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Iran ‘shoots down’ US spy drone

-- June 20, 2019 10:48:58

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claim to have shot down a US spy drone over Iranian airspace. State media reported the military hit a drone, which they named as a RQ-4 Global Hawk, near...

MH17 crash investigators to name four suspects

-- June 19, 2019 12:47:57

Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 will present new evidence later on Wednesday. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is expected to name...

Rocket hits site of major foreign oil firms in Iraq, two hurt

-- June 19, 2019 11:30:25

A rocket landed at a residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding...

Asian shares rise on trade optimism

-- June 19, 2019 11:14:54

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after US President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 2...

BRI can speed development, needs transparency: WB

-- June 19, 2019 11:02:22

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank has said in a report. The global lender said thi...

US, China to resume trade talks ahead of G20 summit

-- June 19, 2019 10:57:20

US and China will resume trade talks ahead of a meeting between their leaders at a G20 summit next week, US President Donald Trump has said. Mr Trump said on Twitter he had a "very good" call with Ch...

Turkey orders arrest of 128 army personnel over Gulen links

-- June 18, 2019 13:51:22

Turkey has ordered the arrest of 128 military personnel over suspected links to the network accused by Ankara of orchestrating an attempted coup in 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Tuesday....

SE Asian stocks tepid ahead of Fed meeting

-- June 18, 2019 13:46:59

Most Southeast Asian stock markets traded in a tight range on Tuesday as caution ahead of the US Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting kept investors on the sidelines. Singapore shares rose 0.9 pe...

Indonesia central bank likely to hold key rate

-- June 18, 2019 13:39:35

Bank Indonesia (BI), the central bank of the country, is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate steady at a policy review on Thursday, a Reuters poll showed. The poll also said that the BI may...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of rate decisions

-- June 18, 2019 13:11:55

Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday as caution set in ahead of interest rate decisions by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 eased 0.7 per cent to 20,972.71 w...

Rohingya crisis: UN finds its 'systemic failure' in Myanmar

-- June 18, 2019 11:57:39

There was a “systemic failure” of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacke...

Strong quake batters southern China, killing 11

-- June 18, 2019 11:31:56

A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on it...

US sending 1,000 more troops to Middle East

-- June 18, 2019 11:02:44

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat f...

India could benefit from US-China trade war: Study

-- June 17, 2019 15:27:27

The ongoing trade war between the US and China offers an opportunity to India for boosting exports of as many 350 products such as chemicals and granite to these countries, according to a study. The...

US military firms likely to face China rare earth restrictions

-- June 17, 2019 14:57:28

Military equipment firms in the United States will likely have their supply of Chinese rare earths restricted, the Global Times said on Monday, after China's state economic planner confirmed industry...

Indian shares fall on trade war fears

-- June 17, 2019 12:23:51

Indian shares fell on Monday after the country slapped higher tariffs on certain US products in retaliation to Washington’s decision to remove certain trade privileges for New Delhi. India, the...

UK to launch ‘groundbreaking’ China share market link

-- June 17, 2019 11:58:40

UK-listed firms will become the first foreign companies to be able to list in mainland China under a new stock link, the Treasury has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to launch the London-Shang...

Argentina, Uruguay reel after massive blackout

-- June 17, 2019 11:52:49

Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investi...

Pressure mounts on HK leader as democracy activist vows to join protests

-- June 17, 2019 10:54:55

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s...

Asian shares edge up ahead to Fed

-- June 17, 2019 10:54:01

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the US and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 per c...

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya, Somalia

-- June 16, 2019 14:00:04

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died in a bombing the same group carried out...

Planes collide mid-air in New Zealand, leaving two pilots dead

-- June 16, 2019 12:40:04

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said. Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jump...

Japanese cop stabbed in apparent pre-meditated attack: NHK

-- June 16, 2019 11:12:02

A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of vi...

Trump calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three murders

-- June 16, 2019 10:47:10

US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a “disaster” and will “only get worse” after three people were slain in the ci...

US needs to heed China's call to return to trade talks

Global Times June 15, 2019 17:24:50

If the Trump administration continues its condescending attitude toward China while refusing to take Beijing as an equal negotiating partner and to make long-overdue compromises on China's legitimate...

All eyes on Fed as stock market pines for rate cut

-- June 15, 2019 14:27:54

The Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week is shaping up as a pivotal one for Wall Street, with stocks primed for a selloff should the Fed fail to take an even more dovish tilt after policyma...

It doesn't matter if China's Xi attends G20: Trump

-- June 15, 2019 10:33:41

US President Donald Trump said “it doesn’t matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese city of Osaka, predicting a trade deal...

World stocks edge lower, gold gains

-- June 15, 2019 10:21:52

Global equity markets struggled and safe-haven assets like gold were in demand on Friday as weak Chinese data stoked investor anxieties over a global growth slowdown. The fears of a US-Iran confronta...

US stocks end lower with Fed in focus

-- June 15, 2019 10:14:25

US stocks ended lower on Friday, with investors cautious going into next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Shares of chipmakers sank on a warning from sector major Broadcom of a broad weakening i...

SE Asian stocks nearly flat in thin trading

-- June 14, 2019 12:29:35

Southeast Asian stock markets traded in a tight range on Friday as investors awaited a host of data from China, with Philippines shedding nearly 1.0 per cent on the back of industrials. Philippine...