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Kuwait tells N Korea ambassador to leave within a month

-- September 17, 2017 23:08:57

Kuwait has ordered North Korea’s ambassador to leave within a month as the Gulf country downgraded diplomatic relations with Pyongyang, a North Korean diplomat in the Gulf region said on Sunday....

Modi inaugurates controversial dam project

-- September 17, 2017 18:34:19

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelih...

Four die in Afghanistan explosion

-- September 17, 2017 17:21:58

Four people were killed and 15 wounded by an explosion in a marketplace in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Sunday.   Local police chief Faizullah Ghairat said the blast, which happened arou...

Hamas dissolves Gaza administration in Palestinian unity bid

Reuters September 17, 2017 13:34:42

Palestinian Islamist Hamas group said on Sunday it has dissolved its administration that runs Gaza and agrees to hold general elections in order to end a long-running feud with President Mahmoud Abbas...

Suu Kyi has 'last chance' on Rohingyas: UN

BBC September 17, 2017 11:36:00

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingyas to flee abroad, the UN head has said. &nb...

Seven boys held over Malaysia school blaze

-- September 17, 2017 11:07:38

Seven young suspects have been arrested in connection with a fire at a school in Malaysia which left 21 students and two teachers dead.   Those arrested are all aged between 11 and 18, police s...

Gunfight kills two ‘militants’ in Kashmir

-- September 16, 2017 14:06:52

At least two militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.   The gunfight broke out in Machil sector of frontier Kupwara dist...

Typhoon Doksuri kills eight in Vietnam

-- September 16, 2017 13:53:16

At least eight people were killed and 28 others injured as typhoon Doksuri made landfall in Vietnam's central region on Saturday, according to provincial flood and storm prevention bureaus.  ...

N Korea seeks military 'equilibrium' with US

-- September 16, 2017 12:36:20

North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an “equilibrium” of military force with the United States, which earlier signalled its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang...

Pak court rejects petition against removal of ex-PM Sharif

-- September 15, 2017 17:36:37

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday rejected petitions seeking a review of its July 28 ruling that disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office.   After an investigation into the S...

Myanmar denies blocking aid to Rakhine, blames security

-- September 15, 2017 13:49:52

Myanmar insisted on Friday it was not barring aid workers from Rakhine State, where a counter-insurgency campaign has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but said authorities on the ground...

UN seeks huge help for Rohingyas

Reuters September 15, 2017 13:01:28

The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar end...

Suu Kyi urges aid for Rakhine state

-- September 15, 2017 11:47:07

United States Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell says Myanmar's civilian leader is urging immediate and improved access for humanitarian assistance to the region amid a violent campaign against the...

Malaysia school fire kills at least 24

-- September 14, 2017 16:47:38

At least 24 students and teachers died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.   The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of Thur...

Typhoon Talim batters Japanese islands

-- September 14, 2017 16:00:56

Islands in Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa have been hit with strong gusts of wind and torrential rain as a result of Typhoon Talim, Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) said Thursday. &nbs...

22 die as boat capsizes in Yamuna river

-- September 14, 2017 13:05:48

At least 22 people drowned after their boat capsized in Yamuna river in Baghpat district of India on Thursday, police said.   The boat carrying 60 people capsized and 22 persons drowned, Distri...

Students, teachers among 24 die in Malaysia school blaze

FE Online Desk September 14, 2017 11:03:03

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.   The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of...

Three killed outside Afghan cricket stadium

-- September 13, 2017 19:51:02

A suicide bomber struck outside a cricket stadium during a match in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday, killing at least three people and wounding seven others, officials said, reports AP.   Kabul...

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Reuters September 13, 2017 13:58:02

Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar wou...

Rohingyas trapped in no-man’s land

Reuters September 13, 2017 13:37:27

Rohingya refugees stand outside their temporary shelters at no man's land between Bangladesh-Myanmar border, as Myanmar security forces walk past a fence in Maungdaw, Myanmar Sept 9, 2017. Reuters &n...

Suu Kyi to skip UN General Assembly

Reuters September 13, 2017 12:07:27

Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi, facing outrage over ethnic violence that has forced about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh, will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly b...

‘Proof’ of Rohingya-set fires in Myanmar fails inspection

AP September 12, 2017 12:48:03

Pointing to the ashes of a destroyed village that was once home to dozens of Rohingya Muslim families, the abbot of a nearby Buddhist monastery insisted he knew who had set it ablaze. It was the Rohin...

UN imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

Reuters September 12, 2017 10:14:45

The United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea on Monday over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test conducted on Sept. 3, imposing a ban on...

UN sees 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar

Reuters September 11, 2017 14:27:33

The top UN human rights official on Monday denounced Myanmar’s “brutal security operation” against Muslim Rohingyas in Rakhine state which he said was “clearly disproportionate...

12 of a family drown at Karachi beach

-- September 10, 2017 15:08:06

Twelve people of a family, including two women, drowned on Saturday after being swept away by strong waves at the Hawksbay beach in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.   “Initially...

Rohingya insurgents declared truce

Reuters September 10, 2017 12:56:28

Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar.   Nearly 300,000 Rohingya have...

Myanmar planted landmines along border: Amnesty  

-- September 09, 2017 14:33:07

Myanmar has planted landmines along its border with Bangladesh posing a deadly threat to fleeing Rohingyas, says Amnesty International or AI.   It said on Saturday that it has confirmed that in...

Australians surrender 26,000 guns

-- September 08, 2017 17:23:22

Australians have handed in nearly 26,000 firearms in the nation's first gun amnesty since its landmark response to a mass shooting in 1996, reports BBC.   The amnesty began on 1 July to help co...

Qatar to give $30m to help Harvey victims

-- September 08, 2017 13:20:59

Qatar is donating $30 million to help people in Texas recover from Harvey, its ambassador said Thursday, amid a diplomatic crisis with its neighbours.   The contribution appears to be the large...

Step in: Tutu to Suu Kyi on Rohingyas

Reuters September 08, 2017 11:43:18

Retired South African cleric and anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu urged Myanmar leader and fellow Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday to intervene to help Rohingya Muslims fle...