Category: Asia Pacific

Biden Demands Russia and Myanmar Reverse Course

And State Department officials acknowledged on Tuesday that four of the top generals who organized the coup were already under sanction. Needless to say, those sanctions did not deter them from overturning a decade-long, inching move toward democracy. (It also does not help that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the deposed civilian leader, has had

Much of Pakistan Loses Power in Massive Blackout

ISLAMABAD — Most of Pakistan, including the capital and many of its major cities, lost power early Sunday in one of the biggest blackouts to affect this country of more than 200 million people. The cause was not immediately clear. Initial reports said that the breakdown was traced to a power station in southern Sindh

Indian State Ruled by Modi’s Party Bans Islamic Schools

GUWAHATI, India — An Indian state ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party on Wednesday passed a law abolishing all Islamic schools, saying they provided substandard education. Opposition politicians criticized the move and said it reflected the government’s anti-Muslim attitude in the Hindu-majority country. More than 700 of the schools, known as madrasas,

Afghan War Casualty Report: December 2020

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan from the past seven days. It is necessarily incomplete as many local officials refuse to confirm casualty information. The report includes government claims of insurgent casualty figures, but in most cases these cannot be independently verified by The Times.