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Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

Saudi authorities detain billionaire prince for corruption

-- 2017-11-05 07:52:11

Saudi authorities detained a billionaire global investor and the head of the National Guard as part of an anti-corruption purge that consolidates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s hold on power...

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

Car bomb hits Yemen, killing five soldiers

-- 2017-11-05 01:24:43

A suicide car bomber killed at least five soldiers in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Sunday, residents and a security official said. The attack took place at a checkpoint outside the main securi...

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

Syria declares victory over IS in Deir al-Zor city

-- 2017-11-04 12:20:34

DEIR AL-ZOR, Nov 03 (Agencies): The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria cr...

Trump begins Asia tour

Trump begins Asia tour

Reuters 2017-11-04 10:11:21

President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand...

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Promote peace, China's Xi tells soldiers at first overseas base

Reuters 2017-11-04 10:05:23

Troops serving at China’s first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country of Djibouti, should help promote peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told them in a video chat, encour...

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

Lebanon PM resigns fearing Hezbollah assassination plot

-- 2017-11-04 09:02:03

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. Hariri's father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hari...

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Tillerson to visit Myanmar

Reuters 2017-11-03 11:13:54

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Myanmar on Nov 15 to discuss the situation in Rakhine State that has forced over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee and take refuge in Bangladesh. The St...

'Bad consequences' if US imposes sanctions: Myanmar

'Bad consequences' if US imposes sanctions: Myanmar

-- 2017-11-03 06:46:11

Proposed US sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto...

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi visits Rakhine state

Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi visits Rakhine state

BBC 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in Rakhine on her first visit to the violence-torn state. Government officials say she is visiting the regional capital Sittwe and other towns d...

Suu Kyi urges 'coexistence' in Rakhine

Suu Kyi urges 'coexistence' in Rakhine

Reuters 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Myanmar's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Thursday urged people "not to quarrel" as she visited areas riven by ethnic violence for the first time since hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims...

Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Afghanistan tanker explosion leaves 15 dead

Reuters 2017-11-02 10:04:29

At least 15 people were killed and 27 wounded when fuel tankers exploded in the town of Charikar, northwest of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, destroying a nearby bus, residents and officials s...

At least 16 dead in India power plant explosion

At least 16 dead in India power plant explosion

-- 2017-11-01 12:00:00

At least 16 people were killed and dozens more injured in an explosion Wednesday at a thermal power plant in northern India, officials said. Sanjay Khatri, the area's top administrative officer, said...

Yemen war: 26 killed in Saudi coalition airstrike

Yemen war: 26 killed in Saudi coalition airstrike

-- 2017-11-01 12:00:00

A suspected airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen killed at least 29 people, including children, in the country's north, a Yemeni health official said Wednesday. Abdell...

Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws bid to poison husband

Pakistani wife kills 15 in-laws bid to poison husband

BBC 2017-11-01 01:10:28

A newlywed woman in Pakistan has been arrested on suspicion of killing her husband and at least 14 of his relatives with poisoned milk. Police claim Asiya Bibi had intended the deadly substance for h...

Indonesia shootout leaves two militants dead

Indonesia shootout leaves two militants dead

Reuters 2017-10-31 12:49:20

Indonesian counter-terrorism police killed two militants suspected of having links with a pro-Islamic State network in a shootout on the eastern island of Sumbawa, officials said on Tuesday. Authori...

Suu Kyi for ‘all inclusiveness’ in reconciliation

Suu Kyi for ‘all inclusiveness’ in reconciliation

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi has called for ‘all inclusiveness’ in the country's national reconciliation and peace process, the state media reported on Tuesday. Suu Kyi reiter...

Japan cops find dismembered bodies in flat

Japan cops find dismembered bodies in flat

Reuters 2017-10-31 11:40:23

A Japanese man was arrested on Tuesday after the severed parts of nine bodies, some of them stored in picnic coolers, were found in his apartment, Japanese media said. Police made the grisly find in...

'Hundreds dead in DPRK nuclear base collapse'

'Hundreds dead in DPRK nuclear base collapse'

-- 2017-10-31 06:29:06

More than 200 people believed to be dead following collapse of a tunnel at North Korea’s nuclear test site after sixth atomic test in September. The Reuters has published a report over the inci...

White nationalists stage protests against refugees in Tennessee

White nationalists stage protests against refugees in Tennessee

-- 2017-10-30 12:52:36

TENNESSEE, Oct 29 (Reuters): About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis held back-to-back rallies in two small Tennessee cities on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the...

From missiles to makeup: Kim tours cosmetics factory

From missiles to makeup: Kim tours cosmetics factory

-- 2017-10-30 12:44:23

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong. State media released undated photos of the visit on Sunday. Bot...

Saudi to let women into sports stadiums

Saudi to let women into sports stadiums

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Officials in Saudi Arabia say the conservative Muslim country will allow women to attend sports events in stadiums for the first time from next year. Families will be able to enter the stadiums in th...

Qatar Emir warns against military action

Qatar Emir warns against military action

AP 2017-10-29 12:00:00

Qatar’s emir has warned against any military confrontation over the ongoing diplomatic dispute between his country and four other Arab nations, saying it would only plunge the region into chaos....

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Reuters 2017-10-29 03:20:22

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday....

India bus plunge leaves four dead, injures 23

India bus plunge leaves four dead, injures 23

FE Online Desk 2017-10-29 03:14:31

At least four people died and 23 others sustained injuries as a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge near Dethal in Kumarsain area in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, a senio...

N Afghanistan militant attack kills 13 cops

N Afghanistan militant attack kills 13 cops

Xinhua 2017-10-29 02:28:18

At least 13 police personnel were killed and another one missing, following a series of militant attacks on security checkpoints in northern Kunduz province on Sunday, an Afghan official said. "Up to...

Myanmar detains journos for Turkish state TV

Myanmar detains journos for Turkish state TV

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT and their interpreter and driver on Friday for flying a drone near the parliament compound, amid tension betwee...

North Korea steps up nuclear threat: US Defence Secretary

North Korea steps up nuclear threat: US Defence Secretary

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

The threat of nuclear attack from North Korea is increasing, US Defence Secretary James Mattis said during a visit to South Korea, reports BBC. Mattis warned it would face a "massive military respons...

Bus plunges into river in Nepal, killing at least 31

Bus plunges into river in Nepal, killing at least 31

-- 2017-10-28 05:04:16

A bus carrying passengers returning from a Hindu festival to the Nepali capital of Kathmandu skidded off the main highway and plunged into a river on Saturday, killing at least 31 people and leaving o...

India road crash kills seven pilgrims

India road crash kills seven pilgrims

-- 2017-10-28 01:21:48

At least seven pilgrims, all women, were killed and six others sustained injuries when the autorickshaw in which they were travelling collided head-on with a sand-laden truck in the southern Indian st...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...