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US or Saudi strike would result in ‘all-out war’, Iran warns

-- September 19, 2019 17:41:51

Any US or Saudi military strike against Iran would result in "all-out war", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif said on Thursday. "I am making a very serious statement that we don't want wa...

Afghan airstrike kills 30 civilians

-- September 19, 2019 16:38:50

At least 30 civilians were killed and 40 injured in an air strike conducted by the Afghan security forces, backed by US air support, in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Thursday, reports Reuters...

Taliban car bomb kills 20 in Afghanistan

-- September 19, 2019 12:43:37

A Taliban truck bomb killed at least 20 people and wounded 95 others when it exploded near a hospital in southern Afghanistan, an official said. The Taliban, who have been carrying out nearly daily a...

Apples rot in Kashmir orchards, as lockdown continues

Reuters September 19, 2019 10:11:45

It’s harvest time, but the market in the northern Kashmiri town of Sopore - usually packed with people, trucks and produce at this time of year - is empty, while in orchards across India’s...

The road to sustainable peace in Asia

Global Times September 18, 2019 19:03:33

It was around 10:00pm when I found myself on a bus leaving Gimhae International Airport for downtown Busan in South Korea. The roads of the city that became famous in Asia for hosting the 2002 Asian G...

India bans e-cigarettes

-- September 18, 2019 18:08:42

India's cabinet on Wednesday banned production and import of electronic cigarettes, a public health move that is seen dashing the expansion plans of companies such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris Inter...

Cambodia unveils masterplan to boost tourism in two world heritage sites

Xinhua September 18, 2019 17:32:39

Cambodia is set to roll out the Four-Strategic Plan for Tourism Development aimed at reviving tourism at the Angkor Archaeological Park and the Preah Vihear temple in northern provinces, a local newsp...

Netanyahu teetering in close election race

-- September 18, 2019 13:08:23

Israel’s election remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with television stations carrying unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former mi...

Open your eyes: UN envoy to Suu Kyi

-- September 18, 2019 10:54:27

A UN human rights expert has implored Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to ‘feel with her heart before it is too late’, saying that even if Rohingyas wished to return they h...

India expects to gain control over Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Reuters September 18, 2019 10:11:28

India’s foreign minister said that the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan belongs to India and that he expected New Delhi to gain physical control over it one day, as the two countries aga...

US has no right to arbitrarily convict Iran

Global Times September 17, 2019 17:00:24

Saudi Arabia's oil facilities were attacked by drones on Saturday. According to The Economist, Saudi Arabia's oil output was cut in half because of the attacks. Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed resp...

Iranian arms used in Saudi attack: Riyadh

-- September 17, 2019 16:38:20

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that the attack on its oil facilities was carried out with Iranian weapons, according to a preliminary investigation, but stopped short of directly blaming regional foe Ira...

Blast kills 24 at Afghan election rally, aide says president unhurt

-- September 17, 2019 16:21:33

An explosion near an election rally attended by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani killed 24 people and injured 31 others, a health official said, but Ghani was unhurt according to an aide, reports Reuters...

China, Russia pledge to bolster strategic partnership

Xinhua September 17, 2019 16:10:07

China and Russia on Monday pledged to bolster relations and further develop their comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for a new era. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Russian Deputy...

15 die as truck falls off cliff in Philippines

-- September 17, 2019 14:22:01

Philippine police say at least 15 villagers were killed and several others injured when the truck they were riding in lost control and fell off a cliff in a remote mountain village in the country&rsqu...

Aramco attack a reciprocal response by Yemen, says Rouhani

Reuters September 17, 2019 11:29:12

An attack on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities was a reciprocal measure by “Yemeni people” to assaults on this country, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, hours afte...

Xi underlines security, openness in cyberspace

Xinhua September 16, 2019 18:15:02

President Xi Jinping has highlighted the necessity for a cyberspace environment that is safe and manageable as well as open and innovative. Efforts should be made to raise people's sense of fulfillme...

HK needs stronger common interests

Global Times September 16, 2019 17:50:29

The number of people participating in radical protests in Hong Kong has significantly dropped. However, few violent protesters still act rampantly. Because Hong Kong is at the crossroads of worsening...

Saudi oil attacks: Will fuel prices go up?

BBC September 16, 2019 17:29:12

Saudi Arabia's state-owned company Aramco is the world's biggest oil producer, generating 10 per cent of the world's oil, but it is also one of the world's most profitable businesses. For a drone att...

Restore normal life in Kashmir, India's top court asks government

-- September 16, 2019 17:01:47

India’s top court has asked the federal government of the country to restore normal life in Kashmir as soon as possible, as a partial shutdown of the disputed region entered its 42nd day. India...

There will be no Rouhani-Trump meeting at UN: Iran

-- September 16, 2019 13:20:20

Iran said on Monday there would be no meeting between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his US counterpart Donald Trump at the United Nations, Iranian state television reported, after the White Hou...

Kim invites Trump to Pyongyang in new letter

-- September 16, 2019 12:52:14

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday, citing diplomatic sources. The letter, th...

CPC issues revised regulations on Party rules

Xinhua September 15, 2019 20:28:32

The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has issued a set of revised and newly drafted regulations on the Party's rules and normative documents. The regulations include revised versions o...

Suu Kyi stripped off of honorary freedom award

-- September 15, 2019 18:18:37

The City of London Corporation in the United Kingdom has suspended its 2017 honorary freedom award bestowed on Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to Burmese local media. The Myanma...

US hawks’ ‘China threat’ paranoia knows no bounds

Global Times September 15, 2019 18:03:34

Hawks in the US have found a convenient pretext to push the "China threat" propaganda in the garb of the Hong Kong protests. By ramping up anti-China hysteria, they are trying to tar the country's nam...

Iran dismisses US allegations over Saudi oil attacks

Reuters September 15, 2019 17:44:21

Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that disrupted world oil production and warned on Sunday that US bases and aircraft carriers in the regio...

Kathmandu battles dengue as temperatures rise

Reuters September 15, 2019 16:45:12

For Prabina Maharjan, it started with a headache, which then turned into fever and body pain. When she finally turned up at the Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital a week ago, tests sho...

Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross

-- September 15, 2019 12:48:19

The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under thei...

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities threaten price hikes

Reuters September 15, 2019 12:42:03

Saturday’s attacks on key Saudi Arabia processing plants will test the world’s ability to handle a supply crisis as it faces the temporary loss of more than 5 per cent of global supply fro...

Drone attacks knock out half of Saudi Arabia's oil supply

Reuters September 15, 2019 10:47:15

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom’s output, in a move exp...