The Asian Development Bank lowered its 2016 growth forecast for developing Asia, citing the slowing US economy and near-term shocks from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Developing Asia, which groups 45 countries in the Asia Pacific region, is now expected to expand 5.6% this year, slightly weaker than
The conflict is between the Indian state and Kashmiri militants supported by Pakistan. But on the ground, the conflict ends up being between human beings destroying each other. Pawns in a larger game. How can we enlarge the human element enough to corner the political puppeteers, to consider that human
As the identity of the men who attacked the Dhaka restaurant on recently emerged, Bangladesh’s elite were shocked. The young men belonged to affluent families, with parents who worked in business and politics. They had studied in some of the country’s top schools. Some had even gone to higher educational
Sheikh Hasina’s government has lived in self-delusion over the serial attacks on secular bloggers, writers and publishers that slowly snowballed into assassinations of Hindu and Buddhist priests and even foreigners like the Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella and Japanese national Kunio Hoshi. Yes, there has been a build-up to that.
In a rare rebuke to its "all weather" ally Pakistan, China's state-run channels have aired a documentary naming Lashkar-e-Taiba for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and even showed footage containing confessions of Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught alive during the 26/11 carnage. The footage was first aired by the
Police said the body of Maung Shue U. Chak was discovered Saturday morning when his daughter-in-law arrived to bring him food. "Villagers found Bhante [monk] Maung Shue U. Chak's dead body in a pool of blood inside the Buddhist temple this morning," said Jashim Uddin, deputy police chief of Bandarban.
The leader of Bangladesh's top Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami is set to hang within days after the Supreme Court on Thursday upheld his death sentence for war crimes. Motiur Rahman Nizami was convicted of murder, rape and orchestrating the killing of intellectuals during the country's 1971 independence struggle. "We're satisfied. Now