SOUTH ASIA

Over 250 Afghan Sikhs, Hindus want safe passage to West, not India

More than 250 Afghans belonging to a minority communities of Sikh and Hindu, who have connections in India, have been holed up in...

Blast reported near Kabul airport

A blast has been reported from near Kabul airport on Sunday as the evacuation mission to fly out foreign citizens nears its end. According...

Massoud resistance denies Taliban claim of entering Panjshir

The Taliban said their forces entered Panjshir province from various directions on Saturday without facing any resistance. But Ahmad Massoud's supporters denied the...

Journalists among Kabul airport explosion victims

Two journalists, including a female TV anchor, were among the victims of a deadly explosion at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on...

SL PM’s son welcomes Stalin’s welfare package for Lankan refugees

Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalins announcement of a welfare package for Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, Namal Rajapaksa, the son of...

Taliban restricts bank withdrawals to $200 per week

The Taliban have imposed limits on bank withdrawals in Afghanistan, a media report said on Sunday. In an official directive, the central bank of...

500,000 Afghans may leave in next 4 months: UNHCR

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has estimated that some 500,000 Afghans are likely to leave the war-torn country in the next four months...

Maldives’ Aug tourist arrivals top pre-pandemic levels

Tourist arrivals to the Maldives in August have surpassed the pre- Covid-19 pandemic figures for the same month in 2019, local media citing...