Asia

Trump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit

Modi, who has tried to build a personal rapport with Trump, will pull out all the stops for US president's first visit.

Trump to open world's biggest cricket stadium during India visit

Afghanistan

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

Abdullah Abdullah, who serves as chief executive, issues decree a day after he contested the presidential poll results.

Afghan runner-up bars electoral officials from leaving country

India

How a dead farmer in India applied for a loan

Indian sugar baron is accused of borrowing $80m in the name of more than 24,000 farmers, some of them already dead.

The story of the dead Indian farmers who applied for loans

India

'Alarming': India witnesses 'sharp decline' in bird population

A new study based on an assessment of nearly 867 Indian species says bird species are in an overall decline.

'Alarming': India witnesses 'sharp decline' in bird population

AJ Impact

To build case against Huawei, US overlooked HSBC misdeed: Lawyers

Did HSBC cooperate with the US to depict the Chinese firm as 'mastermind' of HSBC's Iran sanctions violations?

To build case against Huawei, US overlooked HSBC misdeed: Lawyers

Afghanistan

Ghani declared Afghan president, rival rejects result

Final result announced months after vote rejected by runner-up Abdullah Abdullah, who pledges to form parallel gov't.

Afghanistan's presidential election: Ashraf Ghani declared winner

AJ Impact

Virus fallout: India braces for massive supply chain disruptions

India's leaders are sounding the alarm over disruptions in trade and manufacturing because of the coronavirus.

Virus fallout: India braces for massive supply chain disruptions

Kashmir

Panic in Kashmir as case filed against social media users

Digital rights activists slam filing of case under 'anti-terror' laws saying it is a step to 'criminalise everyone'.

Panic in Kashmir as case filed against social media users

India

India slum-dwellers sent eviction notices ahead of Trump visit

Municipal authorities in Modi's home state of Gujarat face criticism for steps against slum residents in Ahmedabad.

India slum-dwellers sent eviction notices ahead of Trump visit

Pakistan

Pakistan confirms escape of ex-Pakistan Taliban spokesman

Interior Minister Ijaz Shah's comments on Monday were the first official acknowledgement of Ehsanullah Ehsan's escape.

Pakistan confirms escape of ex-Pakistan Taliban spokesman

Nepal

Outrage after Nepal ex-parliament speaker cleared of rape charges

Krishna Bahadur Mahara acquitted of allegations he sexually assaulted female employee while drunk at her home last year.

Outrage after Nepal ex-parliament speaker cleared of rape charges

Asia

Pakistan policeman killed in attack targeting polio campaign

At least one policeman killed, two others wounded in the attack that targeted a polio campaign in Dera Ismail Khan.

Pakistan policeman killed in attack targeting polio campaign

India

India's top court orders equal roles for women in army

Court rules that women could serve as army commanders, rebuking gov't for opposing women's appointment to top roles.

India's top court orders equal roles for women in army

Asia

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees.

Pakistan

Several killed in suicide attack at religious rally

Explosion takes place near rally organised by the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat party in the centre of Quetta.

Pakistan: Several killed in suicide attack at religious rally