Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim

Asad Hashim is an online correspondent with Al Jazeera English based in Islamabad. He has covered stories in South Asia and the Middle East, and reports on extremism, security, politics and human rights, primarily focusing on Pakistan.

Pakistan

Passenger bus collision leaves 13 dead in southwest Pakistan

The accident on Friday took place after the pick-up vehicle sped away from a security checkpoint to evade capture.

Passenger bus collision leaves 13 dead in southwest Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed indicted on 'terror financing'

The founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba group and alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks charged for 'illegal funding'.

Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed indicted on 'terror financing'

Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election

Former defence chief ran a campaign for Saturday's vote on providing strong leadership and improving national security.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka election

Asia

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa wins presidency as Premadasa concedes

Ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa congratulates his main rival for victory in hard-fought election.

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa wins presidency as Premadasa concedes

Sri Lanka

Polls close in Sri Lanka's critical presidential election

Results of the vote, held amid heightened religious tensions and stuttering economy, expected to be announced on Sunday.

Polls close in Sri Lanka's critical presidential election

Asia

Infographic: Sri Lanka presidential election 2019

The South Asian island nation set to elect new president amid security and economic concerns.

Infographic: Sri Lanka presidential election 2019

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans vote to elect new president after divisive campaign

Shortly before polls open, gunmen fire on buses carrying mainly Muslim voters but no casualties are reported.

Sri Lankans vote to elect new president after divisive campaign

Asia

In Sri Lanka, fear and uncertainty ahead of presidential vote

Former defence chief Rajapaksa's supporters stir ethnic tensions as he takes on the ruling party's Premadasa.

In Sri Lanka, fear and uncertainty ahead of presidential vote

Sri Lanka bombings

In Sri Lanka, presidential election deepens religious divisions

Attacks targeting Muslims, widespread arrests following Easter bombings, and a divisive campaign deepen community fears.

In Sri Lanka, presidential election deepens religious divisions

Pakistan

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government sit-in protest in Islamabad.

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Asia

Thousands gather for Pakistan anti-government march in Islamabad

Led by firebrand political leader, protesters rally demanding PM's exit over rising inflation and alleged vote rigging.

Thousands gather for Pakistan anti-government march in Islamabad

Pakistan

Dozens killed in gas canister blast and fire on Pakistan train

At least 73 killed in deadly blaze started when passengers used portable gas-powered stove to prepare breakfast.

Dozens killed in gas canister blast and fire on Pakistan train