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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...

Hariri says he is free in Lebanon

Reuters November 13, 2017 10:40:25

Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who has resigned, is seen during Future television interview, in a coffee shop in Beirut, Lebanon November 12, 2017. Reuters Saad al-Hariri warned on Sunday L...

400 die as 7.3-quake jolts Iran, Iraq

-- November 13, 2017 09:26:19

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

Myanmar police arrests ‘ultra’ anti-Rohinya Buddhist monk

-- November 12, 2017 20:02:07

Myanmar police Sunday arrested an ultra-nationalist Buddhist monk who has a history of stoking sentiment against Rohingya Muslims, the country’s beleaguered minority, reports Reuters citing a...

Trump reaches Philippines, offers to mediate on S China Sea

-- November 12, 2017 17:10:10

US President Donald Trump landed in the Philippines on Sunday for a summit of Southeast and East Asian nations, hours after offering to mediate on competing claims to the South China Sea that have lon...

Iraqi forces unearth mass grave of 'IS victims'

-- November 12, 2017 11:04:31

Mass graves containing at least 400 bodies have been found near Hawija, an Iraqi city that was occupied by Islamic State (IS) fighters until last month. Kirkuk province's governor, Rakan Said, said t...

How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon's Hariri

Reuters November 12, 2017 10:47:26

From the moment Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday November 3, he was in for a surprise. There was no line-up of Saudi princes or ministry officials, as would typical...

Israel shoots down drone over Golan Heights

-- November 11, 2017 20:32:31

The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighboring Syria. In a statement on Saturday, the military said it intercepted the...

Vetter expands its footprint in Asia Pacific region

-- November 11, 2017 15:40:45

 Vetter, one of the global leaders in prefilled drug-delivery systems,  announced the official opening of a new branch office in South Korea on Friday. The new office in Songdo located wit...

Saudis 'declared war' on Lebanon

BBC November 11, 2017 09:59:50

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has accused Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country, days after Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation in the Saudi capital. Hassan Nasrallah said...

Syria govt faces US-backed Kurds after collapse of IS

-- November 11, 2017 00:32:01

With the fall of the Islamic State group's last significant stronghold in Syria, Iranian and Russian-backed Syrian troops now turn to face off with their main rival, the US-backed forces holding large...

Trump, Putin exchange words at APEC summit

-- November 10, 2017 20:32:59

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted each other at an APEC summit in Vietnam on Friday. The two leaders also shook hands and exchanged a few words, reports Reuters q...

Hydrabad removes beggars to welcome Ivanka

-- November 10, 2017 19:38:39

Ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit to Hyderabad to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the city Police has launched a massive drive to remove beggars from the streets. Hundreds of foreign del...

Six Filipino soldiers die in militant attack

-- November 10, 2017 13:08:27

Pro-Islamic State militants killed six soldiers and wounded four others on a southern Philippine island, the military spokesman said on Friday, as the army focused on the remaining rebel groups after...

Gulf states advise citizens to leave Lebanon

Reuters November 10, 2017 10:20:15

Three Gulf states advised their citizens against traveling to Lebanon on Thursday and asked those already there to leave as soon as possible, amid rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran over Le...

Saudi questions 208 in $100b graft inquiry

Reuters November 10, 2017 10:01:19

Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti-corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion (76.42 billion pounds) has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursda...

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...