November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

‘We don’t have a future’

In Taliban’s first news briefing since their return to power in Kabul, the group’s spokesperson said the new regime would be “positively different” from their 1996-2001 stint, which was infamous...

November 7, 2021
November 7, 2021

Four women killed in Afghanistan

Four women have been killed in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Taliban government said yesterday, as local sources identified at least one of the victims as a...

November 7, 2021
November 7, 2021

Quote of the day

I’ve received countless notes of congratulations after being blacklisted and sanctioned, for life, by the #CCP (Chinese Communist Party). Many are jealous for not being recognized; some ask where...

November 7, 2021
November 7, 2021

UN: Attacks on civilians in ‘crimes against humanity’

The head of the United Nations body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar has said that preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on February 1 shows a widespread...

November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021

521 civil rights groups urge UN intervention

More than 500 civil rights groups have called for a United Nations Security Council meeting to stop escalating violence in Myanmar’s Chin state, a volatile border region that has become a forefront...

November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021

‘It kills me inside’

From Bangladesh to Britain to Nigeria, many young campaigners on the frontlines of the global fight for climate justice now face a new problem: the impact the crisis is having on their mental health. 

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

VietJet signs $400m deal with Rolls-Royce for provision of aircraft engines, services

Vietnam's VietJet Aviation on Sunday signed a $400-million contract with Rolls-Royce for the provision of aircraft engines and services, the budget airline said.

October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021

‘Just give us our money’

Afghanistan’s Taliban government is pressing for the release of billions of dollars of central bank reserves as the drought-stricken nation faces a cash crunch, mass starvation and a new migration...

October 30, 2021
October 30, 2021

Sr aide to Suu Kyi jailed for 20 yrs

Win Htein, a senior aide to Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday on charges of high treason, media and one of his family members said.

October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021

Junta accuses UN envoys of bias

Reports on Myanmar by two United Nations envoys used unreliable sources, made sweeping allegations and infringed on the country’s sovereignty, the ruling junta said in its latest swipe at the...