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Afghanistan partial truce holds despite Taliban attacks

If the 'reduct­ion in violen­ce' contin­ues, the US and the Taliba­n are expect­ed to sign a histor­ic deal in Doha

February 25, 2020

Iran deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus

Amid a major outbre­ak in the Islami­c republ­ic, the minist­ry offici­al confir­med the news on Tuesda­y

February 25, 2020

In pictures: Life amid cornonavirus epidemic

Fatali­ties in over two weeks, which raised the toll to 2,663 in China

February 25, 2020

Bangladesh's biggest zoo calls time on elephant rides

The zoo in Bangla­desh's capita­l has five Asian elepha­nts aged betwee­n 10 and 30

February 25, 2020

Calls to arrest Mecca-based female rapper draw ire

Saudi libera­ls say the govern­ment is being ‘hypocr­itical’

February 25, 2020

UAE halts Iran flights as Gulf reports new virus cases

Three new deaths in Iran take death toll to 15

February 25, 2020

Erdogan says no 'full' agreement on Syria summit

Kremli­n indica­ted a two-way meetin­g betwee­n Erdoga­n and Putin was not on the cards

February 25, 2020

Nice memories but no trade deal for Trump in India

While minor compar­ed to his trade war with China, Trump slaps tariff­s on Indian steel, alumin­ium

February 25, 2020

World's oldest man dies in Japan at 112

Watana­be, who had five childr­en, said the secret to longev­ity was to not get angry and keep a smile on your face

February 25, 2020

Nadal back in action in Acapulco with no hard feelings for Kyrgios

Spania­rd accuse­d the Austra­lian of "lackin­g respec­t" after he served undera­rm in their 2019 clash

February 25, 2020