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Iran arrests person behind video of plane downing

-- January 15, 2020 10:47:41

Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will face charges related to nat...

ICJ to rule in Myanmar genocide case on Jan 23

Reuters January 15, 2020 10:38:41

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on January 23, the Gambian Min...

Over 1,100 cadets graduate from Afghan special forces' training school

Xinhua January 14, 2020 18:53:45

A total of 1,123 new cadets graduated from a commando school and joined the Afghan national army, the Afghan Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. "Up to 1,123 commando forces completed their training...

Cross-Straits situation needs pragmatism

Global Times January 14, 2020 18:37:26

Taiwan regional leader Tsai Ing-wen won by a landslide in the island's regional leadership elections, and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took more than half of the "legislative" seats. We shou...

At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India

-- January 14, 2020 15:13:34

At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighbouring India, at l...

'Would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant as next Infosys CEO'

-- January 14, 2020 11:30:35

Calling India's controversial new citizenship law 'sad', Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant succeed in the country's technology industry. The India-born...

‘Special court in Musharraf case was unconstitutional’

-- January 13, 2020 19:09:21

A Pakistani High Court on Monday ruled that the formation of a special court that last month handed former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional, casting into...

HK ban on HRW head ‘fair, reasonable move’

Global Times January 13, 2020 18:44:31

The latest decision to reject the entry of a US-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) executive director won't be the last to show China has been taking countermeasures against external forces, whi...

Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash 15km into the sky

Reuters January 13, 2020 12:17:26

A volcano near Manila spewed a massive cloud of ash that drifted across the Philippine capital on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of flights and closure of schools and government offices as authoriti...

Iran protesters demand leaders quit

REUTERS January 13, 2020 10:32:41

Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despi...

Plane downing: Iranian protesters demand that Khamenei quit

Reuters January 12, 2020 14:09:45

A group of Iranian protesters demanded Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran said that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing...

Iran briefly arrests UK envoy 'for inciting anti-govt protests'

Reuters January 12, 2020 11:42:03

Britain’s Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday that the country’s ambassador in Tehran was briefly detained by Iranian authorities, denouncing the arrest as a “flagrant violation of...

Australia PM admits mistakes in handling of bushfire crisis

-- January 12, 2020 11:17:57

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country. The PM has faced mounting criticism over his government's response to the...

Iran's handling of plane disaster sparks new challenge to rulers

REUTERS January 12, 2020 10:40:07

Iran’s clerical rulers risk a legitimacy crisis as popular anger has boiled up at the way the state handled a passenger plane crash, which the military took three days to admit was caused by an...

Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term

-- January 11, 2020 22:14:39

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has secured a second term after sweeping to victory in the island's hard-fought election. With almost all votes counted, Ms Tsai had about 58 per cent of the vote, wel...

Trump’s birthday greet not enough to resume talks, N Korea says

-- January 11, 2020 14:57:39

A North Korean official on Saturday said that the US and South Korea are dreaming if they think that President Donald Trump’s sending a birthday message would get leader Kim Jong Un back to the...

Pakistan mosque blast kills 13

-- January 11, 2020 12:00:04

At least thirteen people were killed, including a senior police officer, and 20 others injured in a blast at a mosque in Quetta in southwestern Pakistan on Friday. Police said an improvised explosive...

Iran 'deeply regrets' accidental shooting down of Ukrainian airliner

REUTERS January 11, 2020 11:43:16

Iran “deeply regrets” the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this week, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said in a tweet on Saturday. Armed Forces’ internal...

Sultan Qaboos of Oman dies

-- January 11, 2020 11:14:24

Oman’s ailing Sultan Qaboos bin Said, one of the Middle East’s longest serving rulers who maintained the country’s neutrality in regional struggles, died on Friday and the Gulf state...

Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

AP January 11, 2020 10:39:29

Iran announced Saturday that its military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly den...

Iran rejects claims it shot down Ukrainian jet

-- January 10, 2020 18:03:40

Iran has again rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near the capital, Tehran, on Wednesday. Its civil aviation chief said on Friday he was "certain" th...

India's SC says Kashmir internet shutdown unconstitutional

-- January 10, 2020 13:09:22

India’s Supreme Court said on Friday that shutting down the internet in the disputed region of Kashmir was unconstitutional in a rebuke for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. The...

Just 17 out of 80 million are poor, Chinese province says

-- January 10, 2020 12:03:03

A Chinese province has said just 17 people, out of its population of more than 80 million, are living in poverty. Jiangsu province said only a handful of people lived below its benchmark of 6,000 yua...

Australia to cull thousands of camels for water crisis

-- January 10, 2020 00:28:23

Thousands of camels in South Australia will be shot dead from helicopters as a result of extreme heat and drought, reports BBC. A five-day cull started on Wednesday, as Aboriginal communities in the...

2019 Australia's hottest, driest year on record

Xinhua January 09, 2020 17:56:07

Crippled with drought and ravaged by fire, it's no surprise that 2019 will go down as Australia's warmest and driest year on record. The official figures in the Annual Climate Statement released by t...

Philippines, Thailand prepare to evacuate citizens amid US-Iran tensions

Xinhua January 09, 2020 16:55:08

The Philippines on Wednesday expressed "deep concern over the events in Iraq" and the impacts they will have on peace and the stability of the Middle East region. "The Department of Foreign Affairs (...

19 die, 24 injured in Iran road crash

-- January 09, 2020 15:22:07

At least 19 people were killed and 24 others injured as a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in north of Iran on Thursday, official IRNA news agency reported. The accident happened on Firouz Kooh mo...

Three policemen die in clash with protesters in Vietnam

Reuters January 09, 2020 14:44:46

Three policemen were among at least four people killed in Vietnam on Thursday when protesters attacked soldiers building a wall near a military airport, the Ministry of Public Security said. The prot...

Australia issues new alerts as monster bushfires regenerate

Reuters January 09, 2020 11:36:30

Australian authorities issued new warnings and evacuation notices across the country’s heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires threatening severa...

Tibet receives 40m tourists in 2019

Xinhua January 08, 2020 19:53:44

More than 40 million tourists from home and abroad visited southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region in 2019, up 19 per cent year on year, according to local authorities. In 2019, tourism revenue rose...