India bans 59 mostly Chinese apps amid border crisis
Anti-China sentiment has long simmered in India over accusations of cheap imports flooding the country, but the border clash has brought tensions to the fore with calls being made to boycott Chinese products.
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over killing of top general
The United States killed top general Qassem Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, with a drone strike in Iraq on Jan. 3.
Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed: police
The gunmen initially threw a grenade then opened fire on a security post outside the building.
India to expel half Pakistan's embassy staff over spying
Relations between the nuclear-armed rivals are strained and tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats, often on charges of espionage, are common.
Indian and Chinese military agree to disengage on disputed Himalayan border
Speaking in Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the two sides had agreed to take measures to ease tensions.
Lack of global leadership is 'greatest threat' in fighting pandemic, says WHO
The WHO has been criticised by some members states, especially the United States which says it was too weak, too slow and too "China-centric" in tackling the disease.
China likely lost at least 40 soldiers in border clash: Indian minister
China has not said anything about any losses in the hand-to-hand combat that took place in the heavily contested Galwan Valley in the western Himalayas, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed and at least 76 injured.
India awaits Modi's response to China after 20 killed in clubs and stones border clash
Modi, who rode to power on a nationalist platform, met his defence and foreign ministers and the military chiefs late on Tuesday, but he had yet to speak publicly on the worst clash between the two countries since 1967.
India, China troops clash at Himalayan border, 'casualties on both sides'
Indian army says 20 soldiers killed in first deaths in decades in border skirmish between the nuclear-armed Asian giants.
North Korea demolishes inter-Korean liaison office
The North had been ratcheting up its rhetoric against the South in a series of statements from top officials including Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Philippine court finds news site chief Maria Ressa guilty of libel
The cyber libel is among the numerous lawsuits filed against Ressa and Rappler that have drawn global concern about a free and open media in the Southeast Asian country.
New Zealand on course to eliminate coronavirus with zero active cases
The Pacific island nation is among only a handful of countries that have emerged from the pandemic, as big economies like the United States, Britain, India and Brazil continue to grapple with the spreading virus.
Civil unrest flares across US over Minneapolis killing
'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities
Pakistani airliner carrying 99 crashes in Karachi, many feared dead
The Airbus A320 was flying from the eastern city of Lahore to Karachi in the south just as Pakistan was resuming domestic flights in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
PIA A320 crashes in Model Colony near Karachi airport
PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez confirmed the crash and added that PK 8303 was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members from Lahore to Karachi.
Thai govt to go to bankruptcy court with Thai Airways rehab plan
By May, airlines around the world had grounded about 95% of their capacity as air travel all but came to a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Singapore team invents test kit that detects coronavirus antibodies in 1 hour
The kits specifically detect the presence of neutralising antibodies, which play a key role in the body's defence against Covid-19.
India's coronavirus infections surpass China, but contagion slowing
State leaders, businesses and working class Indians have called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the battered economy, but the government is expected to extend the lockdown.
'This virus may never go away,' WHO says
Governments around the world are struggling with the question of how to reopen their economies while still containing the virus, which has infected almost 4.3 million people.
India train crushes migrant workers killing 14
Tens of thousands of people have been walking home from India’s big cities after losing their jobs because of a lockdown to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus since late March.