South Asia

South Asia or Southern Asia, is the southern region of the Asian continent. The current territories of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka form South Asia

Embattled Nepal PM loses vote of confidence

Oli has faced fierce criticism over his handling of the pandemic as the second wave sweeps over the country

Embattled Nepal PM loses vote of confidence

Sri Lanka begins administering Chinese Covid vax

The vaccines were administered on Saturday at the Panadura Health Office in Kalutara District, in the outskirts of capital Colombo, an area which has reported a rising number of Covid-19 cases in ...

People stand in a queue as they wait to get a dose of the Chinese-made Sinopharm Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Panadura, a suburb of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on 8 May 2021

Joint Statement

South Asia’s foreign ministers meet shows concern over ‘vaccine nationalism’

The foreign ministers agreed that vaccines, as a key weapon to defeat the Covid-19 pandemic, should be distributed in accordance with the principle of equity and justice,

A small bottle labeled with a "Vaccine" sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed "Coronavirus COVID-19" words in this illustration taken 10 April 2020

Senators urge Biden to impose more sanctions on Myanmar junta

A bipartisan group of US senators have urged the Biden administration to slap more sanctions on the military junta in Myanmar, including choking revenues to a state energy company, in response to its ...

Myanmar's junta chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (L) gestures as he is welcomed upon his arrival ahead of the ASEAN leaders' summit, at the Soekarno Hatta International airport in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, on 24 April 2021

Chinese defence minister arrives in Dhaka

Chinese state councilor and defense minister Wei Fenghe arrived in Bangladesh on Tuesday morning on a brief visit

Chinese defence minister arrives in Dhaka

Bangladesh drops one notch in 2021 World Press Freedom Index

The Index data reflect a dramatic deterioration in people’s access to information and an increase in obstacles to news coverage. The coronavirus pandemic has been used as grounds to block ...

Bangladesh drops one notch in 2021 World Press Freedom Index

Diplomacy

Biden ‘committed to strengthening’ ties with Bangladesh

US president Joe Biden and secretary Antony J Blinken are "committed to strengthening" Dhaka-Washington relationship as the two countries address common challenges, says a senior US official

Biden ‘committed to strengthening’ ties with Bangladesh

Myanmar Coup

Protesters urge ‘guerrilla strikes’ as internet blackout widens

Tougher rhetoric has come from the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, whose foreign ministers have been meeting separately this week with their counterpart from China, which is among the ...

A man flashes the three-finger salute as he passes burning tires during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar on 1 April 2021

Connectivity needs resolution of related problems

In order to increase bilateral or multilateral cooperation among South Asian countries, problems pertaining to connectivity and related issues need to be resolved quickly. Sustainable relationship ...

Connectivity needs resolution of related problems

PM Modi Visits Dhaka

Celebrating Friendship: Celebrating Success

Prime minister Modi describes friendship with Bangladesh as the “key pillar of India’s neighbourhood first foreign policy”. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina describes India as “our true friend”

Celebrating Friendship: Celebrating Success
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