11h ago| South Asia

UNHCR urges action to rescue Rohingyas adrift at Andaman sea

The UN Refugee Agency has urged regional countries to immediately rescue and safely disembark around 200 Rohingyas who have been stranded on a boat off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

19h ago| Asia

Taliban carry out first public execution since Afghan takeover

An Afghan man convicted of murder was executed in public Wednesday, the Taliban said, the first confirmation of such a punishment since the hardline Islamists returned to power.

1d ago| South Asia

Congress wins most seats in Nepal polls

The ruling Nepali Congress party has emerged as Nepal’s single largest party after winning 89 seats in the 275-member parliament in a general election last

2d ago| South Asia

Death of journo in Kenya: Pak SC to oversee probe

Pakistan’s Supreme Court yesterday set up a panel of five judges to supervise an investigation into the death of a prominent journalist who was

2d ago| Southeast Asia

3 dead after bomb explodes in Thailand's south

Three people died and four others were wounded after a bomb exploded on a roadside in Thailand's troubled deep south, police said Tuesday.

2d ago| China

Chinese students protest campus lockdown as Covid curbs eased

Students have staged a protest against a coronavirus lockdown at a university in eastern China as authorities across the country take baby steps away from their hardline zero-Covid policy..Millions of people around China still face restrictions, despite some cities rolling back mass testin

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Death of journo in Kenya: Pak SC to oversee probe

Pakistan’s Supreme Court yesterday set up a panel of five judges to supervise an investigation into the death of a prominent journalist who was

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Afghan blast kills 7

A roadside bomb killed seven petroleum company employees aboard a bus in northern Afghanistan yesterday, a provincial police spokesman

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Ban on sex outside marriage: Indonesia House okays legislation

Indonesia’s parliament yesterday approved legislation that would outlaw sex outside marriage in a move critics said was a huge setback to rights

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

3 dead after bomb explodes in Thailand's south

Three people died and four others were wounded after a bomb exploded on a roadside in Thailand's troubled deep south, police said Tuesday.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Chinese students protest campus lockdown as Covid curbs eased

Students have staged a protest against a coronavirus lockdown at a university in eastern China as authorities across the country take baby steps away from their hardline zero-Covid policy..Millions of people around China still face restrictions, despite some cities rolling back mass testin

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Indonesia passes criminal code banning extra-marital sex

Lawmakers in Indonesia approved changes to the country's criminal code today, introducing a sweeping and controversial legal overhaul.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif

A roadside bomb killed seven petroleum company employees aboard a bus in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a provincial police spokesman said.."The bomb was placed in a cart by the roadside. It was detonated as the bus arrived," said Asif Waziri, of the Balkh police department in Mazar-i-Sh

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

China set to ease Covid curbs further

China is set to announce a further easing of some of the world’s toughest Covid curbs as early as Wednesday, sources said, as investors cheered the prospect of a policy shift that follows widespread protests and mounting economic damage.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

North Korea fires artillery shells as warning

North Korea said it fired more than 130 artillery shells into the sea off its east and west coasts yesterday after detecting military drills across the border in the South.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

BJP set to sweep Gujarat: exit polls

The BJP is set to sweep Gujarat, with the Congress as a distant second, and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will finish third, predicted an aggregate of exit polls yesterday evening. The BJP is also likely to win a record second consecutive term in Himachal Pradesh, the polls said.