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Hong Kong airport reopens, but over 200 flights canceled

-- August 13, 2019 10:05:57

HONG KONG (Reuters) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city’s recovery from protests that have swept the Asian financial hub could take a long time and that she would be responsible...

No deal signed as US, Taliban wrap up talks

-- August 12, 2019 20:53:47

  The latest round of talks between the Taliban and the United States ended early Monday without any sign a peace deal had been reached for Afghanistan, as both sides said they would consult wit...

Turkmenistan leader reappears after rumours of death

-- August 12, 2019 20:18:36

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has reappeared after widespread rumours of his death. On Monday Mr Berdymukhamedov opened economic forum attended by regional leaders in a Caspian...

Pakistan dedicates Eid to Kashmir

-- August 12, 2019 20:09:19

People gathered in mosques across Pakistan on Monday to offer special prayers for Eid al-Adha, the second of Islam’s two major religious festivals, reports Reuters. The government has called fo...

Western forces fuelling tension in Gulf, says Iraqi minister

-- August 12, 2019 19:54:23

The presence of western forces in the Gulf is fuelling regional tension, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Hakim said on Monday. “The states of the Gulf can together secure the transit of sh...

Kashmir Eid: Indian authorities lock down Srinagar

-- August 12, 2019 19:49:29

  Indian security forces kept disputed Kashmir's biggest city of Srinagar largely locked down on Monday, the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, to prevent any major protests against a decision th...

Over 150 flights canceled as Hong Kong Airport is flooded by protesters

-- August 12, 2019 19:02:57

  HONG KONG, Aug 12: Hong Kong’s airport came to a near halt on Monday, with more than 150 flights canceled after thousands of demonstrators flooded one of the world’s busiest transp...

South Korea to remove Japan from its trusted export list  

-- August 12, 2019 16:46:46

South Korea has said it will take Japan off its favoured trade partners’ list. The move is a tit-for-tat response to Japan’s decision earlier this month to do the same to South Korea, s...

Eid in Kashmir: India bans large congregations

-- August 12, 2019 16:08:17

  Large congregations have been banned for the major Islamic festival of Eid in Indian-administered Kashmir, where an unprecedented communications block on landlines, mobile and the internet rem...

Death toll from Indian floods reaches 147

-- August 12, 2019 15:46:29

The death toll from floods in the Indian states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 147, state authorities said on Sunday, as rescue teams raced to evacuate people and waters submerged parts...

Hong Kong Airport cancels flights as protesters occupy terminal

-- August 12, 2019 15:16:38

Hong Kong International Airport cancelled all departures on Monday, as thousands of anti-government protesters occupied and caused disruption. Passengers have been told not to travel to the airport,...

Death toll in Myanmar landslide climbs to 56

-- August 12, 2019 14:44:58

The death toll in a landslide that buried more than a dozen village houses in southeastern Myanmar has climbed to 56, an official said Monday, reports AP. The landslide hit a village in Paung townshi...

HK protests: Clashes as police fire tear gas into rail station

-- August 12, 2019 10:44:45

Hong Kong (HK) police have once again clashed with anti-government protesters as the city enters its 10th week of mass demonstrations and unrest, reports BBC. Police fired tear gas across the city on...

China typhoon so far claims 32 lives

-- August 11, 2019 20:40:48

The death toll from a typhoon in eastern China rose to 32 on Sunday, with 16 people missing, state broadcaster CCTV reported, as the country braced for more travel disruptions as the storm moved furth...

Security forces beat Kashmir people for simply trying to buy foods

-- August 11, 2019 20:05:06

On the streets of Srinagar, Kashmir’s biggest city, security officers tied black bandannas over their faces, grabbed their guns and took positions behind checkpoints. People glanced out the win...

Yemen separatists capture important Aden city

-- August 11, 2019 18:20:25

Yemeni separatists have taken effective control of the port city of Aden after days of fighting with troops loyal to the internationally backed government. Forces aligned with the UAE-backed Southern...

Police, protesters clash in downtown HK

-- August 11, 2019 18:15:07

Hong Kong (HK) police fired tear gas at demonstrators, as petrol bombs exploded in the downtown bar district of Wan Chai on Sunday evening as clashes during a tenth weekend of protests in the city int...

Imran compares RSS to Nazis

-- August 11, 2019 18:03:00

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government and compared the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to that of the Nazis, reports https://scroll.in...

Syrian troops take control of key area from rebels in Idlib

-- August 11, 2019 17:55:04

Syrian government forces captured an important village in the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday, drawing close to a major town in the last rebel stronghold in the country, state media and oppos...

Death toll rises to 93 in floods in south India

-- August 11, 2019 17:40:20

At least 93 people have been killed and more than 400,000 displaced in floods and mudslides following days of torrential rains in southern India, reports AP. The worst-hit has been the state of Keral...

Fate of Afghanistan will be decided on its soil: Ghani

-- August 11, 2019 16:38:16

Afghanistan’s president on Sunday rejected foreign interference as the United States and the Taliban appear to be closing in on a peace deal without the Afghan government at the table. Presiden...

HK police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

-- August 11, 2019 16:25:52

HONG KONG, Aug 11: - Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday as a tenth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations intensified amid an increasingly aggressive response from the...

Israeli troops kill militant on Gaza border

-- August 11, 2019 13:07:16

Israeli soldiers fired at a Palestinian militant on the Gaza border on Sunday, the military said, and a Palestinian medic said the man was killed, reports Reuters. It was the second such incident sin...

Hajj: Stoning at Jamarat marks first day of Eid

-- August 11, 2019 12:56:40

MINA: At the dawn of the first day of Eid al-Adha – the third day of Hajj - hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims walked together to Jamarat Al-Aqaba in Mina. It is at this site the pilgrims t...

India to give aid to Kashmir; Pakistan to go to UN

-- August 11, 2019 12:50:24

NEW DELHI, Aug 11: Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region...

Mahinda brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa to vie for Lanka president

-- August 11, 2019 12:24:53

COLOMBO: Sri Lankans, angered by the government’s inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their s...

Typhoon Lekima kills 28 in China

-- August 11, 2019 10:49:33

  A powerful typhoon left at least 28 people dead in China, after a landslide backed up a river that broke through debris and inundated homes, state media reported on Sunday, report agencies An...

Sonia Gandhi returns to lead Congress

-- August 11, 2019 10:42:02

  NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi will be the new Congress interim president, the party's top decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee, revealed this on Saturday after a meeting to choose he...

Some signs of normality return to Kashmir

-- August 11, 2019 10:34:06

  For the first time in six days, India eased travel restrictions in some parts of Srinagar on Saturday, and people flooded the streets of Kashmir's summer capital to buy provisions ahead of the...

Radical Western extremists threaten global security

Global Times August 10, 2019 17:24:05

Is China an ideological rival? Is the country challenging Western ideology by exporting its values, political system and development ideas? With China's rise, these issues have increasingly raised con...