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New Delhi residents offered masks

-- November 09, 2017 23:32:10

Volunteers have taken to the streets of India's capital and fitted green pollution masks over the mouths of willing residents to make a statement about the city's choking smog. Not everybody wanted t...

Saudi anti-corruption probe finds $100b was embezzled

-- November 09, 2017 21:46:03

Saudi Arabia's attorney general says at least $100 billion has been misused through systemic corruption and embezzlement in recent decades. Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said 199 people were being held for qu...

Trump strikes warmer tone with China

-- November 09, 2017 15:16:02

US President Donald Trump has lavished praise on Chinese leader Xi Jinping, a marked contrast to his previous criticism of China on the flashpoint issues of North Korea and trade. But he also urged M...

Australian senator faces racial abuse at pub

-- November 09, 2017 12:06:13

An Australian senator has criticised "the rise of the radical right" after he was racially abused by a group of men at a pub in Melbourne. Senator Sam Dastyari, who was born in Iran, was harassed wit...

UN warns of largest Yemen famine

-- November 09, 2017 09:55:01

Yemen faces the world's largest famine in decades "with millions of victims" if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned. Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary general for human...

Trump, Xi begin talks in China

BBC November 09, 2017 09:53:07

US President Donald Trump has begun talks with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing, following his lavish welcome to the Chinese capital. Mr Trump is expected to raise how China can rein in North Kor...

China rolls out lavish Trump reception

-- November 08, 2017 18:57:28

With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for US President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the anci...

Myanmar seems in early repatriation stage: US

-- November 08, 2017 16:43:06

The Myanmar government appears committed to starting a repatriation programme but it is still in its early stages, the US State Department said. The department’s Population, Refugees and Migrat...

Four die as copter crashes in Japan

-- November 08, 2017 14:34:46

Four people were killed when a helicopter crashed in Gunma Prefecture in the northwest corner of Japan's Kanto region, Xinhua reported on Wednesday citing local media reports. According to local poli...

Malaysia for extraditing Zakir Naik

FE Online Desk November 08, 2017 13:47:18

Malaysia has said it will send back controversial televangelist Zakir Naik upon the request from Indian government. Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said this on Wednesday amid reports that...

IndiGo issues apology for passenger altercation

-- November 08, 2017 13:04:44

India's biggest airline IndiGo apologised to a passenger after video emerged of him being tackled by staff. The video released on Monday allegedly shows IndiGo staff manhandling the passenger on the...

UN move may scuttle Rohingya talks: Myanmar

-- November 08, 2017 10:32:34

Myanmar said on Wednesday that the UN Security Council’s statement on the Rohingya refugee crisis could “seriously harm” its talks with Bangladesh over repatriating more than 0.60 mi...

Iran’s action ‘act of war’: Saudi  

-- November 07, 2017 19:33:15

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has accused Iran of an act of "direct military aggression" by supplying missiles to rebels in Yemen. This "may be considered an act of war", state medi...

'Casualties' as gunmen storm Kabul TV station

-- November 07, 2017 14:07:23

A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said. A tweet from the station’s...

Stop excessive military force: UNSC to Myanmar

-- November 07, 2017 11:52:22

The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 0.60...

Car crashes into Sydney classroom, killing two

-- November 07, 2017 10:55:36

Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said. A sports utility vehicle smashed through t...

Vietnam typhoon death toll nears 50

-- November 06, 2017 12:49:21

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. After Typhoon Damrey’s winds tore off roofs, felled trees and ripped...

Saudi prince dies in chopper crash

BBC November 06, 2017 10:47:34

A Saudi prince has been killed when the helicopter he was travelling in crashed near the border with Yemen, state television reported. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, the deputy governor of Asir province,...

Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

-- November 05, 2017 19:52:11

Saudi authorities detained a billionaire global investor and the head of the National Guard as part of an anti-corruption purge that consolidates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s hold on power...

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

-- November 05, 2017 13:24:43

A suicide car bomber killed at least five soldiers in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, residents and a security official said. The attack took place at a checkpoint outside the main securi...

Saudi forces intercept missile targeting airport

-- November 05, 2017 11:29:28

Saudi Arabia said its forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired Saturday by rebels in from Yemen toward one of the kingdom’s major international airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riya...

Typhoon Damrey strikes Vietnam, killing 20

Xinhua November 05, 2017 10:42:39

Typhoon Damrey has claimed 20 human lives and left 17 people missing after hitting Vietnam's central region on Saturday morning, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Cont...

Trump in Japan as Asia tour begins

-- November 05, 2017 10:09:27

US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday at the start of a 12-day trip to Asia with South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines also on his itinerary. It will be the longest tour of A...

Saudi princes held in anti-graft sweep

BBC November 05, 2017 09:59:16

A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown...

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

-- November 04, 2017 21:02:03

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hari...

Trump begins Asia tour

Reuters November 04, 2017 10:11:21

President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand...

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Reuters November 04, 2017 10:05:24

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encour...

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

-- November 04, 2017 00:20:34

DEIR AL-ZOR, Nov 03 (Agencies): The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria cr...

'Bad consequences' if US imposes sanctions: Myanmar

-- November 03, 2017 18:46:11

Proposed US sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto...

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Reuters November 03, 2017 11:13:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Myanmar on Nov 15 to discuss the situation in Rakhine State that has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee and take refuge in Bangladesh. The St...