Chinese human rights website founder jailed

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 12:05
In a statement, the Human Rights Watch called on the authorities to quash the conviction and to free Liu Feiyue unconditionally, Efe news reported. Liu, 48, founded the Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch website in 2006. The portal reported on…

Myanmar holds first LGBT boat pride parade

Monday, 28 January 2019 10:35
It was the country’s first pride boat parade, a part of Myanmar’s annual LGBT festival, Yangon Pride, organised by non-profit &PROUD to celebrate the fight for acceptance and against the stigma the community faces, reports Efe news. The first part…

Air pollution behind rising unhappiness in China: US study

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 09:49
Air pollution in China may be contributing to low levels of happiness among the country’s urban population, reveal researchers from the US. In a paper published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, a research team led by Siqi Zheng, Faculty…

Imran Khan to embark on 2-day Qatar visit

Monday, 21 January 2019 10:05
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on a two-day visit to Qatar from Monday at the invitation of the country’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. Khan was expected to hold meetings with the Qatari Emir and Prime Minister…

China’s lunar probe sees first cotton-seed sprout

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:24
A cotton seed carried to the Moon by China’s recent Chang’e-4 probe has sprouted, the first for any biological matter to grow on the Moon, the media reported on Tuesday. Images sent back by the probe showed that a cotton…

Pakistan SC rejects NAB appeal against Sharifs’ bail

Monday, 14 January 2019 20:07
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the suspension of prison sentences handed to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in the Avenfield…

Imran going around world begging for funds: Sindh CM

Monday, 07 January 2019 16:11
Pakistan’s Sindh province Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of travelling around the world to “beg” for financial support for his cash-strapped country. “Imran Khan is going from country to country to beg (for financial…

China ‘must be, will be’ reunified with Taiwan: Xi Jinping

Thursday, 03 January 2019 16:21
President Xi Jinping on Wednesday said China must be and will be reunified with Taiwan, and called for the two rivals to work together to realise the “historic task” of complete reunification. “It is a historical conclusion drawn over 70…

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…