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Sri Lankan Leader Appeals for Patience Amid Economic Crisis
February 08, 2023

Sri Lankan Leader Appeals for Patience Amid Economic Crisis

By Krishan Francis
Government doctors, university teachers, and other workers from ports and the power and petroleum sectors are calling on the government to lower income taxes.

Key Ally Quits Government in Nepal
February 08, 2023

Key Ally Quits Government in Nepal

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
While a month is not enough to judge the fledgling party, the Rastriya Swatantra Party has shown itself to be no different from the others.
In Afghanistan, Women Give Up Freedom to Stay Alive
February 08, 2023

In Afghanistan, Women Give Up Freedom to Stay Alive

By Samina Ansari and Elliott Memmi
Far from seeing their rights as bargaining chips for aid, Afghan women live in a reality where the mounting restrictions also affect their ability to survive.

Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration
February 07, 2023

Why South Asia Should Embrace Climate Migration

By Mahika Khosla
Migration is often framed as a failure of climate adaptation. It’s better seen as an effective and sustainable response to climate change.   

Adani Scam Tests the Credibility of India’s Institutions
February 07, 2023

Adani Scam Tests the Credibility of India’s Institutions

By Mohamed Zeeshan
The more Adani and his backers deploy nationalism to deflect and shut down questions, the more doubts will grow and linger amongst foreign investors.

India’s Aircraft Carriers Key to Indo-Pacific Strategy
February 07, 2023

India’s Aircraft Carriers Key to Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Ashok Sharma and David Rising
A refurbished Russian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, will join the indigenously manufactured INS Vikrant soon to boost India’s power projection in the Indian Ocean.

Pakistan Blocks Wikipedia, Says It Hurt Muslim Sentiments
February 06, 2023

Pakistan Blocks Wikipedia, Says It Hurt Muslim Sentiments

By Munir Ahmed
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority says it blocked Wikipedia because a 48-hour deadline to remove content  it said was blasphemous was ignored.
Sri Lankan President Pledges Full Implementation of 13th Amendment
February 06, 2023

Sri Lankan President Pledges Full Implementation of 13th Amendment

By Rathindra Kuruwita
Ranil Wickremesinghe appears to be using the promise of power-sharing as a political tool to secure himself in power.

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Military Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies
February 06, 2023

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s Military Ruler in 9/11 Wars, Dies

By Jon Gambrell and Munir Ahmed
He ruled Pakistan through the first six years of the US military operations in Afghanistan, tensions with India, a nuclear proliferation scandal and mounting Islamic extremism at home.

Sri Lanka’s Flawed Path to Independence 
February 04, 2023

Sri Lanka’s Flawed Path to Independence 

By Devana Senanayake
Sri Lanka’s elite-driven independence process laid the groundwork for the problems that continue to plague the country today, from ethnic tensions to inequality. 

Why Even in a Crisis India May Not Block Maritime Trade With China
February 04, 2023

Why Even in a Crisis India May Not Block Maritime Trade With China

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The same sea lanes that China depends on serve India’s friends and partners as well.
Indian Couples Begin Legal Battle for Same-Sex Marraige
February 04, 2023

Indian Couples Begin Legal Battle for Same-Sex Marraige

By Sheikh Saaliq
Four gay couples have filed petitions to India's Supreme Court seeking the legalization of same-sex marriage amid growing tolerance toward the LGBTQ community.

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