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India needs to peacefully resolve conflict with Pakistan

Global Times August 08, 2019 18:52:41

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday introduced a measure to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The decision triggered Pakistan's dissatisfaction an...

Women trafficked to Kenya's Bollywood-style dance bars

Reuters August 08, 2019 18:23:21

Nepali beautician Sheela didn’t think twice about ditching her salon job when she received a call offering seven times her salary to work as a cultural dancer at a nightclub in Kenya. It didn&r...

Pakistan bans Indian films

-- August 08, 2019 17:57:33

Pakistan said on Thursday it would ban the screening of Indian films in the country's cinemas, as tensions between the two countries rise over the contested Kashmir region, reports Reuters. "No India...

Pakistan suspends train service to India

-- August 08, 2019 17:45:56

Pakistan said on Thursday it would suspend a rail service linking it to India, as relations with its arch rival continue to sour over the contested Kashmir region, reports Reuters.  “We ha...

500 arrests made during clampdown in Kashmir

AP August 08, 2019 13:39:07

A petition was filed Thursday in India’s top court challenging the communications blackout and security clampdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where people remained holed up in their homes for...

Reconsider downgrading ties: India to Pakistan

-- August 08, 2019 13:12:38

India on Thursday urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, the foreign ministry said in a statement. Pakistan said it would...

Floods kill 16, displace thousands in India's Maharashtra

Reuters August 08, 2019 12:02:21

At least 16 people have died in India’s western state of Maharashtra as heavy rains and overflowing rivers swamped five districts, forcing authorities to move more than 140,000 people to safer p...

US backs direct India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Reuters August 08, 2019 10:53:59

The United States on Wednesday said it supports direct dialogue between India and Pakistan on the disputed Kashmir region and called for calm and restraint as the dispute escalated. "We continue to s...

Taiwan braces for typhoon hours after 6.0 quake strikes

-- August 08, 2019 10:31:08

A powerful typhoon will hit Taiwan later on Thursday, bringing the risk of landslides and high seas, weather forecasters said, hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island. Typhoon Lekima...

Pakistan expels Indian envoy, downgrades ties, suspends trade

-- August 07, 2019 20:07:04

Pakistan has expelled Indian High Commissioner in the wake of New Delhi's move of revoking special status for Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan also announced on Wednesday that it will call its ambassador...

Time for dialogue to manage new risks to nuclear stability

Global Times August 07, 2019 18:24:13

In its recent National Defence White Paper, China declared, "Nuclear capability is the strategic cornerstone to safeguarding national sovereignty and security." As is the case with other nuclear weapo...

China, Pakistan slam India's Kashmir move

Reuters August 07, 2019 11:22:15

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to change the status of Kashmir ran into fierce opposition from China and its ally Pakistan on Tuesday as the disputed territory lay under a telecoms b...

Pakistan vows to fight India’s ‘illegal Kashmir move

-- August 07, 2019 11:06:09

Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India's decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including at the UN Security Council. Mr Khan said the move was in breach of internationa...

Kim says missile launches are warning to US, S Korea

Reuters August 07, 2019 10:52:23

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country’s latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this...

Sushma Swaraj passes away

Reuters August 07, 2019 09:53:56

Veteran Indian politician Sushma Swaraj, who most recently served as minister of external affairs, passed away on Tuesday, following a cardiac arrest. Swaraj, 67, a senior leader of the ruling Bharat...

Harbour City fails to protect national flag after being desecrated twice

Global Times August 06, 2019 17:58:57

Authorities at Harbour City in Hong Kong have failed to respond to three inquiries regarding what protective measures will be put in place after violent opposition protesters twice removed the Chinese...

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to ‘play with fire’

-- August 06, 2019 14:09:08

China has issued a strong warning to Hong Kong's protesters, saying their attempts "to play with fire will only backfire". A spokesman for China's top policy office in Hong Kong told protesters not t...

Six die in Delhi building fire

-- August 06, 2019 13:05:14

At least six people, including two children, have died and 11 injured in a fire that broke out at a residential building in southeast Delhi late last night. The blaze in the four-storey building in Z...

China warns of countermeasures if US puts missiles on its 'doorstep'

-- August 06, 2019 13:05:00

China threatened countermeasures on Tuesday if the United States deploys intermediate-range, ground-based missiles in Asia and warned US allies of repercussions if they allow such weapons on their ter...

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

-- August 06, 2019 12:38:36

Hiroshima marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan's government do more. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised...

Kashmir remains in communication blackout

-- August 06, 2019 12:29:40

Indian-administered Kashmir remains in a state of lockdown a day after it was stripped of special status that gave it significant autonomy. Landlines, mobiles and internet, which were cut off on Sund...

N Korea took $2b in cyberattacks for weapons programme: UN report

-- August 06, 2019 10:54:34

North Korea has generated an estimated $2 billion for its weapons of mass destruction programmes using “widespread and increasingly sophisticated” cyberattacks to steal from banks and cryp...

UN urges restraint by India, Pakistan over Kashmir

-- August 06, 2019 10:48:56

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region...

N Korea launches more missiles ahead of US-S Korea military drills

Reuters August 06, 2019 10:43:52

North Korea fired missiles into the sea off its east coast for the fourth time in less than two weeks, the South Korean military said on Tuesday, as Pyongyang protested that joint US-South Korea milit...

Escalating tariffs will lead to further yuan depreciation

Global Times   August 05, 2019 21:55:47

The yuan's sudden slump against the US dollar on Monday added fuel to speculation that China's central bank is allowing currency depreciation to cushion threatened US tariffs.  US President Dona...

Asia must be wary of US missile plan

Global Times August 05, 2019 20:41:35

US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper said Saturday that he was in favor of deploying ground-based intermediate-range missiles in Asia. If that is the case, it will certainly trigger an intense arms race...

South Korean president for ‘peace economy’ with North Korea

-- August 05, 2019 17:35:31

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on Monday described the country’s escalating trade war with Japan as a wake-up call to revamp its economy and issued a nationalistic call for economic c...

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts Tonga

-- August 05, 2019 15:28:46

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northwest of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey said on Monday, Reuters reported. There were no immediate reports of...

India decides to end Kashmir's special status

Reuters August 05, 2019 12:52:49

India’s Hindu nationalist-led government introduced a measure in parliament on Monday to revoke the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, the most far-reaching move on the disputed...

UN calls for sanctions on Myanmar army businesses

Reuters August 05, 2019 11:28:08

United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar, and said foreign firms doing business with them could...