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Japan strengthening missile defence amid threat

-- December 19, 2017 12:23:00

Japan's Cabinet has approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based US missile combat systems to step up the country's defence capability amid escalating threats from North Korea. Tuesday's ap...

Indian state polls: BJP seals win in Gujarat

-- December 19, 2017 11:38:51

The ruling party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost some seats but held onto power in his home state of Gujarat, despite a stronger-than-usual challenge in local elections. India's Election...

Mumbai shop fire kills 12

-- December 18, 2017 12:52:27

At least 12 people have been killed and four others hospitalised with burns after a fierce fire gutted a snack shop in India's financial capital Mumbai on Monday, according to police. "The blaze star...

India state polls: BJP ahead in Modi’s Gujarat

-- December 18, 2017 12:32:30

India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state on Monday, the vote count showed, but with a reduced margin, which will...

SOPA 2018 Journalism Awards open for entries

-- December 18, 2017 12:21:45

The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced on December 18 that the SOPA 2018 Awards for Editorial...

UN toughens warning of ‘genocide' in Myanmar

Reuters December 18, 2017 10:57:06

The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a te...

Landslides in Philippines leave 26 dead

-- December 17, 2017 20:54:43

At least 26 people have died in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides. Local authorities and media said on Sunday that several residents remai...

Turkey announces to open embassy in East Jerusalem

-- December 17, 2017 19:48:56

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has announced to open an embassy in East Jerusalem. The announcement was made on Sunday, days after leading calls at a summit of Muslim leaders for the world to recog...

Pakistan church attack claims nine lives

-- December 17, 2017 15:01:52

Armed terrorists have attacked a Catholic church, killing at least nine people and injuring 56 in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, media reports say. The attack targete...

US products boycott call in Indonesia

-- December 17, 2017 14:30:54

Muslim clerics called for a boycott of American products Sunday in Indonesia's largest protest against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Wearing white robes and c...

Five IS militants killed in E. Afghan province

-- December 17, 2017 12:21:25

At least five militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) have been killed in Khogiani of the eastern. Nangahar province over the past two days, an army spokesman in the eastern region ShirAqa Karimi s...

Myanmar journalists to protest ‘unfair arrests’

Reuters December 17, 2017 11:53:52

A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country’s Official Secrets A...

Sydney cops charge man with being 'N Korean agent'

-- December 17, 2017 09:52:10

A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with brokering illegal expo...

S Korea suspects North’s hand in ‘crypto-currency’ hacking

-- December 16, 2017 22:19:10

Suspicions took their root in South Korea about North’s hand in recent crypto-currency hacking. South Korea's spy agency suspects that North Korea might have hacked on a crypto-currency exchang...

Congress enters Rahul era

-- December 16, 2017 21:19:35

The Gandhi dynasty has infused fresh blood into the Congress leadership as Rahul Gandhi took over on Saturday as president of the party after years of speculation. The scion of India's most famous po...

Saudi now detains Jordan's Arab Bank chief

-- December 16, 2017 18:39:36

Palestinian billionaire and chief of Jordan’s largest lender Arab Bank Sabih al-Masri was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh. Sabih's family sources and fr...

Widespread demands to release Reuters reporters

-- December 16, 2017 16:55:34

The United States joined mounting demands for the immediate release of two Reuters reporters arrested in Myanmar. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday that the United States was demandi...

Strong quake rattles Indonesia

-- December 16, 2017 11:33:38

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The quake struck at 11:47 pm on Friday and was...

Trump wants Putin's help over North Korea

-- December 15, 2017 21:10:02

US President Donald Trump wants more help from Russian President Vladimir Putin to convince North Korea to abandon its missile and nuclear weapons program. “We would love to have his help on No...

Pakistan court rejects petition to disqualify Imran Khan

-- December 15, 2017 20:32:50

Pakistan's top court has rejected a petition seeking the disqualification from office a famous cricketer-turned-opposition leader, Imran Khan, for allegedly concealing foreign assets. The Supreme Cou...

Egypt uncovers ancient child burials

-- December 15, 2017 19:50:05

Four intact child burials made more than 3,000 years ago are among a series of recent discoveries near the Egyptian city of Aswan, officials say. One of the burials found by a Swedish-Egyptian team s...

Former Russian minister gets 8-year in prison over bribery

-- December 15, 2017 19:17:26

Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday over bribery. He was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Se...

India's ‘Happiness Minister’ on run after charged with murder

FE Online Desk December 15, 2017 18:52:34

Indian police is on a manhunt for the country’s first ever ‘Happiness Minister’ after he fled an arrest for murder charges.   The Independent UK, reads that Lal Singh Arya, 5...

Japan imposes new sanction against DPRK

-- December 15, 2017 18:18:01

Japan on Thursday imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea aiming to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programmes. Chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said the assets o...

Pakistan could lose territory to terrorists: US

-- December 15, 2017 12:44:56

Shifting between soft persuasions and tough advice, Pakistan could lose control of its territory unless it severs ties with the Haqqanis and other terrorists, says the United States. US Secretary of...

Israeli 'invites Saudi crown prince'

-- December 14, 2017 22:25:49

Amid growing concern over the contentious Jerusalem issue, Israel's Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz has invited Saudi Arabia's crown prince to visit Israel in an interview with a Saudi news outlet,...

Suu Kyi to lose another award

-- December 14, 2017 15:37:43

Dublin City Councillors have voted to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of Dublin City award. Musician Bob Geldof handed back his Freedom of Dublin award last month to protest against the inclusion o...

Israel shuts down Gaza border crossings

-- December 14, 2017 15:12:12

Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusa...

World should recognise Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Erdogan

-- December 14, 2017 12:39:09

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged the leaders of Muslim nations to recognise Jerusalem as the “occupied capital of the Palestinian state”. Addressing a summit of the Organi...

6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar!

BBC December 14, 2017 12:11:42

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has said it believes at least 6,700 Rohingyas were killed in the month after violence broke out in Myanmar in August. Based on surveys of refugees in Bangladesh, the nu...