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World rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

-- December 07, 2017 12:17:54

Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington wa...

Tremor jolts Kashmir valley

-- December 07, 2017 11:41:59

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday, sources in the disaster management department said. The epicentre of the quake was near J&K-Xingjian border and its coord...

Nepal votes in final rou

-- December 07, 2017 11:24:46

Nepalis began voting in the final round of parliamentary elections on Thursday. A key step will be completed a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of the centuries-old monarchy...

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

-- December 07, 2017 10:30:01

An Indian drone has "invaded China's airspace and crashed" on its territory, Chinese state media said. Zhang Shuili, deputy director of the western theatre combat bureau, said the incident took place...

Donors pledge US$857m to assist refugees in 2018

-- December 06, 2017 19:40:49

Different donor countries have pledged to give an initial US$857 million for some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018 The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, will provide assistance to t...

NATO FMs agree to cooperate with EU

-- December 06, 2017 16:23:38

NATO foreign ministers agreed to step up cooperation with the European Union. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday while addressing a press conference following the ministerial mee...

Remote-controlled bomb kills nine in Pakistan

-- December 06, 2017 14:55:15

A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise i...

China to create more scopes for the world: Xi

-- December 06, 2017 14:01:22

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that the country will create more opportunities and make a greater contribution for the world. Xi came up with the remarks in a congratulatory letter to...

China favours int'l community to help Rohingya return

-- December 06, 2017 13:50:46

Asian powerhouse China has suggested that the international community should encourage Bangladesh and Myanmar to work together to facilitate the repatriation of refugees. The common ally of both the...

Strong quake shakes central Philippines

-- December 06, 2017 10:26:02

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded 14 kilomet...

UN political chief in Pyongyang on four-day visit

-- December 06, 2017 00:49:40

The United Nations political affairs chief begins a rare four-day visit to Pyongyang on Tuesday, reports BBC. The trip by Jeffrey Feltman is the first by a senior UN official in six years. North Kor...

Rohingyas still fleeing Myanmar despite agreement: UN

-- December 05, 2017 21:21:46

Rohingya people are still fleeing violence in Rakhine state of Myanmar despite an agreement between Bangladesh to send them home. United Nations’ top human rights official, Zeid Ra‘ad al-...

Cyclone Ockhi: Western Indian states on high alert

-- December 05, 2017 15:07:41

Authorities sounded a high alert in western states of Gujarat and Maharashtra in India Tuesday in view of Cyclone Ockhi, officials said. According to Indian meteorological department officials, Cyclo...

Pakistani man arrested for pro-India slogan

-- December 05, 2017 09:34:42

A Pakistani man has been arrested in the city of Haripur for writing "Long live India" on a wall. Police said the 20-year-old match factory worker had admitted writing the slogan "Hindustan Zindabad"...

US-S Korea large-scale war games start

-- December 05, 2017 00:50:30

The United States and South Korea have begun large-scale military exercises south of the capital, Seoul, on Monday, involving hundreds of aircraft and thousands of soldiers, reports Al Jazeera. The a...

Houthi rebels claim to have killed ex Yemen president

-- December 04, 2017 19:47:52

Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been killed in Sanaa, the radio station of the Houthi-controlled interior ministry said. There has been no independent confirmation of Saleh's death, repor...

Jordan warns US of 'dangerous consequences'

-- December 04, 2017 09:44:41

Jordan's foreign minister has warned the US of "dangerous consequences" if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ayman Safadi said he had told US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson such a d...

India mulls prison term for ‘triple talaq’

-- December 03, 2017 14:36:39

Husbands who attempt "instant divorce" could be sentenced to three years in prison under draft legislation being considered in India. The traditional practice involves a Muslim man saying "talaq" (di...

Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu

-- December 03, 2017 14:19:31

About 20,000 Israelis demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday against government corruption and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is under criminal investigation over allegations of abuse o...

Wanted to visit Rohingyas: Pope

Reuters December 03, 2017 10:22:50

Pope Francis on Saturday held his traditional in-flight press conference en route to Rome saying he had wanted to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh. "I would have liked to go. I would have liked to...

Boat capsizes in S Korea, killing eight

-- December 03, 2017 10:20:59

A South Korean fishing boat capsized off the country’s western coast on Sunday after it collided with a refueling vessel, killing eight people. The boat was carrying two sailors and 20 passenge...

Saudi-led alliance welcomes Yemen offer

BBC December 03, 2017 10:08:11

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has welcomed an offer of talks by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh whose forces have been fighting against it. A coalition statement said the decision to "take the...

More Bali flights cancelled on volcanic ash fears

-- December 02, 2017 18:00:51

Airlines cancelled more flights departing the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Saturday, citing forecasts of deteriorating flying conditions due to a risk of volcanic ash from the erupting Mount A...

Syria intercepts 'Israeli missile attack' near Damascus

-- December 02, 2017 15:24:19

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus and Syria’s air defence system responded on Saturday, destroying two of them, Syrian state television said. ”The Israeli enemy l...

UAE becomes first Arab country at IMO

-- December 02, 2017 15:20:20

The UAE has now become the first Arab nation to win Category B membership of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council, according to Gulf News. The win was the triumphant result of an ele...

Cyclone kills 14 in southwest India

-- December 02, 2017 13:36:25

Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands killed around 14 people with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea in southwestern India on Saturday. Authorities including the National Disa...

UN to meet on N Korea nuclear program

-- December 02, 2017 11:24:22

United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abu...

Gunmen kill 9 in Pakistan college

-- December 01, 2017 14:10:57

Taliban gunmen killing at least nine people and wounding 35, local media reported. The gunmen disguised in burqas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday. Police and ar...

Skyscraper fire kills 10 in Tianjin

-- December 01, 2017 13:10:52

A skyscraper fire in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin killed 10 and injured five early on Friday, state media reported. The fire broke out around 4 a.m. on the 38th floor of a serviced apart...

Taliban, disguised in burqas, attack Pakistan college

-- December 01, 2017 13:05:11

Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burquas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said. Police and army troops...