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Malaysia to reform labour laws

-- August 01, 2019 13:06:15

Malaysia will review its labour laws to cut an ‘over-dependence’ on foreign labour and address other issues, its prime minister has said. The country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Moham...

Four more die of dengue in Singapore

-- August 01, 2019 12:15:20

Four more people, including a 46-year-old man, have died of dengue, bringing the total deaths this year to nine as of July 20 in Singapore, according to the government sources. The Ministry of Health...

Taiwan calls China tourism ban a ‘major mistake’ amid tension

-- August 01, 2019 11:01:23

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called Beijing’s ban on individual tourists to the island a “major strategic mistake” amid heightened tension with giant neighbour China. C...

China's travel programme to Taiwan suspended

-- July 31, 2019 18:40:39

A pilot programme that allows residents of 47 Chinese mainland cities to travel to the island of Taiwan on individual trips will be suspended from August 1 due to the current cross-Straits ties. The...

You don’t need to visit Tehran, Iran asks Pompeo

-- July 31, 2019 17:06:46

Iran has dismissed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s offer to visit and address the Iranian people as a “hypocritical gesture.” “You don’t need to come to Iran,” Ir...

Iran says to cut nuclear deal commitments further

Reuters July 31, 2019 14:36:24

Iran is set to further cut its commitments to its international nuclear deal unless its European partners move to protect it from US sanctions by ensuring it can sell oil and receive income, its forei...

Roadside blast in Afghanistan kills 34 bus passengers

-- July 31, 2019 13:11:40

An explosion on Wednesday hit a bus traveling on a highway between two key cities in western Afghanistan, killing at least 34 passengers, including children, and injuring 17, officials said. Security...

China's Liaoning province considers 'three-child policy'

-- July 31, 2019 12:11:07

Northeastern Chinese province Liaoning is planning to loosen birth restrictions and allow some couples to have a third child in a bid to improve dwindling fertility rates and stop its workforce from d...

Indian coffee tycoon Siddhartha’s body found in river

-- July 31, 2019 11:50:27

Indian authorities said on Wednesday they have recovered the body of coffee baron V G Siddhartha from a river in southern India, after his disappearance on Monday sparked speculation he was facing int...

Tensions high as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

-- July 31, 2019 11:41:46

Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong on Tuesday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes between protesters...

18 dead as bomb hits passenger bus in Afghanistan

-- July 31, 2019 11:18:04

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb explosion hit a passenger bus in western Farha province, killing at least 18 people including women and children. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the provincia...

North Korea fires missiles, its second test in a week

Reuters July 31, 2019 10:23:16

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the Unite...

4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in H1 2019: UN

-- July 30, 2019 11:28:55

At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half (H1) of 2019 in the war against Islamist militant groups, a UN report said on Tuesday. The latest casualty figures were releas...

Pakistani military plane crashes, killing 17

-- July 30, 2019 10:28:45

A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday killing all five crew members and 12 civilians and setting off a blaze...

20 die in attack on Afghan VP candidate's office

-- July 29, 2019 11:42:19

At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday in a suicide bombing and gun battle at vice presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh’s office, the gover...

China’s satellites help ease flood woes in India

Global Times July 28, 2019 17:03:23

China and India are moving to share satellite data involving natural disaster relief, at a time when the South Asian nation is under pressure to find long-term solutions to its frequent flood woes. M...

Iran says missile tests need no one's permission

-- July 28, 2019 13:49:02

Iran said missile tests were part of its defensive needs and were not directed against any country, after Washington said Tehran had test-fired a medium-range missile. A US defence official said Iran...

18 feared dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

-- July 28, 2019 13:18:46

A landslide at a Myanmar jade mine killed 14 people including at least one policeman in the early hours of Sunday as earth and mud engulfed a guard post, and four people were missing and feared dead,...

Attacks on Pakistan security forces kill 10

-- July 28, 2019 12:36:03

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks within hours on Pakistan security forces. A military vehicle was ambushed and six soldiers were killed in the country’s mountainous nor...

Rohingyas should be citizens or be given own state: Mahathir

FE Online Desk July 28, 2019 11:57:31

The Rohingyas should be treated as Myanmar nationals or be given a chance to form their own state, said Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said even though Malaysia generally does n...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes near south coast of Japan’s Honshu

-- July 28, 2019 11:25:49

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the south coast of Japan's island of Honshu early on Sunday, the European earthquake monitoring service EMSC reported. The estimated population of the area...

Hong Kong protesters obstruct international airport

Global Times July 27, 2019 20:19:29

Apart from inciting social conflict in Hong Kong and bowing to Western countries, Hong Kong opposition forces on Friday targeted international passengers to spread their accusations about the governme...

Xinjiang letter signatories blast West’s bias

Global Times July 27, 2019 20:10:18

Government officials, scholars and religion experts from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region defended the country's counter-terrorism and de-radicalisation policies in the region again...

Rescuers evacuate passengers from flood-stuck train near Mumbai

-- July 27, 2019 16:45:54

Rescuers in India have evacuated more than 500 passengers from a train after it got stuck in Monsoon floodwaters between two stations near Mumbai. A statement by India's disaster management office in...

Thousands march in Hong Kong defying police warnings

-- July 27, 2019 16:15:42

Defying police warnings, thousands of protesters were marching Saturday in a Hong Kong neighborhood where six days earlier a mob apparently targeting demonstrators brutally attacked people in a train...

Two die after nightclub floor collapses in South Korea

-- July 27, 2019 10:37:32

An upper floor of a nightclub collapsed on top of dancing revelers in South Korea on Saturday, killing two South Koreans and injuring several foreign athletes competing at the World Aquatics Champions...

Eight dead as earthquake, aftershocks hit Philippines

-- July 27, 2019 10:18:27

An earthquake and aftershocks struck islands off the north of the Philippines on Saturday killing eight people and injuring 60, disaster officials said. An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck...

Saudi Arabia suspends visas to people from Congo over Ebola

-- July 26, 2019 17:40:17

Saudi Arabia has stopped issuing visas to people from Congo while citing the Ebola outbreak there, even as the World Health Organization recommends against travel restrictions. Some Muslims in Congo...

Missile launch a warning to South Korea: Kim

-- July 26, 2019 14:18:10

North Korea said on Friday its latest missile launch was a warning to South Korean “warmongers” to stop importing weapons and conducting joint military drills, a message that analysts said...

Pakistan has 30,000-40,000 terrorists: Imran Khan

-- July 25, 2019 17:08:04

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said about "30,000 to 40,000" terrorists who had trained and fought in "some part of Afghanistan or Kashmir" are in his country, reports bdnews24.com. At an eve...