36m 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...

17h 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....

17h 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...

2d ago| South Asia

Stay home

The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers.

2d ago| Southeast Asia

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...

3d ago| Asia

Boxer Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine president in 2022

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte's...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

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...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

Girls to return to school ‘soon’

The Taliban said yesterday Afghan girls will be allowed to return to school “as soon as possible”, after their movement faced international fury over their effective exclusion of women and girls...

September 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

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 22, 2021
September 22, 2021

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....

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Indian officials claim to have seized 3 tonnes of Afghan heroin

Indian officials said on Tuesday they had seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) amid the chaos following last month...

September 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Scientists transform fruit leftovers into bandages

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore are tackling food waste by turning discarded durian husks into antibacterial gel bandages.

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 21, 2021
September 21, 2021

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi has ‘no comment’: lawyer

Toppled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “no comment” on a declaration of war against the junta by a shadow government dominated by lawmakers from her party, her lawyer said yesterday.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Stay home

The interim mayor of Afghanistan’s capital said many female city employees have been ordered to stay home by the country’s new Taliban rulers.

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021

Hong Kong elite selects powerful new ‘patriots only’ committee

Hong Kong’s political elite began selecting a powerful committee yesterday which will choose the city’s next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new “patriots only” system imposed by...