Afghanistan signed a strategic partnership with India today that allows arms transfers and military training in India. The move puts pressure on Pakistan to rein in militants.
Voters in Thursday's Sri Lanka elections favored President Mahinda Rajapakse's ruling party, which prioritizes economic growth over reconciliation with the rebel Tamils after decades of civil war.
Sri Lanka police fired tear gas Wednesday at protesters demanding the release of defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka. The factionalized opposition faces dim prospects in just-announced April elections.
Some 280,000 refugees remain detained, a month after fighting stopped. A national probe into war abuses was shut down this week.
The campaign against the Tamil Tigers appears to be ending. But deep ethnic divides behind the conflict remain.
A two-day cease-fire aimed at letting civilians flee ended with little success
The Army appears on verge of crushing Tiger rebels.
Just days after a defiant air attack, the LTTE has proposed a cease-fire in the where its fighters are boxed in by a military advance.
Anger at the military's heavy hand and land seizures rattles a year-old calm in the east, a rare success in a 25-year war.
While the military is making gains on the Tamil Tigers, it could become mired in guerrilla attacks.