2h ago| Asia

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's...

3h ago| India

India considering opening borders to foreign tourists

With Covid-19 cases on a sharp decline over the last few months, India may soon allow foreign tourists for the first time in one and half years, the country’s home ministry officials said.

3h ago| Southeast Asia

Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon: Junta

Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said.

1d ago| Southeast Asia

Taliban moral cops replace women ministry

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police yesterday, as female former employees of the department said they had...

1d ago| India

SCO Summit In Tajikistan: Indian PM flags ‘radicalisation’

Increasing extremism and radicalisation are the biggest threat to global peace, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday at the nine-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit,...

1d ago| India

India vaccine tycoon calls Covid booster shots ‘unethical’

The head of the world’s largest vaccine maker said yesterday it was “unethical” to give third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while developing nations are struggling to access first and second jabs.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Pentagon says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians in 'tragic mistake'

The U.S. military said on Friday that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many 10 civilians, including seven children, and it apologized for what the Pentagon said was a tragic mistake.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission

Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth yesterday after completing the country’s longest-ever crewed mission, the latest landmark in Beijing’s drive to become a major space power.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

India vaccine tycoon calls Covid booster shots ‘unethical’

The head of the world’s largest vaccine maker said yesterday it was “unethical” to give third doses of the Covid-19 vaccine while developing nations are struggling to access first and second jabs.

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

SCO Summit In Tajikistan: Indian PM flags ‘radicalisation’

Increasing extremism and radicalisation are the biggest threat to global peace, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday at the nine-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit,...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Taliban moral cops replace women ministry

Workers in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s women’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s moral police yesterday, as female former employees of the department said they had...

September 18, 2021
September 18, 2021

Border troop pullback needed for better ties

India has told China that their bilateral relations will only develop when both countries pull their troops back from a confrontation on their disputed Himalayan border, the Indian foreign minister...

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Plane carrying 170, including US, European citizens, departs Kabul for Doha

The third chartered flight bringing civilians from Afghanistan to Qatar since U.S. forces withdrew last month took off on Friday with around 170 passengers on board, including U.S. and European...

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Asian solidarity depends on example set by Indo-China relations: India to China

India has told China to avoid viewing bilateral relations from the perspective of its ties with third countries and said Asian solidarity would depend on the example set by India-China relations.

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Philippines refuses to work with ICC

The government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday said it will not cooperate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) probe into his notorious war on drugs, or allow any...

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021

Deny Taliban recognition

A group of Afghan diplomats from the deposed government in Kabul has issued a first-of-its-kind joint statement calling on world leaders to deny the Taliban formal recognition and chiding them for ...