Banned from school, Afghan girls turn to madrassas

Published On: March 17, 2023 09:15 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KABUL, March 17: In a madrassa in the Afghan capital, rows of teenage girls rock back and forth reciting verses of the Koran under the watchful eye of a religious scholar.

Credit Suisse bounces back but investors still cautious

Published On: March 17, 2023 08:31 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

ZURICH, March 17: Credit Suisse rallied on the stock market Thursday after grabbing a $54 billion central bank lifeline in a bid to restore investor confidence but analysts remain wary about the major lender's future.

March 16: Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) on Thursday said it would borrow up to $54 billion from the Swiss central bank to shore up liquidity and investor confidence after a slump in its shares intensified fears about a global financial crisis.

New research claims Leonardo da Vinci was son of a slave

Published On: March 16, 2023 09:10 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

FLORENCE, Italy, March 16: Leonardo da Vinci, the painter of the "Mona Lisa" and a symbol of the Renaissance, was only half-Italian, his mother a slave from the Caucasus, new research revealed on Tuesday.

Clashes erupt in Pakistan as police try to arrest Imran Khan

Published On: March 16, 2023 08:15 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 16: Clashes between Pakistan's police and supporters of former Prime Minister Imran Khan persisted outside his home in the eastern city of Lahore on Wednesday, a day after officers went to arrest him for failing to appear in court on graft charges.

KATHMANDU, March 15: An international non-governmental organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Royal Government of Bhutan to quash the convictions of several dozen political prisoners who have been detained for decades and release them.

SVB collapse: a contagion risk?

Published On: March 15, 2023 09:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, March 15: The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the sector's biggest failure since the 2008 financial crisis, has raised fears of potential spillover across the entire banking system.

Satellites link rain, drought intensity to global warming

Published On: March 15, 2023 07:55 AM NPT By: Republica

PARIS, March 15: The intensity of extreme water cycle events -- especially drought and precipitation or flooding -- correlates strongly with a continuing rise in global temperatures, according to a study published Monday.

Fuelled by Ukraine, European arms imports double in 2022

Published On: March 14, 2023 09:45 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

STOCKHOLM, March 14: Arms imports into Europe almost doubled in 2022, driven by massive shipments to Ukraine, which has become the world's third-largest destination, researchers said Monday.

N. Korea launches missiles as US, S. Korea kick off major drills

Published On: March 14, 2023 09:15 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SEOUL, March 14: North Korea said Monday it had test-fired two strategic cruise missiles from a submarine, as South Korea and the United States kicked off their largest joint military exercises in five years.