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The Kathmandu Post has reported that Nepal has trimmed down several projects under Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with China. The agreement, that was signed between the two countries five years ago, has been hindered by political and ideological reasons as per a report. "We had a slow start. It took...
An area of western China may have the highest known imprisonment rate in the world. The area is called Konasheher county. It is in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Nearly 1 in 25 people in the county has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges. Most of the county’s population is Uyghur, a...
The US-led Indo-Pacific strategy is a ploy to create divisions and incite confrontation in the region, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday, adding that the plan is bound to fail.  “Facts will prove that the so-called Indo-Pacific strategy is in essence a strategy to create division, to incite...
Tokyo: Following the meeting of world leaders in Tokyo at the second in-person Quad Summit, activists including Tibetans, Uyghur Muslims and citizens of Hong Kong gathered outside the Japanese Parliament to put pressure on the leaders of the Quad countries on China issue.More than 400 activists and protestors fervently...
Tokyo: President Joe Biden is expected to unveil a list of nations on Monday who will be joining a long anticipated Indo-Pacific trade pact, but Taiwan won't be among them. White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan confirmed that Taiwan isn't among the governments signed up for the launch of...
On Sunday, it was announced that Mitali Express, the third Indo-Bangladesh train service is set to start service on June 1 from West Bengal's New Jalpaiguri station in India to Dhaka in Bangladesh. The train will take nine hours to travel 513 kilometres between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka Cantonment station....
Bangkok: At least 16 people from Myanmar's Rohingya minority have died after a storm capsized the boat they were travelling on to seek refuge in another country, officials and a recovery team member said Tuesday. There were 35 survivors of Saturday's accident that took place Saturday off Myanmar's southwestern coast...
China's crackdown on Muslim minorities in the remote region of Xinjiang will return to the spotlight next week when Beijing hosts the United Nations human rights chief for the first time in nearly two decades. The highly scrutinised six-day trip by High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet will begin Monday, with stops...
China's alleged persecution of its Muslim minorities will surge back up the global agenda when the United Nations' human rights chief visits its troubled Xinjiang region next week. The May 23 to 28 visit by Michelle Bachelet comes as rights groups pile pressure on her office to release a long-postponed...
Colombo:  India on Monday said it has delivered around 40,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Sri Lanka, days after supplying 40,000 metric tonnes of diesel under the Indian credit line to help ease the acute fuel shortage in the debt-ridden island nation which is grappling with its worst economic...