Asia briefs : Musharraf leaves Pakistan for Dubai

Musharraf leaves Pakistan for Dubai

KARACHI • Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, who faces charges of treason and murder, left the country for Dubai early yesterday for what his lawyers said was urgent spinal care after a three-year travel ban was lifted. Musharraf said he will return to face charges, but analyst Hasan Askari said the chance of him coming back was "minimal".

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Mongolia hit by mass animal deaths

BEIJING • Hundreds of thousands of farm animals have died in a slow-moving natural disaster in Mongolia and the global aid response has been insufficient.

Mongolia has been hit by a natural phenomenon called a "dzud", said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies yesterday, which happens when a hot summer drought is followed by a severe winter.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2016, with the headline 'AsiaBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe