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FATF keeps Pakistan on 'Enhanced Follow-up' for meagre progress against terror financing

The development came only a few weeks ahead of the meeting of the FATF to decide on Pakistan's grey list status

12 Oct 2020 12:38 PM

China's Qingdao orders city-wide COVID-19 testing following new infections

Daily COVID-19 infections in mainland China has fallen drastically from peaks early this year, but the country remains on high alert

12 Oct 2020 10:43 AM

China has deployed 60K soldiers on India's northern border: Pompeo

Pompeo met minister S Jaishankar in Tokyo and they underscored the need to work together to advance, peace and security in the Indo-Pacific

11 Oct 2020 11:02 AM

Bangladesh weighs death penalty for rapists as protests flare

Saturday’s demonstrations were sparked by a video of a group of men stripping and attacking a woman for almost half an hour in Noakhali

10 Oct 2020 2:32 PM

Pakistan court asks Sharif to appear before it to avoid being declared proclaimed offender

Sharif has been living in London since November last year after he was allowed to go there for a period of eight weeks for medical treatment

10 Oct 2020 2:22 PM

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China tourism rebounds over Golden Week but still below last year

Tourism sites were visited by 637 million domestic tourists over the eight-day National Day holiday that started October 1

09 Oct 2020 1:34 PM

China joins COVAX initiative for fair COVID-19 vaccine distribution

China is also holding separate talks with the WHO to have its locally produced COVID-19 vaccines assessed for international use

09 Oct 2020 1:24 PM

Sri Lanka widens curfew, bans gatherings as virus surges

The Indian Ocean island nation had just reported its first community infection in two months on Sunday

07 Oct 2020 2:54 PM

India failed to appoint lawyer to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pak court informed

The Islamabad High Court had last month set a new deadline for India to appoint a legal representative for Jadhav

07 Oct 2020 11:01 AM

Negative views of China rise sharply in advanced democracies: Survey

One of the most important factors with regard to China's reputation abroad has been the coronavirus

07 Oct 2020 9:14 AM

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India gives 3,000 vials of Remdesivir to 'friendly' Myanmar to help fight COVID-19

General Naravane and Shringla's two-day visit to Myanmar assumes significance as it comes in the midst of the India-China standoff

05 Oct 2020 3:23 PM

FATF all set to decide on Pakistan's grey list status

To wriggle out of the grey list, Pakistan had recently imposed sanctions on 88 terror groups and their leaders, including Dawood Ibrahim

05 Oct 2020 1:18 PM

I don't want to lie: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

Same-sex relations are still illegal in Myanmar - even if space is opening up for the LGBT+ community in the conservative country

05 Oct 2020 11:01 AM

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif mulling political comeback after year-long gap

Sharif has been living in London since last November after the Lahore HC granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment

19 Sep 2020 2:55 PM

China lab leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Brucellosis, a disease often caused by contact with infected animals or animal products, can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches

18 Sep 2020 3:23 PM

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Wuhan next-of-kin accuse China of blocking Covid lawsuits

Lawsuits are abruptly rejected, while many face pressure from authorities not to file, and lawyers are being warned against helping them

17 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

In coronavirus vaccine race, China inoculates thousands before trials are completed

Vaccine safety came into sharp focus last week when AstraZeneca Plc paused late-stage clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine

16 Sep 2020 10:05 AM

US special envoy for Afghan talks Zalmay Khalilzad in India today

The visit takes place at a time when the Afghanistan government and Taliban have formally sat on the negotiating table for talks

15 Sep 2020 3:31 PM

Sri Lanka's proposed replacement of 19th Amendment faces resistance within ruling party

PM Rajapaksa will be the hardest-hit by the amendment, while his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa will gain full legal immunity as President

13 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

Sri Lanka navy fixes fuel leak on fire-stricken oil tanker

Sri Lanka's authorities fear a marine disaster if the tanker is allowed to transfer its oil to another ship in the country's waters

12 Sep 2020 2:30 PM

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