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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...

Cultural consumption becoming a necessity for life among Chinese: Survey

Xinhua August 10, 2019 16:41:45

Cultural consumption is regarded as a necessity for life among Chinese, according to a survey conducted by the China Tourism Academy (CTA) and Shanghai-based Creatoo Company. Over 70 per cent of the...

Two million hajj pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat

Reuters August 10, 2019 16:05:52

More than two million hajj pilgrims gathered at Saudi Arabia’s Mount Arafat on Saturday amid the summer heat and regional tensions for a vigil to atone for their sins and seek forgiveness from t...

Iran unveils 'upgraded missile defence system'

-- August 10, 2019 15:05:19

Iran unveiled on Saturday what authorities said was a locally upgraded missile defence system with a range of 400 km (250 miles) and able to defend against cruise and ballistic missiles and drones. T...

Death toll from India floods jumps to 95

-- August 10, 2019 14:40:06

The death toll from floods in India’s states of Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra rose to 95, official figures showed on Saturday, as heavy rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands to ev...

Typhoon causes landslide in eastern China, killing 13

-- August 10, 2019 13:25:28

Thirteen people were killed and 16 were missing in eastern China on Saturday in a landslide triggered by a major typhoon, which also caused hundreds of flight cancellations and the evacuation of more...

North Korea fires two short-range missiles in ‘show of force’

-- August 10, 2019 11:19:39

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Saturday, South Korea said, in a “show of force” against US-S Korea joint military exercises. More missile launches are h...

10 dead in Myanmar landslide; dozens missing

-- August 10, 2019 10:50:34

At least 10 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide caused by severe rains buried homes and buildings in southern Myanmar, officials and rescue workers said on Friday. Heav...

Thailand fighting a 'hybrid war': Army chief

-- August 09, 2019 20:28:16

Thailand’s army is fighting a “hybrid war” waged by enemies who are using “fake news” to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a...

Three days of protests start at Hong Kong airport

-- August 09, 2019 14:48:46

Demonstrators have gathered at Hong Kong's airport, marking the start of three days of unauthorised rallies in the Chinese territory. Activists dressed in black sat in the arrivals hall waving banner...

Cambodia, Sri Lanka sign deals to boost bilateral ties

Xinhua August 09, 2019 12:59:24

Cambodia and Sri Lanka signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on Thursday to boost bilateral relations in politics, trade and investment, a Cambodian senior official said. Cambodian Prime Min...

China issues 'red alert' as super typhoon approaches

Reuters August 09, 2019 10:52:50

China’s weather bureau issued a red alert early on Friday as super typhoon Lekima approached Zhejiang province on the eastern coast, after forcing flight cancellations in Taiwan and shutting mar...

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...