China’s lunar probe lands on Moon’s far side

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:18
China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe on Thursday became the first spacecraft to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon in a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power.…

Bangladesh elections: Security on high alert as polling begins

Sunday, 30 December 2018 16:58
Bangladesh is voting on Sunday in a general election, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking her third consecutive term in office. Security forces are on high alert, with around 600,000 security personnel deployed across the nation. More than 100 million…

Pakistani government bans Zardari from leaving country

Friday, 28 December 2018 09:26
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government on Thursday decided to ban former President and PPP co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and another 171 people from leaving the country over a money laundering case being probed on the orders of the apex court.…

Afghan government office attack toll reaches 43

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
The death toll of a terrorist attack on a government office here in Afghanistan rose to 43 as many injured succumbed to their injuries, an Afghan Public Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Earlier reports had put the casualty at…

Pakistan, China support Afghan-led and owned peace process: Qureshi

Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:10
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here on Tuesday over the situation in war-torn Afghanistan and said that his country and China strongly support the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process. Qureshi was…

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 429 as rain hampers rescue efforts

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 16:47
The death toll from the deadly tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait climbed to 429 on Tuesday, with search and rescue teams struggling to find survivors and bodies due to heavy rain. The toll was likely…

Pakistani Foreign Minister visits Kabul

Monday, 24 December 2018 16:42
Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid a visit to Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Monday to discuss the ongoing peace efforts in the war-torn country. This is Qureshi’s second visit to Kabul since December 15, during which he is expected…

Nawaz Sharif gets 7-year jail term in graft case

Monday, 24 December 2018 16:36
An accountability court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption reference, while acquitted him in the the Flagship Investments reference. The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader was taken into…

5 countries join US in blaming China for APT10 hacking spree

Sunday, 23 December 2018 09:40
Five countries – Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK – have joined the US in accusing China of stealing trade secrets of major companies around the world through its support of a hacker group known as Advanced Persistent…

Pakistan government to file reference seeking Zardari’s disqualification

Thursday, 20 December 2018 09:27
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government plans to file a reference before the Election Commission against former President Asif Ali Zardari seeking his disqualification over concealment of assets, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference here, Chaudhry…