12h ago| South Asia

Risk of ‘civil war’ escalating

Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN’s human rights chief warned yesterday.

12h ago| Asia

Quote of the day

At the same time, the international community has to realise: What is the alternative? What are the options? This is the reality, and can they turn away from this reality?...

12h ago| India

‘Wash 2,000 women’s clothes’

An Indian man accused of attempted rape has been given bail on condition that he wash and iron the clothes of all women in his village for six months.

1d ago| South Asia

Pakistan insists on Taliban presence in SAARC, foreign ministers’ meeting canceled

An informal meeting of foreign ministers of SAARC countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Saturday was canceled as other member countries opposed Pakistan’s insistence on having a...

2d ago| South Asia

Quote of the day

On one hand, you’re raising fresh funds to avert a crisis and on the other hand money that is theirs -- belongs to them -- they cannot use. I think freezing the assets is not helping the situation....

2d ago| Asia

Japanese sisters certified as world’s oldest twins

Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107, in an announcement Monday coinciding with Respect for the Aged Day, a national holiday...

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

Risk of ‘civil war’ escalating

Myanmar is facing the alarming prospect of an escalating civil war as an uprising against the military junta widens, the UN’s human rights chief warned yesterday.

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

This day in history

1932 - Indian activist Mahatma Gandhi agrees Poona Pact to end fast. 2002 - Britain published a dossier on Iraq’s weapons programme which suggested Saddam Hussein could launch a weapon of mass...

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

‘Wash 2,000 women’s clothes’

An Indian man accused of attempted rape has been given bail on condition that he wash and iron the clothes of all women in his village for six months.

September 24, 2021
September 24, 2021

Quote of the day

At the same time, the international community has to realise: What is the alternative? What are the options? This is the reality, and can they turn away from this reality?...

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Indian man on bail must wash women's clothes for six months

An Indian man accused of attempted rape has been given bail on condition that he wash and iron the clothes of all women in his village for six months.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Pakistan wants diplomatic recognition of Taliban

Pakistan’s government is proposing that the international community develop a road map that leads to diplomatic recognition of the Taliban — with incentives if they fulfill its requirements — and...

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Rohingya crisis: US announces $180m in humanitarian assistance

The United States announces nearly $180 million in additional humanitarian assistance for those affected by Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar, Bangladesh, and elsewhere in the region.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Afghan women MPs arrive in Greece on way to US:officials

Greece yesterday said it was temporarily hosting seven Afghan women MPs and their families who fled Afghanistan ahead of eventual resettlement in the United States.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Saarc FMs meet in NY cancelled

A meeting of foreign ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries, slated to be held on Saturday in New York, has been cancelled.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Thousands flee Myanmar town

Thousands have fled a town in west Myanmar after days of fighting between anti-junta dissidents and the military, during which soldiers bombed civilian homes, residents and local media said yesterday.