Maldives President arrives in Sri Lanka for official visit

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The President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has arrived in Sri Lanka for a three-day official visit. Reportedly, a contingent of 15 top-level Maldivian...

Pakistan urges Afghanistan to reconsider recall of diplomats

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Pakistan’s foreign ministry describes Kabul’s decision to recall diplomats ‘unfortunate and regrettable’ after ambassador’s daughter abducted. Pakistan’s foreign ministry has termed the Afghan government’s decision...

Lewis Hamilton racially abused online after British GP win

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Formula One star subjected to racist abuse on social media following record eighth British Grand Prix victory. Motor racing star Lewis Hamilton has been targeted...

Russia reports successful test launch of hypersonic missile

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Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile hit ground target more than 350 kilometres away, Russian defence ministry says. Russia has reported another successful test launch of a...

Ethiopia says second filling of Renaissance Dam complete

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Latest phase a milestone in controversial Blue Nile hydropower project long opposed by downriver countries Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia has completed the filling of a...

South Korea’s Moon cancels Japan trip amid spat over insult

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President’s plan to visit Tokyo Olympics scrapped after reports Japanese diplomat used lewd language to ridicule him. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not visit...

Tunisia reports highest COVID death toll since start of pandemic

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Authorities record 205 new deaths as hospitals struggle with lack of oxygen supplies and vaccinations remain low. Tunisia has registered its highest number of daily...

Biden to host Iraqi PM al-Kadhimi at White House

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July 26 meeting in Washington to take place amid discussions over US troop withdrawal, growing concerns about frequent attacks against the US targets in...

Thailand bans gatherings as COVID cases, deaths hit new record

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New infections cross the 10,000 threshold while 141 new deaths were reported by the country’s health officials. Thailand has imposed a nationwide ban on public...

75 children killed, 1,000 detained since Myanmar coup: UN experts

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UN Child Rights Committee says children exposed to indiscriminate violence, random shootings and arbitrary arrests under military government. Dozens of children have been killed and...