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Khaleda Zia's family seeks extension on her suspended prison sentence

The 74-year-old opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since February 2018

30 Aug 2020 1:02 PM

Xi calls for building a 'socialist Tibet', favours Tibetan Buddhism's 'sinicisation'

Tibet remains deeply devoted to Buddhism where the Dalai Lama is revered as the spiritual head despite his self-exile to India since 1959

30 Aug 2020 11:15 AM

China restaurant collapses during birthday party, killing 29

Hundreds of rescue workers using sniffer dogs, cranes and high-tech sensors had searched the rubble in hopes of freeing survivors

30 Aug 2020 10:51 AM

China's Wuhan says all schools to reopen on Tuesday

Schools have been ordered to stock up disease control equipment and to carry out training sessions to help prepare for new outbreaks

29 Aug 2020 2:12 PM

China nears full re-opening of schools

China reported just nine new cases on Friday, all brought from outside the country

28 Aug 2020 4:06 PM

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US warship sails near disputed islands in tense South China Sea

The operation came a day after China fired ballistic missiles into the sea as part of ongoing live-fire exercises

28 Aug 2020 3:12 PM

China to unveil bronze statue of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis

Kotnis, who hailed from Maharashtra, was sent to China as part of a five-member team of doctors to help the Chinese during World War II

28 Aug 2020 1:39 PM

A third of world's children affected by lack of access to remote learning: UNICEF

The highest number of children affected by region were in South Asia, at least 147 million, according to the report

27 Aug 2020 2:31 PM

China fired 'carrier killer' missile in disputed sea to warn US: Report

Disputes over control of the South China Sea, one of the world's busiest trade routes, are a growing irritant in Beijing's relations with US

27 Aug 2020 1:07 PM

'Blasphemy': Trolls flood social media in Pakistan amid virus lockdown

Activists and social media trackers say there has been a surge in online sectarian attacks, hate speech and cries of blasphemy

27 Aug 2020 12:25 PM

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Sri Lanka will adopt 'India first approach': Foreign Secretary Jayanath Colombage

Commenting on the Chinese investment in Hambantota port, Foreign Secretary Colombage said Sri Lanka had offered it to India first

26 Aug 2020 7:11 PM

China approves emergency usage of COVID-19 vaccines

Emergency use authorization allows unapproved vaccine candidates to be used among people with high risk of infection on a limited period

24 Aug 2020 9:23 AM

Nepal links with China affecting its autonomy, ability to take independent decisions: Report

The report details how Nepal's foreign policy has veered towards pushing the interests of Beijing

23 Aug 2020 3:47 PM

Pakistan claims Dawood Ibrahim's name was added to list based on UN data

Pakistan's FO said assertions that they admitted the 'presence of certain listed individuals on its territory are baseless and misleading'

23 Aug 2020 2:05 PM

China successfully launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

A multifunctional test satellite and another satellite named Tiantuo-5 were also launched via the rocket

23 Aug 2020 12:57 PM

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Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim is living in Karachi, imposes financial sanctions

Pak government imposed financial sanctions on 88 banned terror groups and their leaders, including Ibrahim, to avoid FATF blacklisting

23 Aug 2020 9:43 AM

What's behind China's record floods?

Here are five questions about why China still endures severe flooding every year

21 Aug 2020 1:00 PM

Pakistan denies report of rift with Saudi Arabia

A major reason behind OIC's inaction has been Saudi's reluctance to accept Pakistan's request for holding a meeting specifically on Kashmir

21 Aug 2020 10:49 AM

US urges its citizens not to travel to Pakistan citing pandemic and terror threat

US' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Pakistan due to COVID-19

13 Aug 2020 2:23 PM

Bhutan imposes 1st nationwide virus lockdown

Bhutan's 113 reported COVID-19 infections were all quarantined travellers, except for one with conflicting test results

13 Aug 2020 1:42 PM

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