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China punishes 1.34m officials for graft

China punishes 1.34m officials for graft

Reuters 2017-10-08 12:37:52

China’s anti-graft watchdog said roughly 1.34 million lower-ranking officials have been punished since 2013 under President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption drive. Xi, who is preparing for a...

Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

Reuters 2017-10-08 12:00:00

Two Saudi guards were shot dead and three others injured on Saturday morning when a man drove up to the gate of the royal palace in Jeddah and began shooting, the interior ministry said in a statement...

US military bases at risk if fresh sanctions are passed: Iran warns US

US military bases at risk if fresh sanctions are passed: Iran warns US

-- 2017-10-08 09:12:54

Iran warned the United States against designating its Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist group and said US regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were passed. The warning...

British PM signals firing foreign minister

British PM signals firing foreign minister

-- 2017-10-08 08:13:35

British Prime Minister Theresa May signalled that she could sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as she tries to reassert her authority after a series of political disasters, claims the Sunday Times....

'Japan fully supports US on pressuring North Korea'

'Japan fully supports US on pressuring North Korea'

-- 2017-10-08 04:22:13

Japan fully supports the US stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement on Sunday i...

UN braces for more Rohingya exodus

UN braces for more Rohingya exodus

Reuters 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Muslim Rohingyas continue to flee Myanmar to Bangladesh and the United Nations is bracing for possible "further exodus", the UN humanitarian aid chief said on Friday. Mark Lowcock, UN under-secretary...

Rohingya insurgents open to peace

Rohingya insurgents open to peace

Reuters 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Muslim Rohingya insurgents said on Saturday they are ready to respond to any peace move by the Myanmar government but a one-month ceasefire they declared to enable the delivery of aid in violence-rack...

Turkey launches 'serious operation' in northern Syria

Turkey launches 'serious operation' in northern Syria

-- 2017-10-07 08:37:35

Turkey launched a serious operation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the announcement on Saturday,...

Saudi Arabia foils attack near king's palace

Saudi Arabia foils attack near king's palace

-- 2017-10-07 08:03:27

Saudi security forces foiled an attack near the king's palace in Jeddah on Saturday, leaving one attacker and two royal guards dead. The palace is located next to the King Abdulaziz Road and Andalus...

'North Korea preparing long-range missile test'

'North Korea preparing long-range missile test'

-- 2017-10-07 07:36:42

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying o...

Four die in western Indonesia landslide

Four die in western Indonesia landslide

Xinhua 2017-10-07 02:13:00

Four people were killed and three others injured as landslides and floods hit western Indonesia, spokesman of national disaster management agency said on Saturday. Heavy downpours were blamed for the...

8,000 children killed and hurt in conflicts: UN

8,000 children killed and hurt in conflicts: UN

-- 2017-10-06 12:35:23

More than 8,000 children were killed and injured in conflicts last year from Syria and Yemen to Congo and Afghanistan, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday. The United Nations verified 3,...

Rohingya crisis: US may slap sanctions on Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: US may slap sanctions on Myanmar

Reuters 2017-10-06 12:00:00

Sanctions on Myanmar and withholding of US aid are among options for pressing Myanmar's government to stop attacks on Rohingya Muslims, US officials said on Thursday, adding that they must be careful...

India, EU agree to tackle online extremism

India, EU agree to tackle online extremism

-- 2017-10-06 06:25:32

The European Union and India have agreed to step up cooperation in countering violent extremism and radicalization, particularly online, and in enhancing maritime security in the Indian Ocean and beyo...

Iraqi military recaptures Hawija

Iraqi military recaptures Hawija

Reuters 2017-10-05 12:51:59

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday. With the capture of Hawija, the militants’ last strongho...

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Xinhua 2017-10-03 11:05:19

At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunmen believed to...

Suu Kyi's 'Freedom of Oxford' award withdrawn

Suu Kyi's 'Freedom of Oxford' award withdrawn

-- 2017-10-03 09:50:43

The Oxford City Council removed the honour, the Freedom of Oxford, awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi, because of her response to the Rohingya crisis. The de facto leader of Myanmar was granted the honour i...

Indian police arrest Ram Rahim's 'adopted daughter', Honeypreet

Indian police arrest Ram Rahim's 'adopted daughter', Honeypreet

-- 2017-10-03 07:57:06

Honeypreet Insan, the 'adopted daughter' of India's self-declared guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday after being hunted for over a month by the police. The 36-year-old was arrested...

Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested again in London

Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya arrested again in London

-- 2017-10-03 07:28:55

Indian liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya was arrested in London for the second time this year, in a case of money laundering. Mallya was out on bail after his arrest in April following India's extradition r...

MH370's mystery 'almost inconceivable': Report

MH370's mystery 'almost inconceivable': Report

-- 2017-10-03 05:36:18

Australian investigators have delivered their final report into missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, saying it is "almost inconceivable" the aircraft has not been found, reports BBC. MH370 disappear...

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

AP 2017-10-02 12:00:00

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen a...

WFP seeks $75m for Rohingya food aid

WFP seeks $75m for Rohingya food aid

Reuters 2017-10-02 10:21:56

The World Food Program (WFP) appealed on Sunday for 75 million dollars in emergency aid over the next six months to help alleviate the suffering of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar. Since...

Israel pushing region to war: Hezbollah

Israel pushing region to war: Hezbollah

-- 2017-10-01 10:19:41

Lebanon's Hezbollah accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government on Sunday of pushing the region to war in Syria, Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, and said nowhere in Israel would be safe...

Rahul may take over as Congress chief: Sachin Pilot

Rahul may take over as Congress chief: Sachin Pilot

-- 2017-10-01 09:04:28

Rahul Gandhi may take over as the Congress president shortly after Diwali, Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot said on Sunday, stressing that the time had come for the party vice president to lead from the...

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi's portrait

Oxford college removes Suu Kyi's portrait

BBC 2017-09-30 12:00:00

A portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi has been removed by Oxford University, where she was previously awarded an honorary degree, amid criticism of her handling of the Rohingya crisis. Violence in Myanmar h...

UN failures on Rohingyas revealed

UN failures on Rohingyas revealed

-- 2017-09-29 12:00:00

The UN leadership in Myanmar tried to stop the Rohingya rights issue being raised with the government, sources in the UN and aid community told the BBC. One former UN official said the head of the UN...

UN chief warns of 'humanitarian nightmare'

UN chief warns of 'humanitarian nightmare'

BBC 2017-09-29 12:00:00

Violence in Myanmar has spiralled into the "the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency" and a "humanitarian nightmare", the UN chief has warned. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Mya...

Punish Myanmar, US tells UN

Punish Myanmar, US tells UN

-- 2017-09-29 12:00:00

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday called on countries to suspend providing weapons to Myanmar over violence against Rohingya Muslims until the military puts sufficient accoun...

Mumbai stampede kills 22

Mumbai stampede kills 22

BBC 2017-09-29 12:00:00

A stampede at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured about 30, Indian officials say. The incident at Elphinstone station, which connects two of the city's major local lines, was...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar govt to take over burned land

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar govt to take over burned land

Reuters 2017-09-28 12:00:00

Myanmar's government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was repor...