Mindat falls to Myanmar Army, Resistance withdraws
B'desh extends lockdown to May 23
  • B'desh extends lockdown to May 23(11:18)

    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.

Nepal gets more China-donated oxygen cylinders
  • Nepal gets more China-donated oxygen cylinders(09:02)

    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.

IS claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack
B'desh educational institutions to stay shut till May 29
9 killed in Pak shootout
  • 9 killed in Pak shootout(11:36)

    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.

4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL
  • 4 dead, over 42K affected by heavy rains, floods in SL(11:00)

    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.

Pak eases Covid restrictions
  • Pak eases Covid restrictions(10:52)

    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.

SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination
  • SL, World Bank sign deal to assist Covid vaccination(10:44)

    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.

Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties
  • Chinese, Pak FMs hold talks over bilateral ties(08:58)

    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.

Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit
  • Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit(17:54)
    By Sumi Khan

    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.

US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence
  • US embassy in Kabul warns of increase in violence(14:30)

    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".

11 dead after van plunges into canal in Pak
Pak reaffirms support for Afghan peace process
  • Pak reaffirms support for Afghan peace process(11:02)

    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.

4 killed in Kabul mosque blast during prayers
  • 4 killed in Kabul mosque blast during prayers(15:46)

    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.

9 killed in Afghanistan on 1st day of Eid ceasefire
  • 9 killed in Afghanistan on 1st day of Eid ceasefire(14:08)

    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.

Sniffer dogs to identify Covid patients at Islamabad airport
Oli reappointed as Nepal PM
  • Oli reappointed as Nepal PM(11:36)

    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.

Ex-Maldivian Prez flown to Germany for treatment
SL to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days
  • SL to quarantine all inbound travellers for 14 days(10:06)

    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.

Bangladesh records 1,290 new Covid
  • Bangladesh records 1,290 new Covid(01:22)

    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.

Oli to continue as Nepal PM as opposition fails to form government
Mt. Everest records 1st deaths of 2021 climbing season
Pak celebrates Eid amid Covid
Nepali guide creates world record by climbing Everest twice