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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...

Kashmir turmoil rises as India restricts movement

-- August 05, 2019 10:17:16

The disputed region of Kashmir was thrown into further turmoil in the early hours of Monday as regional leaders said they feared being arrested and Indian officials imposed restrictions in the city of...

Cambodian Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist, 'Brother Number Two', dead at 93  

-- August 04, 2019 22:06:19

Nuon Chea, the chief ideologist and ‘Brother Number Two’ of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, whose brutal rule in the 1970s led to the deaths of some 2 million people, died on Sunday in Phnom...

Japan needs to balance alliance with a prickly US amid China’s rise

Global Times August 04, 2019 17:57:23

Japan is regarded as a maritime country whose strategic security depends on the US. Sometimes Japan's policy is oriented by continental strategy; sometimes it is oriented by maritime strategy; and som...

HK won't succumb to radical protesters

Global Times August 04, 2019 17:51:28

A fresh round of demonstrations took place in Mong Kok, Hong Kong on Saturday, and again they led to violence. At one point, a group of radical protestors removed a Chinese national flag from a pole a...

25 dead, six missing after boats capsize in Philippines

AP August 04, 2019 13:52:15

Rescuers plucked more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce wind and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 25 with six m...

HK police make fresh arrests, city braces for further protests

-- August 04, 2019 11:17:31

Hong Kong police said on Sunday they arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more protests and a ge...

Tariffs in glare as India-US ties wobble

-- August 03, 2019 17:09:51

Recently, India-US relations have encountered challenges. The economic tension spawned by the US termination of India's Generalized System of Preference (GSP) designation in June and following tit-for...

Thousands of Indians flee Kashmir after security alert

-- August 03, 2019 17:01:55

Thousands of Indians have started leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible militant attacks in the area, a senior government offici...

Protesters gather in Hong Kong as rival rally supports police

-- August 03, 2019 14:42:25

More than a thousand mostly black-clad activists gathered in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district ahead of a protest march on Saturday, as the Chinese-controlled city braced for another weekend of anti...

S Korea warns Japan of security pact risk

-- August 03, 2019 13:35:02

South Korea is exploring all options in a bitter trade row with Japan, including scrapping an intelligence sharing pact, but wants a cooling off period with Tokyo, a senior South Korean official said...

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami fears after quake off Java

-- August 02, 2019 20:27:11

Indonesia's authorities have urged people living near the coast to move to higher ground after a powerful earthquake off the island of Java. Officials said the quake, put by US monitors at magnitude...

N Korea fires yet another round of ballistic missiles

-- August 02, 2019 13:27:47

North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday, a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Kor...

Small blast hit Bangkok amid ASEAN meet

-- August 02, 2019 11:13:12

Three small explosions injured three people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers....

Effective communication, cooperation best for ASEAN

Global Times August 01, 2019 17:46:35

The 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meeting is being held in Bangkok, Thailand from Monday to Saturday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend a series of...

Houthi attack on Yemen military parade kills 32

Reuters August 01, 2019 14:06:57

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched missile and drone attacks on Thursday on a military parade in Aden, the seat of the Saudi-backed government, that killed more than 30 people...

Malaysia to reform labour laws

-- August 01, 2019 13:06:15

Malaysia will review its labour laws to cut an ‘over-dependence’ on foreign labour and address other issues, its prime minister has said. The country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Moham...

Four more die of dengue in Singapore

-- August 01, 2019 12:15:20

Four more people, including a 46-year-old man, have died of dengue, bringing the total deaths this year to nine as of July 20 in Singapore, according to the government sources. The Ministry of Health...

Taiwan calls China tourism ban a ‘major mistake’ amid tension

-- August 01, 2019 11:01:23

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday called Beijing’s ban on individual tourists to the island a “major strategic mistake” amid heightened tension with giant neighbour China. C...

China's travel programme to Taiwan suspended

-- July 31, 2019 18:40:39

A pilot programme that allows residents of 47 Chinese mainland cities to travel to the island of Taiwan on individual trips will be suspended from August 1 due to the current cross-Straits ties. The...

You don’t need to visit Tehran, Iran asks Pompeo

-- July 31, 2019 17:06:46

Iran has dismissed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s offer to visit and address the Iranian people as a “hypocritical gesture.” “You don’t need to come to Iran,” Ir...

Iran says to cut nuclear deal commitments further

Reuters July 31, 2019 14:36:24

Iran is set to further cut its commitments to its international nuclear deal unless its European partners move to protect it from US sanctions by ensuring it can sell oil and receive income, its forei...

Roadside blast in Afghanistan kills 34 bus passengers

-- July 31, 2019 13:11:40

An explosion on Wednesday hit a bus traveling on a highway between two key cities in western Afghanistan, killing at least 34 passengers, including children, and injuring 17, officials said. Security...

China's Liaoning province considers 'three-child policy'

-- July 31, 2019 12:11:07

Northeastern Chinese province Liaoning is planning to loosen birth restrictions and allow some couples to have a third child in a bid to improve dwindling fertility rates and stop its workforce from d...

Indian coffee tycoon Siddhartha’s body found in river

-- July 31, 2019 11:50:27

Indian authorities said on Wednesday they have recovered the body of coffee baron V G Siddhartha from a river in southern India, after his disappearance on Monday sparked speculation he was facing int...

Tensions high as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

-- July 31, 2019 11:41:46

Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong on Tuesday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes between protesters...

18 dead as bomb hits passenger bus in Afghanistan

-- July 31, 2019 11:18:04

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb explosion hit a passenger bus in western Farha province, killing at least 18 people including women and children. Mohibullah Mohib, spokesman for the provincia...

North Korea fires missiles, its second test in a week

Reuters July 31, 2019 10:23:16

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the Unite...

4,000 Afghans killed or wounded in H1 2019: UN

-- July 30, 2019 11:28:55

At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half (H1) of 2019 in the war against Islamist militant groups, a UN report said on Tuesday. The latest casualty figures were releas...