Bangladesh’s Volatile Politics: The Pendulum Swings Away From Sheikh Hasina and Her Government
From The Economist http://econ.st/17CVeJu
United States Expresses Concern Over Shooting Deaths At Sri Lanka’s Protests
The United States has expressed its concern over the deaths of three civilians in Sri Lanka by the security forces at a protest on August 01.
From Colombo Page http://bit.ly/198DrNt
Gunmen In Pakistan Kill 9 In Attack On Mosque On Religious Holiday
Violence marred the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Fitr in Pakistan on Friday with gunmen killing nine people in the city of Quetta while a guard in the capital Islamabad shot dead a would-be suicide bomber forcing his way into a mosque.
By Gul Yuzufzai
From Reuters http://reut.rs/17CVwQt
Maldives To Unveil New Tourism Master Plan With UNWTO On September 27
The Maldives government has announced its intention to unveil the country’s fourth official tourism master plan on September 27 to coincide with this year’s World Tourism Day, according to local media reports.
By Neil Merrett
From Minivan News http://bit.ly/15VaOSA
Myanmar Officials Help Mark ’88 Uprising
Top government ministers were among 10,000 people gathered Thursday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Myanmar’s 1988 pro-democracy uprising, marking the first time members of the country’s nominally civilian government has openly acknowledged the brutality of the recent era of military rule.
By Shibani Mahtani (@ShibhaniMahtani) and Myo Myo
Detained Rights Activists, Freed
As many as 16 human rights activists, who were arrested while staging a sit-in protest in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar demanding action against the murderers of Krishna Prasad Adhikari, were arrested for an hour and a half and then later released today.
From Himalayan Times http://bit.ly/1cAuG2w
ANSF Successfully Clears Azra of Insurgents
The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) conducted a successful military operation, codename “Simorgh,” in the Azra district of Logar province clearing the area of entrenched insurgents.
From Tolo News http://bit.ly/15Vc4p1
Delhi Faces LeT Threat, Security Stepped Up After Inputs From IB: Reports
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has reportedly called for an attack on a famous monument in the national capital. According to reports, the security has been stepped up in the city following the threat.
From The Indian Express http://bit.ly/17d5TeX