Bangladesh government wants to send about 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a muddy, uninhabited island -- 'formed only in the last 20 years by silt from Bangladesh's Meghna River' -- in the Bay of Bengal, a human rights group charges
Cyclone Gaja struck six districts of Tamil Nadu state Friday with heavy rains and winds that reached 90 kph
The US special representative has held discussions with Taliban officials to push for a politically negotiated settlement to the war
Sri Lanka has been in a political crisis since Oct. 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena abruptly sacked the prime minister and appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa
The refugees won’t be forced to return to Myanmar, Bangladesh officials say
One year after nearly one million Rohingya Muslims were forcibly evicted from Myanmar, VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren and a camera crew went behind the walls of the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh to hear their stories of murder and rape.
Kabul hands over remains to Islamabad amid Pakistani demands for probe
One year after nearly one million Rohingya Muslims were forcibly evicted from Myanmar, VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren and a camera crew went behind the walls of the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh to hear their stories.
Islamabad says military-led manhunt is under way to rescue remaining Iranian captives
Parliament on Wednesday passed the no-confidence motion against recently appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government with the backing of 122 of the 225 lawmakers in a voice vote
Insurgents slaughtered more than 50 police and army forces in an other district of Farah earlier this week
Lawmakers come to blows a day after Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa ousted in no-confidence vote