India police make arrests in online ‘auction’ of Muslim women

Aljazeera – Police in India say they have arrested three suspects in an investigation into an online app that shared pictures of more than a hundred Muslim women for an…

Stampede at India religious shrine kills 12

AT least 12 people died and 13 were injured in a stampede at a religious shrine in India in the early hours of Saturday as thousands of pilgrims massed to…

Xi’an: Chinese city under lockdown as Covid cases rise

More than 13 million people in the Chinese city of Xi’an have been ordered to stay at home as authorities attempt to tackle a Covid outbreak there. The northern city…

Malaysia: Death toll rises after massive floods

At least 14 people have died and tens of thousands are displaced following some of the worst floods Malaysia has seen in decades. Three days of torrential rain over the…

Viya: Top Chinese live-streamer fined $210m for tax evasion

A top Chinese live-streamer has been handed a 1.34bn yuan ($210m; £160m) fine for tax evasion. Huang Wei, known as Viya, is an internet celebrity with tens of millions of…

Asia stocks, oil prices suffer as Omicron spreads

Asian share markets fell and oil prices slid on Monday as surging Omicron cases triggered tighter restrictions in Europe and threatened to drag on the global economy into the new…

India to raise legal marriage age for women, activists sceptical

The Indian government has cleared a proposal to raise the minimum age of marriage for women from 18 to 21, according to media reports, as women’s rights activists fear the…

China warns US it will ‘strike back’ for ‘reckless’ sanctions

Aljazeera – China has warned the United States that it would “strike back” in response to any “reckless” actions, urging Washington to withdraw its recent passing of sanctions targeting people…

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speech against them to spread. They are demanding more than…

At least 14 civilians mistakenly killed by Indian forces in remote northeast

AT least 14 tribal civilians and one security personnel were mistakenly killed whenIndian forces opened indiscriminate fire in the remote northeastern state of Nagaland, government and military officials said on…