In a sign of progress for the United States-brokered peace deal, the government of Afghanistan, late on Thursday, March 26, announced formation of a 21-member team to negotiate with the Taliban. The move came a day after the Afghan government and the Taliban agreed on a partial prisoner exchange atContinue Reading

In a major development in its efforts to fight the deadly Coronavirus pandemic, when the country reported several days of no locally transmitted infections, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned local officials not to veil the new Coronavirus cases, if emerge. As per an official government statement, the Chinese PremierContinue Reading

In its efforts to fight against the global Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, Maldives has decided to temporarily suspend issuance of visas upon arrival for all inbound tourists either by air or sea. During his address to the press conference in Male, President Ibrahim Solih said that beginning March 27, foreigners,Continue Reading

After almost two months of lockdown, one of the worst hit COVID-19 regions in China, Hubei Province, on Wednesday, March 25, lifted its lockdown, ushering in a moment waiting for long, for those stranded in the province. The second-most populous city in Hubei with 7.5 million people, Huanggang is reportedContinue Reading

In an effort to calm the financial markets that have been rattled by the global Coronavirus pandemic, South Korea’s central bank has said to temporarily provide an “unlimited” amount of financial assistance to eligible banks and other financial institutions for next three months through repurchase agreements. Saying on Thursday, MarchContinue Reading

Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been freed from jail by the government of Bangladesh on March 24 for six months so as to get medical treatment. Khaleda Zia has been in prison for last two years. She has been sentenced to 10 years in jail on graft charges, and alsoContinue Reading

Religious minorities have always been the easy target of extremist forces operating within the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the recent attack on a Sikh religious compound in the capital city of Kabul in Afghanistan on March 25. By far, no organisation or individual has claimed responsibility for theContinue Reading

Amidst the increasing threat from the spread of the pandemic COVID-19, the debate surrounding the postponement of Tokyo Olympics have come to rest. Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed to postpone this summer’s Tokyo Olympics for one year due to the coronavirus pandemicContinue Reading