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India gifts another 1 lakh COVID-19 vaccines to Maldives

This takes the overall gift of Covid vaccine doses for the Maldives to two lakh from India since New Delhi had gifted one lakh doses earlier

21 Feb 2021 4:35 AM

China admits 5 military officers, soldiers killed in Galwan clash with Indian Army

This is the first time China has acknowledged casualties and details of these officers and soldiers' sacrifice

19 Feb 2021 10:34 AM

EXPLAINER: What's up between Google, Facebook and Australia?

Google has announced agreements to pay publishers in Australia while Facebook said it blocked users in the country from viewing or sharing

18 Feb 2021 10:55 PM

China says disengagement of Chinese, Indian troops in eastern Ladakh going on smoothly

After nine months of border standoff in eastern Ladakh, the two armies reached an agreement on disengagement

18 Feb 2021 9:26 PM

Myanmar military promises new election; Suu Kyi faces additional charge

Suu Kyi, 75, spent nearly 15 years under house arrest for her efforts to end military rule

18 Feb 2021 12:16 AM


Thousands rally in Myanmar's Yangon despite military build up

UN special rapporteur Tom Andrews said he feared the situation was spiralling out of control

17 Feb 2021 11:57 AM

Myanmar anti-coup protesters keep pressure on junta

They accuse Beijing of propping up the military regime and applaud Washington's actions sanctioning the military

14 Feb 2021 6:34 PM

BBC World News barred from airing in China - regulator

English-language BBC World News is not included in most TV channel packages in China but is available in some hotels and residences

12 Feb 2021 1:05 AM

Nepal bans three Indian climbers for six years for faking Mt Everest summit

The climbers had received the certificates of climbing the 8,848.86m mountain by submitting false details to the Department of Tourism

11 Feb 2021 6:18 PM

What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

The visit was politically sensitive for China which is concerned about any allegations it didn't handle the initial outbreak properly

10 Feb 2021 9:45 PM


WHO mission to China fails to find animal source of coronavirus

The experts spent one month in China, two weeks in quarantine and the same again on fieldwork

09 Feb 2021 6:15 PM

Thousands protest army takeover in Myanmar's biggest city

The U.S. Embassy called on the military to give up power, restore the democratically elected government and release those detained

07 Feb 2021 11:13 AM

Women detained in China's Xinjiang allegedly raped, sexually abused: BBC

The United States accuses China of committing genocide against Uighurs in Xinjiang

04 Feb 2021 1:19 PM

Myanmar blocks Facebook as resistance grows to coup

Service provider Telenor Myanmar confirmed that mobile operators and internet service providers had received a directive to block Facebook

04 Feb 2021 12:30 PM

Myanmar generals tighten grip on power as U.S. threatens sanctions

The crisis in Myanmar is one of the first major tests of Biden’s pledge to collaborate more with allies on international challenges

02 Feb 2021 12:24 PM


Why is the military taking control in Myanmar?

In the capital, internet and phone access appeared to be blocked and barbed wire road blocks were set up across Yangon

01 Feb 2021 4:57 PM

Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

It justified the coup by alleging 'huge irregularities' in the November polls that the election commission had failed to address

01 Feb 2021 11:24 AM

Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

Some are leaving because they fear punishment for supporting the pro-democracy protests that swept the former British colony in 2019

01 Feb 2021 10:33 AM

WHO virus probe begins with fieldwork in ground-zero Wuhan

The highly politicised mission had been beset by delays, with China refusing access until mid-January

30 Jan 2021 12:07 PM

At least 34 killed as quake rocks Indonesia

Rescuers were searching for more than a dozen patients and staff trapped beneath the rubble of the levelled Mamuju hospital

15 Jan 2021 11:00 AM