Taliban fighters double as reporters to wage Afghan digital war

Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group’s daily news bulletin, starts…

Mosques attacked in Sri Lanka town after Facebook row, curfew imposed

Several dozen people threw stones at mosques and Muslim-owned stores and a local man was beaten…

Pakistan reaches accord with IMF on new bailout package – minister

Technical teams from Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreement on a new three-year,…

Message to China: US says ‘banding together’ with nations like India

The US is “banding together” with nations like India, Australia, Japan and South Korea to ensure…

The foundations for an East Asian Union, based on shared culture and historical links, are in place. We just need the political will

On May 1, Japan inaugurated the first day of the Reiwa era, but in 1868, another…

Experts doubt China’s ability to launch assault on Taiwan

Beijing is gearing up its efforts to reunify the self-ruled island of Taiwan, but might lack…

Next Hambantota? Welcome to the Chinese-funded US$1.4 billion Port City Colombo in Sri Lanka

When the sun goes down, Galle Face Green – the seaside urban park south of the…

How China’s military upgrade and trade tensions are challenging the US in Indo-Pacific

Tensions between the United States and China are resurgent in May over the issue of trade…

Pakistan terror attack highlights risks Chinese firms face in country

Chinese firms have been reminded of the security risks they face in Pakistan after a deadly…

China’s goal of a quantum leap in defence technology makes waves at the Pentagon

A report released by the US Department of Defence last week said China was a growing…