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Imran Khan's fight for survival

A desperate Imran Khan finds political opportunity in the midst of national calamity. Can the embattled Shehbaz Sharif see his challenge off till the impending general elections?

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan speaks at a PTI rally in Islamabad; (Photo: Getty Images)

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Sri Lanka on the brink

Amidst unprecedented public anger at the dire state of its economy and daily hardship, Sri Lanka lurches towards anarchy. With Gotabaya Rajapaksa gone, the country now needs political stability and prudent economic stewardship

Sri Lanka on the brink

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Sri Lanka | Downfall of the Rajapaksas

Through nepotism and poor policy decisions, the Rajapaksas have nearly ruined Sri Lanka's economy. Now, a nation burning in rage wants the last of them out

Sri Lanka | Downfall of the Rajapaksas
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The meltdown in Sri Lanka

Faced with a serious economic crisis, the island nation has been forced to look outwards for help which, in turn, is burdening it with high external debt

Sri Lankans wait in long lines to buy diesel at a fuel station in Colombo; (AFP Photo)

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Waterways of the future

Inland waterways are transforming China's hinterland. The next step is a mega port linking the Three Gorges dam to Europe and the Indian Ocean

Waterways of the future

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The end game begins

Will Nawaz's conviction seal Imran's premier moment? Or is it finally By Wajahat S. Khan Shehbaz's time? How Pakistan's electoral battlefield is morphing, and where the chips will fall in the most important election since 1970.

The end game begins

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Trumping China

From a brewing trade war to North Korea, Donald Trump is taking the battle to China.

Kim with Xi in Beijing
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Sri Lanka: The return of Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's former president stages a stunning comeback with a win in local government elections. The disarray in the Sirisena government makes him a frontrunner for the 2020 general elections.

VICTORY NEWS Rajapaksa reading newspaper reports. Photo: PTI

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Pakistan: Voteistan

A Pakistan election this year is all but guaranteed. But there's a lot the contenders have to survive before they get there.

Nawaz Sharif. Photo: Reuters