32m ago| Japan

Japan bids farewell to Shinzo Abe at state funeral

With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years - a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life.

14h ago| India

India’s Congress likely to get first non-Gandhi chief

India’s main opposition Congress party is likely to elect a new party president from outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty for the first time in nearly 25 years, as it looks for a reset ahead of the next election to compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

14h ago| Southeast Asia

Pakistan finance minister to resign

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said late on Sunday he planned to formally resign from the role, a change that comes as the country grapples with an economic crisis exacerbated by destructive flooding.

14h ago| Asia

Japan may give $600-700m in budget support

Bangladesh can expect budget support of $600-700 million from Japan as the development partner has responded positively to the country’s request for financial assistance to help the economy weather the storm caused by the Ukraine war.

5h ago| Canada

Canada to drop all Covid travel restrictions from October 1

Canada will drop all Covid-19 restrictions for travelers from October 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday.