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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

Nepal's ruling communist party meeting fails to resolve Oli-Prachanda feud

Prime Minister Oli did not attend the meeting of 45-member Standing Committee held at his official residence at Baluwatar

21 Jul 2020 5:47 PM

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Yangtze river nears crest again, new floods feared in China

The rains are putting renewed pressure on the massive Three Gorges Dam that straddles the river upstream of Wuhan city in Hubei province

21 Jul 2020 2:58 PM

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Sinovac has been looking for volunteers outside of China as the number of coronavirus cases there has dwindled

20 Jul 2020 5:57 PM

China moves rocket into place for its 1st Mars mission

The mission is one of the most ambitious yet for China’s space program, which advanced rapidly since its first crewed mission launch in 2003

17 Jul 2020 2:33 PM

Monsoon floods wreaking havoc in other South Asian countries too

As Indian states struggle with floods and collapsing buildings, situations are similar in neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh too

17 Jul 2020 1:13 PM

US targets all Chinese Communist Party members for possible travel ban

Senior officials discussing the matter have begun circulating a draft of a possible presidential order, sources reveal

17 Jul 2020 11:26 AM

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Religious minorities under attack as Imran Khan pushes for ‘tolerant’ Pakistan

An opposition politician was charged this week with blasphemy after declaring all religions were equal in the country

16 Jul 2020 3:04 PM

Chinese firm SinoPharm boasts about using workers to 'pre-test' vaccine

The company’s claim that 30 ‘special volunteers’ rolled up their sleeves for pre-test without a government approval raises ethical concerns

16 Jul 2020 1:02 PM

China says US blocking its development, summons ambassador in Beijing

China accuses that US president Donald Trump's recent Hong Kong Autonomy Act is an attempt to curb its developments

16 Jul 2020 10:25 AM

Over 1 million leave their homes as floods worsen in Bangladesh

Officials say heavy rainfall and rushing waters from upstream India are the main reasons for floods in the delta nation of 160 mn people

15 Jul 2020 10:24 AM

Pakistan restores bank accounts of Mumbai terror attack accused Hafiz Saeed

Saeed's bank accounts were frozen by the Pakistani government complying with the UNSC resolution

13 Jul 2020 2:38 PM

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China reports 141 dead or missing in flooding since June

Flood damage has been estimated in hundreds of millions of dollars, adding to pressure on an economy deeply impacted by the pandemic

13 Jul 2020 12:51 PM

US bans Pakistan International Airlines flights over pilot certification

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications

12 Jul 2020 11:38 AM

Floods, landslides kill 40 in Nepal, many missing

Koshi river, which causes floods in Bihar almost every year, was flowing above danger level in Nepal's southern plains bordering India

12 Jul 2020 9:38 AM

China rejects food imports after virus detected in shipments

Worries have risen since a June outbreak in Beijing that was linked to the city’s largest wholesale market

11 Jul 2020 1:36 PM

Myanmar farms tigers, pangolins to cater to China's wild meat demand

Myanmar is already a hub for the illegal trafficking of wildlife, a trade driven by demand from neighbouring China

11 Jul 2020 12:35 PM

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