Landslides kill five in Nepal quake zone

Kathmandu - Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall killed at least five people in central Nepal, four of them in a shelter for survivors of...

WHO steps up medical relief to Nepal quake victims

WHO has stepped up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside the Kathmandu valley, who were affected by Saturday's earthquake, with a...

Quake-hit Nepal imposes two-month ban on new buildings

Kathmandu - Nepal Monday imposed a two-month moratorium on the start of new building projects and limited current construction to two storeys after recent...

Nepal quake highlights Everest technology

Kathmandu - When an avalanche thundered down Mount Everest last weekend, guides tweeted calls for help and dramatic video footage quickly went viral as...

Seven Bangladeshi migrants rescued from sea: coast guard

Dhaka - Seven Bangladeshi nationals were rescued on Monday off the Myanmar coast after they were thrown from a fishing trawler packed with migrants...

Sri Lanka says war crimes probe to start in June

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday a local investigation into allegations of war crimes committed during the island's separatist conflict would...

Battle to get aid to Nepal’s quake-hit mountain villages

Kathmandu - More than a week after Nepal's devastating earthquake, large swathes of the Himalayan nation have yet to receive any outside help as...

Anti-charter protestor shot dead by Nepal police

Kathmandu - Nepal police fired into a crowd of demonstrators on Monday, killing one person as fresh protests erupted in the country's southern plains...

Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters

Kathmandu - Nepal's government said Sunday it has denied entry to three British military helicopters sent to help the earthquake relief effort because of...

Bangladesh court orders new graft trial for ex-PM Zia

Dhaka - Bangladesh's high court Wednesday ordered opposition chief Khaleda Zia to stand trial in a graft case dating back to 2007, heaping further...

Kerry backs justice for Sri Lanka’s war-hit Tamils

Colombo - US Secretary of State John Kerry ended a visit to Sri Lanka Sunday after pledging support for minority Tamils following decades of...

India, Bangladesh seal ‘historic’ border pact as Modi visits

Bangladesh and India on Saturday sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in...

‘We’ve lost everything’: Nepal Sherpas fear for future after quake

Kathmandu - Mount Everest record holder Apa Sherpa ran for his life when a huge earthquake hit Nepal, and now fears for the future...

Al Qaeda branch claims murder of Bangladesh-born US blogger

Dhaka - Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two...

Sri Lanka deploys thousands of police on election eve

Colombo - Sri Lanka deployed thousands of police on Sunday in stepped up security on the eve of a general election after the campaign...

Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak

Kotdanda (Nepal) - Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month's massive...

Nepal lauds Pakistan relief operations in quake hit areas

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has set-up a special relief fund for the quake affectees of...

Sri Lankan capital sues Enrique concert over ‘unpaid taxes’

Colombo - The mayor of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo said Saturday he was suing a company that staged a controversial Enrique Iglesias concert...

Sri Lanka likely to dodge international probe into war crimes

Colombo - Sri Lanka appears set to avoid an international inquiry into atrocities committed during its lengthy civil war if a new UN resolution...

Severe flooding hampers rescue efforts in Myanmar, at least 27 dead

Yangon - Severe flooding across Myanmar hampered rescue efforts on Saturday as thousands sheltered at monasteries after rising waters triggered by torrential rains killed...