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Tsai leaves for US, warns of threats from ‘overseas forces’

-- July 11, 2019 12:07:21

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen left for the United States on Thursday on a trip that has angered Beijing, warning democracy must be defended and the island faced threats from “overseas forces&rdq...

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in Gulf

-- July 11, 2019 11:23:27

Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British war...

Myanmar has ‘much more’ to do, says Ban

-- July 11, 2019 10:50:22

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon believes Myanmar is not playing the role expected of it in repatriating refugees from Bangladesh to their homeland in order to resolve the Rohingya crisis. Speaking to the...

24 dead in Papua New Guinea tribal massacre

-- July 10, 2019 12:08:31

Children and pregnant women are among those murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea's Highlands area. At least 24 people are confirmed to have died in a brutal flare up of violence between...

Air India issues apology after banning Zamzam water

-- July 09, 2019 16:55:53

Air India has issued an apology and withdrawn its decision to ban holy Zamzam water on its narrow-body aircraft as many Hajj pilgrims of the country expressed displeasure. The Indian flag carrier als...

Rights violations in Kashmir unchecked: UN

-- July 09, 2019 15:52:01

Tensions in disputed Kashmir after a deadly suicide bombing earlier this year are having a severe impact on human rights in the region, a United Nations report released on Monday said. Muslim-majorit...

US, Taliban resume talks after Afghans agree to end bloodshed

-- July 09, 2019 13:03:48

US and Taliban officials will on Tuesday resume talks in Qatar aimed at ending Afghanistan’s 18-year war, hours after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants ended a meeting with both...

Japan rejects South Korea’s calls to scrap export curbs

-- July 09, 2019 12:02:00

Japan pushed back on Tuesday against calls from South Korea to scrap curbs on some high-tech exports, ratcheting up tension in a decades-old diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global sup...

Hong Kong extradition bill is dead: Lam

-- July 09, 2019 10:18:27

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory's biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government's work on the bill had been a...

China slams US for harassing its scholars, students

Global Times July 08, 2019 21:15:31

China has urged the United States to stop making unjust charges on Chinese scholars and students, and not to disturb people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The foreign ministry of Chin...

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after strong quake

-- July 08, 2019 11:41:17

There were no reports on Monday of major damage in Indonesia from a weekend earthquake of magnitude 6.9 off the northeastern coast of the island of Sulawesi, and authorities lifted a tsunami warning....

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act: Minister

-- July 08, 2019 11:25:41

Britain’s detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran’s Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television...

27 die as bus falls into drain near Agra

-- July 08, 2019 10:52:55

At least 27 people died and around 15 injured when a passenger bus carrying them fell into a drain in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning, confirmed a state government source. T...

People-to-people cooperation key to further strengthening China-Pakistan relations

Global Times July 07, 2019 18:08:02

The extraordinary friendship between China and Pakistan is 69 years strong this year. Over the years, this friendship has led to ever closer cultural integration in the two countries as many Chinese s...

Sri Lanka on alert as Buddhist monks hold first meeting since Easter

-- July 07, 2019 14:23:46

Police lined the streets of the Sri Lankan highland town of Kandy on Sunday and the army was on standby as hardline Buddhist monks gathered for their first big assembly since Easter attacks by Islamis...

Iran announces plans to enrich uranium beyond deal limit

-- July 07, 2019 13:34:30

Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level to what officials said earlier was 5 per cent to produce...

Taliban car bomb blast kills 12 in Afghanistan

-- July 07, 2019 12:24:15

Taliban Islamist fighters killed at least eight Afghan security force members and four civilians, as well as wounding more than 50 civilians, by blowing up a car bomb in central Ghazni province on Sun...

Iran says to raise uranium enrichment to 5pc

Reuters July 07, 2019 10:24:44

Iran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5 per cent, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official told Reuters, in a move signalling a dee...

Japan PM Abe's coalition on track to win solid majority in election

-- July 06, 2019 12:49:13

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track to win a solid majority in a July 21 upper house election, and his dream of revising the pacifist constitution could still be alive if enough...

Iran threatens to seize British oil tanker

-- July 05, 2019 17:31:42

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian super tanker in Gibraltar by Royal Marines. “If Britain does...

Chinese state media blames West’s meddling for HK unrest

-- July 04, 2019 13:23:33

Chinese state media blamed meddling by Western governments on Thursday for unrest in Hong Kong amid an escalating diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom over protests in the former Briti...

Rahul Gandhi quits as Congress leader

-- July 04, 2019 11:57:49

Rahul Gandhi, leader of opposition Congress party, said on Wednesday he had asked party bosses to find a successor after he took responsibility for losing a general election that has left the party in...

N Korea says US 'hell-bent on hostile acts'

-- July 04, 2019 10:50:30

North Korea's mission to the United Nations accused the United States on Wednesday of being "more and more hell-bent on hostile acts" against Pyongyang, despite President Donald Trump wanting talks be...

I am no longer Congress president: Rahul Gandhi

-- July 03, 2019 17:20:57

Indian politician Rahul Gandhi has said he is no longer Congress president and the party's working committee should meet immediately to decide on his successor. "Party [Congress] should decide on th...

261 hospitalised after eating in Imelda Marcos’s birthday party

-- July 03, 2019 17:05:25

Chaos erupted at a huge party to celebrate the 90th birthday of former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos on Wednesday, with 261 friends and supporters rushed to Manila hospitals with suspected food...

UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar

-- July 03, 2019 14:56:51

Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator has said....

US criticises Chinese 'missile launches' in South China Sea

-- July 03, 2019 13:46:59

The US has accused China of conducting missile launches in the South China Sea, describing Beijing's actions as "meant to intimidate". US media first reported the launches citing unnamed Pentagon off...

Dam bursts in India after heavy rains, killing six

-- July 03, 2019 11:33:40

Heavy monsoon rains caused the breach of a small dam in western India, washing away dozens of homes and killing at least six people with 18 missing, a government official said on Wednesday. Seasonal...

China’s outrage over HK violence may prompt tighter embrace

-- July 02, 2019 22:14:53

China deplored violence in Hong Kong on Tuesday that saw protesters ransack the city's legislature, fuelling expectations it will take a tougher line on the territory, even as details of the scenes of...

China government slams Hong Kong protesters for violence

-- July 02, 2019 16:27:23

China’s government strongly backed Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s embattled administration on Tuesday, saying the occupation and vandalising of the city’s legislature by pro-...