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Pakistani parties haggle to form a coalition following controversial elections

Monday, February 12, 2024

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to assume power. His fortunes were boosted by an army-led crackdown on his rival Imran Khan, whose candidates still won the largest number of votes.

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The ultra-high-tech development in Pakistan's presidential election

Friday, February 09, 2024

A man whose come to symbolize the whiplash rise, fall and rise again, of political fortunes in Pakistan says he's starting talks to form a coalition government after controversial elections.

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Many Pakistanis appear to defy crackdown on popular leader as they vote in elections

Thursday, February 08, 2024

Mobile networks were shut off and militants attacked some candidates. One popular leader — who was not on the ballot — essentially campaigned for his proxies via an AI-generated version of himself.

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A preview of Pakistan's election, which is focused on a man who isn't on the ballot

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Pakistan's upcoming elections are about one man who isn't on the ballot. He's in jail, and his party is barred from campaigning.

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Many in India celebrate as Modi's consecration of controversial, unfinished temple

Monday, January 22, 2024

Much of India celebrates as the prime minister consecrates a controversial temple to Lord Ram. Critics say its done with an eye to elections, and there's unease among Muslims.

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Controversial Hindu temple is inaugurated by India's prime minister

Monday, January 22, 2024

India's prime minister lead the consecration ceremony for a temple. A Hindu group built it on the site of a historic mosque that was razed three decades ago.

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2024 is a big election year around the globe. Will democracy win?

Saturday, January 20, 2024

2024 will be a key test for the health of democracy around the world. Analysis of significant elections in key regions, and what they might portend.

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Hindu temple will be consecrated on the grounds of destroyed historic mosque

Friday, January 19, 2024

NPR tours a controversial Hindu temple that is set to be inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a crucial election.

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Pakistan carried out airstrikes inside Iran — targeting militant positions

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Pakistan struck Iranian territory in response to Iranian strikes in Pakistani territory earlier this week. Pakistan has expelled the Iranian ambassador.

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Bangladesh's prime minister wins a majority in parliamentary elections

Monday, January 08, 2024

Sheikh Hasina has been elected to a fourth successive term in elections that were marred by a boycott and low voter turnout. What's next, and what are the implications for the U.S.?

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Instability looms ahead of Bangladesh's election on Sunday

Friday, January 05, 2024

Bangladesh heads to elections on Sunday. Experts warn the expected victory of the ruling party will likely cause more instability amid a crackdown on political opponents, critics and the press.

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It's a year of elections in South Asia — and on Sunday it's Bangladesh's turn

Friday, January 05, 2024

Bangladesh heads into this weekend's election with the ruling party expected to sweep to power again — amid a crackdown on political opponents, critics and the press.

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The reason why there are many Jan. 1 birthdays in Pakistan and Afghanistan

Monday, January 01, 2024

January 1 is a common birthday in Pakistan and Afghanistan because 1/1 is an easy date for people to remember in cultures that don't follow Western standards of time.

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U.S. charges Indian national in an alleged assassination plot of a Sikh separatist

Thursday, November 30, 2023

The relationship between the U.S. and India took a hit after the Justice Department announced charges against an Indian national for allegedly taking part in a murder-for-hire scheme on U.S. soil.

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India celebrates as 41 men are rescued from a tunnel after 17 days

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

India rejoices as 41 men are rescued from a tunnel they were trapped inside for 17 days. The tunnel is part of a government flagship project to expand access to sacred shrines in the Himalayas.

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New Delhi's deadly smog stirs political turmoil

Monday, November 27, 2023

Smog in New Delhi is so bad that one study suggests residents lose eight years of life from inhaling it. Politicians are trading blame.

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In the Himalayas, 41 workers remain trapped after a tunnel caved in

Monday, November 20, 2023

Efforts continue in India's north to free construction workers trapped underground for more than a week after a highway tunnel they were helping build partially collapsed.

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Pakistan is planting lots of mangrove forests. So why are some upset?

Friday, November 10, 2023

Pakistan is reforesting its river delta with mangrove forests nearly the size of Rhode Island. But why are some upset?

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India's top court defers same sex marriage decision, upsetting LGBTQ rights advocates

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

India's top court refused to legalize same-sex marriages. The five judges hearing the case ruled that only the Indian parliament could make that decision.

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India's supreme court has issued a ruling on same-sex marriage.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

India's top court declines to grant recognition to same-sex marriages. It's a blow to hopes of India's LGBTQ+ community.

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