Category Archives: Asia

Cox’s Bazar Journal: In a Rohingya Refugee Camp, Soccer Is a Joyful Escape

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Mohammed Ismail prickled with adrenaline. With one defender between him and the goal, he surged from the left wing, dodging pockmarks in the yellow-dirt soccer field. He stroked the ball with the outer edge of the ...

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Amid Show of Military Might in China, Xi Jinping Puts Rivals on Notice

BEIJING — China’s president, Xi Jinping, has opened a public campaign to deepen his grip on power in a coming leadership shake-up, using a huge military parade on Sunday, speeches and propaganda, along with a purge in the past week, ...

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Their Identities Denied, Afghan Women Ask, ‘Where Is My Name?’

KABUL, Afghanistan — These are some of the terms Afghan men use to refer to their wives in public instead of their names, the sharing of which they see as a grave dishonor worthy of violence: Mother of Children, My ...

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Philippine Mayor Accused of Drug Ties by Duterte Dies in Police Raid

MANILA — A mayor who had been accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in drug trafficking was killed along with his wife and 10 other people in coordinated police raids early Sunday, the authorities said. Reynaldo Parojinog, mayor of ...

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Imran Khan, Strongest Contender to Lead Pakistan, Is No Shoo-In

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In 1992, when Pakistan won its only Cricket World Cup, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was asked by a television host if the team captain, Imran Khan, a national heartthrob, would be right for his party if Mr. ...

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The Interpreter: North Korea’s Nuclear Arms Sustain Dream of ‘Final Victory’

The Interpreter By MAX FISHER A mystery has long surrounded North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. Conventional wisdom holds that the North’s weapons are intended to address the country’s two greatest problems — military inferiority and economic weakness — by ...

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Ousted Pakistan Leader Passes Baton to Brother, Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — With his term as Pakistan’s prime minister cut short, and with his governing party facing critical national elections in less than a year, Nawaz Sharif announced publicly on Saturday that he was choosing his younger brother, Shehbaz ...

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Apple Removes Apps From China Store That Help Internet Users Evade Censorship

HONG KONG — China appears to have received help on Saturday from an unlikely source in its fight against tools that help users evade its Great Firewall of internet censorship: Apple. Software made by foreign companies to help users skirt ...

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After North Korea Test, South Korea Pushes to Build Up Its Own Missiles

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States agreed to start negotiations to allow South Korea to build more powerful ballistic missiles in order to counter North Korea’s fast-advancing missile technologies, the office of the South’s president said on Saturday. President ...

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The Interpreter: Pakistan, Ousting Leader, Dashes Hopes for Fuller Democracy

The Interpreter By MAX FISHER and AMANDA TAUB Pakistan’s latest ouster of an elected leader looks, at least on the surface, refreshingly democratic. Nawaz Sharif, the prime minister, was ordered out by the Supreme Court rather than the military, which ...

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