The government is likely to extend the ongoing shutdown for at least a week as part of its efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
China’s manufacturing engine bounced back strongly in March, recovering from a miserable February, when the country was effectively shut down due to coronavirus.The official manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) –...
SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korean chipmaker MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. said Tuesday it has signed a deal to sell its foundry business and a domestic plant for US$435 million....
US president extends distancing measures throughout April, as Italy reports slowest daily rise in cases in two weeks.
Local Tags: Online Edition Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has assumed duties as the New Leader of the House at his office in the Parliament. Monday, November 5, 2018 - 13:15
SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- South Korea denied on Tuesday the allegation that it has violated rules by giving subsidies to its shipbuilders, saying the move did not have a...
Countries around the world race to find a vaccine as UK sees calls for volunteers to participate in human trials.
The coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout could cause China’s growth to come to a standstill while driving 11 million more people in East Asia into poverty, the World Bank warned on...
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly opposed extending waiver but was persuaded by the Treasury's Steven Mnuchin.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91 after several weeks of hospitalization, Egypt’s state television reported Tuesday.Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising in Egypt...
Thailand reported 127 new coronavirus cases and one death on Tuesday, a health official said.
A plane carrying eight people, including an American and a Canadian, burst into flames Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a ...
Political -Time: 10:02 A new Cabinet consisting of a total of 29 ministers were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, a short while ago. New Cabinet: ...
The Mekong Delta province of Hậu Giang on Monday raised the fire danger level in the locality from “very high” (level 4) to “extreme” (level 5) due to long-lasting heat...
MANILA: The Philippine government is looking to import 300,000 tonnes of rice to ensure sufficient domestic supply of the staple while it seeks to contain the spread of the coronavirus...
A South Korean tabletop exercise on emergency responses to a fictional mysterious outbreak led directly to tools the country deployed less than a month later ...
An EU summit called to set the bloc's next seven-year budget ended in impasse late Friday, riven by competing groups among the 27 member states and pressure to fill a...
Local Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that a decision has been taken to cut down the fuel prices with effect from midnight today. He announced this addressing today’s parliament session.Accordingly,...
Afghanistan’s election body declared Ashraf Ghani the winner of the 2019 presidential poll on Tuesday, almost five months after voting took place.Dr Abdullah Abdullah was the runner up, the Independent...
A proposal to do away with customs duty and IGST on around 15 product categories is being considered by the revenue department, officials told. Apart from the devices and other...
“Have you brought food for us?”This was what 10-year-old Sohana asked these correspondents at the beginning of this conversation at Kamalapur Railway Station on Sunday noon.
Low income countries have a more fragile economic and social fabric than developed countries.
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Công Thành recently sent the message to organisations to mark World Water Day (WWD) March 22 and World Meteorological Day (WMD) March...
The World Health Organization said it’s working with Taiwanese health experts after an interview went viral in which a senior official appeared to hang up ...