South and Central Asia

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Remaking Myanmar's devastated economy is the key for a future democracy | Thant Myint-U
Dictatorship must be resisted, but that’s not enough, says Myanmar author Thant Myint-U

Thant Myint-U

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Hosnia had dreams’: grief in Kabul as girls’ school targeted
Hazara community in mourning but defiant after more than 60 people killed in school bomb blasts

Stefanie Glinski in Kabul

14, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Afghanistan’s future: withdrawal should not mean abandonment | Editorial
Editorial: Last week’s massacre of schoolgirls showed just how grim the years ahead could be. The US and its allies cannot disclaim responsibility


13, May, 2021 @6:06 PM

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India’s Covid anguish fuels calls to release rights activists from jail
Protesters against Narendra Modi’s controversial citizenship law remain detained in prisons rife with coronavirus

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

13, May, 2021 @9:07 AM

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Scores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian rivers
At least 90 more corpses wash up in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as virus continues spreading into poor rural areas

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

12, May, 2021 @2:46 PM

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British troops were twice as likely to be killed in Afghanistan as US forces
Exclusive: Costs of War study looked losses suffered by Nato allies over 2001-17, finding UK lost 455 lives

Julian Borger in Washington

12, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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UK diplomat: few signs Taliban willing to engage in peace talks
Alison Blake, UK ambassador to Afghanistan, says power-sharing talks are ‘nowhere near where we hoped’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, May, 2021 @5:00 PM

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What is the deadly ‘black fungus’ seen in Covid patients in India?
Usually very rare, mucormycosis has a high mortality rate and is difficult to treat

Melissa Davey

11, May, 2021 @6:18 AM

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Myanmar journalists and activists arrested in Thailand after fleeing across border
Thai foreign correspondents club says the reporters face ‘certain arrest and persecution’ if deported back to Myanmar

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

11, May, 2021 @4:58 AM

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Safety in Bangladesh clothing factories is being taken seriously | Letter
Letter: Faruque Hassan from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association responds to concerns about a legally binding accord that is due to expire at the end of May


10, May, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Taliban declare three-day Eid ceasefire as 11 killed in new bombing
Bus attack comes after jihadist group denies atrocity at secondary school that killed at least 50 mostly girls

Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat and Luke Harding

10, May, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Nepal is being overwhelmed by Covid. We need help | KP Sharma Oli
There are deep bonds between our nations, and so I appeal to the UK for urgent assistance, says the prime minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli

KP Sharma Oli

10, May, 2021 @1:16 PM

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