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North Korea threat looms as China, Japan, South Korea leaders meet

REUTERS December 22, 2019 11:26:34

The spectre of new confrontation between Pyongyang and Washington hangs over meetings between China, Japan and South Korea this week, with growing risks North Korean actions could end an uneasy detent...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- December 22, 2019 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

'China emerges stronger from trade war with US'

Global Times December 21, 2019 18:14:31

China has manifested growing strength in China-US competition, and that the essence of the trade war initiated by the US is targeted toward the economy and high technology, a Global Times' survey show...

Phase-one China-US trade deal benefits whole world: Xi Jinping

XINHUA December 21, 2019 18:04:10

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said the phase-one economic and trade deal between China and the United States benefits both sides and the whole world. In a phone conversation on Friday with his US...

'Saudi threatened to send back Pakistanis, reemploy Bangladeshis instead'

-- December 21, 2019 17:45:41

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alleged that Pakistan skipped Kuala Lumpur summit as Saudi Arabia threatened to recruit Bangladeshi people after sending back Pakistanis. Erdogan made the a...

Muslim nations consider gold, barter trade to beat sanctions

REUTERS December 21, 2019 14:16:17

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey and Qatar are considering trading among themselves in gold and through a barter system as a hedge against any future economic sanctions on them, Malaysian prime minister Mahathi...

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

-- December 21, 2019 13:15:14

Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to dela...

Modi summons ministers to discuss security situation following protests

REUTERS December 21, 2019 11:45:47

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called a meeting with his council of ministers on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the country following protests against a controversial citize...

Curfew in Indian city, internet shut in parts

Reuters December 20, 2019 20:57:29

Authorities shut down the internet in parts of northern India on Friday and imposed a curfew in a southern city after two people died in clashes between police and stone-throwing protesters angered...

6.1 magnitude earthquake rattles Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir

-- December 20, 2019 19:06:13

An earthquake shook some buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kashmir State in India on Friday, witnesses said. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centred in mountainous Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan,...

Protesters chant 'Remove Modi' after prayers at historic Indian mosque

-- December 20, 2019 18:09:07

Chants of 'Remove Modi' filled the air after Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid as protesters gathered to march toward New Delhi’s center, one of many demonstrations across India over a...

Mobile internet ban lifted in Assam

-- December 20, 2019 14:37:48

Authorities in India’s Assam state have resumed mobile internet services, 10 days after it was suspended in the wake of violent protests over the controversial new citizenship law, officials sai...

Three die in protests against new citizenship law in India

REUTERS December 20, 2019 12:04:23

Three people died of injuries sustained in intensifying protests against a new citizenship law in India on Thursday with thousands taking to the streets nationwide in defiance of temporary bans on pub...

Hang corpse for three days if Musharraf dies before execution: Pak court

-- December 19, 2019 21:15:28

A Pakistan special court issued a bizarre but apparently symbolic order for former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Thursday, saying his corpse should be dragged to parliament and hang for three day...

Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations

-- December 19, 2019 15:42:17

Hit by US sanctions that make it difficult to get Western insurers from covering Iranian exports, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday proposed setting up a transport insurance mechanism exclu...

India police ban protests against citizenship law

-- December 19, 2019 13:14:53

Police have banned protests against a controversial new citizenship law in several parts of India. The ban has been imposed in parts of the capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh state, and some areas of Karna...

Pakistan’s Musharraf calls death sentence a ‘personal vendetta’

-- December 19, 2019 12:21:43

Speaking from his hospital bed in Dubai, Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf said a special court’s decision to sentence him to death in a high treason case was the result of...

State of emergency declared in Australia over bushfire crisis

-- December 19, 2019 11:19:03

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia, amid fears a record-breaking heatwave will exacerbate the state's bushfire crisis. The nation experienced its hottest day on reco...

South Korea court jails Samsung chairman for violating labour laws

Reuters December 18, 2019 17:13:15

A South Korean court sentenced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd board Chairman Lee Sang-hoon to 18 months in jail for sabotaging legitimate union activities on Tuesday. Lee and about 25 other defendants we...

1,300-year-old royal tomb discovered in NW China

Xinhua December 18, 2019 16:42:06

A tomb dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) was discovered in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, the province's archaeology institute said Tuesday. The tomb, found in Yancun Village, Xixian New...

Indian SC turns down petition to stop implementation of citizenship law

-- December 18, 2019 12:40:50

India’s top court on Wednesday refused to stall the implementation of a new law that lays out a path for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries for Indian citizenship, despite vi...

Japanese journo wins damages in lawsuit over alleged rape

-- December 18, 2019 12:09:33

A Japanese court on Wednesday ordered prominent reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi to pay 3.3 million yen ($30,375) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito in a civil lawsuit over her allegations he had raped he...

Indian citizenship law: Modi defiant despite widespread protests

-- December 18, 2019 10:49:12

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reacted with defiance to widespread protests against a new citizenship law. The law offers citizenship to non-Muslims from three nearby countries. The governm...

Ex-Pak president Musharraf gets death in high treason case

-- December 17, 2019 13:52:35

A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday found former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharraf guilty of high treason and handed him death sentence — a first in Pakistan's history. A three-me...

China objects to Malaysia’s UN submission on South China Sea

-- December 17, 2019 13:05:04

China has protested against Malaysia filing a submission with the United Nations last week seeking to establish the limits of Malaysia's continental shelf in the northern part of the disputed South Ch...

India citizenship law protests spread across campuses

-- December 17, 2019 10:49:34

Protests over a new Indian citizenship law based on religion spread to student campuses on Monday as critics said the Hindu nationalist government was pushing a partisan agenda in conflict with the co...

Xi reiterates his support for HK leader

-- December 16, 2019 19:55:35

Hong Kong has faced its “grimmest and most complex year” since the former British colony was returned to China, President Xi Jinping said on Monday, before reiterating his support for the...

Women are better leaders than men: Barack Obama

BBC December 16, 2019 19:44:57

Former US President Barack Obama has said if women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes. Speaking in Singapore, he said women aren't pe...

Netanyahu’s Likud challenger surging ahead

-- December 16, 2019 18:42:57

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenger for the post of ruling Likud party leader is picking up more endorsements ahead of the official launch of his primary campaign on Monday, r...

Afghan forces rescue 12 detainees from Taliban hideout

-- December 16, 2019 18:06:04

The security forces have stormed a Taliban militants’ hideout in Shahidi Hasas district of Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan province and rescued 12 detainees, all civilians, said an army sta...