7m ago| South Asia

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia over 'blasphemous content'

Wikipedia was blocked in Pakistan on Saturday after authorities censored the website for hosting "blasphemous content" in the latest blow to digital rights in the deeply conservative nation.

3h ago| USA

Chinese balloon advanced, hard to shoot down: US expert

.The first Chinese surveillance balloon that the Pentagon found flying over sensitive US ballistic missile sites may be guided by advanced artificial intelligence technology, a US expert said Friday..A second Chinese surveillance balloon was later spotted over Latin America, the Pent

5h ago| China

Beijing says US media, politicians used balloon incident 'as pretext to smear China'

Beijing said today that US media and politicians had taken advantage of US allegations that China flew an espionage balloon over the northwest United States.

1d ago| India

Indian journo walks free after 2 years in jail

An Indian journalist held in custody for more than two years without trial walked free yesterday after being granted bail in a money laundering case.

1d ago| South Asia

Senior ally of ousted PM Imran Khan arrested in Pakistan

Pakistan’s former interior minister and ally of ousted leader Iman Khan was arrested yesterday, a few hours after another senior opposition figure was released from custody.

1d ago| India

Adani's empire in turmoil, why?

The business empire of Gautam Adani is in mayhem, losing more than $100 billion in value and sending the Indian tycoon tumbling down the global rich list after allegations of major accounting fraud.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Pakistan blocks Wikipedia over 'blasphemous content'

Wikipedia was blocked in Pakistan on Saturday after authorities censored the website for hosting "blasphemous content" in the latest blow to digital rights in the deeply conservative nation.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023
USA

Chinese balloon advanced, hard to shoot down: US expert

.The first Chinese surveillance balloon that the Pentagon found flying over sensitive US ballistic missile sites may be guided by advanced artificial intelligence technology, a US expert said Friday..A second Chinese surveillance balloon was later spotted over Latin America, the Pent

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Beijing says US media, politicians used balloon incident 'as pretext to smear China'

Beijing said today that US media and politicians had taken advantage of US allegations that China flew an espionage balloon over the northwest United States.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Assam police arrest 1,800 men

Police in Assam have arrested more than 1,800 men for marrying or arranging marriages to underage girls, launching what the eastern Indian state’s chief minister said yesterday was the start of a sustained crackdown on the practice.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Pakistan ‘to agree’ to tough IMF conditions: PM

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said yesterday the government would have to agree to IMF bailout conditions that are “beyond imagination”, as it battles a spiralling economic crisis.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Junta imposes tough new measures

Myanmar’s junta has introduced tough new measures in resistance strongholds under which people accused of treason and “spreading false news” will be tried by a military court, state media said yesterday.

February 4, 2023
February 4, 2023

Taliban detain Afghan educator

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities have “beaten and detained” an academic who voiced outrage on live television against their ban on women’s university education, his aide said yesterday.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023
USA

China expresses regret that 'civilian' airship strays over US

China on Friday expressed regret that what it called a "civilian" airship had strayed into US territory, an incident that sparked a political furor in the United States and raised questions about a planned trip to Beijing by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Spy balloon over US: China says working to 'verify' reports

China today said it was working to verify the facts around US claims that Beijing flew a spy balloon over its territory, warning against "hype" over the issue.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

No choice but to agree to tough IMF conditions: Pakistan PM

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday said that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation, which is visiting the country for discussions on the ninth review of a $7 billion loan programme, was giving a "very tough time" to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and his team.