32m ago| Latin America

New Peru president sworn in after impeachment

Peru's Congress swore in a new president on Wednesday in a day of sweeping political drama that saw the former leader, Pedro Castillo, arrested after his ousting from office in an impeachment trial hours after he attempted a last-ditch bid to stay in power by trying to dissolve Congress.

8h ago| South Asia

Congress wins most seats in Nepal polls

The ruling Nepali Congress party has emerged as Nepal’s single largest party after winning 89 seats in the 275-member parliament in a general election last

8h ago| China

China loosens nationwide Covid curbs

China yesterday announced a nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms.

8h ago| South Asia

Smog-hit Pak city cuts school days to protect pupils

Pakistan’s smog-hit Lahore will close schools for two days a week to protect children’s health, with the city yesterday clocking in as the world’s most polluted according to a global air quality index.

8h ago| USA

Khashoggi killing: US judge drops lawsuit against Saudi prince

A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the fiance of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi against Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, citing President Biden’s grant of immunity.