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Saudi Arabia detains eight intellectuals, entrepreneurs

-- November 25, 2019 16:57:35

Saudi Arabia has detained at least eight people, mostly intellectuals and writers, two sources including London-based Saudi rights group ALQST said, amid a two-year crackdown on free expression in the...

More secrets of China’s Xinjiang camps leaked to foreign media

-- November 25, 2019 13:30:18

Classified Chinese government documents made public by an international group of journalists describe the repressive inner workings of detention camps in Xinjiang, in a second rare leak in days of sec...

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam promises 'open mind' after election rout

BBC November 25, 2019 12:31:00

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has said the government will listen to the public with an open mind, after pro-Beijing candidates were resoundingly defeated in local elections. According to local media...

Hong Kong democrats romp to local election landslide

Reuters November 25, 2019 11:38:57

Hong Kong’s democrats romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections after residents turned out in record numbers on Sunday to vote following six months of anti-govern...

South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

-- November 25, 2019 11:14:32

South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile ties between the former wartime foes and allies...

China's high-speed railway to stretch 35,000 km by year-end

Xinhua November 24, 2019 17:07:47

China's high-speed railway network will continue to top the world with an estimated length of 35,000 km by the end of this year, said China Railway. The total length of China's railways will exceed 1...

Eight Afghan troops killed in central Daikundi province

Xinhua November 24, 2019 16:52:28

Eight security personnel have been confirmed dead as the armed insurgents stormed security checkpoints in Kajran district of the central Daikundi province on Sunday, provincial government spokesperson...

Organs from toddler give four people chance for long life

Global Times November 24, 2019 16:46:27

The organs of a two-year-old boy from Beijing, who died in a building collapse, have given four people hope for a long and healthy life and touched people's heart across China. Man Yu'ang, a boy from...

Hong Kong protesters hope vote will send message to China

BBC November 24, 2019 14:22:48

Voters have turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots in Hong Kong's district council elections. By lunchtime, the number of voters had already surpassed the final total in the 2015 election...

New Delhi struggles with very poor air quality

Xinhua November 23, 2019 16:55:42

The air pollution level in the Indian capital of New Delhi and outskirts of the national capital region (NCR) remained very poor on Saturday, officials said. According to the Central Pollution Contro...

South Korea to continue intelligence-sharing pact with Japan

-- November 23, 2019 13:38:50

South Korea says it is to continue a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan that had been threatened by a long-running dispute. The move was welcomed by the US which had urged the two countrie...

12 die in road mishap in western India

-- November 23, 2019 11:42:16

At least 12 people, including one child and five women, died and 10 others injured in a road mishap in Rajasthan state of India on Saturday, a local police officer said. All the travellers from the L...

ICC fears ‘state policy’ to attack Rohingyas: Prosecutor

-- November 23, 2019 11:35:40

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said the ICC judges feared that Myanmar may have ‘state policy’ to attack its minority Rohingya population in Rakhine. &ld...

Sydney takes eight spot in global pollution index

Reuters November 22, 2019 20:29:08

The Australian state of New South Wales was gasping under the worst levels of air pollution ever recorded on Friday as smoke from widespread bushfires caused a spike in hospital visits and hazards inc...

New Zealand jury convicts man of murdering British backpacker

Reuters November 22, 2019 13:15:06

A jury in New Zealand on Friday convicted a 27-year-old man of murdering a British woman backpacker, a case that shocked the country and raised questions about its reputation as a safe, easy-going hol...

Malaysia arrests 680 suspected members of Chinese fraud gang

-- November 21, 2019 14:39:34

Malaysian authorities have arrested 680 Chinese nationals suspected of operating an extensive online fraud operation cheating people in their homeland, officials said on Thursday. A team of 150 Immig...

Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after election independence comment: China

-- November 21, 2019 13:47:08

The Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January elections said he was working towa...

Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at world court

Reuters November 21, 2019 12:02:42

Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said on...

Western media shifts tone on HK riots

Global Times November 20, 2019 17:37:14

As the months-long violence in Hong Kong entered a deadly level in the past two weeks, with radical rioters turning university campuses into "terror camps" to engage in clashes with police, a public o...

Sri Lankan prime minister to resign

-- November 20, 2019 17:08:58

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to resign on Wednesday as his party’s candidate lost in a presidential election over the weekend, two government sources said. “...

‘Catastrophic’ fire alerts in South Australia, Victoria

-- November 20, 2019 13:44:41

Heat and winds are threatening to widen Australia's bushfire crisis, with three states warned to expect their worst conditions of the season so far. Soaring temperatures in South Australia prompted "...

US backing for Israeli settlements clouds peace process

-- November 19, 2019 13:21:21

The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel’s right to build Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were “inconsistent...

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment

-- November 19, 2019 12:34:11

The former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a prison sentence for corruption, has left the country to receive medical treatment in London. Sharif, a three-time prime minister, has...

China coal mine blast claims lives of 15

-- November 19, 2019 11:49:24

Fifteen people were killed and nine others injured in a coal mine gas explosion in north China's Shanxi Province, local authorities said Tuesday. Investigation showed that 35 miners were working unde...

Myanmar judge extends sentences for jailed poets

Reuters November 19, 2019 11:26:51

A Myanmar judge on Monday extended the sentences of a troupe of satirical performers jailed for mocking the military, in a case that has raised new concern about freedom of expression. Seven members...

Kuwait PM declines reappointment, emir removes senior ministers

Reuters November 18, 2019 19:37:42

Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier in the OPEC oil producer on Monday, rebuffing the offer from the ruling emir after submitting the...

Cambodia’s princess dies at age 76

-- November 18, 2019 17:55:38

Cambodia's Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, a former minister of culture who helped revive traditional Apsara dance after the brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime nearly wiped it out, has died at age 76, the r...

North Korea not interested in meaningless talks with United States

Reuters November 18, 2019 17:15:18

North Korea's government has said it is not interested in meaningless talks with the United States just so President Donald Trump had something to boast about, urging an end to what it called a policy...

Kuwait to adopt asphalt tech to pave road

-- November 18, 2019 13:13:37

Kuwait has developed a new rubber asphalt technology to create a new form of road paving material, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has said. Suad Al-Bahar, representative of the res...

Hong Kong court rules ban on face masks unconstitutional  

Reuters November 18, 2019 12:57:39

Hong Kong’s High Court ruled on Monday that a British colonial-era emergency law revived by the government to ban protesters wearing face masks was unconstitutional. It said the law was &ldqu...