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Pakistan by-election: Sharif wife ‘wins Lahore seat’

Pakistan by-election: Sharif wife ‘wins Lahore seat’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Maryam Nawaz (R) led the campaign for her mother Kulsoom (L) The wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister who stepped down over a corruption inquiry has won a key seat in Lahore, unofficial results suggest. Kulsoom Nawaz stood in place of her husband Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from […]

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Rohingya ‘extremists’ trying to build stronghold – Myanmar army

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of thousands of mainly Rohingya Muslims have been caught up in the violence Myanmar’s top general has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh. Gen Min Aung Hlaing said the Rohingya “has never been an ethnic group”, and accused “extremists” […]

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Rohingya crisis: ‘Last chance’ for Aung San Suu Kyi

Image copyright Reuters Image caption More than 400,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told […]

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh to restrict movement of migrants

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bangladeshi security forces are already guarding Rohingya camps near the border Bangladesh is limiting the movement of more than 400,000 Rohingya migrants who have fled from neighbouring Myanmar. They must stay in fixed places allocated to them by the government and not travel elsewhere, police say. Bangladesh also announced plans […]

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

North Korea will reach its nuclear force goal – Kim Jong-un

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watched the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile on Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to reach the country’s nuclear goals, according to state media. The aim was to establish “equilibrium” of military force with the US, the KCNA news agency quoted him as […]

North Korea missile test splits world powers

North Korea missile test splits world powers

Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un – seen here on a TV screen in Tokyo – are overshadowing the region again The latest missile test by North Korea, one of its furthest-reaching yet, has split world powers who united behind new UN sanctions just days ago. The US said […]

Manila district police force removed after teen deaths

Manila district police force removed after teen deaths

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Duterte’s drug crackdown has been popular – but recent deaths have sparked concern and protests The entire police force in part of the Philippine capital is to be relieved of duty, after the controversial deaths of three teenagers. Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde said 1,200 officers from the Caloocan […]

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

North Korea fires second ballistic missile over Japan

Image copyright AFP North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North […]

North Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’

North Korea ‘fires missile from Pyongyang’

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile eastwards from its capital, Pyongyang, media reports say. Japan said that the missile likely passed over its territory and has warned residents to take shelter, local media report. South Korea and the US are analysing the details of the reported launch, Yonhap news agency reports. Last month, North […]

Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Rohingya crisis: Satellite images of Myanmar village burning

Image copyright Amnesty International Image caption Satellite imagery shows settlements before and after burning Rights group Amnesty International has released satellite images which it says show an “orchestrated campaign” to burn Rohingya villages in western Myanmar. Amnesty said this was evidence security forces were trying to push the minority Muslim group out of the country. […]

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