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Pakistan says it has refused a request by India's President Ram Nath Kovind to fly through its airspace due to New Delhi's recent behaviour.

Pakistan denies Indian president’s request to use airspace

Pakistan says it has refused a request by India's President Ram Nath Kovind to fly through its airspace due to New Delhi's recent "behaviour".
Abdul Hafeez Shaikh

Pakistan secures $6 billion IMF package

Pakistan has secured a six-billion-dollar bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive the South Asian economy which faces a balance-of-payment crisis.

Multiple blasts hit Sri Lanka churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

Three Sri Lankan churches and as many hotels have been hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, killing at least 42 people and wounding dozens, police said.
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Bangladeshis protest after sexually assaulted girl burned to death

Demonstrations were held across the Bangladesh capital Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death.
Indian Prisoners Pakistan

Pakistan releases 100 Indian prisoners as ‘goodwill gesture’

Pakistan on Monday released 100 Indian prisoners as a “goodwill gesture’’ to ease a flare-up in hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals.
Bangladesh Barbers

Bangladesh town barbers face fines over ‘Bollywood, Hollywood-inspired’ haircuts

A barber’s association in a northern Bangladesh town has warned its members not to give “foreign” haircuts or beard styles on pain of fines, an official said on Thursday.
At President Donald Trump's direction, the United States intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office has said.

US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

At President Donald Trump's direction, the United States intends to scrap the preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office has said.

Man hanged for Saudi diplomat’s murder

A Bangladeshi man was hanged in a jail outside Dhaka over the murder of a Saudi diplomat in 2012, an official said Monday.
Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.

Pakistan continues partial opening of airspace amid India crisis

Pakistan has continued a limited opening of its airspace for commercial flights, after closing it earlier this week at the height of tensions with neighbouring India that saw both countries carry out air raids inside each other's territories for the first time since the 1971 war.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

Minister: Shamima Begum is British, has no claim to Bangladesh

Shamima Begum, a British teenager who who ran away from home to live in ISIL's so-called caliphate, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country's state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera.
Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 31. - AFP PHOTO - FAYEZ NURELDINE

Saudi crown prince arrives in China

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Beijing Thursday as the monarch aims to seal partnerships on a high-profile Asia tour following a diplomatic crisis over a journalist’s brutal murder.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.

Pakistan to honour Saudi crown prince with highest civilian award

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will be conferred with Pakistan's highest civilian honour a day after signing $20bn in investment deals with the South Asian country.
At least 42 people died in the attack, the deadliest in Kashmir in more than two decades [AFP]

India warns Pakistan of a ‘strong response’ for Kashmir attack

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised a "strong response" one day after at least 42 troops were killed in Kashmir, with New Delhi calling for "the complete isolation of Pakistan" for harbouring the armed group behind the devastating attack.
The strength of embattled Afghan defence forces has declined to its lowest level in four years [Massoud Hossaini-AP]

Report: Afghan forces lose ground as peace efforts continue

The security forces continue to lose grip over parts of Afghanistan and the Taliban are steadily holding their own, despite an increase in the US air attacks against the armed group, a US watchdog agency has said.

Police fire rubber bullets, tear gas at striking Bangladesh garment workers

Bangladeshi police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets and tear gas as thousands of striking workers in the South Asian country’s huge garment industry staged protests for a third day demanding wage hikes.
Dhaka

Two alleged Rohingya drug dealers found dead in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police on Saturday found the bullet-ridden bodies of two alleged Rohingya drug dealers in a southeastern coastal town notorious for its connection with the Myanmar meth trade.
Bangladesh MPs

Opposition boycotts swearing-in of new Bangladesh MPs

Opposition MPs on Thursday boycotted the swearing-in of the new Bangladesh parliament after a controversial election that was dogged by allegations of intimidation and fraud.
Sheikh Hasina

Bangladeshi premier Sheikh Hasina wins by landslide in tainted poll

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was declared the landslide winner Monday of an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged.

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