September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Post-Coup Myanmar: Unwell Suu Kyi skips trial hearing

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi skipped the resumption of her coronavirus-delayed trial in a junta court because she felt ill, her lawyer said yesterday.

September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021

Crisis in Afghanistan: Donors pledge over $1b in aid

Donors have pledged more than $1.1 billion to help Afghanistan, where poverty and hunger have spiralled since the Islamist Taliban took power, and foreign aid has dried up, raising the spectre of a...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Taliban breaking promises including over women, says UN

The United Nations' human rights chief criticised on Monday the Taliban's record since seizing power in Afghanistan, saying stated commitments did not match realities on the ground such...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Myanmar's Suu Kyi dizzy and drowsy, skips court appearance

Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was unable to appear at a court hearing on Monday for health reasons, a member of her legal team said, describing her condition as dizziness caused by motion...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

First foreign commercial flight since Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane carrying a handful of passengers touched down at Kabul airport Monday, the first international commercial flight to land since the Taliban retook power...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

UN seeks $600 million to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

The United Nations is convening an aid conference in Geneva on Monday in an effort to raise more than $600 million for Afghanistan, warning of a humanitarian crisis there following the Taliban...

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Lightning strike kills 14 in Pakistan

At least 14 people were killed and another three injured when lightning struck two houses in northwestern Pakistan, officials said yesterday.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

Tough rules set for women

Afghan women will be allowed to attend university as long as they study separately from men, the Taliban’s new higher education minister said yesterday.

September 13, 2021
September 13, 2021

We can behead ‘kafirs’ like you

Habibullah Farzad, a Ph.D. scholar of the South Asian University, New Delhi and also a human rights activist, was beaten

September 12, 2021
September 12, 2021

Afghan pilots start leaving Uzbekistan for UAE, despite Taliban pressure-source

US-trained Afghan pilots and other personnel who fled to Uzbekistan and were held in an Uzbek camp for about a month started departing the country on Sunday, a pilot told Reuters.