5h ago| Southeast Asia

Afghan ‘children are going to die’

Millions of Afghans, including children, could die of starvation unless urgent action is taken to pull Afghanistan back from the brink of collapse, a senior United Nations official warned, calling...

5h ago| Southeast Asia

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...

5h ago| India

India on alert as ‘Delta Plus’ variant detected

India’s health authorities are on alert as Covid genomic surveillance experts reported some cases of a new sub-lineage of SARS CoV 2’s Delta variant, which is potentially more infectious, in Madhya...

1d ago| China

China to expand property tax trial to check speculation

China is set to expand pilot property tax reforms, state media reported, as the government battles real estate speculation in the world’s second-biggest economy.

1d ago| China

76% of Chinese population received complete doses of Covid vaccine, Beijing says

China has given complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines to about 75.6 percent of its population as of Oct. 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday.

1d ago| Asia

US envoy urges North Korea to end 'provocations', accept offer of talks

North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests were “concerning and counterproductive” for efforts to reduce tensions, and Pyongyang should instead engage in talks, the US envoy for North Korea...

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Committed to Asean peace plan

Myanmar’s military rulers yesterday pledged to cooperate “as much as possible” with a peace plan agreed with Asean, despite a stern rebuke of the regional bloc for excluding the country’s top...

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

China fully vaccinates 76pc population against Covid

China has given complete doses of Covid-19 vaccines to about 75.6% of its population as of Oct. 23, National Health Commission

October 25, 2021
October 25, 2021

Man killed in J&K as Amit Shah visits

Indian paramilitaries shot dead a civilian in Kashmir on Sunday, residents said, as authorities tightened security across the disputed territory for a visit by a top Indian minister. 

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

76% of Chinese population received complete doses of Covid vaccine, Beijing says

China has given complete doses of COVID-19 vaccines to about 75.6 percent of its population as of Oct. 23, National Health Commission spokesperson Mi Feng said on Sunday.

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

US envoy urges North Korea to end 'provocations', accept offer of talks

North Korea's recent ballistic missile tests were “concerning and counterproductive” for efforts to reduce tensions, and Pyongyang should instead engage in talks, the US envoy for North Korea...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

9 killed in deadly clashes in Pakistan

A radical Islamist party yesterday said seven of its supporters have died in clashes with authorities in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore after two police officers were killed in the unrest. 

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

IS says its fighters attacked Kabul power lines

The Islamic State militant group’s Afghan branch said it was behind an explosion that brought down electricity lines and plunged Kabul into darkness.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

China passes law to cut homework pressure on students

China has passed an education law that seeks to cut the "twin pressures" of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

UN fears 'mass atrocity crimes' In Myanmar as troops gather in north

The UN said Friday it feared an even greater human rights catastrophe in Myanmar amid reports of thousands of troops massing in the north of the Southeast Asian country, which has been in chaos...

October 23, 2021
October 23, 2021

Don’t let Taliban in

A group of Afghan women urged the United Nations to block the Taliban from gaining a seat at the world body, calling for better representation for their country during a visit to the organisation’s...