Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty warn that cramped accommodation and inadequate sanitation endanger migrant workers across the Gulf, who may not have access to healthcare.
The government's reluctance to ban congregational prayers carries within it the fraught tensions of Pakistan's identity.
Jail sentence of ailing former prime minister and opposition leader will be suspended and she will be released for a period of six months, Law Minister Anisul Huq says.
Road accidents in the South Asian nation kill thousands every year because of lax enforcement of traffic law, bad road condition and poor signalling system.
Restrictions aimed at slowing the pandemic, which has infected more than 245,000 people globally, threaten to leave millions of South Asian migrant labourers without work.
Neither the leaders of India, Pakistan nor Afghanistan have shown the domestic urgency or the regional diplomacy required to tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Aid agencies are particularly concerned about the spread of virus in large, crowded camps, including Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, home to about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled persecutions in Myanmar in 2017.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
Taking population into account, Bangladesh emerged as the country with the worst so-called PM2.5 pollution, followed by Pakistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan and India, according to the 2019 World Air Quality Report.
Saudi Arabia's prioritising of profit over principle has grown exponentially under Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.
This is the first real, widespread challenge to its policies the BJP has faced.
Many of the 700,000-plus Rohingya who fled a military crackdown in Myanmar in 2017 have tried to leave overcrowded refugee camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on boats headed for Malaysia.
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