Category: Asia

Taiwan bans sale, consumption of dog, cat meat

Taiwan’s legislature has banned the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat while increasing the penalty for animal cruelty, underscoring growing awareness of animal welfare in one of Asia’s most prosperous societies. The legislature…

Pakistani court sentences Indian spy to death

A Pakistani military court sentenced an Indian, Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav, accused of espionage to death on Monday, potentially escalating tension between the two nuclear-armed states. Jadhav was arrested on March 3 in the turbulent province…

Russia marks three years since Crimea takeover

Russia on Saturday marked a low-key third anniversary of the seizure of Crimea from Ukraine, as Kiev blasted the annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula as a “crime”. State-run television showed footage of sparsely…

Pakistan asks Facebook to help fight blasphemy

Pakistani authorities have contacted social media website Facebook for help in investigating the posting of “blasphemous content” on the platform by Pakistanis, according to a statement. “There have been positive developments in the matter of…