October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021

Suicide Blasts in Afghanistan: Another mosque attack kills 41

Suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, witnesses said, killing at least 41 people and injuring scores more.   

October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021

Hunger Index 2021: Bangladesh’s status now ‘moderate’

Bangladesh has been ranked 76th in the Global Hunger Index 2021 among 116 qualifying countries, with a score of 19.1.

October 16, 2021
October 16, 2021

S’pore cancels license of news site critical of govt

A Singaporean news website often critical of the government had its licence canceled yesterday for failing to declare funding sources, with the editor slamming it as “harassment and intimidation”...

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Death toll from explosion at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan climbs to 41

Suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, witnesses said, killing at least 41 people and injuring scores more.

October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Suu Kyi’s lawyer says gag order issued against him

The head lawyer representing Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday he had been issued a gag order by authorities in the military-ruled country.

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Afghan operations: suspended by Pakistan Airlines due to Taliban interference

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday after what it called heavy handed interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Taliban warn US, EU of refugee wave

Afghanistan’s new Taliban government has warned US and European envoys that continued attempts to pressure them through sanctions will undermine security and could trigger a wave of economic...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Don’t get too close to Taiwan

Taiwan’s defence ministry warned China of strong countermeasures yesterday if its forces got too close to the island, as Beijing defended its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone as “just”...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Countries call for urgent action

More than 100 countries yesterday pledged to put the protection of habitats at the heart of their government decision-making but they stopped short of committing to specific targets to curb mass...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

AQ Khan: A life story no short of a Bond film

On October 10, Pakistan's "Father of Islamic Bomb" Abdul Qadeer Khan -- popularly known as AQ Khan -- passed away in Islamabad due to Covid-19. Unlike many other great men, Khan left...