January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022

21 dead after being stuck in vehicles amid Pakistan snowstorm

At least 21 people died in an enormous traffic jam caused by tens of thousands of visitors thronging a Pakistani hill town to see unusually heavy snowfall, authorities said Saturday.

January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022

Taliban deputy PM calls for aid without ‘political bias’

The Taliban yesterday appealed for emergency humanitarian aid without “political bias”, saying recent snow and flooding had worsened the plight of the Afghan people. 

January 8, 2022
January 8, 2022

Anger as Cambodia PM visits Myanmar

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday met Myanmar’s military ruler Min Aung Hlaing amid criticism of the first visit by a head of government since the army seized power from an elected...

January 6, 2022
January 6, 2022

India rules out SAARC Summit over ‘no consensus’

India today ruled out the possibility of holding the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, saying “there is still no consensus that would permit holding of the summit”.

January 4, 2022
January 4, 2022

Ex-wife taunts Pak PM Imran

Attacked by goons, as she claims, Reham Khan, activist and former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has slammed him over the country’s law and order situation.

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

2021 saw 244 incidents of firing by BSF along Bangladesh border: Indian media

Firing of lethal and non-lethal weapons by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the Bangladesh border has remained consistent during the period from 2015 to 2021, The Indian Express reported today...

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Afghan intelligence agents pour 3,000 liters of alcohol in Kabul canal

A team of Afghan intelligence agents poured around 3,000 liters of liquor into a canal in Kabul, the country’s spy agency said on Sunday, as the new Taliban authorities crack down on the sale of...

January 3, 2022
January 3, 2022

Pakistan seeing sharp rise in sex crimes, says Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that sexual offences have risen sharply in the country.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Sri Lanka in dire straits

Sri Lanka’s food prices rose by a record 22.1 percent in December, official figures showed yesterday, as the country struggles to finance urgent imports to tackle an acute shortage of essentials.

January 1, 2022
January 1, 2022

Bangladesh, India resume Padma water level measurement

Bangladesh and India have resumed monitoring the water level of the Ganges and Padma rivers at different points under the Ganges Water Sharing Treaty 1996.