October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021

Suu Kyi’s lawyer says gag order issued against him

The head lawyer representing Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday he had been issued a gag order by authorities in the military-ruled country.

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Afghan operations: suspended by Pakistan Airlines due to Taliban interference

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended flights to the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday after what it called heavy handed interference by Taliban authorities, including arbitrary rule...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Taliban warn US, EU of refugee wave

Afghanistan’s new Taliban government has warned US and European envoys that continued attempts to pressure them through sanctions will undermine security and could trigger a wave of economic...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Don’t get too close to Taiwan

Taiwan’s defence ministry warned China of strong countermeasures yesterday if its forces got too close to the island, as Beijing defended its incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone as “just”...

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021

Countries call for urgent action

More than 100 countries yesterday pledged to put the protection of habitats at the heart of their government decision-making but they stopped short of committing to specific targets to curb mass...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

AQ Khan: A life story no short of a Bond film

On October 10, Pakistan's "Father of Islamic Bomb" Abdul Qadeer Khan -- popularly known as AQ Khan -- passed away in Islamabad due to Covid-19. Unlike many other great men, Khan left...

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

At least 28 killed in Nepal bus accident

At least 28 people were killed and more than a dozen injured yesterday after a packed passenger bus plunged off a road in a hilly region in northwestern Nepal, officials said.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

China pledges $233m to global fund

China yesterday pledged to inject $233 million into a new fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries during a key UN conservation summit, despite disagreements among major donors on the...

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Quad navies begin 2nd phase of Malabar exercise in Bay of Bengal

The navies of Quad countries -- the US, India, Japan, and Australia -- began the second phase of a maritime exercise in the Bay of Bengal today as the chief of American naval operations arrived in...

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

President admits govt failure

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa admitted his government is “not delivering” as shortages persist of food, medicines and other essential items because of a dire foreign exchange squeeze.