1h ago| 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.

7h ago| China

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.

8h ago| South Asia

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.

1d ago| Asia

Nato chief hails Japan plans to expand defence spending

Nato’s chief yesterday applauded Japan’s plan to double its defence spending, saying the pledge reflected the country’s resolve for greater security involvement in a volatile world.

2d ago| Diplomacy

India allocates Rs200 crore for Bangladesh as development aid

India’s budget for 2023-24, presented today, provides development assistance of Rs200 crore for Bangladesh, up by Rs30 crore from that of the last financial year.

2d ago| Southeast Asia

Myanmar extends state of emergency by six months

Myanmar's National Defence and Security Council has agreed to extend the country's state of emergency by six months, state media said Wednesday, likely delaying elections the junta had pledged to hold by August..Junta chief Min Aung Hlaing's request to prolong the state of emergency declar

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.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Adani denies rise due to relation with Modi

Beleaguered Indian tycoon Gautam Adani denied today that his rise to become Asia's richest man -- a title he has lost in a phenomenal stock rout -- was due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as shares in his conglomerate slumped again.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

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.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

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.

February 3, 2023
February 3, 2023

Pakistan mosque blast: Bomber ‘was in police uniform’

The suicide bomber who killed more than 80 police officers at a mosque inside a sensitive compound earlier this week entered wearing a uniform and helmet, a provincial police chief said yesterday.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

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 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Adani's adversity raises the stakes for India and investors

As Indian tycoon Gautam Adani's woes deepen and force him to drop a share sale, foreign investors and Indian regulators are abandoning any pretence that the conglomerate's troubles are contained and domestic markets will be spared contagion.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Fraud claims: Adani empire loses more than $100b

The crisis around Indian tycoon Gautam Adani deepened today with the total loss of value to his indebted empire topping $100 billion after it abruptly cancelled a stock sale.