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03 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Over 600 held for violating curfew
More than 600 demonstrators were arrested in Sri Lanka's Western Province for violating a countrywide curfew of 36 hours, news agency PTI reported.
03 Apr 2022United Kingdom
COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high
COVID-19 is showing no indications of going away anytime soon, despite a decline in cases in most countries.
03 Apr 2022Imran Khan (Pakistan PM)
Pakistan: Imran Khan seeks fresh polls, no-confidence motion dismissed
In an interesting turn of events, the no-confidence motion against the government led by Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan was dismissed without a vote on Sunday.
03 Apr 2022Twitter
Sri Lanka economic crisis: Social media blocked as protests spread
The Sri Lankan government has barred access to all social media sites in its latest attempt to prevent protests against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
03 Apr 2022Ukraine
Ukrainian troops retake control of 'whole Kyiv region'
Days after Russia promised to withdraw its troops from capital Kyiv, Ukraine's deputy defense minister Hanna Malyar confirmed on Saturday that Ukrainian troops have regained control of the entire Kyiv region.
'Ready to move forward on Kashmir if...': Pakistan army chief
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that Islamabad believes in resolving all issues with India via dialogue and is ready to move ahead on the Kashmir issue if India agrees.
PM Modi meets Nepal PM SB Deuba, discusses 'boundary issues'
Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is on a three-day visit to India, discussed "boundary issues" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.
Amid protests, nation-wide curfew imposed in Sri Lanka till Monday
The Sri Lankan government has imposed a curfew across the country from Saturday at 6:00 pm to Monday at 6:00 am in response to protests over the country's worst economic crisis in decades.
02 Apr 2022World Health Organization
New COVID-19 mutant 'XE' could be most transmissible, says WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said a new mutation of the novel coronavirus, known as XE, appears to be 10% more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron.
02 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka: Emergency declared after unrest over economic crisis
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa declared a state of emergency on Friday, a day after hundreds attempted to storm his house in protest of the country's unprecedented economic crisis.
02 Apr 2022Ukraine
Russian forces creating 'complete disaster' outside Kyiv: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday told Ukrainians that the Russian forces were creating 'a complete disaster' outside the capital Kyiv by leaving mines across the 'whole territory'.
01 Apr 2022Imran Khan (Pakistan PM)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames US for political crisis, backtracks
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, during an address to the nation on Thursday, stated he will not resign from the top post.
01 Apr 2022Russia-India Deal
Not seeking to change India-Russia ties: US on Lavrov's visit
Every country has its relationship with Russia and the United States doesn't seek to change that, US State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Thursday.
01 Apr 2022Sri Lanka
Protests near Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's home; 45 arrested
Thousands of people descended on the streets of Sri Lankan capital Colombo near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's house on Thursday night, demanding that he step down.
31 Mar 2022Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)
Pakistan PM Imran Khan may dissolve assembly amid secret talks
Backdoor discussions are underway in Pakistan to negotiate an agreement between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the unified opposition to dissolve the lower house, according to PTI.
31 Mar 2022Imran Khan (Pakistan PM)
Court cautions Pakistan PM Imran Khan against sharing 'secret' letter
The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday cautioned Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan against sharing the contents of the 'secret' letter that he has been claiming as proof of a foreign conspiracy to unseat him.
31 Mar 2022Ukraine
Ukraine ready for new Russian attacks in east: Zelenskyy
After Russia's announcement of focusing its military operation in the eastern part of Ukraine, it has begun its troop build-up in the region.
30 Mar 2022Ukraine
'Ukrainians aren't naive': Zelenskyy on Russia's pledge to reduce fighting
As Russia pledged to reduce fighting around Kyiv and Chernihiv following peace talks on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted with skepticism, saying that Ukrainians are not 'naive'.
29 Mar 2022India
Explainer: What's behind Sri Lanka's worst economic crisis in decades?
Sri Lanka is experiencing one of its most severe economic crises in decades, with rising inflation, weak government finances, and COVID-19 shattering the economy.
29 Mar 2022Ukraine
Russian oligarch Abramovich, Ukrainian peace negotiators suffered suspected poisoning: Reports
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and Ukrainian peace negotiators experienced symptoms of suspected poisoning following a meeting in Kyiv earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported.
