New York: A $10 million loan from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will allow the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to scale up the procurement of fertilizers to support farmers in the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, the agency announced on Monday.
Taipei: Chinese hackers are suspected to have planted the flag of the country on the websites of several local government agencies across Taiwan, just days after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the region.
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s top monk, the General Secretary of Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha, Pallekande Rathanasara Thero has condemned the possible arrival of a Chinese ship at Hambantota port on Aug 10.
Xinjiang: A police officer has said authorities in the Chinese city of Xinjiang are using the government’s 100-day crackdown on criminals and fugitives to target Uyghurs deemed “religious extremists” and “two-faced".
Beijing: China has decided to allow a Turkish delegation to Xinjiang, two months after the United Nations human rights chief visited the region to investigate allegations of widespread abuses.
Kabul: Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has claimed that the Taliban’s policy to bar Afghan girls from attending school was made on Pakistan’s orders rather than in accordance with Islamic law.
Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday rejected Russia's offer to supply 120,000 metric tonnes of wheat at a price of $399.50, demanding a further reduction of 2.4 percent in the rate amid the decline in global commodity prices.
Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s relationship with the establishment has touched new low points in recent days and it is known to the party leadership, media reports said on Monday.
Paris: French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna and her Japanese counterpart, Hayashi Yoshimasa, consider China's military exercises off Taiwan waters dangerous and call on the sides to prevent escalation, French Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.
Dhaka: A Bangladesh court has sent 51 people to jail in a case filed over the arson attack and looting of Hindu houses at Majhipara village in Rangpur's Pirganj area last year over a post on Facebook.
Kabul: Two women and a male were flogged and shamed for the crime of adultery in southern Afghanistan following the ruling given by Zabul province’s appellate court, media reports said on Monday.
Paktika: Outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) senior commander Omar Khalid Khorasani has been killed in Afghanistan's Paktika province, media reports said on Monday.
Beijing: China's military says it is continuing large-scale military drills around Taiwan after its previously announced live fire exercises ended on Sunday.
Rome: An unexploded World War II bomb submerged in an Italian river has been revealed due to an extreme drought.
Sao Paulo: Brazil's iconic Jiu Jitsu champion Leandro Lo was shot dead in the head in a night club in Sao Paulo city of the country, media reports said.