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Sri Lanka: Nine new cabinet ministers take oath amid political, economic turmoil

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May 20 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday administered oath to nine new cabinet ministers as political instability and...

Will walk the talk on terrorism, claims Bilawal Bhutto in US as Pak stays in FATF grey list

Washington [US], May 20 (ANI): While Pakistan faces grim economic prospects with the country languishing in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF),...

Mekong River sees higher water levels this year

VIENTIANE, May 20 (Xinhua) — The Mekong River passing several countries in Southeast Asia has recorded higher water levels this year after four straight years of...

Mongolia’s National Book Festival kicks off

ULAN BATOR, May 20 (Xinhua) — The 31st edition of Mongolia’s National Book Festival kicked off nationwide on Friday with the theme “Let’s Read...

How space for press freedom has been restricted

KARACHI: Legislative measures, physical attacks, online threats and trolling, government-led labelling – in the past year, the media in Pakistan worked under an...

Charsadda journalists protest registration of FIR against reporters

Charsadda journalists on Monday protested registration of FIR against two reporters by medical superintendent here on Monday. The protesters termed the FIR as illegal,...

GLOBALink | Mine museum showcases peril of war in Afghanistan

KABUL, May 20 (Xinhua) — The OMAR Mine Museum in the Afghan capital Kabul displays a variety of landmines and explosive remnants of war, highlighting the danger of...

9 new ministers sworn into Sri Lanka’s cabinet

COLOMBO, May 20 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday swore in nine new cabinet ministers amid weeks of political instability and economic...

Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, May 20

DHAKA — Bangladeshi National Film Award winning actress Bidya Sinha Saha Mim has been appointed as the newest National Ambassador for the UN agency for children in...

Injured striker Wang to miss China national women’s football training camp

BEIJING, May 20 (Xinhua) — China’s star striker Wang Shuang will not take part in the country’s national women’s team training camp, which starts...