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Rohingya crisis: Tillerson phones Myanmar army chief

Rohingya crisis: Tillerson phones Myanmar army chief

Reuters 2017-10-27 12:00:00

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke on Thursday with Myanmar's army chief and expressed concern over reported atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, the US State Department said i...

Myanmar allows UN to resume food aid

Myanmar allows UN to resume food aid

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Myanmar authorities have agreed to allow the United Nations to resume distribution of food in northern Rakhine state which was suspended for two months, the World Food programme (WFP) said on Friday,...

Rohingyas turn to 'WhatsApp radio'

Rohingyas turn to 'WhatsApp radio'

Reuters 2017-10-26 12:14:01

Sat in his hillside grocery shop in a Bangladesh refugee camp, Rohingya Muslim Momtaz-ul-Hoque takes a break to listen to an audio recording on his mobile phone, while children and passers-by gather r...

Pak court issues warrant for Nawaz Sharif

Pak court issues warrant for Nawaz Sharif

Agencies 2017-10-26 12:00:00

A Pakistani judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after he failed to appear in court to face corruption charges. Judge Mohammad Bashir on Thursday also rejected a...

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

BBC 2017-10-26 12:00:00

A Swiss couple have been attacked at Fatehpur Sikri, a popular monument near the Taj Mahal, Indian police say. A senior police officer told BBC Hindi that four men attacked Quentin Jeremy Clerc and M...

Indonesia factory death toll rises to 47

Indonesia factory death toll rises to 47

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

The number of deaths has risen to 47 from Thursday's blast at a fireworks factory on the outskirts of Indonesia's capital of Jakarta, with 46 injured, police spokesman Argo Yuwono told Metro Televisio...

Rohingya repatriation: India stresses constructive approach

Rohingya repatriation: India stresses constructive approach

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Indian Foreign Secretary Dr. S Jaishankar has said a ‘constructive approach’ is required to send back Rohingyas who crossed into Bangladesh to flee persecution in their home state of...

Japanese minister gives back salary over scandal

Japanese minister gives back salary over scandal

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

A Minister in Japan has said that he is returning two months of his salary after a government-backed lender reported USD 2.3 billion in shady loans. Hiroshige Seko, who heads the Ministry of Economy,...

Buddhists block aid workers from  entering Rakhine Muslim camp

Buddhists block aid workers from entering Rakhine Muslim camp

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Buddhists in Myanmar have blocked aid workers from visiting a camp for displaced Muslims in the central part of Rakhine State, where the United Nations fears the spread of violence that has already di...

India defends ties with N Korea, Iran

India defends ties with N Korea, Iran

Reuters 2017-10-26 10:48:11

India’s foreign minister defended the country’s ties with North Korea and Iran during talks on Wednesday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson aimed at building robust relations between th...

Trump applauds Xi's 'extraordinary' rise

Trump applauds Xi's 'extraordinary' rise

Agencies 2017-10-26 10:36:46

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate him on a new leadership line-up unveiled at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing. The two also...

China unveils leadership, no obvious Xi heir

China unveils leadership, no obvious Xi heir

Reuters 2017-10-25 12:00:00

China’s Communist Party revealed its new leadership helmed by President Xi Jinping on Wednesday, breaking with recent precedent by failing to include a clear successor to the president among the...

N Korea  urges UN to discuss US naval exercise as threat

N Korea urges UN to discuss US naval exercise as threat

-- 2017-10-25 11:19:43

North Korea's ambassador is calling on the UN Security Council to urgently discuss the recent joint US naval exercise near the Korean peninsula, calling it part of preparations for a pre-emptive strik...

S Korea, US, Japan start joint military exercise

S Korea, US, Japan start joint military exercise

-- 2017-10-25 07:52:43

South Korea, the United States and Japan started a two-day missile tracking drill jointly in preparation for any missile or nuclear threats from North Korea. The exercises are going on in waters off...

Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

Thailand prepares for five-day royal funeral

BBC 2017-10-25 01:28:51

Big crowds are gathering for a five-day funeral ceremony for Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October aged 88. The monarch will be cremated in Bangkok on Thursday, in a royal...

CPC ends with Xi on par with Mao

CPC ends with Xi on par with Mao

BBC 2017-10-24 12:00:00

China's Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the same level as founder Mao Zedong. The unanimous vote to incorporate "Xi Jinping Thought"...

UN extends ban on sale to N Korea

UN extends ban on sale to N Korea

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

A UN committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea. The committee that monitors san...

Melbourne man charged with funding IS

Melbourne man charged with funding IS

-- 2017-10-24 11:45:06

An Australian man has been charged with sending money to a US citizen fighting for so-called Islamic State in Syria. Isa Kocoglu, 43, was arrested at his Melbourne home on Tuesday after a 16-month in...

Abe threatens N Korea after landslide win

Abe threatens N Korea after landslide win

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to "deal firmly" with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's election. Mr Abe had called an early election for an in...

Myanmar Buddhists protest against Rohingya return

Myanmar Buddhists protest against Rohingya return

AP 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Hundreds of hard-line Buddhists protested Sunday to urge Myanmar's government not to allow in the nearly 0.60 million (600,000) minority Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh since late August...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

Typhoon Lan batters Japan killing two

BBC 2017-10-23 10:50:28

Two people have died and more than 10 injured after a typhoon struck Japan. Typhoon Lan made landfall at Shizuoka, 175km (110 miles) south-west of Tokyo, at about 03:00 local time on Monday (18:00 GM...

Philippines declares end of battle with IS

Philippines declares end of battle with IS

-- 2017-10-23 10:14:02

MARAWI CITY/CLARK, Philippines, Oct 23 (Reuters): The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce...

Israel defies arms embargo to empower Myanmar!

Israel defies arms embargo to empower Myanmar!

-- 2017-10-23 09:31:03

Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes while they actively commit massacres, ethnic cleansing a...

Japan goes to polls in snap election

Japan goes to polls in snap election

BBC 2017-10-22 12:00:20

A typhoon has been drenching parts of Japan as the country heads to the polls after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election in the face of the rising threat from North Korea. Mr Abe called t...

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Indian army kills militant in Kashmir gunfight

Xinhua 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Indian army Sunday said it killed a militant in gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight broke out in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district, about 90 km northwest of Srinagar...

Australian airport staff to undergo random security screening

Australian airport staff to undergo random security screening

Reuters 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said. “These measures strengthen ex...

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Eight insurgents killed in Karachi shootout

Xinhua 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Troops in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed eight militants during a successful overnight operation, officials said Sunday. Paramilitary troops Rangers and the counter terrorism d...

Tillerson puts new light on Gulf crisis

Tillerson puts new light on Gulf crisis

-- 2017-10-22 09:11:45

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for the start of his Middle East tour as he looks for a fresh push to end the Gulf crisis. Upon his landing, the top US diplomat...

72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

Reuters 2017-10-21 12:00:00

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital...