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No illicit oil sales to North Korea: China

-- December 29, 2017 17:03:56

After facing after US President Donald Trump's criticism, China has denied the reports of illicitly selling oil products to North Korea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporte...

Army warns US against ‘unilateral action’ in Pakistan

-- December 29, 2017 15:53:18

The military warned the US against ‘unilateral action’, saying that despite its desire for cooperation on Afghanistan, there could be no compromise on national respect and sovereignty. &l...

Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei offer 144-hour visa-free transit

-- December 29, 2017 12:54:54

China extended its visa-free period for people transiting through Beijing to 144 hours Thursday, and added neighbouring Hebei Province and Tianjin City to the program. Transit air, train, and ship pa...

Tension rises as India listing 'illegal Bangladeshis'

FE Online Desk December 29, 2017 12:37:18

India has mobilised around 60,000 police and paramilitary troops in a sensitive border state ahead of the publication of a list of its citizens. The drive will be used to detect and deport illegal im...

Mumbai's Kamala Mills fire kills 14

-- December 29, 2017 11:22:55

Fourteen people were killed and many others injured in a late night fire at a multi-storey building in Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel in Mumbai. The fire broke out shortly after midnight on the...

Mine blast kills six Afghan babies

FE Online Desk December 28, 2017 19:53:22

A roadside mine killed six children in the Afghan’s Northern Province of Balkh on Thursday. "A group of children were playing near a school in Dawlat Abad district Wednesday evening, but one...

UN calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

-- December 28, 2017 19:08:07

The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar....

India rounds up over 103 men for ISIS link

FE Online Desk December 28, 2017 18:37:26

At least 103 people accused of having links with Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been arrested in India. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), the central counter t...

Myanmar upgrades boarder fence with Bangladesh

FE Online Desk December 28, 2017 16:46:27

The Union Government of Myanmar will provide K20 billion for fencing along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.It has taken as a first phase to quickly implement the project. The Ministry of Home Affairs o...

Myanmar ‘feels sad’ over US sanction on military general

FE Online Desk December 28, 2017 16:31:02

Myanmar “feels sad” over a US decision to sanction a military general, a government spokesman said. Washington linked the commander last week to abuses against the Rohingya Muslim minorit...

Deadly suicide bombing in Kabul kills 40

-- December 28, 2017 14:51:42

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims s...

Israel parliament passes police-muzzling law

-- December 28, 2017 11:47:55

Israel’s parliament ratified on Thursday a law barring police investigators from going public with their findings, in what opposition lawmakers saw as a bid to soften scrutiny of corruption prob...

Erdogan calls Syria's Assad a terrorist

-- December 27, 2017 19:10:08

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called Syrian President Bashar al Assad a terrorist and it is impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue with him. “Assad is definitely a terrorist who...

Vietnam jails 15 over plot to blow up airport

-- December 27, 2017 18:38:00

A Vietnamese court on Wednesday sentenced 15 people to multiple years in jail for plotting to blow up the country’s biggest airport in Ho Chi Minh city. A local newspaper said the 15 were charg...

Mild tremor hits Tehran; one dead

-- December 27, 2017 14:06:16

One person died of heart attack and at least 56 people were slightly wounded after a 4.2 magnitude earthquake shook an area 50 km (31 miles) west of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, the state...

Medium-term outlook for India's growth remains healthy : S & P

FE Online Desk December 27, 2017 12:46:12

SINGAPORE (S&P Global Ratings) Dec. 27--S&P Global Ratings Tuesday published its "Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment: India."   "We classify the banking sector of India in group...

Myanmar remands Reuters journos for two more weeks

-- December 27, 2017 11:43:11

A court in Myanmar agreed on Wednesday to remand two Reuters journalists in custody for a second 14-day period as authorities continued a probe into allegations that they breached the nation’s O...

Syria approves medical evacuations in rebel-held area

-- December 27, 2017 11:20:19

Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria said early on Wednesday. Almost 400,000 people i...

Army airstrikes kill 10 rebels in Philippine

-- December 26, 2017 13:02:01

At least 10 extremist rebels have been killed and several injured in airstrikes launched by Philippine troops in the country’s Maguindanao province. In response to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freed...

Three Pak soldiers die as India strikes back

-- December 26, 2017 12:48:30

Pakistani officials said Tuesday that Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region killed three Pakistani soldiers. In a statement, the military said the "unprovoked cease-fi...

Karachi's female taxi drivers firm to ferry women safely around the city

-- December 26, 2017 00:33:07

Braving whistles, catcalls and vulgar remarks, Karachi's female taxi drivers are determined to stay on the road to ferry women safely around the teeming city - from home to the office, to college and...

China implies to resolve NKorean tensions

-- December 25, 2017 22:24:26

China called on Monday for all countries to make constructive efforts to ease tension after North Korea said the latest UN sanctions against it are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic...

Rs 250b Indian highway corridors to link trade points with Bangladesh

FE Online Desk December 25, 2017 19:49:16

India will link its major highway corridors to international trade points at a cost of Rs 250 billion to facilitate trade with Bangladesh and other bordering countries. Indian Road Transport and High...

Vietnam braces for 'Tembin' that killed 230 in Philippine

-- December 25, 2017 15:30:38

Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that...

Xmas tragedy: 20 die in Philippines bus crash

-- December 25, 2017 12:17:15

At least 20 people have been killed and 24 others injured when a passenger bus collided head-on with a mini-bus carrying people on the way to Christmas Mass at a popular church in Agoo town, 200 kilom...

Blast near Kabul intelligence agency kills six

-- December 25, 2017 12:09:56

A suicide attacker on foot blew himself up near a compound belonging to the Afghan intelligence agency in Kabul today, killing six civilians, officials said. The attacker struck at a time when worker...

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

BBC December 25, 2017 09:40:41

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has ordered to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In a Facebook post, Mr Morales said the decision was taken after he had spoken with Israel's PM Be...

Iran parliament recognises Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

-- December 24, 2017 21:41:21

The Iranian parliament has recognised Jerusalem as "eternal capital of Palestine" and approved a draft legislation in this regard. Iran's State TV said some 187 out of 233 lawmakers in attendance vot...

Roadside bomb kills 7 in Afghanistan

FE Online Desk  December 24, 2017 19:17:49

Afghan officials say a roadside bomb has killed seven civilians in the southern Helmand province, reports Fox News.Haji Salam Khan, a provincial council member, said Sunday's explosion killed seven ci...

Largest amphibious plane makes maiden flight

-- December 24, 2017 17:13:38

The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China's AG600, has made a successful one-hour maiden flight. The plane, roughly the size of a Boeing 737 but with four turboprop engines, lifted off from Zhuh...