Bangladesh

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Bangladesh allows late-stage trial of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

Published 20/07/2020

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has approved the third-phase trial of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, officials said on Monday, as [more…]

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Malaysia to ask Bangladesh to take back Rohingya refugees found at sea

Published 09/06/2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will ask Bangladesh to take back about 300 Rohingya refugees detained after a boat carrying them entered its waters this [more…]

Asia’s mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

Asia’s mosques deserted as coronavirus keeps Ramadan faithful away

Published 27/04/2020

(Reuters) - It is a Ramadan like never before for Muslims across Asia as mosques that would normally be packed for prayers are deserted and [more…]

India, Pakistan plan to restart some economic activity during coronavirus lockdown

India, Pakistan plan to restart some economic activity during coronavirus lockdown

Published 13/04/2020

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - India and Pakistan are planning to partially open up some parts of the economy, officials in the two countries said on [more…]

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Published 16/03/2020

ISLAMABAD/KABUL (Reuters) - Health authorities across South Asia reported rising tallies of coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the prospect of rapidly spreading outbreaks overwhelming poor [more…]

India’s protesters cheered on by actors, artists and singers

India’s protesters cheered on by actors, artists and singers

Published 20/12/2019

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - With a voice known to millions of Indian movie goers, Zubeen Garg crooned one of his old songs with patriotic fervor, [more…]

Dozens injured as activists clash with Delhi police in citizenship law protests

Dozens injured as activists clash with Delhi police in citizenship law protests

Published 16/12/2019

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - More than 100 activists protesting against a new Indian citizenship law were injured in New Delhi on Sunday as they clashed [more…]

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

Health experts warn of emerging threat of Nipah virus

Published 09/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A deadly virus called Nipah carried by bats has already caused human outbreaks across South and South East Asia and has “serious [more…]

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

Published 01/12/2019

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around [more…]

Boeing, Airbus kept in suspense over big Dubai jet deals

Boeing, Airbus kept in suspense over big Dubai jet deals

Published 18/11/2019

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) and Boeing (BA.N) fought to save billions of dollars of jet deals on Sunday as host airline Emirates kept the [more…]