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Filipinos at a scene where two men were killed following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, early 17 August 2017.

Filipinos at a scene where two men were killed following a police operation against illegal drugs in Manila, early 17 August 2017.

Highest death toll in Philippines’ war on drugs ‎

17/08/2017 16:58

Sixty people were killed in 3 days by police in Manila and Bulacan in President’s Duterte’s ruthless war on drugs. 

 

Officials of Indonesian anti-narcotics agency (BNN), standing in front of bags of seized drugs.

Officials of Indonesian anti-narcotics agency (BNN), standing in front of bags of seized drugs.

Dramatic surge in Indonesia’s war on drug dealers - AI

16/08/2017 13:34

At least 60 suspected dealers have been killed so far this year in Indonesia, up from last year's 18, Amnesty International ‎said.

 

Food affected villagers in India's Assam state.

Food affected villagers in India's Assam state.

Heavy rains, floods across South Asia

15/08/2017 14:49

Heavy monsoon rains in parts of Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people.

 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation onf country's Independence Day, August 15, 2017.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation onf country's Independence Day, August 15, 2017.

Modi denounces violence in the name of religion ‎

15/08/2017 13:01

Celebrating India’s 71st Independence Day on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The path of violence in the name of faith can never succeed in this country.” 

 

Image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Trump amid tensions between both countries

Image of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Trump amid tensions between both countries

Pax Christi: Need for diplomacy and new talks on North Korea

10/08/2017 11:35

As tensions and rhetoric heat up between North Korea and the United States Pax Christi International expert speaks about what can be done to resolve the current situation.

Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎

Myanmar Vice President Myint Swe, releasing the report of the Rakhine Investigative Commission at a ‎press conference on Aug. 6, 2017 in Yangon. ‎

HRW rejects Myanmar report denying abuses against Rohingyas

09/08/2017 17:03

A Myanmar government investigation report says it could not confirm cases of rape, gang rape, torture, and killings‎ against Rohingyas in Rakhine state.

 

Pakistan is waging a cyber crackdown on activists and journalists who use social media to criticize the government, the military or the intelligence a

Pakistan is waging a cyber crackdown on activists and journalists who use social media to criticize the government, the military or the intelligence agencies.

UN rights body criticizes Pakistan’s rights record ‎

28/07/2017 14:24

UNHRC urged the Pakistani government to curb enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, the death penalty, the blasphemy laws and torture.

 

A monument in Tiangia village of India's Odisha state, to commemorate the Christian martyrs of Kandhamal.

A monument in Tiangia village of India's Odisha state, to commemorate the Christian martyrs of Kandhamal.

Indian Christians set Martyrdom Day on July 22 ‎

25/07/2017 14:00

July 22 was chosen as Martyrdom Day in memory of the gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl in Chhattisgarh because her family refused to give up the Christian faith 

 

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