Saudi Arabia To Allow Women To Drive

Overturning a cornerstone of Saudi conservatism, the ban on women drivers is to be lifted in Saudi Arabia. King Salman ordered the reform in a royal decree delivered on Tuesday night, requesting that drivers’ licences now be issued to women...

India Announces $2.5bn Scheme To Electrify All Households

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the launching of a 16bn rupee scheme ($2.5bn; £1.8bn) to electrify all households by December 2018. More than 40 million families in rural and urban India - roughly a quarter of the population...

‘Mass Hindu Grave’ Found In Myanmar

Myanmar authorities have accused Muslim Rohingya militants of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were allegedly found in a mass grave in Rakhine state. According to the army, the bodies of 20 women and eight men and boys were found...

Pakistani-Americans Win $1m Hult Prize At UN

Four Pakistani American students from Rutgers University in New Jersey won the prestigious Hult Prize award at the UN headquarters on Sunday. The students secured $1 million in startup capital for their business, Roshni Rides, providing a private shuttle service...

India Calls Pakistan ‘Terroristan’ In Speech Row At UN

In response to a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, an Indian secretary called the country 'Terroristan'. India called upon its Right of Reply to respond, though the nation will itself address the UN on Saturday. The angry response...

UK Government Suspends Aid for Myanmar Military

The UK government has suspended financial aid to Myanmar's military amid the ongoing crisis in the country. More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence of the country otherwise known as Burma for neighbouring Bangladesh. The Ministry of Defence says...

Tribunal Finds Australian School Discriminated Against Sikh Boy

A tribunal has found an Australian school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy when it prevented his enrolment because he wore a turban. Melton Christian School in Melbourne prohibits non-Christian head coverings for boys as part of its uniform policy. The...

Myanmar Leader Delivers Address To Nation, Avoids Criticizing Military

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader, has said her government does not fear "international scrutiny" over its handling of the ongoing Rohingya crisis. Ms Suu Kyi was addressing the nation for the first time on the crisis and...

Myanmar General Blames Crisis On Rohingya ‘Extremists’

Myanmar top General Min Aung Hlaing has blamed Rohingya people for the crisis that has led to hundreds of thousands crossing into Bangladesh, accusing “terrorists” of attempting to build a stronghold in the nation. He said that the Rohingya “have...

Nawaz Sharif’s Wife Wins Lahore Seat

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister who was ousted following a corruption enquiry, has won a by election in Lahore. Ms Sharif stood in place of her husband, following his disqualification in July. According to local media, she...