Zaheena Rasheed

Zaheena Rasheed

Asia

Sri Lanka's prime minister returns, but 'crisis is far from over'

Despite the forced reinstatement of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's political turmoil likely to continue, experts say.

Sri Lanka's prime minister returns, but 'crisis is far from over'

Asia

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Controversial leader signs resignation letter, signalling an end to a seven-week long political crisis.

Sri Lanka's disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Maldives

Maldives court freezes ex-president Yameen's bank accounts

Police summon ex-leader for questioning as court freezes accounts over allegations of 'illicit financial transactions'.

Maldives court freezes ex-president Yameen's bank accounts

Asia

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament

In landmark ruling, top court says President Maithripala Sirisena's dissolution of parliament is unconstitutional.

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court overturns sacking of parliament

Asia

Sri Lanka temporarily bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Court prevents disputed prime minister, cabinet from holding office citing potential 'irreparable damage' to country.

Sri Lanka temporarily bars Rajapaksa from acting as PM

Asia

Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggle

Key players in Sri Lanka power struggle sit for talks for first time since crisis began but fail to break deadlock.

Sirisena, Rajapaksa, Wickremesinghe fail to end power struggle

Maldives

Maldives has a new president. These are the 5 big issues he faces

From Chinese debt and religious violence to rights abuses and graft, a look at challenges facing Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Maldives has a new president. These are the 5 big issues he faces

Asia

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Maldives president vows to end systematic corruption and investigate alleged human rights abuses under his predecessor.

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as new Maldives president

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll

Maithripala Sirisena sacks parliament and sets snap elections for January 5 amid crisis over two rival prime ministers.

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, sets January snap poll

Sri Lanka

'Let people decide': Sri Lankans want a vote as crisis drags on

Colombo residents urge leaders to call snap elections as power struggle over two rival prime ministers strains economy.

'Let people decide': Sri Lankans want a vote as crisis drags on

Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan president orders Parliament to reconvene November 14

Sacked Sri Lankan leader's party denounces November 14 as 'too late' to resolve protracted crisis over rival PMs.

Sri Lankan president orders Parliament to reconvene November 14

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties vow to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Tamil National Alliance vows to back no-confidence motion against newly appointed PM amid protracted political crisis.

Sri Lanka's Tamil parties vow to vote against Mahinda Rajapaksa