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Japan backs ADB with $15m for universal health coverage in Asia

JAPAN will contribute $15 million to a fund aimed at promoting universal health coverage in the Asia-Pacific region to prevent the resurgence of the coronavirus...

Pakistan says 4 soldiers killed in ambush by Afghan militants along border

FOUR Pakistani soldiers were killed and six others were wounded along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border on Wednesday (5) in an ambush by militants from Afghanistan,...

Mayor Sadiq Khan promises to explore London Olympic bid if re-elected

IF re-elected the mayor for a second term this week, Sadiq Khan said he will bid to bring the Olympics and Paralympics to London. London...

Thousands march in Pakistan Shiite procession as virus cases soar

THOUSANDS of Shiite Muslim devotees –- many not wearing masks -- gathered in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore for a religious procession on Tuesday...

Al-Qaeda ‘shadow of former self’ decade after Bin Laden death

TEN years after the killing of its founder Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda bears little resemblance to the terror network that struck the US on September...

Pakistan sees record Covid-19 deaths

PAKISTAN recorded more than 200 Covid-19 deaths in a day for the first time since the start of the pandemic on Tuesday (27), as...

Global vaccine push to save 50m lives by 2030: WHO

THE WHO and partners called for action to boost vaccination against measles and other diseases worldwide after the pandemic severely disrupted access to routine jabs. The...

Bin Laden still haunts Pakistan, 10 years after his death

CHILDREN play cricket in a patch of scorched grass and scattered rubble in Abbottabad -- all that remains of the final lair of the man...

Riz Ahmed misses best actor Oscar but trends on social media

ACTOR Riz Ahmed lost the best actor award to fellow British actor Anthony Hopkins on diversity-packed night at the 93rd Academy Awards.  Hopkins won the best...

Roshan the camel brings books to homeschooling children in rural Pakistan

PLODDING his way through the desert in remote southwest Pakistan, Roshan the camel carries priceless cargo: books for children who can no longer go to...