Bangladesh lifts ban on indoor political meetings
Bangladesh's military-backed government lifted a
ban on indoor political meetings ahead of crucial talks between the
country's election commission and parties on voting reforms.
Sharif supporters, police clash in Pakistan
Pakistani police arrested key supporters of
former premier Nawaz Sharif and clashed with around 100 others as
they tried to reach Islamabad airport to welcome him on his return
US report calls for Iraq exit in five years
The United States should halve its military
presence in Iraq within three years and completely pull out within
five years, the latest US report on the war-scarred country said.