Mention of JeM in UNSC statement only in general terms not a judgment: China

BEIJING: China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, on Friday sought to downplay the scathing statement issued by the powerful organ of the world body naming Jaish-e-Muhammad in the...

Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal

BEIJING: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Friday with China‘s President and bagged a $ 10 billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a...

China indicates it won’t budge on Masood Azhar issue

BEIJING: China indicated on Friday that there will be no change in its stance on , head of terror organisation , even after the United Nations Security Council condemning the Pulwama...

North Korean leader‘s train arrives in China: Reports

DANDONG: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s armoured train arrived in China late Saturday ahead of his summit with US President in , according to media reports. The train arrived...

China to use facial recognition to thwart scalpers

BEIJING: Chinese hospitals are using to identify people who sell doctors‘ appointments at an illegal markup, the latest application of an emerging technology that is being used in places to tighten...

Blast in Nepal‘s capital kills 1, injures 2

KATHMANDU: A powerful explosion on the outskirts of Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu has killed at least one person and left two others injured, police said Saturday. The incident occurred outside...

Protests in Nepal against Pulwama terror attack

KATHMANDU: Protests were held at various places on Saturday in Nepal over terror attack in which 40 security personnel were killed. Hundreds of people gathered at Parsa, Majottari Rupandehi and...

Bangladesh forces storm plane, arrest ‘gunman‘ to foil hijack attempt

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH: All 142 passengers on board a Dubai-bound Bangladesh Biman plane are safe after Bangladeshi security forces foiled a hijack attempt by a lone suspect on Sunday, a senior air...

Imran Khan allows registered Afghan refugees to open bank accounts in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister on Monday asked authorities to allow legally registered to open bank accounts and become part of the country‘s formal economy. Around three million Afghan refugees are living...

Nepal social media bill sparks freedom of speech concerns

KATHMANDU: Nepal‘s government on Wednesday tabled draft legislation that would impose harsh penalties for "improper" posts, igniting concerns it could be used to suppress freedom of speech and stifle dissent. ...

Massive fire kills 70 in Bangladesh capital

DHAKA: A devastating fire raced through buildings in an old part of ‘s capital and killed at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said on Thursday. About 50 other people...

‘Xi cult‘ app is China‘s red hot hit

BEIJING: A propaganda app that puts China‘s powerful President in anyone‘s pockets has become a hit in the country -- with a helpful nudge from Communist Party officials. Millions have...

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in China on latest stop of Asian tour

BEIJING: Mohammed bin Salman arrived in China on Thursday on the latest stop of a sweep through Asia that aims to expand the kingdom‘s influence on the continent. Prince Mohammed touched...

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UN chief launches global push against hate speech

GENEVA: UN Secretary General on Monday launched a new global strategy to combat , a growing scourge he said has "poisoned" debate on crucial...