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S Korea tests new virus steps as infections reach new high

Officials also planning to treat most mild cases at home and reshape a testing regime that had been centered around PCR tests

26 Jan 2022 11:48 AM

Pak to hand over 20 Indian fishermen to India at Wagah border

The fishermen, kept in Karachi's Landhi Jail, were released on Sunday on humanitarian grounds

24 Jan 2022 11:32 AM

Nine hamster samples test positive for COVID-19 in Hong Kong

A total of 2,581 small animals were seized from local pet stores during the past week, Hong Kong Free Press said citing government figures

23 Jan 2022 12:37 PM

China media say foreign parcels suspected in new COVID infections

China has repeatedly emphasized the danger of infection from packaging, despite only trace amounts of the virus being found on such items

18 Jan 2022 1:14 PM

Two Indians, one Pakistani killed in UAE drone attack

The suspected audacious terror attack sent shock waves through the region

18 Jan 2022 7:12 AM


China's birth rate at record low in 2021: official

Beijing has been grappling with a looming demographic crisis as it faces a rapidly ageing workforce, slowing economy

17 Jan 2022 11:21 AM

North Korea fires more suspected missiles, flouts new sanctions

The launches come at a delicate time in the region, with North Korea's sole major ally China set to host the Winter Olympics next month

17 Jan 2022 10:38 AM

China faces omicron test weeks ahead of Beijing Winter Olympics

With the success of the Games and China’s national dignity at stake, Beijing is doubling down on its 'zero-tolerance' COVID-19 policy

13 Jan 2022 12:55 PM

Indonesia starts COVID boosters for elderly, others at risk

The government hopes to provide 21 million booster shots in January to people who received their second jabs at least six months ago

12 Jan 2022 10:54 AM

North Korea fires second suspected missile in less than a week

The early-morning launch came as the UN Security Council met to discuss last week's test of what Pyongyang called a hypersonic missile

11 Jan 2022 10:58 AM


Myanmar's Suu Kyi convicted on new charges, jailed for four years

Suu Kyi was found guilty of two charges related to illegally importing and owning walkie-talkies and one of breaking coronavirus rules

10 Jan 2022 11:03 AM

Gulf ministers visit China amid energy fears

Recent unrest in oil and gas-rich Kazakhstan has raised concerns in China, which has long invested heavily in Kazakh's energy industry

10 Jan 2022 10:21 AM

Omicron scare in China's Tianjin close to Beijing ahead of Winter Olympics

Thousands of people commute between Tianjin and Beijing as it takes hardly 30 minutes by the high-speed train

09 Jan 2022 4:34 PM

N Korea says hypersonic missile tested to modernise weaponry

Wednesday's test indicates that the country will press ahead with plans to build powerful, sophisticated missiles

06 Jan 2022 11:02 AM

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

The latest launch came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to further bolster his military capability

05 Jan 2022 11:20 AM


Sri Lanka announces USD 1 billion economic relief package; says won't default on debt

People owning land below one acre would be given 10,000 rupees (USD 49) subsidy to cultivate food crops, Rajapaksa said

04 Jan 2022 7:04 PM

Nepal tight-lipped over Chinese encroachment of its territory in border areas

In September last year, a seven-member committee was formed by the Nepal government to study the Nepal-China border

03 Jan 2022 4:56 PM

Former Afghan President Ghani listed among 'most corrupt' people of 2021

OCCRP said Ghani deserved an award because he 'deserted his people leaving them to misery and death'

29 Dec 2021 11:45 AM

China expands lockdowns as COVID cases climb

China has followed a 'zero-Covid' strategy of tight border restrictions, lengthy quarantines and targeted lockdowns

28 Dec 2021 1:30 PM

Sri Lanka makes defence ministry's NOC mandatory for foreigners marrying locals

Registrar General WMMB Weerasekera, in a circular dated October 18, said that the decision has been taken due to national security reasons

27 Dec 2021 12:36 PM