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India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests

-- October 30, 2019 13:03:36

India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security c...

Iraqi prime minister's main backers agree to oust him

-- October 30, 2019 12:57:25

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s two main backers have agreed to work on removing him from office as protests against his government gained momentum in Baghdad and much of the Shi’i...

Criticism over Uighurs not ‘helpful’ for trade talks, China warns US

-- October 30, 2019 10:51:54

The United States and 22 other countries at the United Nations pushed China on Tuesday to stop detaining ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, prompting China’s UN envoy to warn it was not “he...

Sci-tech board wins plaudits at 100 days

Global Times October 29, 2019 17:20:45

With the STAR Market, the Shanghai Stock Exchange's sci-tech innovation board, set to mark its 100th day of trading on Tuesday, experts are lauding its role in China's national strategy of innovation-...

‘Global ring’ involved in smuggling 39 found dead in UK truck

-- October 29, 2019 16:24:21

A court heard on Monday that a global ring had been involved in smuggling the 39 people whose bodies were found in a truck near London, as the driver faced charges of manslaughter and people-trafficki...

China tops list of Russia's most friendly countries

-- October 29, 2019 16:13:14

China tops the list of Russia's most friendly countries, a recent opinion poll conducted by the Russian government-owned research centre VTsIOM has showed. The poll was conducted on Aug. 22 among 1,6...

Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters, killing 14

Reuters October 29, 2019 15:01:06

Iraqi security forces killed at least 14 people in the Shi’ite holy city of Kerbala overnight after opening fire on protesters, medical and security sources said, in a return to tactics denounce...

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits southern Philippines

-- October 29, 2019 11:48:59

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hit central Mindanao in the southern Philippines on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing residents to rush from schools and offices. The quake struck 26 km (16...

Grenade attack hits Kashmir ahead of visit by EU MPs

-- October 29, 2019 11:09:13

A group of EU lawmakers will visit Indian Kashmir on Tuesday, the first foreign delegation since the special status of the region was revoked, Indian officials said, hours before a grenade attack unde...

Indian capital's air quality falls to "severe" category

Xinhua October 28, 2019 20:38:34

The air quality in the Indian capital plummeted to "severe" category on Monday morning, post the festival of lights "Deepawali" when people indulged in bursting firecrackers. According to the Air Qua...

4th Afro-Chinese folklore festival kicks off in Egypt

Xinhua October 28, 2019 18:56:50

Artists stage performance at Philae Temple in Aswan, Egypt, on October 27, 2019. The fourth edition of the Afro-Chinese Arts and Folklore Festival kicked off on Sunday inside ancient Philae Temple in...

China-South Pacific ties maintain ‘sense of justice,’ friendship

Global Times October 28, 2019 18:36:40

The third China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum was held on October 21 in Apia, the capital city of Samoa. The two sides explored more cooperation opportunities in...

South Korea offers talks to North Korea on Mount Kumgang issues

-- October 28, 2019 13:17:18

South Korea on Monday offered to hold working-level talks with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to discuss issues on the DPRK's scenic resort of Mount Kumgang. Seoul's unification min...

Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture: Iraqi intelligence sources

-- October 28, 2019 12:15:04

In their long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi intelligence teams secured a break in February 2018 after one of the Islamic State leader’s top aides gave them information on how he escaped c...

14 hostages freed in attacks on Rakhine rebels: Myanmar

-- October 28, 2019 11:30:50

Myanmar’s army said it had rescued 14 people seized by insurgents in restive Rakhine state after Arakan Army rebels reported many dead in military attacks on boats carrying soldiers and police s...

Russia accuses US of smuggling oil from Syria

-- October 27, 2019 17:40:19

Russia's Defence Ministry on Saturday accused the United States of smuggling oil from eastern Syria to other countries with convoys guarded by private military companies and special operations forces....

China's industrial profits drop 2.1pc in Jan-Sept

Xinhua October 27, 2019 17:31:18

Profits of China's major industrial firms dropped 2.1 per cent year on year in the first nine months, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Sunday. The decline narrowed from the 3....

Chinese, Brazilian presidents hold talks

-- October 27, 2019 15:08:40

China's policy to develop relations with Brazil from a strategic height and long-term perspective remains unchanged and their mutually beneficial cooperation will embrace a brighter future, Chinese Pr...

Iraq deploys counter-terrorism forces to protect Baghdad buildings

Reuters October 27, 2019 14:08:30

Iraq’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service said on Sunday it had deployed in the streets of Baghdad upon Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s orders to protect important state buildings while sec...

Islamic State leader Baghdadi reportedly killed by US forces

Reuters October 27, 2019 12:41:30

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to have been killed in a US military operation in Syria, sources in Syria, Iraq and Iran said on Sunday, as US President Donald Trump prepared to...

39 UK truck victims likely Vietnamese

-- October 26, 2019 19:08:37

Most of the 39 people found dead in the back of a truck near London were likely from Vietnam, a community leader from the rural, rice-growing community where many of the victims are believed to have c...

China firmly opposes US vice president's speech

Xinhua October 26, 2019 17:16:08

China on Friday expressed strong indignation and firm opposition to a speech by US Vice President Mike Pence that intentionally distorted China's social system, human rights and religious conditions a...

Storms ravage eastern Japan, killing 10

-- October 26, 2019 14:55:53

The death toll from torrential rains that caused flooding and mudslides in Japan climbed to 10 on Saturday, with three others missing, public broadcaster NHK reported, just two weeks after the region...

Lightning kills 150 in central India in two months

-- October 26, 2019 13:57:04

At least 150 people were killed in different incidents of lightening during rains in India's central state of Madhya Pradesh over the past two months, said the latest data released by a private organi...

BJP wins in Maharashtra

-- October 25, 2019 16:18:54

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party retained its control over a big western state on Tuesday and was left scouting for an ally to keep hold of a northern state, after the two election r...

Pollution levels in New Delhi worst this year

-- October 25, 2019 16:07:19

Pollution levels in India's capital New Delhi have hit their worst for the second time in October -- earning a "very poor" rating and indicating air quality could deteriorate further after the Hindu f...

Two Myanmar cops killed in Rakhine state

-- October 25, 2019 13:43:31

Two policemen have been killed with five other policemen and two women civilians injured as the local insurgent Arakan Army (AA) attacked a police convoy in Myanmar's western Rakhine state. The convo...

Chinese paper says Britain must accept responsibility for truck deaths

-- October 25, 2019 11:19:38

Britain and other European countries must accept some responsibility for the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found dead in a refrigerated truck near London, the state-backed Glo...

Ten areas where China and US need to focus

Global Times October 24, 2019 17:29:56

Substantial progress has been made in the latest round of China-US trade consultations on October 11. The volatile trade dispute which has taken global economic circles by storm over the past year and...

India, Pakistan sign pact on cross-border temple visits

-- October 24, 2019 16:29:34

India and Pakistan signed an agreement on Thursday allowing Indian pilgrims to cross the border to a Sikh shrine in Pakistan, rare cooperation between the nuclear-armed rivals at a time of tension and...