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...

Karachi Teen Couple Electrocuted In Honour Killing

Karachi police say the bodies of a teenage Pakistani couple feared murdered in an "honour killing" bear marks suggesting they were electrocuted. 15-year-old Bakht Jan and her boyfriend 17-year-old Rehman were planning to elope but their families found out and...

Christian High School Student Killed By Classmates

Sharoon Masih was beaten to death by his classmates in Pakistan after apparently having drank from the same glass as a Muslim. 17-year-old Sharoon had only been at MC Model Boys Government School Burewala in Punjab for three days before...

Indian Gang-Rape Victim Suffers Acid Attack From ‘Same Men’

Two men who were accused of gang-raping a woman have allegedly attacked her with acid after being released on bail. According to police, the woman accuses the two men, plus a third unidentified person, of throwing acid on her on...

Myanmar’s De Factor Leader Aung San Suu Kyi To Miss UN Debate

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is to miss a key United Nations debate next week amid growing criticism from across the globe of her handling of a crisis involving the Rohingya Muslim minority. The United Nations has...