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Pakistanis protest acquittal of 4 in India train attack

Mar 25, 2019

Family members of Pakistanis killed in an Indian train explosion are protesting an Indian court's acquittal of four Hindus charged with triggering the blasts, which killed 68 passengers.

Sri Lanka imposes daily 4-hour power cuts due to dry weather

Mar 25, 2019

Sri Lanka's state-run power agency says it will cut electricity for four hours on weekdays as dry weather lowers the output of hydropower plants

Sri Lanka begins work on $3.9B refinery near China-run port

Mar 24, 2019

Work has begun on a $3.9 billion oil refinery to be funded by a Singapore-Oman joint venture next to a Chinese-run port in what will be Sri Lanka's largest foreign investment ever

Pakistan celebrates National Day with military parade

Mar 23, 2019

Pakistanis are celebrating the National Day with a military parade that's showcasing short- and long-range missiles, tanks, jets, drones and other hardware

Sri Lanka tests artificial rains to avoid power cuts

Mar 22, 2019

A spokesman says Sri Lanka has successfully conducted a test on artificial rains in the tea-growing mountain region where hydroelectric power is generated, in a bid to avoid possible power cuts during the dry season

China to give $989 million to build new highway in Sri Lanka

Mar 22, 2019

China has agreed to provide a loan of $989 million to Sri Lanka to build an expressway that will connect the island nation's tea-growing central region to a China-run seaport on the southern coast

Protesters block Iraq president's pathway over ferry sinking

Mar 22, 2019

Mosul residents angry over sinking of ferry, block road of Iraqi president's convoy, pelt governor's SUV with stones

Turkish, Greek ministers meet with 'positive agenda'

Mar 21, 2019

Turkey's foreign minister says the defense chiefs of Turkey and Greece could meet soon as part of new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions between the NATO allies

Indian court acquits 4 Hindus in blast on train to Pakistan

Mar 20, 2019

An Indian court has acquitted four Hindus charged with triggering explosions on a train heading to India's border with Pakistan 12 years ago, killing 68 people, mostly Pakistani citizens

Iran's woes briefly go up in smoke during fire festival

Mar 20, 2019

Iranians are celebrating the Festival of Fire, a nearly 4,000-year-old Persian tradition that this year offers a brief escape from the country's economic woes

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