Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Myanmar's military has finally taken control of the small town of Mindat in the country's western Chin state, after three weeks of savage fighting.
Dhaka, May 17 (IANS) Bangladesh has again extended the ongoing lockdown to May 23 in light of the current Covid-19 situation in the country and neighbouring India, which is battling a devastating second wave of the pandemic.
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) Nepal received a second shipment of China-donated oxygen cylinders as the Himalayan country is continuing to face an acute shortage of medical oxygen supply for a growing number of Covid-19 patients.
Kabul, May 16 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has claimed responsibility for a blast at a mosque in Kabul that killed at least 12 people, including the imam.
Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) Bangladesh has again extended the closure of all secondary and higher secondary educational institutions until May 29 following an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence across the country.
Karachi, May 16 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured in a shootout between two rival groups in Pakistan's Sindh province, local media reported on Sunday.
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) At least four people have died and over 42,000 others affected by heavy rains and subsequent floods in Sri Lanka due to the formation of a super cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.
Islamabad, May 16 (IANS) As the Covid-19 situation remained under control in Pakistan during the Eid al-Fitr holidays with daily new cases showing a declining trend, the country has decided to ease a number of restrictions on transportation and commercial activities.
Colombo, May 16 (IANS) Sri Lanka and the World Bank have signed an $80.5 million additional financing deal to help the island nation access and distribute Covid-19 vaccines and to strengthen the country's inoculatio system and pandemic response.
Beijing, May 16 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that he expects Beijing and Islamabad to take the opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties to open up a brighter prospect for bilateral relations.
Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating the violence unleashed by radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, said Abdullah Al Masum, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Chittagong. The arrest was made on Friday night.
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) The US embassy in Kabul on Saturday warned American citizens to exercise caution in places where people are known to congregate, saying that "historically, violence has increased in Afghanistan following the Eid holiday".
Lahore, May 15 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed after a passenger van plunged into a canal in Pakistan's Punjab province, according to media reports.
Islamabad, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reaffirmed his country's support to the Afghan peace process for a sustainable political settlement in the war-torn neighbouring country.
Kabul, May 14 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion inside a mosque in Kabul while Friday prayers were underway, Afghan police said in a statement.
Kabul, May 14 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 17 others injured during explosions in Afghanistan's Kandahar and Kunduz provinces on the first day of an Eid ceasefire declared by the Taliban and the Kabul government, according to authorities.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Authorities at the Islamabad airport have decided to bring in sniffer dogs to identify coronavirus-infected inbound travellers to the Pakistani capital city, the media reported on Friday.
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as the 42nd Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.
Male, May 14 (IANS) Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was flown to Germany for further treatment of his injuries sustained during an attack last week, local media reported.
Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan authorities have decided to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days even if they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a new variant has been spreading across the island nation, according to the Health Ministry.
Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) Bangladesh reported 1,290 new Covid-19 cases and 31 new deaths on Thursday, making the tally at 778,687 and death toll at 12,076, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Nepal's opposition parties have failed to form a new coalition government by the 9 p.m. Thursday deadline set by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Two climbers have died near the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the first fatalities of the 2021 expedition, their expedition agency said on Thursday.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday celebrated Eid-al-Fitr amid Covid-19 precautionary measures.
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Mingma Tenji Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, has created a world record by scaling Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, twice in the shortest span of time in a season, organisers said on Thursday.