Malaysia sends back Myanmar migrants

The Malaysian High Court on February 23 granted a temporary stay on the  deportation of 1,200 Myanmar nationals in custody to allow judicial review Rights organisations say the group includes some ethnic minorities which have suffered persecution in Myanmar….reports Asian Lite News Malaysia has departed around 1,086 Myanmar citizens back to their country ,denying court’s

Taliban bars sheltering foreigners

Taliban takes first step as Doha talks resume The group has warned its members that anyone who makes such an attempt will be removed from their assignments and their group will be dissolved…reports Asian Lite News Taliban has directed its fighters and members to avoid harbouring foreign nationals and not to permit them to join

Pakistan offers $15mn LoC to Sri Lanka

Imran’s visit opens new chapter in the history of  Pak-Lanka ties Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunwardena has said that Imran Khan’s visit will help strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation….reports Asian Lite News Defence and security cooperation to end the menace of terrorism are of equal importance to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka, said Pakistan

Rohingya vessel drifts into Indian territory

The boat has a satphone and the crew confirmed to humanitarian group ‘Arakan Project’ the presence of 65 Rohingya women and girls, five children below the age of 2 and 20 men….reports Subir Bhaumik A boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen drifted into India’s territorial waters on Monday, with calls for immediate

WFP Threatens To Stop Operations in North Korea

Despite all the global efforts, North Korea is back on square one. The Supreme Leader is more interested in creating missiles than finding solutions for hunger. Humanitarian aid efforts in the North have been severely hampered due to Pyongyang’s tightened border controls put in place since early last year, though it has claimed to be

Afghanistan begins Covid inoculations

The war-ravaged Asian country is on the brink of collapse. But, it is fighting back with the help of neighbours like India. Afghan security force members, journalists and doctors received the jabs in the first round of vaccine drive….reports Asian Lite News Afghanistan officially kicked off its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Tuesday at an event

Pak PM embarks on maiden visit to Sri Lanka

The selected prime minister of Pakistan Imran is trying to lure Lanka to the Chinese fold. This is his maiden visit to Sri Lanka after assuming office of prime minister…reports Asian Lite News, the best newspaper from London Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday on

Afghan civilian casualties rise amid peace talks

Can you trust Taliban? They are like Lanka’s LTTE. They will continue peace talks by hiding their real intention to strike. The UN report said that for a seventh consecutive year, UNAMA documented more than 3,000 civilians killed in a single year, with Afghanistan remaining among the deadliest places in the world to be a

Maldives tourism sees strong rebound

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, around 5,000 tourists arrived here and 3,000 this year….reports Asian Lite News More than 5,100 tourists landed in Maldives on Monday, the highest daily record yet in 2021, local media reported. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, around 5,000 tourists arrived here and 3,000 this year. The island country received 160,000

Philippines okays Sinovac’s Covid vaccine

The FDA also granted last month emergency authorization to the coronavirus vaccines made by US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech…reports Asian Lite News The Philippines has officially given nod for the emergency use of China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine, the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed on Monday. China’s Sinovac Biotech is