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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...

Call for Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital

-- December 14, 2017 11:47:38

Muslim leaders on Wednesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.They also called on the world to respond by recognizing East Jerusalem as th...

Myanmar arrests two journos covering Rohingya crisis

Reuters December 14, 2017 10:09:46

Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohi...

Turkey launches construction of first nuclear plant

-- December 13, 2017 20:05:18

Turkey has formally launched construction of its first ever nuclear power plant recently. Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) issued limited construction permit (LCP) to construct the plant, Akkuyu n...

Palestine terms US decision on Jerusalem 'greatest crime'

-- December 13, 2017 17:14:16

The Trump administration’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was the “greatest crime” and a flagrant violation of international law, said Palestinian President...

Indian court sentences 6 to death in "honor killing" case

-- December 13, 2017 15:51:29

A court in southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has sentenced six people to death for killing a man from Dalit community in an incident of "honor killing", officials said on Wednesday. "The Tiruppur d...

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza, responding to rocket fire

-- December 13, 2017 14:56:11

The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza is response to rocket fire toward southern Israel. The military says it struck a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza early on Wedn...

US chopper window falls on Japan school

-- December 13, 2017 13:42:31

A window fell from a US helicopter onto a school sports field near a US Marines air base on Okinawa on Wednesday, the Marines said, the latest in a series of accidents that have fanned safety concerns...

Under Putin, Russia increases whack in the Middle East

-- December 13, 2017 13:31:33

President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia’s international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine at the time of launching a military campaign in Syria...

Saudis offer help to fight militancy in West Africa

-- December 13, 2017 11:59:04

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attending a summit in Paris on Wednesday aimed at accelerating efforts to set up a West African force to battle Islamist militants, a sign Gulf Arab state...

Beijing house fire kills five, wounds nine

-- December 13, 2017 10:54:33

Five people have been killed and nine others taken to hospital with burn wounds after a fierce fire broke out at residential house in Beijing’s Chaoyang District in China early Wednesday. Fire...

Russia suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen

-- December 12, 2017 21:15:30

Russia has suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa. The Russian Information Agency confirmed the suspension citing...

China calls for joint efforts with Russia

-- December 12, 2017 16:07:50

China, Russia and India should play active roles in the changing global structure and work towards a world with stablization and certainty, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang made the r...

Two soldiers die in Pakistan militant ambush

-- December 12, 2017 15:25:24

Two soldiers have been killed after militants in Pakistan's northwestern tribal area of North Waziristan ambushed an army vehicle on Tuesday, an official statement said. The Inter-Services Public Ser...

Australian senator resigns amid China controversy

-- December 12, 2017 14:14:11

Prominent Australian opposition Senator Sam Dastyari said on Tuesday he would resign from parliament after a series of allegations emerged about his links with Chinese-aligned interests in Australia....

Freed prisoner witnesses radicalization in Egyptian jails

-- December 12, 2017 13:54:37

An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in o...

Russia begins troop withdrawal from Syria

-- December 12, 2017 11:11:33

Russia has begun withdrawing some of its troops from Syria, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. President Vladimir Putin ordered the partial withdrawal during an unannounced visit to Syria on Monday...

India mulls developing own civilian aircraft

-- December 11, 2017 22:45:28

Indian government is considering manufacturing civilian aircraft and would like to move ahead with the plan "very fast", a civil aviation ministry official said. The South Asian country's domestic av...

Rahul Gandhi becomes president of Congress party

-- December 11, 2017 17:21:30

Rahul Gandhi has become the president of Congress party, unopposed by anyone from his party. In a much-awaited development in Indian politics, the Congress Vice President will succeed his mother Soni...

Indian cops detain French journo

-- December 11, 2017 14:19:06

Indian police have arrested a freelance French journalist in Kashmir for violating visa regulations, the city police chief said. Comiti Paul Edward was arrested on late Sunday in the Kothibagh area o...

Truck-tractor collision claims 10 lives in north India

-- December 11, 2017 13:38:53

At least 10 people have been killed and six others injured Monday morning after a goods laden truck collided head-on with a tractor carrying people in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police sa...

'Palestinian' stabs Israeli in Jerusalem

FE Online Desk December 11, 2017 10:27:39

A Palestinian man has allegedly stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police have said. The victim was in critical condition, they said, adding that the...

UNHCR uses Dubai hub to rush aid to Rohingyas

-- December 10, 2017 21:23:08

The United Nations Refugee Agency or UNHCR will on Monday dispatch its seventh consignment through Dubai’s airbridge, sending out relief supplies worth Dh1.22 million to Rohingya refugees strand...