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N Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

-- September 06, 2017 11:31:41

A top North Korean diplomat on Tuesday warned that his country is ready to send “more gift packages” to the United States as world powers struggled for a response to Pyongyang’s late...

Indian journalist shot dead at her residence

BBC September 06, 2017 10:50:24

A prominent Indian journalist critical of Hindu nationalist politics has been shot dead in the south-western state of Karnataka, police say.   Gauri Lankesh, 55, was found lying in a pool of bl...

Rohingya crisis: UN identifies 35,000 new arrivals

-- September 05, 2017 18:01:04

The UN has identified more than 35,000 new Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, says a report on BBC.      With this, more than 123,000 Rohingya are now said to have...

Nearly 0.125m Rohingyas flee Myanmar violence

Reuters September 05, 2017 15:19:52

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly...

Gulf home help market goes online

-- September 05, 2017 12:34:34

Widespread criticism over the Gulf’s treatment of its migrant workers has generated an online market for buying and selling domestic help, according to BBC. Oil-rich Gulf countries are notoriou...

San Suu Kyi 'must step in': UN official on human rights

-- September 04, 2017 20:18:02

The UN's special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has criticised the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, for failing to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority.   Yanghee Lee said th...

Seoul responds to N Korea's nuclear test with drills

-- September 04, 2017 17:15:10

The crisis on the Korean peninsula intensified on Monday as South Korea said it appeared the North was preparing to launch more missiles after the test of a hydrogen bomb at the weekend.   Seou...

Taiwan premier Lin resigns

Reuters September 04, 2017 14:03:24

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, the ruling party said on Monday, a departure that had been widely expected because of declining public support...

90,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh

Reuters September 04, 2017 11:53:46

    Nearly 90,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar in August, pressuring scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping hundreds of tho...

‘Cambodia Daily’ will close Monday after 24 years

-- September 03, 2017 22:45:16

One of Cambodia's major English-language newspapers will close this week because it is unable to pay what the government says it owes in back taxes.     In a statement, The Cambodia Daily...

India tops Forbes list of most corrupt Asian country

-- September 03, 2017 18:39:00

An article in Forbes put India on top of their list of Asia's most corrupt nation, citing a survey that presented statistics by Transparency International (TI), a Berlin-based anti-corruption watchdog...

Japan princess to wed commoner, quit royal family

-- September 03, 2017 17:50:08

Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Japanese Emperor Akihito, will wed a former classmate, the Imperial Household said on Sunday, confirming a marriage that will further deplete the royal famil...

Riyadh imposes $1.33m in fines for pilgrim trafficking

-- September 03, 2017 17:38:46

Saudi authorities have imposed more than SAR5m ($1.33m) in fines to citizens and residents for illegally transporting pilgrims without Hajj permits.   As many as 90 administrative decisions hav...

Molotov cocktail attack on Myanmar embassy in Indonesia

-- September 03, 2017 16:59:05

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at Myanmar embassy in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in the early hours of Sunday, causing a small fire, reports Reuters. This comes amid mounting anger in the Southe...

Modi reshuffles cabinet: Nirmala new defence minister

-- September 03, 2017 15:23:40

Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet rank on Sunday, would be India’s new defence minister.   A fresh set of ministers have been inducted into the Narendra Modi-led NDA g...

Dubai school bus trips account for 13pc during morning rush hour

-- September 03, 2017 15:05:13

School bus trips account for 13 per cent of the total volume of trips during the morning rush hours in Dubai, said Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of...

Rohingyas celebrate Eid in Bangladesh

-- September 03, 2017 13:16:27

  Thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees offered Eid prayer in Bangladesh Saturday.   The Rohingya community celebrated Eid amid escalated tensions in Bangladesh, according to a report pub...

Myanmar urges Rohingya to help hunt insurgents

-- September 03, 2017 12:40:35

Myanmar urged Muslims in the troubled northwest to cooperate in the search for insurgents, whose coordinated attacks on security posts and an army crackdown have led to one of the deadliest bouts of v...

North Korea carries out sixth nuclear test: Japan

-- September 03, 2017 11:52:42

A large earth tremor detected in North Korea was the country's sixth nuclear test, Japan's foreign minister says, reports BBC.   "The government confirms that North Korea conducted a nuclear te...

Al Qaeda leader calls for attacks in support of  Rohingya

-- September 03, 2017 11:49:52

A senior leader of al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch has called for attacks on Myanmar authorities in support of minority Rohingya Muslims, the SITE monitoring center said on Saturday as thousands f...

Possible 6th nuclear test carried out in N Korea

-- September 03, 2017 10:35:05

A large earth tremor has been detected in North Korea, raising speculation that the country has carried out its sixth nuclear test, reports BBC.   US seismologists said the 6.3 magnitude quake...

N Korea claims to have developed 'advanced hydrogen bomb'

-- September 03, 2017 10:15:46

North Korea said on Sunday it has developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power” as US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked by...

India should prepare for more Chinese roads in Doklam, Tibet: Strategic expert

-- September 02, 2017 20:13:04

India should be prepared "and get accustomed" to more Chinese infrastructure and roads in not only Doklam but in border areas in Tibet and Xinjiang, according to leading Chinese strategic expert Victo...

UN suspends food aid to refugees in Myanmar

-- September 02, 2017 17:28:46

The United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended aid works in Myanmar's Rakhine State citing safety concerns, as the violence escalated with a surging death toll among the Rohingya Musli...

Modi to discuss Rohingya issue on Myanmar visit

-- September 02, 2017 17:03:41

  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Myanmar next week and discuss the exodus of the Rohingya ethnic minority with Aung San Suu Kyi's government, the external affairs ministry said o...

Modi to visit China tomorrow

-- September 02, 2017 16:58:42

With Doklam issue resolved, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is Sunday heading for China to attend the BRICS Summit, which would give him further opportunity to build on the diplomatic efforts tha...

Displaced Rohingyas face aid crisis in Myanmar

-- September 02, 2017 16:13:21

Around 120,000 displaced people -- mostly Rohingya Muslims -- in camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state are not receiving food supplies or healthcare after the UN and aid groups suspended operations followi...

Duterte revokes permission for military to bomb mosques

-- September 02, 2017 16:11:54

Fearing backlash from the local Muslim community in Marawi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte revoked his earlier permission for the military to bomb mosques on Mindanao island where government fo...

Indian SC to hear plea against Rohingya deportation

-- September 01, 2017 21:36:48

    India's Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition challenging the government's decision to deport all of the estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the country after fleeing per...

Five ministers resign from Modi's cabinet

-- September 01, 2017 20:23:59

Five Indian ministers resigned late Thursday evening, fuelling speculation that Prime MinisterNarendra Modi will reshuffle his Cabinet this weekend, according to Xinhua.   Those who have resign...