Sri Lankan papers run out of newsprint as economic crisis worsens | Freedom of the Press News

[ad_1] Privately owned Upali Newspapers says their English-language daily, The Island, and its sister Sinhalese version, Divaina, will only be available online. Two major Sri Lankan newspapers are suspending their print editions because of a lack of paper, their owner said, the latest casualties in the island nation’s economic crisis. The South Asian nation of … Read more

Tourism in Sri Lanka: One step forward, two steps back | Business and Economy News

[ad_1] Colombo, Sri Lanka – Tourism in Sri Lanka just can’t seem to catch a break. Three years ago, the number of tourists was down 18 percent following the Easter Sunday bombings in April 2019. The coronavirus pandemic that followed in 2020 was particularly bad. Arrivals fell drastically and there were no signs of recovery … Read more

Pakistan’s Khan urges Islamic nations to mediate in Ukraine war | Russia-Ukraine war News

[ad_1] Pakistani leader asks Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia’s war in Ukraine, appealing also to China to join the effort. Pakistan’s prime minister has urged foreign ministers from Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia’s war in Ukraine, appealing also to China’s top diplomat to join the effort. Imran Khan spoke on Tuesday at the … Read more

Rohingya in Bangladesh welcome US calling repression genocide | Rohingya News

[ad_1] Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have welcomed an announcement by the United States that it considers the violent repression of their largely Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar a genocide. As news of the announcement by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spread across the sprawling camps in Cox’s Bazar district that are now home to … Read more