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WHO team to start Wuhan virus probe under global glare

The visit will be tightly tethered to the science of how the virus jumped from animals to humans

28 Jan 2021 4:27 PM

China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19

The method can increase the detection rate of infected people

27 Jan 2021 9:15 PM

Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream

Most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold, the government said

17 Jan 2021 2:17 PM

No talks possible with India until restoration of autonomous status of J-K: Pak PM

We don't have adversarial relations with any country except India which is trying to destabilise Pakistan, he claimed

11 Jan 2021 1:01 AM

Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan said the frequency in the power distribution system suddenly dropped from 50 to zero, causing the blackout

10 Jan 2021 1:05 PM


South Korea detects first coronavirus variant cases

The new strain, which experts fear is more contagious, prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions on Britain

29 Dec 2020 1:35 AM

China to start opening vaccination programme to general public

Sichuan is the first province to outline a timeline of its vaccination plans for the general public

18 Dec 2020 11:16 AM

Mount Everest is 8,848.86 metres tall: Nepal & China after remeasurement

The revised height of Mt. Everest puts an end to the decades-long dispute between the two neighbours

08 Dec 2020 10:16 PM

FIR filed against Nawaz Sharif's brother, others in multi-billion sugar scam

PM Khan's friend Jahangir Tareen and son Ali Tareen are also booked under charges of money laundering and cheating of public shareholders

17 Nov 2020 2:03 PM

Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election gets under way amid tight security

India has slammed Pak's decision to hold election in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any action to alter its status has no legal basis

15 Nov 2020 1:50 PM


Official Myanmar vote count affirms Suu Kyi's party control By Pyae Sone Win

The NLD won 346 seats in the combined lower and upper houses of the legislature, far above the 322 needed to secure a majority

13 Nov 2020 1:02 PM

China declines to congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden

China has not yet come out with an official reaction to Biden and Kamala Harris' victory

09 Nov 2020 4:57 PM

A look at Myanmar's election and Suu Kyi's expected victory

Suu Kyi's party has lost the cooperation of many ethnic minority parties, which are popular in their border-area homelands

07 Nov 2020 3:22 PM

Pak leader likely to be booked for treason over Abhinandan remarks

Posters of Sadiq have also appeared in Lahore, dubbing him a 'traitor'

01 Nov 2020 9:18 PM

China begins once-a-decade census of world's largest population

After implementing the decades-old one child policy, China is facing a demographic crisis with a rapidly ageing population

01 Nov 2020 8:48 PM


China reports surge in symptomless COVID-19 infections

A total of 20 new confirmed and 161 new asymptomatic cases were reported in the mainland on October 25

26 Oct 2020 9:52 AM

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