Asia

Red Cross warns coronavirus is driving discrimination in Asia

FILE PHOTO: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretary General Jagan Chapagain attends a signing ceremony after the International Automobile...

Japanese dining chain curries favour with Indian market

In this photograph taken on August 26, 2020, a man walks in front of the entrance of an outlet of CoCo Ichibanya Japanese curry...

Historic Afghan peace talks begin in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 attack

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, is broadcasted on the screen, as he delivers a speech during the opening session of the peace talks...

India, China accuse each other of firing in the air on tense border

INDIA and China have accused each other of firing in the air during a new confrontation on their border in the western Himalayas, in...

Modern slavery risks surge for Asian garment workers with coronavirus

THE risk of modern slavery in Asian manufacturing hubs has surged and is set to worsen with the economic impact of the new coronavirus,...

China can make India suffer ‘severe’ military losses – Global Times

CHINA is able to make India suffer more severe military losses than in the past if it wants to engage in competition, state-backed newspaper Global...

Bangladesh’s Beximco in coronavirus vaccine pact with India’s Serum Institute

ONE of Bangladesh’s largest drugmakers, Beximco Pharmaceuticals, announced on Friday (28) that it will invest with the Serum Institute of India (SII) to ensure...

Bangladesh hospital fire kills five COVID-19 patients

FIVE COVID-19 patients died in a hospital fire in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday (27), a fire service official said. It was not immediately...

22 killed as ‘super cyclone’ ravages Bangladesh, India

AT LEAST 22 people died as the fiercest cyclone to hit parts of Bangladesh and eastern India this century sent trees flying and flattened...

Mukesh Ambani loses Asia’s richest title to Jack Ma

INDIA’S business tycoon Mukesh Ambani has lost his crown as Asia’s richest person to Jack Ma after the latest rout across global markets wiped...