Category: Asia

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…

Aleppo dares to dream of end to Syria war

When the army recaptured Aleppo in December, Mohammad Baqdul left Beirut and returned with his family to his native city, convinced the end of Syria’s 6-year-old war was near. Baqdul fled Syria’s second city when…

Palestinians seek Abbas resignation

Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest on Monday, calling for the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and criticizing his security coordination with Israel. Palestinian journalists staged a sit-in nearby to protest the violent…

South Korea’s Park leaves presidential palace after impeachment

Park Geun-hye leaves Blue House after Constitutional Court removes her from office after massive corruption scandal. Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country’s Constitutional…

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