Outrage over the treatment of Kaavan at the capital's Islamabad Zoo went global several years ago with a petition garnering over 200,000 signatures after it emerged he was being chained up.
The World Health Organization says burials are safe for Covid-19 victims. So why is Sri Lanka's government insisting on cremating all bodies?
The riots in early 2018 erupted as anti-Muslim anger was whipped up on social media, forcing the Sri Lankan government to impose a state of emergency and block access to Facebook.
TRT World speaks to the Kashmiri journalists awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography.
China has tried to use the crisis to build influence but is also accused of spreading disinformation and financially benefitting from the virus, while the US has also been criticised for its inept response to Covid-19.
China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam account for 82 percent of global tea exports, but strict coronavirus curbs have upset supply triggering spike in prices.
Health officials in Sri Lanka said there had been a jump in cases, including in a densely populated area in the capital Colombo where 81 people tested positive.
The number of deaths officially attributed to the new coronavirus topped 200,000 globally, a figure widely believed to understate the actual total.
The Daesh-inspired attack killed more than 260 people last year, including 42 foreign nationals.
The World Health Organization says either cremation or burial are appropriate means to deal with victims of the Covid-19 pandemic, but Sri Lanka insists on only one.
The April 21 Easter Sunday bombers had targeted three churches and three luxury hotels, killing at least 279 people and wounded 593 last year.
Sport can play a large role in the recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, and has proven its worth in the past.
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