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Palestinians threaten to cut US ties

-- November 19, 2017 10:31:23

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has warned it will freeze its ties with the US if it carries out a threat to close the PLO office in Washington. In a video on Twitter, PLO Secretary General Sae...

Buddhist-Muslim clash in Sri Lanka injures four

-- November 19, 2017 00:12:06

Sri Lankan police arrested 19 people after a clash between "extremists" from the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities in which four people were injured, a spokesman said on Saturday. Ten...

Cops arrest 19 in southern Sri Lanka

-- November 18, 2017 13:51:28

Sri Lankan police on Saturday arrested at least 19 people after violentclashes erupted in the southern Galle District Friday night. A police curfew which had been imposed in six areas across the Gall...

Syria toxic gas inquiry to end

-- November 18, 2017 12:06:37

An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew...

Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia

BBC November 18, 2017 11:53:31

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has left Saudi Arabia for France, a TV channel owned by his family says. Mr Hariri earlier denied claims he was being held hostage in the Gulf kingdom, tweeting th...

Strong quake rattles Tibet

-- November 18, 2017 10:35:59

A strong 6.9- magnitude earthquake shook Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at 6:34 am Saturday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). No casualty wa...

Moscow blocks extension of Syria chemical attacks probe

-- November 18, 2017 00:16:27

Russia has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It is the 10th time Moscow has used its veto powers at the...

'King Salman to leave throne next week'

-- November 17, 2017 17:01:19

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia plans to step down and announce his son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as his successor next week. British tabloid newspaper Daily Mail claims about this p...

UN meeting for escalating regional climate action

-- November 17, 2017 16:47:56

Countries from Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle-East, met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn to explore opportunities for scaling up climate action in a bid to mee...

Grant citizenship to Rohingyas: UN to Mynamar

Reuters November 17, 2017 09:58:44

A United Nations General Assembly committee on Thursday called on Myanmar to end military operations that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Musli...

US might opt individual sanctions for Myanmar

-- November 16, 2017 17:03:52

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that his country is profoundly concerned by ‘credible reports’ of atrocities committed by Myanmar's security forces.  In the w...

IndiGo's Chennai-Doha flight hit by bird

-- November 16, 2017 13:37:03

A Doha-bound flight carrying 134 passengers and seven crew members suffered a bird hit early Thursday immediately after take-off from southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, officials said. Following th...

Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says US poll

-- November 16, 2017 13:33:14

Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favourable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two...

Australian diplomat dies after fall from building

BBC November 16, 2017 13:07:25

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan buildin...

I'm not silent: Suu Kyi

-- November 16, 2017 11:17:35

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has wondered why people say she has been silent over the brutal army crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State."I don’t know why people say...

Trump deserves death penalty: North Korea

-- November 15, 2017 21:10:12

North Korea’s state media has said US President Donald Trump deserves the death penalty for insulting Kim Jong-Un, supreme leader of the country. The ruling party newspaper has also focused its...

Tillerson wants no sanction against Myanmar

-- November 15, 2017 20:33:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson does not want any broad-based sanction against Myanmar, as the United States wants it to succeed in transition to a more democratic society. But, he said, individu...

Strong quake hits off South Korea

-- November 15, 2017 12:31:04

An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.5 has hit off the South Korea's southeastern coast, news agency AP reported Wednesday citing local media sources. Yonhap news agency says the quake was detected ab...

Singapore transit train collision ‘injures 25’

-- November 15, 2017 11:56:58

A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-state’s railways. Transit oper...

Myanmar army denies Rohingya atrocity; HRW slams

-- November 14, 2017 18:41:38

Human rights groups on Tuesday slammed Myanmar army’s report which denies allegations of rape and killings by security forces. Rights groups branded Myanmar army’s actions as "whitewash"...

Stalker ‘burns woman alive’ in southern India

-- November 14, 2017 13:59:21

A young woman was burnt alive allegedly by her stalker on Monday night in Adambakkam area of Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, said police. Reports said the man was stalking and harassing her...

22 Afghan police die in Taliban attack

-- November 14, 2017 13:05:39

A series of Taliban attacks over six hours on more than a dozen Afghan checkpoints killed 22 police and wounded 15 in the southern province of Kandahar, police said on Tuesday. Authorities said gover...

Air strikes on Syria market ‘kill 53’

-- November 14, 2017 12:42:53

At least 53 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on a rebel-held town in northern Syria. A market was hit, with video on social media showing widespread destruction. Rubble covers t...

Myanmar army shrugs off Rohingya atrocity claim

-- November 14, 2017 11:09:03

Myanmar’s army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more th...

Modi, Trump discuss defence, security in Manila

-- November 13, 2017 22:31:28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump on Monday held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila during which they discussed a range of key issues including def...

Iran, Iraq tremor kills 400; Khaleda shocked

FE Online Desk November 13, 2017 22:08:51

At least 400 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, said state media in the two countries. Rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under r...

Suu Kyi benefits from ASEAN's Rohingya silence!

-- November 13, 2017 20:52:53

When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to interven...

Myanmar replaces Rakhine army chief

-- November 13, 2017 18:28:05

Myanmar's army has replaced the head of Western Command in Rakhine state, where the military launched an operation in August. An army media officer said on Monday without giving any reason behind thi...

India boat capsize leaves 16 pilgrims dead

-- November 13, 2017 13:34:59

At least 16 people have drowned after their boat capsized in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Police say 38 people were on board the vessel, many of them on their way to a religious festival...

Explosion kills two Indian paramilitary troops

-- November 13, 2017 13:31:15

At least two troops of Assam Rifles were killed and six others injured Monday in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in India's northeastern state of Manipur, officials said. The IED went...