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Bangladesh’s High Court questions ban on marital rape prosecutions

Bangladesh's High Court has questioned a ban on marital rape prosecutions after women's rights groups argued it was discriminatory to stop alleged rapists from...

Bangladesh Islamist group demands country cuts ties with France

Bangladesh's biggest Islamist group on Monday(2) told the government to cut diplomatic ties with France within 24 hours, as police stopped thousands of its...

Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at France on Friday(30) and torched an effigy of president Emmanuel Macron over his recent remarks on...

Pakistan to object India’s application to the EU for GI status for basmati rice

PAKISTAN has said that it  will 'vehemently' oppose India's application to the EU for sole geographical indication (GI) status for its homegrown long-grain aromatic...

Sri Lanka capital to go into lockdown after virus surge

Sri Lanka's capital will go back into lockdown from Friday(30) following a surge in coronavirus cases, authorities said Thursday(29). The South Asian island nation of...

Pakistan imposes mask order, curfew as coronavirus cases rise

A mandatory mask order came into force in Pakistani cities on Thursday(29) in a bid to prevent a second wave of coronavirus cases in...

Pakistan’s Khan calls for collective Muslim action against Islamophobia

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday(28) wrote to the leaders of Muslim countries calling on them to act together against Islamophobia, as anger...

Iran’s Rouhani warns insulting Prophet may encourage ‘violence’

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday(28) warned that insulting the Prophet Mohammed may encourage "violence and bloodshed" following Paris' defence of the publication of...

Pompeo slams ‘predator’ China as US seeks Asian influence

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called China's Communist government a "predator" Wednesday as he sought to tempt Sri Lanka away from Beijing's influence...

Huge anti-France rally in Bangladesh as Macron backlash widens

Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Bangladesh capital on Tuesday(27) in the biggest anti-France rally since president Emmanuel Macron defended cartoons depicting...