Asia

The former cricket star wins an election amid widespread allegations of cheating
Economist - 2 months ago
For its leaders, becoming the world’s newest developed country may not be all good news
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The former prime minister’s incarceration will not eradicate his family’s political influence
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Thaksin Shinawatra, who wrote the book on South-East Asian populism, ponders its next chapter
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Army meddling could put Imran Khan, a former cricket star, in charge of the country
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Nawaz Sharif says it is all an army-inspired ploy to prevent his PML-N winning this month’s election
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Army meddling could put Imran Khan, a former cricket star, in charge of the country
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How not to blow your own trumpetMOST political leaders play up their country’s economic performance. Those on the Cook Islands, a collection of 15
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“FOR the first time in our history, fair elections are going to be held,” insisted Fawad Chaudhry, a spokesman for the opposition Pakistan Tehreek
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OH, EAST is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet. Perhaps that was true when an Iron Curtain ran down the middle of Europe, and Mao
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Out and proud in SingaporeBLACK-and-white photographs in the foyer of an arts cinema are filled with smiling, pouting and laughing faces—young and o
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SITTING stony-faced at the back of a business-class cabin on an Etihad flight from London to the Pakistani city of Lahore, Nawaz Sharif waited patient
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Happy birthday, Mr PresidentIT WAS in June of 1998 that oil-rich Kazakhstan officially inaugurated its purpose-built capital, Astana. But when the 20t
Economist - 3 months ago
WHEN Nawaz Sharif recently announced that he would return to Pakistan, not everyone believed him. On July 6th the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)
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INDIA’S farmers should be the happiest in the world. For decades governments have showered them with perks including a blanket tax exemption; subsid
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ON THE morning of March 20th 1995 your columnist arrived at work to see the pavements outside his office covered with poisoned commuters. Some were un
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RELIEF engulfs Thailand. After 17 days, ten of them without food or medicine, 12 Thai boys and their football coach emerged from the Tham Luang cave o
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RELIEF engulfs Thailand. After 17 days, ten of them without food or medicine, the last of 12 Thai boys and their football coach emerged from the Tham
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LIU XIA, the widow of China’s most renowned dissident of the 21st century, Liu Xiaobo, had been facing the grim prospect of commemorating the death
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 EARLY on the morning of July 6th reporters began to assemble their tripods outside Avenfield House, a posh apartment block on London’s Park Lane.
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