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Coronavirus found on outer packaging of frozen seafood in China

Everyone who handled the goods is under quarantine and have tested negative for coronavirus, while the goods are sealed off, authorities say

12 Aug 2020 10:51 AM

China's community virus cases hit single digits

Authorities have ordered mask-wearing, restrictions on indoor dining and other social distancing measures to stem its latest outbreak

12 Aug 2020 10:28 AM

China sanctions 11 Americans in retaliation for US move

US last week accused 11 Hong Kong officials of suppressing 'freedom and democratic processes', and announced plans to freeze their US assets

10 Aug 2020 4:33 PM

Rajapaksa sworn in as PM in Sri Lanka, cementing family rule

Rajapaksa is highly popular among the ethnic majority Sinhalese for ending the country’s 25-year civil war against Tamil rebels in 2009

09 Aug 2020 10:51 AM

All in the family: Sri Lanka's political Rajapaksa dynasty

The powerful clan has held sway over the island nation's politics for decades, as well as having a major influence in key state institutions

07 Aug 2020 2:27 PM

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Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

07 Aug 2020 9:56 AM

Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China on drug charges

China has similarly sentenced two other Canadians to death on drug trafficking charges last year as a diplomatic row escalated with Canada

06 Aug 2020 3:28 PM

Seven dead, 60 infected by new infectious disease in China

Virologists believe that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks and that the virus can be transmitted between humans

06 Aug 2020 10:59 AM

'Smuggler' cat caught with heroin, SIM cards escapes prison in Sri Lanka

The prison recently reported an increase in incidents of people throwing packets of drugs, cell phones and phone chargers over the walls

03 Aug 2020 3:50 PM

Nepal to send updated map to UN, Google: Minister

Nepal had released a revised political and administrative map incorporating the disputed territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani

02 Aug 2020 11:26 AM

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Want to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties: Xi Jinping

China attaches high importance to Nepal's Oli continuing in power as it was him who widened China-Nepal ties to reduce dependence on India

02 Aug 2020 10:00 AM

Nepal reopens Everest for trekking season despite pandemic uncertainties

A nationwide lockdown was lifted last week, and Nepal is now open 'for tourism activities, including mountaineering and trekking'

31 Jul 2020 3:31 PM

Pakistanis clean their Eid animals at car wash

The animals are further sanitised using disinfectants keeping in mind about the pandemic spread

30 Jul 2020 11:32 AM

Consulate closures an inflection point in China-US relations

Going forward, the prospects for reconciliation look dim, even if the U.S. elects a new administration in November

27 Jul 2020 6:55 PM

China records highest surge in coronavirus cases since April

Authorities have rolled out mass testing for hundreds of thousands of people in the port city of Dalian, as well as in Xinjiang's Urumqi

27 Jul 2020 9:21 AM

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Pakistan carries out military drill at base near Leh amid India-China standoff

In the past, Pakistan has used the air base to support its Army operations on the border with India

26 Jul 2020 2:12 PM

Sri Lanka successfully curbed virus community spread: COVID task force chief

The country has not witnessed a single community case for the last three months as per official records

25 Jul 2020 2:59 PM

China orders closure of US consulate in Chengdu in retaliation

Tensions have soared further after Washington ordered the closure of China's Houston consulate on Tuesday within 72 hours

24 Jul 2020 11:56 AM

Sri Lankan port workers protest against proposed deal with India

Previous Sirisena govt had signed a 'memorandum of cooperation' with India and Japan to develop a deep-sea container terminal in Colombo

23 Jul 2020 3:40 PM

China launches Mars probe in space race with US

Beijing's space programme has made huge strides in recent years as it tries to catch up with the United States and Russia

23 Jul 2020 12:49 PM

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