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Posted: 2019-11-17 10:46:00
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who led the government's takedown of the Tamil Tigers a decade ago, has been declared the winner of the presidential election. Despite outbursts of violence, election turnout...
Posted: 2019-11-17 09:29:00
A top-secret military document shows that the Bundeswehr plans to train Chinese soldiers in 2020. Human rights group Amnesty International says Berlin should take a stand over Beijing's human...
Posted: 2019-11-17 05:16:00
Fresh clashes have broken out at a besieged Hong Kong university where anti-government protesters have been camping out for the past several days. The site has turned into a key battleground.
Posted: 2019-11-16 20:17:00
Iran: Protesters clash with police after fuel price hike
Protesters in Iran clashed with police on Saturday, angry at the government over an increase in the price of gas. Traffic blocked roads after a night of demonstrations during which at least one...
Posted: 2019-11-16 01:53:00
Sri Lanka: National security dominates in presidential election
Sri Lankans will elect a new president on Saturday, months after the April attacks jilted confidence in the government. Despite 35 contenders running, the vote will likely be dominated by two...
Posted: 2019-11-15 23:01:00
Hong Kong: 'For the protesters, this is a kind of end game'
The mayhem in the streets of Hong Kong has reached its universities. Political scientist Stephan Ortmann, who teaches at one of them, does not believe that there will be a peaceful solution to...
Posted: 2019-11-15 22:14:00
Indian police raid Amnesty International offices
The country's federal investigation agency has accused the non-profit group of abusing foreign funding rules. However, Amnesty has called the move a response to the group's criticism of Narendra...
Posted: 2019-11-15 16:34:00
Two German citizens detained in Hong Kong
Two Germans have been detained during a police operation against protesters in Tuen Mun, a part of Hong Kong. They are receiving consular assistance.
Posted: 2019-11-15 10:39:00
Recession grips Hong Kong, protesters defiant
Strife-torn Hong Kong's economy plunged into recession in the third quarter, falling 3.2% between July and September. Its administration blames "local social incidents" — a reference...
Posted: 2019-11-15 06:27:00
Hong Kong: Protesters leave university campus and barricade highway
Protesters who had taken over major university campuses in Hong Kong have mostly left. Police also announced that they will be treating the death of a man hit by a brick thrown by protesters...

Posted: 2019-11-17 04:51:26
Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected the new president. The 70-year-old retired lieutenant colonel had a 48.2% share of the vote with close to three...
Posted: 2019-11-17 02:41:19
Early returns showed Rajapaksa picking up votes in the Sinhalese-dominated southern part of the island as well as postal ballots. His main rival Sajith Premadasa, a government minister, was leading...
Posted: 2019-11-16 16:42:59
Why India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka elections
Why India is keeping a close watch on Sri Lanka elections
Posted: 2019-11-16 14:56:55
Sri Lanka votes for new president amid multiple poll-related incidents
Sri Lanka votes for new president amid multiple poll-related incidents
Posted: 2019-11-16 12:55:16
Voting concludes in Sri Lanka presidential polls
Voting concluded at 5 pm in Saturday's presidential election in Sri Lanka, which is still reeling from the wounds of the nearly three-decade-long civil war and also the brutal Easter Sunday terror...
Posted: 2019-11-16 12:48:21
Muslim voters attacked as Sri Lanka votes for president
A convoy of buses carrying Muslim voters in northern Sri Lanka has been attacked by gunfire and stones and blocked by burning tires hours before polls opened in presidential elections. There...
Posted: 2019-11-16 06:09:13
Rajapaksas eye comeback in tense Sri Lanka election
Despite 85,000 police on duty in an island that emerged from civil war only a decade ago and in April suffered Islamist extremist bombings, gunmen attacked a convoy of 100 buses transporting...
Posted: 2019-11-16 05:41:39
Myanmar rejects ICC probe into war crimes against Rohingya
The Hague-based court on Thursday approved a full probe into Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown against the majority-Muslim community, Al Jazeera reported. "The investigation over Myanmar by the...
Posted: 2019-11-16 03:32:35
Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions after Easter attack
Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks which affected tourism badly....