Asia

  • Japan’s administrative reform Minister Taro Kono ‘most popular pick’ to lead govt after PM Suga
    Tokyo [Japan]: After Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced his intention to resign, Japan’s Administrative Reform Minister Taro Kono is the most popular pick to succeed the country’s top rank, Kyodo News reported citing a News poll released.The results came after a nationwide telephone survey was […]
  • New ‘inclusive’ Afghanistan government to be announced soon: Taliban
    Kabul [Afghanistan]: The Taliban on Sunday said that the new Afghanistan government is expected to be announced soon and it will be “an inclusive government.” “Now we live in a completely independent Afghanistan. The new government will be announced very soon,” said Anaamullah Samangani, a […]
  • Mission SAGAR: INS Airavat arrives in Thailand with COVID relief supplies
    Bangkok [Thailand]: As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), INS Airavat arrived at Sattahip, Thailand with COVID relief material on Friday. The ship is delivering 300 oxygen concentrators based on the requirement projected by the Government of […]
  • Vietnamese envoy thanks India for delivering oxygen concentrators
    New Delhi [India]: Vietnam’s envoy to India Pham Sanh Chau on Wednesday thanked New Delhi for delivering oxygen and oxygen concentrators in time to save thousands of lives in Vietnam during the pandemic.While speaking to ANI in New Delhi, he said, “We are grateful that […]
  • INS Airavat arrives at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with Covid relief supplies
    Ho Chi Minh City [Vietnam]: As part of the ongoing Mission SAGAR, INS Airavat arrived at Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID Relief Material on 30 August, the Ministry of Defence informed on Monday.The ship is carrying 100 Metric Tons of Liquid […]
  • Taliban seals off Kabul airport, stops people as evacuation process nears end
    Kabul [Afghanistan]: The Taliban on Saturday sealed off Kabul airport in order to prevent large crowds from leaving the war-torn country as final NATO evacuation flights left Afghanistan. New layers of checkpoints sprang up on roads leading to the airport, some manned by uniformed Taliban […]
  • US forces target ISIS-K planner in Nangarhar after Kabul attack
    Washington [US]: An ISIS-Khorasan planner was killed in a “counterterrorism” operation conducted by US military forces in the Nangahar province, a day after a terror attack in Kabul killed scores of people including 13 US troops. In a statement spokesperson, for US Central Command said […]
  • Sri Lanka -India Friendship: INS Shakti reaches Colombo with 100 tons of Oxygen
    Colombo [Sri Lanka]: An Indian Naval Vessel Shakti on Sunday reached Colombo with 100 tons of Oxygen from Visakhapatnam. The High Commission of India in Colombo said the Indian Navy Ship Shakti reached Sri Lanka with wishes and goodwill from the people of India to […]
  • Russia confirms 21,000 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours: Response center
    Moscow [Russia] August 21 :Russia registered 21,000 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, up from 20,992 the day before, taking the overall tally to 6,726,523, the federal response center said on Saturday. “Over the past day, 21,000 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian […]
  • Taiwan, Japan to hold first-ever security talks as China escalates border disputes
    Tokyo [Japan]: Japanese and Taiwanese officials are set to hold first-ever security talks to address the military and “gray-zone” coercion tactics that China imposes on both nations, a media report said on Thursday.Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is planning to hold talks with its Taiwanese […]
  • Taliban in Afghanistan: The story of the Taliban
    The Taliban has retaken Afghan government 20 years after it was removed from power in a US-led invasion. On Sunda y, the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan after a few weeks of stunning military victories. The armed group had been toppled in a US-led […]
  • Changing Political Dynamics in Asia : China courts the Taliban in Afghanistan
    News Desk with Inputs From Agencies The world has been left stunned at images of the Taliban’s blitzkrieg across Afghanistan, as that country’s military evaporated with remarkable swiftness. The USA’s legacy there has been irreparably damaged, so will China be able to take advantage as […]
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