Zaheena Rasheed

Zaheena Rasheed

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

Asia

UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Antonio Guterres says assembly must meet to resolve constitutional crisis amid accusations of bribery to back new PM.

UN urges Sri Lanka to recall parliament amid bribery claims

Asia

New twists in Sri Lanka's political crisis fuel uncertainty

Week-long turmoil shows no sign of abating as legislators protest against plan to call off parliament vote on rival PMs.

New twists in Sri Lanka's political crisis fuel uncertainty

Sri Lanka

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Emergency talks end without results amid warnings of corruption as horse-trading between legislators intensifies.

Sirisena, Jayasuriya fail to break Sri Lanka deadlock

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Warnings of 'bloodbath' as political tensions rise

Sacked prime minister's party calls for protests as speaker warns of possible violence over parliament's suspension.

Sri Lanka: Warnings of 'bloodbath' as political tensions rise

Asia

One killed in Sri Lanka shooting as crisis turns violent

Bodyguard for a cabinet minister under sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe opens fire on a crowd, kills one and wounds two.

One killed in Sri Lanka shooting as crisis turns violent