Myanmar Frees Dozens Of Youths From Military Service
Myanmar’s army has freed 68 children and young people from military service, the United Nations said Wednesday, calling for a “mass release” of child soldiers in the formerly junta-run nation.
From AFP http://bit.ly/13GIEuZ
Government To Finalize Election Security Plan This Week
The government is to finalize within a week an integrated security plan for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election.
From Republica http://bit.ly/1cKhE0Z
Maldives’ International Partners Want MDP To Win Presidential Polls, Nasheed Claims
Most of Maldives’ international partners want Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) to win the upcoming the presidential elections, party’s presidential candidate and former president Mohamed Nasheed claimed Wednesday.
By Fazeena Ahmed
From Haveeru Online http://bit.ly/193EBKj
Church Says Sri Lankan Military Killed Protestors
Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church accused the military on Wednesday of shooting unarmed protesters and desecrating a church by entering it with weapons and attacking people who sought refuge during a violent crackdown on a demonstration last week
By Krishan Francis
From Miami Herald/AP http://hrld.us/1768CGX
India-Pakistan Tensions Find Deadly Echo In Afghanistan
A suicide bombing at the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is the latest episode in the simmering geopolitical struggle between the nuclear rivals.
By Krista Mahr (@kristamahr)
From TIME http://ti.me/1cKjOO5
Eid Business Boom In Pakistan
Two days before Eid, traders expressed satisfaction over sale of Eid- related items that they said exceeded their expectations in Karachi.
By Aamir Shahfat Khan
From DAWN http://bit.ly/1cKkdjK
Bangladesh Says It Won’t Take Control of Microlender Grameen
By Syed Zain Al-Mahmood
The Bangladesh government said it won’t take control of microlender Grameen Bank, unexpectedly going against a government commission that recommended it raise its stake in the company.
From The Wall Street Journal http://on.wsj.com/13NKhDw
India MPs Decry Government Response To Kashmir Violence
Angry opposition MPs have paralysed the Indian parliament in protest over the government’s response to Tuesday’s killing of five soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir.
From BBC http://bbc.in/144QHNV