5h ago| India

India rushes food, medicine to Lanka

Sri Lanka accepted a rice and pharmaceuticals shipment from neighbouring India yesterday as the island nation battles an unprecedented economic crisis that

11h ago| South Asia

Aftershock takes more lives in Afghanistan as death toll rises to 1,150

An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week.

1d ago| South Asia

India restarts diplomacy with Afghanistan after a year amid earthquake crisis

India yesterday (June 23, 2022) re-established its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan as it deployed a "technical team" in its embassy in Kabul, less than a year after New Delhi withdrew officials from its embassy after the Taliban seized power last August.

2d ago| South Asia

Crisis-hit Lanka plans donor conference

Sri Lanka will call China, India and Japan to a donor conference to drum up more foreign assistance and present an interim budget in August, the prime minister said yesterday, amid ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

2d ago| India

BJP nominates tribal, female politician for India president

A female Indian politician from a tribal community has been nominated as presidential candidate by ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, officials said yesterday. 

2d ago| Southeast Asia

Myanmar minister attends Asean defence meeting

Myanmar’s military-appointed defence minister joined a meeting of his Southeast Asian counterparts yesterday, despite pressure from some countries in the regional bloc and pro-democracy groups to exclude the junta from such gatherings. 

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

India rushes food, medicine to Lanka

Sri Lanka accepted a rice and pharmaceuticals shipment from neighbouring India yesterday as the island nation battles an unprecedented economic crisis that

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Aftershock takes more lives in Afghanistan as death toll rises to 1,150

An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed 1,150 people this week.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

India restarts diplomacy with Afghanistan after a year amid earthquake crisis

India yesterday (June 23, 2022) re-established its diplomatic presence in Afghanistan as it deployed a "technical team" in its embassy in Kabul, less than a year after New Delhi withdrew officials from its embassy after the Taliban seized power last August.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

‘Nothing is left here’

Organised rescue efforts are struggling to reach the site of an earthquake in Afghanistan that has killed more than 1,000 people, as survivors dig through the rubble by hand to find those still missing. 

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Record floods threaten southern China

Record floods were expected in parts of southern China yesterday as heavy rains pushed water levels in the Pearl River delta to their highest in almost a century.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

India will support Lanka’s recovery

India’s top diplomat yesterday held talks with Sri Lanka’s president and prime minister as India signalled its willingness to go beyond the $4 billion

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Suu Kyi sent to solitary confinement

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi remained in strong spirits after being transferred from house arrest to prison, a source with knowledge of the case said yesterday, and would “calmly” face her new solitary confinement.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Rohingya woman arrested at India-Nepal border

Indian security forces apprehended a Rohingya woman for illegally staying in the country, officials said today.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Earthquake response in Afghanistan becomes harder with Taliban's isolation

A devastating earthquake in eastern Afghanistan, which killed at least 1,000 people and flattened homes in remote villages close to the Pakistani border, poses the biggest challenge yet for the Taliban since they seized power nearly a year ago.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved from house arrest to solitary confinement in a prison compound in the military-built capital Naypyidaw, a junta spokesman said on Thursday.