Alibaba’s Softbank Overhang Clarified As Foreigners Fret

Asian equities were a sea of red on light volumes as South Asia held up slightly better than North Asia following the US equities meltdown yesterday.

A year after Biden's Afghanistan exit, accountability in short supply

By Idrees Ali and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON - As weary U.S. military planners wrapped up the evacuation and pullout from Afghanistan one year ago, officials across the government steeled...

Albuquerque police investigating whether killings of 4 Muslim men are linked

Albuquerque Police, the FBI, and New Mexico State Police asked the public on Sunday for any tips they might have regarding the recent killings of four Muslim men. Aftab Hussein, 41, was shot on...

The only way to “win” the war on terrorism is to end it

A damaged vehicle in 2021, at the site of a US drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. | Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua via Getty Images Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead. America’s globe-spanning...

Zawahiri strike gives Biden counter-terrorism strategy boost, but concerns persist

By Idrees Ali and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON - The CIA drone strike that killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri delivered a long-sought win for U.S. President Joe Biden's counter-terrorism...

Nepal cenbank governor sees no need for IMF loan as tourism earnings rise

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU - Nepal sees no need to approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a fresh loan as pressure on foreign exchange reserves is easing after a pick up in tourism,...

The power of silence in a deafening world

Getty Images Why there’s more noise, and more kinds of it — and why it might be ruining our focus. Part of the July 2022 issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that...

Bhutan considering steps to avoid fallout of falling forex reserves -minister

By Gopal Sharma and Manoj Kumar KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI - Bhutan is considering several steps to contain adverse impacts on the economy following a fall in foreign exchange reserves, its economic...

Risks, mined waters slow rush to extract grains from Ukraine

Shipping companies are not rushing to export millions of tons of trapped grain out of Ukraine, despite a breakthrough deal to provide safe corridors through the Black Sea. That is because the...

For climate migrants in Bangladesh, town offers new life

MONGLA, Bangladesh (AP) — The 29-year-old Monira Khatun was devastated after her husband abandoned her suddenly. She returned to her father only to face another blow: He died soon after, leaving...

QNB to Pioneer Faster Remittance to Philippines through RippleNet

Benjamin Godfrey is a blockchain enthusiast and journalists who relish writing about the real life applications of blockchain technology and innovations to drive general acceptance and worldwide...

Sri Lanka’s new president is already cracking down on protests

Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was elected as the new President of Sri Lanka addresses the media during his visit to the Gangaramaya Buddhist temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka on July 20, 2022. | Pradeep...

Sri Lankan president urged not to use force on protesters

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An international human rights group is urging Sri Lanka’s new president to immediately order security forces to cease all unlawful use of force against protesters who...

Instagram Is Fueling a Thrifting Boom Across in India, Pakistan, and Nepal

Instagram-based thrift stores in South Asia are making used clothes popular — even desirable — among young shoppers.

Instagram-based thrift stores in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal are making used clothes popular, even...

Anusha Alamgir would spend at least a day every fortnight in the dingy back alley markets of Dhaka, browsing through piles of secondhand clothing and lugging massive bags of used tops, skirts, and...

South Asia protests over prophet remarks by India’s BJP officials

Thousands of Muslims in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan rally over derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad by BJP members.

South Asia's intense heat wave a 'sign of things to come'

NEW DELHI — The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists...

Photos: Bangladesh and India endure catastrophic floods

Severe floods in parts of Bangladesh and India have killed at least 24 people. Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are becoming more frequent and intense across South Asia. The rains...

Climate Change Fuels Heat Wave in India and Pakistan, Scientists Find

Warming since preindustrial times has made the extreme heat in South Asia, now in its third month, at least 30 times more likely.

India’s Extraordinary Heat Wave Exposes the Limits of Protecting People

Temperatures are soaring across South Asia, testing dangerous thresholds. How much is climate change to blame? It’s becoming an ‘obsolete question,’ one scientist says.

Heat wave sends temperatures to 120F in South Asia

Air India Is Eyeing Up To 30 New Widebody Jets

Rolls-Royce shared that Air India is eyeing up as many as 30 widebodies. A 30-unit order for the type would be worth $4.5-$9.5 billion. Air India’s narrowbody fleet is dominated by the Airbus A320...

Google is investing another $1 billion in India's smartphone market

Google said in a statement Friday that it would invest $700 million in Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest telecom operator. An additional $300 million would be used for potential multi-year...

Google to invest $1B to push India's digitalization

Google to invest $1B to push India's digitalization. The companies also plan to jointly develop software for 5G and other standards. Google will pay $700 million to acquire a 1.28% stake in...

Vaccine Hesitancy Hurts Covid Fight in Poorer Countries

Vaccines are finally available in many African countries, but some people there, as well as in South Asia, are wary of taking them.

Airbus Expects Demand For 39,000 New Aircraft By 2040

Airbus forecasts need for 39,000 new-build aircraft over the next two decades. Passenger activity is anticipated to rise by 3.9% annually. South Asia and Africa are seeing their middle class grow...

Caution, This Aromatherapy Spray May Be Deadly

Lavender and Chamomile Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones has been linked to at least two deaths. The culprit appears to be Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria, exposure...

One-Stop Business News, backed by Mark Cuban. Free to Use →