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China dismisses Harvard study suggesting virus spread started in August

The research used satellite imagery of hospital parking lots in Wuhan and data for symptom-related queries on search engines

10 Jun 2020 9:26 AM

Pakistan puts foot down on safety breaches as coronavirus cases top 100,000

Pakistan has been setting records for the number of new daily infections over the last 10 days, partly reflecting increased testing

08 Jun 2020 3:53 PM

China defends COVID-19 response in new report

The report lauds China’s success in reducing the daily increase in new cases to single digits within about two months

07 Jun 2020 1:43 PM

Pakistan's virus deaths cross 2,000 mark

Prime Minister Imran Khan says the country is too poor to go into a full lockdown, which he warned would devastate a failing economy

07 Jun 2020 1:16 PM

China has 1st non-imported infection in 2 weeks

China says it has largely stopped the spread of the virus at home, though it continues to have occasional localized outbreaks

07 Jun 2020 9:55 AM


Imran Khan gets court notice for defamation filed by Nawaz Sharif's brother

Khan had alleged that Shahbaz Sharif offered him USD 61 million to withdraw the Panama Papers case in Supreme Court against Nawaz Sharif

06 Jun 2020 1:12 PM

Pakistan reports record single-day spike in coronavirus deaths

Pakistan for the first time conducted over 20,000 tests in the past 24 hours

04 Jun 2020 1:43 PM

Security guard injures at least 39 in knife attack at China kindergarten

Local government in the Guangxi region’s Cangwu county said 37 students and two adults suffered injuries of varying degrees in the attack

04 Jun 2020 12:59 PM

No need for 'third party' intervention at Sino-China border: China

Chinese foreign ministry asserts that China's position on the border issue with India is "consistent and clear"

03 Jun 2020 4:14 PM

US rebukes China for border 'aggression' with India

Pompeo says China’s moving of troops to the LAC echoed similarly heavy-handed behaviour over the coronavirus, South China Sea and Hong Kong

03 Jun 2020 8:50 AM


Pakistan embassy officials leave India after spying charges

The two had been detained for

01 Jun 2020 3:27 PM

Nepal tables new bill to alter its map amidst border row with India

Nepal recently released the revised map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

31 May 2020 3:43 PM

Twin earthquakes strike Nepal

The first tremble measuring 4.8 was felt in Dhading, 75 km west of capital Kathmandu, then another measuring 3.2 at the same epicenter

31 May 2020 2:35 PM

Cockpit voice recorder recovered from debris of crashed Pakistani plane

The Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 crashed last Friday into a crowded residential district of the port city of Karachi

28 May 2020 3:46 PM

Five coronavirus patients die in Bangladesh hospital fire

Lax regulations and poor enforcement have often been blamed for large fires in Bangladesh that have killed many in recent years

28 May 2020 12:27 PM


Pakistan uses militant-tracking tech to hunt virus

Intelligence services are using geo-fencing and phone-monitoring systems that ordinarily are employed to hunt high-value militants

28 May 2020 11:43 AM

Turbulence, warnings before Pakistan plane crash killed 97

The plane crashed at 2:39 p.m. near Jinnah International Airport, in the poor and congested residential area known as Model Colony

24 May 2020 12:38 PM

China reports 39 new coronavirus cases

All except three are asymptomatic cases, of which 30 arereported from Hubei province and Wuhan

24 May 2020 10:37 AM

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses

Lab authorities assert none of the strains obtained from bats are a match for the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world

24 May 2020 10:05 AM

Pakistani aircraft crashes in Karachi

The PIA aircraft, with 99 passengers and eight crew members, crashed in a densely populated area

22 May 2020 6:43 PM