News Highlights From South Asia: May 30, 2013

Nepal
YCL To Be Reactivated As CA Polls Near
By Kiran Pun
The Maoists are going to reactivate the young communist’s league as an additional force just before the elections.
From Republica http://bit.ly/17BjT6O

Myanmar
Inching towards a Truce
The government and the ethnic Kachin rebels reached a tentative deal to engage in political dialogue.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/11eWGCq

India
India, Thailand to Sign Extradition Pact, may help New Delhi get Dawood’s men
India and Thailand signed a treaty calling for the extradition of fugitives wanted for terrorism.
From Times of India http://bit.ly/11aGWxc

Pakistan
Pakistan Taliban Withdraws Peace Talk Offer
The Pakistani Taliban have withdrawn peace talk offers after the death of their leader in a US drone attack on Wednesday.
From Aljazeera http://aje.me/10Kvmc3

Bangladesh
Unions Press to End Special Trade Status to Bangladesh
Ian Urbina
Bangladesh currently receives tax breaks from the US. Unions are pressuring the government to end such benefits after the factory collapse.
From New York Times http://nyti.ms/12kTI2E

Maldives 
Thai Premier to Visit Maldives Sunday
By Ali Nafiz
Thailand’s Yingluck Shinawatra will visit Maldives to strengthen economic cooperation between two countries.
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/114iJHM

Afghanistan
Red Cross Halts Work in Afghanistan After Deadly Attack
The deadly attack on the Red Cross on Thursday led to the death of one security guard. The red cross has halted its work after the attack.
From Press TV http://bit.ly/11elpqu

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Rights Campaigner Jayalath Jayawardena Dies
By Charles Haviland
Sri Lanka’s human- rights campaigner has died at the age of 59.
From BBC http://bbc.in/15lS9ya

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