10h ago| Rest of Asia

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul’s military said, just days after a US aircraft carrier arrived for joint drills with the South in a show of force against Pyongyang.

10h ago| China

China celebrates National Day in Dhaka

The Chinese embassy in Bangladesh in collaboration with the foreign affairs office of the People’s Government of Yunnan Province and Yunnan Commercial Representative Office in Dhaka organised a programme to celebrate the 73rd National Day of the People’s Republic of China on Saturday. 

10h ago| China

China’s Communist Party has elected delegates for congress

China’s Communist Party said yesterday that it had elected all the delegates attending a key political meeting starting October 16, where President Xi Jinping is expected to secure an unprecedented third term.

2d ago| Asia

Water in asteroid dust offers clues to life on Earth

Hayabusa-2 probe was launched in 2014 on its mission to Ryugu, and returned to Earth’s orbit two years ago to drop off a capsule containing the sample.

2d ago| South Asia

Death toll now 7 in car bomb blast near Kabul mosque

At least four people were killed and 10 injured by a blast near a mosque in the Afghan capital which struck as worshippers were streaming out of afternoon prayers on Friday, a nearby hospital said.

3d ago| South Asia

Contempt of court case: Former Pak PM Khan apologises

Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan has apologised for criticising a magistrate, his lawyer said yesterday, likely averting a court case

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

China’s Communist Party has elected delegates for congress

China’s Communist Party said yesterday that it had elected all the delegates attending a key political meeting starting October 16, where President Xi Jinping is expected to secure an unprecedented third term.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

China celebrates National Day in Dhaka

The Chinese embassy in Bangladesh in collaboration with the foreign affairs office of the People’s Government of Yunnan Province and Yunnan Commercial Representative Office in Dhaka organised a programme to celebrate the 73rd National Day of the People’s Republic of China on Saturday. 

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul’s military said, just days after a US aircraft carrier arrived for joint drills with the South in a show of force against Pyongyang.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Pakistan PM’s "leaked audio" reveals request to “facilitate” relative

An audio recording of an alleged conversation, purportedly between Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and a government official, was leaked on social media on Saturday, with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders claiming that it shows the PM putting his family’s business interests before those of the state.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

World should hear reason; experience acts of goodwill: Jaishankar

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has urged the international community to listen to “more voices of reason” and experiences “more acts of goodwill” in these turbulent times and said his country “is willing and able on both counts.”

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

North Korea fires missile ahead of US vice president's visit to region

North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, ahead of planned military drills by South Korean and US forces involving an aircraft carrier and a visit to the region by US Vice President Kamala Harris.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Lightning, heavy rains kill at least 36 in India

Hazardous weather has killed at least 36 people in northern India over the past 24 hours, including 12 who died after being struck by lightning. 

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Sri Lanka disperses rally after partial protest ban

Sri Lankan police dispersed hundreds of demonstrators yesterday, a day after severely curtailing protest rights in response to months of unrest sparked by the island nation’s sharp economic downturn. 

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

India at UNGA slams Pakistan for making false accusation

In a hard-hitting response to Pakistan, India has said in the UNGA that a country which claims to seek peace with its neighbours would neither sponsor cross-border terrorism nor would it shelter planners of the horrific Mumbai terrorist attack of November 26, 2008.

September 24, 2022
September 24, 2022

Water in asteroid dust offers clues to life on Earth

Hayabusa-2 probe was launched in 2014 on its mission to Ryugu, and returned to Earth’s orbit two years ago to drop off a capsule containing the sample.