28 Mar 2022Pakistan News
No-confidence motion tabled against Pakistan PM Imran Khan
A no-confidence motion was introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly on Monday to remove Prime Minister Imran Khan.
28 Mar 2022Hong Kong
Shanghai begins phased lockdown amid rising COVID-19 cases in China
China's biggest city Shanghai has started a phased lockdown on Monday after it witnessed a record number of new COVID-19 cases.
28 Mar 2022Ukraine
Ukraine says Russia wants to split it like Korea
Ukraine has claimed that Russia wants to split the country in two, like North and South Korea.
27 Mar 2022Ukraine
Zelenskyy demands military aid as Russian airstrikes hit Ukraine's Lviv
Multiple rockets struck the city of Lviv in western Ukraine on Saturday afternoon, leaving several injured.
26 Mar 2022Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine crisis: Moscow shifts strategy; to focus on Donbas 'liberation'
Russia on Friday announced a surprising shift in its strategy, hinting it may scale down its invasion of Ukraine to focus on the rebel-dominated Donbas region.
25 Mar 2022Indonesia
China: Plane crash mystery deepens as evidence suggests midair breakup
One component of the Boeing 737-800 that crashed in China on Monday seems to have broken loose prior to the crash, adding to the mystery surrounding the aircraft's fatal dive, Bloomberg News has reported.
25 Mar 2022Europe
US, EU sign gas deal to reduce reliance on Russia
The United States and the European Union (EU) on Friday unveiled a major deal that will help boost the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe.
25 Mar 2022Pakistan News
Pakistan: No-confidence vote against PM Imran Khan likely today
The National Assembly of Pakistan is likely to take up a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday.
25 Mar 2022Ukraine
Russia-Ukraine war approaches Kyiv; 3.6 million refugees flee
As the Russia-Ukraine war completed a month on Thursday, intense fighting continued around the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.
24 Mar 2022India
India abstains from voting on Russian resolution in UN
Continuing with its neutral stance on the Russia-Ukraine crisis, India abstained from voting on a resolution brought by Russia on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday (ET).
23 Mar 2022Ukraine
'Will use nuclear weapons if...': Russia on Ukraine invasion
Russia has made it clear that it would only use nuclear weapons in the Ukrainian context if there is an "existential threat" for it.
22 Mar 2022Indian Economy
China imposes lockdown amid COVID-19 surge; will it affect India?
China has imposed lockdowns and severe restrictions in several provinces and cities in order to curb its largest-ever COVID-19 outbreak.
21 Mar 2022India
Indian photographer stuck in Nepal prison for carrying prop money
A young photographer planned a fun-filled trip to Nepal in November 2021.
22 Mar 2022Pakistan News
Pakistan: 18-year-old Hindu girl killed for refusing conversion, marriage
A Hindu girl was murdered for declining a marriage proposal in the Sukkur district of Sindh, a province in Pakistan.
22 Mar 2022Boeing
No survivors found in crash of Chinese airliner: State broadcaster
No survivors have been found at the site where a China Eastern plane--carrying 132 people--crashed on Monday, China's state broadcaster said.
22 Mar 2022Ukraine
'Say openly you're scared of Russia': Zelenskyy to NATO
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken a dig at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), claiming that it is "scared" of Russia.
21 Mar 2022China
China: Plane carrying 132 people crashes in Guangxi province
In a tragic incident, a passenger flight with 132 people on board crashed in southern China on Monday, Chinese media reported.
21 Mar 2022Hungary
Ex-Ukrainian MP's wife tries to flee with $28M, €1.3M cash
The wife of former Ukrainian Member of Parliament Kotvytskyy allegedly attempted to escape the war-torn country with $28 million and €1.3 million in cash stashed in suitcases.
21 Mar 2022Ukraine
Ukraine refuses to surrender Mariupol, Russia warns of 'humanitarian catastrophe'
Ukraine on Monday rejected Russia's ultimatum to surrender the port city of Mariupol, which has been besieged by Russian troops.
20 Mar 2022International Monetary Fund
How would you fund $1.5B subsidy package? IMF asks Pakistan
The International Monetary Pay (IMF) has asked Pakistan to clarify how it plans to fund a $1.5 billion subsidy package promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan.