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Taliban kill 3 Afghan soldiers in attack on checkpoint

-- December 09, 2017 14:55:06

Taliban insurgents have killed three Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint, says an Afghan official Arif Noori, spokesman for the provincial governor of the eastern Ghazni province, says two o...

4,500 Palestinians participate in anti-Israel riots in Gaza

-- December 09, 2017 13:56:32

Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Friday evening said on Friday evening almost 4,500 Palestinian protesters participated in violent riots along the border with the Gaza Strip against U.S. recognition of Je...

Two Palestinians die in ‘Day of Rage’ over Jerusalem

Reuters December 09, 2017 12:44:29

At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’...

Two die in Day of Rage over Jerusalem

Reuters December 09, 2017 12:41:36

At least two people were killed in clashes with Israeli troops on Friday when thousands of Palestinians demonstrated against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’...

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army

-- December 08, 2017 21:44:51

Two Palestinians were killed in clashes over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli soldiers shot dead one Palestinian...

Palestinians observe 'Day of Rage' over Jerusalem

-- December 08, 2017 19:42:07

Thousands of Palestinians protested in a “day of rage” on Friday in the occupied West Bank, Gaza and in East Jerusalem against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the ancient...

'US decision on Jerusalem contradicts common sense'

-- December 08, 2017 17:50:29

Russia has said that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States runs counter to common sense. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov came up with the statement on Fri...

Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite 'day of rage'

-- December 08, 2017 16:14:50

Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian “day of rage” increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa M...

China, Maldives to increase Belt, Road cooperation

-- December 08, 2017 11:29:19

China and the Maldives onThursday agreed to jointly promote the Belt and Road Initiative to energize bilateral ties.The consensus was reached during talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pres...

Assailant kills woman priest in Tokyo shrine

-- December 08, 2017 11:05:42

Three people, including a female priest, were killed in a stabbing attack at a prominent shrine in Tokyo, including the head priest and the attacker, who apparently took his own life. Tokyo Metrop...

Southern India road crash claims nine lives

-- December 07, 2017 15:05:46

At least nine people have been killed and four others sustained injuries after a van in which the victims were travelling collided with a stationary truck at Thuvarankurichi near Trichy district in so...

Australia parliament passes same-sex marriage bill

-- December 07, 2017 14:06:02

Same-sex marriage has been made legal in Australia after politicians voted in a landslide today to pass the historic bill. It comes after Australians overwhelmingly voted Yes to the change in a posta...

War is inevitable as allies continue war games: NK

-- December 07, 2017 13:54:22

A nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula has become a matter of when, not if, as it continued to lash out at a massive joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea involving hundreds...

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...