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Stories with place: Sri Lanka
  • Maldives court orders opposition leaders detained 
    Updated: May-02-15 4:04 pm

    MALE, Maldives - A court in the Maldives on Saturday ordered three opposition leaders and 172 of their supporters detained further after they were arrested for violence during a protest demanding the president to resign and freedom for a jailed ex-president.

  • Kerry says Yemen not yet a failed state, seeks peace talks 
    Updated: May-02-15 9:46 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Yemen can avoid ending up a failed state.

  • Kerry pledges closer US ties with reform-minded Sri Lanka story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 9:37 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday championed the new Sri Lankan government's push for democratic reform and promised closer ties with the strategically located Indian Ocean nation.

  • Kerry travels to Sri Lanka to cheer on democratic reforms 
    Updated: May-01-15 12:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - John Kerry is making the first visit to Sri Lanka by a U.S. secretary of state in a decade, seizing a rare opportunity to champion democratic reform and to tighten ties at a strategic crossroads in the vast Indian Ocean.

  • Sri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 2:35 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.

  • For asylum seekers, a novel (and odd) solution: Cambodia story has photos
    Updated: Apr-23-15 11:01 pm

    BANGKOK - Still haunted by the Vietnam War next door and the 1970s genocide that followed, Cambodia is not exactly the place that the world's refugees dream of reaching.

  • Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 4:40 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.

  • Maldives divers hold underwater protest to free ex-leader story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-15 9:16 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - A hundred scuba divers in the Maldives held an underwater protest demanding the release of jailed ex-president Mohamed Nasheed who became popular as an environmental activist during his presidency.