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Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah 'reach deal'

Reuters October 12, 2017 14:43:40

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal over political reconciliation, Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on Thursday, without providing further details about the ac...

Vietnam flash floods kill dozens

Reuters October 12, 2017 12:44:54

Floods in Vietnam killed 37 people and another 40 were missing as a tropical depression caused heavy rain in northern and central provinces, the Southeast Asian nation's disaster prevention agency sai...

UN recalls its top official in Myanmar

BBC October 12, 2017 12:34:20

The United Nations has announced that its top official in Myanmar is being recalled to headquarters in New York. Renata Lok-Dessallien was the focus of a BBC investigation last month in which she was...

India rules sex with minor bride is rape

BBC October 11, 2017 15:38:11

India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives. The clause, which was part of India's law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his...

Don't undermine nuclear deal: Iranian nuclear chief warns US

-- October 10, 2017 19:31:04

The head of Iran's nuclear agency warned the United States on Tuesday against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington's international sta...

North Korea steals ‘US-South Korea war plan’

-- October 10, 2017 16:19:05

Hackers from North Korea are reported to have stolen a large cache of military documents from South Korea, including a plan to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, reports BBC. Rhee Cheol-he...

Gunfights kill five in Kashmir

-- October 10, 2017 14:58:26

At least four rebels and an army soldier were killed in three gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Tuesday. Police said that three rebels were killed overnight as fighting broke ou...

Asia Cup Hockey begins in city tomorrow

-- October 10, 2017 00:23:40

Bangladesh is ready to host the eight-nation Hero 10th Men's Asia Cup Hockey 2017, a quadrennial prestigious event of Asia, beginning at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in the city tomorr...

Rohingya crisis: China wants mediation talks

-- October 09, 2017 11:15:32

China says it is willing to set the stage for mediation between Myanmar and Bangladesh to resolve the Rohingya crisis. China has backed its longtime ally Myanmar in the military crackdown against the...

US military bases at risk if fresh sanctions are passed: Iran warns US

-- October 08, 2017 21:12:54

Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said US regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed. The warning...

British PM signals firing foreign minister

-- October 08, 2017 20:13:35

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled that she could sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as she tries to reassert her authority after a series of political disasters, claims the Sunday Times....

'Japan fully supports US on pressuring North Korea'

-- October 08, 2017 16:22:13

Japan fully supports the US stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement on Sunday i...

China punishes 1.34m officials for graft

Reuters October 08, 2017 12:37:52

China’s anti-graft watchdog said roughly 1.34 million lower-ranking officials have been punished since 2013 under President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive. Xi, who is preparing for a...

Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

Reuters October 08, 2017 09:55:03

Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday morning when a man drove up to the gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement...

Turkey launches 'serious operation' in northern Syria

-- October 07, 2017 20:37:35

Turkey launched a serious operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement on Saturday,...

Saudi Arabia foils attack near king's palace

-- October 07, 2017 20:03:28

Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the king's palace in Jeddah on Saturday, leaving one attacker and two royal guards dead. The palace is located next to the King Abdulaziz Road and Andalus...

'North Korea preparing long-range missile test'

-- October 07, 2017 19:36:42

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying o...

Four die in western Indonesia landslide

Xinhua October 07, 2017 14:13:00

Four people were killed and three others injured as landslides and floods hit western Indonesia, spokesman of national disaster management agency said on Saturday. Heavy downpours were blamed for the...

UN braces for more Rohingya exodus

Reuters October 07, 2017 12:46:12

Muslim Rohingyas continue to flee Myanmar to Bangladesh and the United Nations is bracing for possible "further exodus", the UN humanitarian aid chief said on Friday. Mark Lowcock, UN under-secretary...

Rohingya insurgents open to peace

Reuters October 07, 2017 11:52:05

Muslim Rohingya insurgents said on Saturday they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government but a one-month ceasefire they declared to enable the delivery of aid in violence-rack...

India, EU agree to tackle online extremism

-- October 06, 2017 18:25:33

The European Union and India have agreed to step up cooperation in countering violent extremism and radicalization, particularly online, and in enhancing maritime security in the Indian Ocean and beyo...

8,000 children killed and hurt in conflicts: UN

-- October 06, 2017 12:35:23

More than 8,000 children were killed and injured in conflicts last year from Syria and Yemen to Congo and Afghanistan, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday. The United Nations verified 3,...

Rohingya crisis: US may slap sanctions on Myanmar

Reuters October 06, 2017 11:26:11

Sanctions on Myanmar and withholding of US aid are among options for pressing Myanmar's government to stop attacks on Rohingya Muslims, US officials said on Thursday, adding that they must be careful...

Iraqi military recaptures Hawija

Reuters October 05, 2017 12:51:59

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday. With the capture of Hawija, the militants’ last strongho...

Suu Kyi's 'Freedom of Oxford' award withdrawn

-- October 03, 2017 21:50:43

The Oxford City Council removed the honour, the Freedom of Oxford, awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi, because of her response to the Rohingya crisis. The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the honour i...

Indian police arrest Ram Rahim's 'adopted daughter', Honeypreet

-- October 03, 2017 19:57:06

Honeypreet Insan, the 'adopted daughter' of India's self-declared guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday after being hunted for over a month by the police. The 36-year-old was arrested...

Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested again in London

-- October 03, 2017 19:28:56

Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested in London for the second time this year, in a case of money laundering. Mallya was out on bail after his arrest in April following India's extradition r...

MH370's mystery 'almost inconceivable': Report

-- October 03, 2017 17:36:18

Australian investigators have delivered their final report into missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, saying it is "almost inconceivable" the aircraft has not been found, reports BBC. MH370 disappear...

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Xinhua October 03, 2017 11:05:19

At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunmen believed to...

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

AP October 02, 2017 10:55:55

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen a...