3h ago| South Asia

Military ‘not elected by people’

Members of a shadow government set up by opponents of Myanmar’s coup yesterday condemned the country’s military ruler for taking on the role of prime minister in a caretaker government and said the...

3h ago| China

Death toll in central China floods rises to 302

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said yesterday, after record downpours dumped a year’s worth of rain on a city...

3h ago| India

Indian states to resolve border row ‘amicably’

Two states in India’s north-east have agreed to resolve their differences peacefully after their long-running border dispute erupted into deadly violence last week, reports AFP.

1d ago| Southeast Asia

Post Coup Myanmar: Military ruler takes PM role

Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported yesterday, six months after the army seized power from...

1d ago| South Asia

Myanmar army ruler takes prime minister role, again pledges elections

Myanmar's military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported on Sunday, six months after the army seized power...

2d ago| Asia

Malaysians stage anti-govt protest despite Covid curbs

Hundreds of black-clad Malaysians yesterday staged an anti-government protest in defiance of a ban on public gatherings under coronavirus curbs, piling pressure on the embattled prime minister to...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Taliban Offensives: ‘Abrupt’ US pullout to blame

President Ashraf Ghani yesterday blamed Afghanistan’s fast-deteriorating security situation on a “sudden” decision by the United States to withdraw its troops, but said his government had a plan to...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Indian states to resolve border row ‘amicably’

Two states in India’s north-east have agreed to resolve their differences peacefully after their long-running border dispute erupted into deadly violence last week, reports AFP.

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Death toll in central China floods rises to 302

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said yesterday, after record downpours dumped a year’s worth of rain on a city...

August 3, 2021
August 3, 2021

Military ‘not elected by people’

Members of a shadow government set up by opponents of Myanmar’s coup yesterday condemned the country’s military ruler for taking on the role of prime minister in a caretaker government and said the...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Bangladesh a ‘miracle story’, Pakistan ‘disaster tale’: IFFRAS

In its article, titled “Bangladesh and Pakistan - Formerly one Nation, today a World Apart”, IFFRAS (International Forum for Rights and Security) described how Bangladesh became a “miracle story”...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Death toll in central China floods rises to 302, 50 missing

The death toll from floods in central China last month is at least 302 with dozens of people still missing, officials said, after record downpours dumped a year's worth of rain on a city in...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Post Coup Myanmar: Military ruler takes PM role

Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing has taken on the role of prime minister in a newly formed caretaker government, state media reported yesterday, six months after the army seized power from...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

China new home price growth slows in July

China’s growth in new home prices slowed in July for the first time in five months, with smaller cities especially weighed down by higher mortgage rates, price caps on resale homes and other steps...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

China factory activity slows in July

Chinese factory activity weakened in July to its lowest level since the start of the pandemic, data showed Saturday, as manufacturing was impacted by slowing demand, weak exports and extreme weather.

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

China securities watchdog seeks closer cooperation with US

China’s securities regulator said on Sunday it will seek closer cooperation with its US counterpart and will support overseas listings, after US regulators tightened disclosure for Chinese...