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Blast in southern Pakistan kills three

Two members of the Rangers, an elite paramilitary security force, were killed after an improvised explosive detonated near their vehicle

19 Jun 2020 2:25 PM

Mainland China reports 32 new coronavirus cases, 25 of them in Beijing

Authorities have restricted the movement of people in the capital and stepped up other measures to prevent the virus from spreading further

19 Jun 2020 9:43 AM

China finds heavy coronavirus traces in seafood, meat sections of Beijing food market

Experts suspect the area’s low temperature and high humidity may have been contributing factors

18 Jun 2020 7:31 PM

Nepal votes to pass bill that incorporates 3 key Indian areas into map

Nepal last month released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas

18 Jun 2020 3:23 PM

Beijing says it must improve hygiene in markets after new outbreak

The resurgence of COVID-19 in the country’s capital over the past week has been linked to the city’s massive Xinfadi food centre

18 Jun 2020 10:01 AM

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China suffered 35 casualties during Galwan clash: US intelligence reports

China has not yet talked about the number of casualties suffered by the People's Liberation Army during the clash

17 Jun 2020 1:10 PM

Chinese state media hesitant to reveal casualties on their side

China's defence ministry confirmed late Tuesday that there had been casualties without revealing how many

17 Jun 2020 11:10 AM

Closely monitoring India-China situation, says US

Twenty Indian Army personnel including a colonel were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh

17 Jun 2020 10:38 AM

Beijing schools closed again as city finds 31 more virus cases

The new cases have raised fears of a second wave of infections as China had largely brought its domestic outbreak under control

17 Jun 2020 8:27 AM

Beijing locks down more districts as new virus outbreak gathers pace

After nearly two months with no new infections, Beijing now has 79 cases reported linked to a single wholesale food market

15 Jun 2020 5:43 PM

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Pakistan rejects Rajnath Singh's remarks about Pak-occupied Kashmir

Pakistan's foreign office alleges Sigh's remarks were a 'desperate' attempt to divert attention from Jammu and Kashmir

15 Jun 2020 1:58 PM

Pakistan's coronavirus tally crosses 140,000-mark

29,085 tests were done in the last 24 hours taking the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the country to 897,650

15 Jun 2020 1:23 PM

Sri Lanka holds mock election to test virus measures

The island nation of 21 million people has steadily lifted its lockdown restrictions, although a night curfew remains

14 Jun 2020 8:28 PM

Pride events kick off in Shanghai

Social distancing restrictions, imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have largely been lifted in Shanghai in recent months

14 Jun 2020 3:48 PM

Could Beijing become another Wuhan?

Concerns grow about a new cluster as China reports highest daily count since April

14 Jun 2020 9:10 AM

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Beijing wholesale market temporarily shut after new coronavirus infections

Authorities had earlier halted beef and mutton trading at the Xinfadi market, alongside closures at other wholesale markets in Beijing

13 Jun 2020 10:20 AM

At least 20 people dead or missing as rains flood South China

Nearly 3 million people have been affected by the floods with 228,000 forced to seek shelter and 1,300 homes destroyed

11 Jun 2020 6:29 PM

In post-lockdown China, schools grapple with sudden jump in student suicides

The heightened post-lockdown anxiety has become a matter of government concern as domestic media report a spate of suicides by young people

11 Jun 2020 10:24 AM

WHO calls for 'intermittent' lockdowns in Pakistan as virus surges

Hospitals across Pakistan say they are at or near capacity, and some are turning COVID-19 patients away

10 Jun 2020 1:58 PM

Nepal ‘still waiting for a response from India’ to resolve border dispute

Nepal's Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali says requests to talk were made in November and December last year, and again in May

10 Jun 2020 10:33 AM

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