MARSEILLE: The founder of a French firm whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare was sentenced to four years in jail Tuesday after being convicted of fraud.
WASHINGTON: Freshly leaked documents by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden on Monday revealed spies disguised as fantasy characters prowled online games hunting terrorists.
BANGKOK: Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb.
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