October 1, 2021
October 1, 2021

Qatar, EU call rights abuses ‘disappointing’

Qatar and the EU’s top diplomats yesterday labelled a recent string of human rights abuses in Afghanistan “disappointing”, with Doha encouraging the Taliban to look to Qatar for how to run an...

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

Stop violating airspace

The Taliban yesterday warned of consequences if the United States did not stop flying drones over Afghan airspace.

September 27, 2021
September 27, 2021

S Korean president hints at dog meat ban

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Monday there might be a need to prohibit dog meat consumption amid debate over the controversial practice and growing awareness of animal rights.

September 25, 2021
September 25, 2021

Executions will return: Taliban

One of the founders of the Taliban and the chief enforcer of its harsh interpretation of Islamic law when they last ruled Afghanistan said the hard-line movement will once again carry out...

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Pak PM warns of Afghan ‘civil war’

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of the risk of a “civil war” in Afghanistan if the Taliban is unable to form an inclusive government there.

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Afghan women outraged by Taliban restrictions on work

Fears were mounting in Afghanistan yesterday as the Taliban tightened their grip on women’s rights, slashing access to work and denying girls the right to secondary school education.

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

Malaysia's Najib may seek re-election to parliament despite conviction

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, despite a corruption conviction that...

September 19, 2021
September 19, 2021

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.

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 16, 2021
September 16, 2021

Singapore’s 3rd richest man who completed only primary school working tirelessly for education

Having had only six years of formal schooling, paint tycoon Goh Cheng Liang, 94, believes strongly in helping needy students get an education.