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Over five million Zimbabweans ‘facing food crisis’

-- August 07, 2019 11:50:14

The UN has stepped up its emergency appeal for Zimbabwe, warning that more than five million people - a third of the population - are in need of aid. The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a $33...

Pakistan vows to fight India’s ‘illegal Kashmir move

-- August 07, 2019 11:06:09

Pakistani PM Imran Khan has vowed to fight India's decision to revoke Indian-administered Kashmir's autonomy, including at the UN Security Council. Mr Khan said the move was in breach of internationa...

US plan to contain China’s rise would end in failure: Experts

Global Times August 06, 2019 17:40:36

Washington's plans to contain China's economy would end in failure and the price to be paid by the US will far exceed its imagination as it provokes a massive trade war, Chinese experts warned on Tues...

US service sector growth hits three-year low

-- August 06, 2019 14:25:16

The US non-manufacturing sector in July expanded at the slowest pace in nearly three years, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has said. The non-manufacturing index (NMI), which gauges the per...

China warns Hong Kong protesters not to ‘play with fire’

-- August 06, 2019 14:09:08

China has issued a strong warning to Hong Kong's protesters, saying their attempts "to play with fire will only backfire". A spokesman for China's top policy office in Hong Kong told protesters not t...

Hiroshima marks 74th anniversary of atomic bombing

-- August 06, 2019 12:38:36

Hiroshima marked the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan's government do more. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised...

Death toll from Texas shooting reaches 22

-- August 06, 2019 12:14:28

Two more victims of a shooting rampage at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas in the US died of their wounds on Monday, police said, raising the death toll to 22 in the massacre as US President Donald T...

Trump freezes all Venezuelan govt assets in US

-- August 06, 2019 11:39:14

US President Donald Trump imposed a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on Monday, sharply escalating an economic and diplomatic pressure campaign aimed at removing sociali...

UN urges restraint by India, Pakistan over Kashmir

-- August 06, 2019 10:48:56

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, his spokesman said on Monday, after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, the Himalayan region...

Turkey says all parties should cooperate in eastern Mediterranean

-- August 05, 2019 15:07:13

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on all parties in the eastern Mediterranean to cooperate with Turkey to solve problems in the area. Turkey has sent two drilling ships to explo...

Taiwan July exports seen stable

-- August 05, 2019 14:13:15

Taiwan’s exports likely rose 0.5 per cent in July from a year earlier, logging a second straight month of growth, according to the median forecast of 15 analysts polled by Reuters. The island&r...

HSBC ousts CEO Flint to accelerate growth

-- August 05, 2019 13:06:20

HSBC ousted Chief Executive Officer John Flint after just 18 months in that role, in a surprise move that the lender’s chairman said was necessary to accelerate progress of its strategic priorit...

19 die in Cairo car explosion

-- August 05, 2019 10:56:55

A multiple-car crash set off an explosion that ignited a fire at Egypt's main cancer hospital and caused 19 deaths, the government said. The health ministry said 30 others were injured by the crash n...

Nine confirmed killed in Ohio mass shooting

-- August 04, 2019 14:27:19

Nine people have been killed and at least 16 injured in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio in the US, police have confirmed. First reports came in at about 01:00 local time (05:00 GMT) of a shooting out...

US ‘very confident’ to build maritime coalition in Gulf: Pompeo

-- August 04, 2019 12:40:05

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was “very confident” the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf, despite a lukewarm response from Eu...

Tanzania plane crash kills two South African citizens

-- August 04, 2019 12:28:39

A light plane crashed in western Tanzania on Saturday, killing two South Africans, officials said late on Saturday. The plane with registration ZU-TAF-19 is a four-seater Sling plane from South Afric...

Libyan coast guards rescue 62 illegal immigrants

-- August 04, 2019 12:10:14

Libyan coast guards on Saturday rescued 62 illegal immigrants off the country's western coast, said the Libyan anti-illegal immigration department. "A coast guards patrol rescued 62 illegal immigrant...

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...

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...

Sudan’s army, opposition reach deal to pave way for transitional govt

-- August 03, 2019 10:52:22

Sudan’s military council and the main opposition coalition have reached an agreement to usher in a new period of transitional government, African Union mediator for Sudan Mohamed Hassan Lebatt t...

Indonesia’s economy likely to grow 5pc in Q2

-- August 02, 2019 14:44:12

Indonesia’s economic growth likely to grow 5.0 per cent in the second-quarter (Q2) as soft commodity prices and weakening global trade continued to hurt exports, a Reuters poll showed on Friday....

European shares fall after Trump trade threats

-- August 02, 2019 14:21:43

European stock indexes lost up to 2.0 per cent in early trading on Friday after US President Donald Trump said he will impose more tariffs of Chinese goods. Abruptly ending a temporary trade truce be...

Wall St ends lower amid downbeat data

-- August 02, 2019 14:10:11

Wall Street ended lower on Thursday, as investors digested a batch of negative data that pointed to slowing US economic activity and grew concerned over US-China trade prospects. The Dow Jones Indu...

Trump's tariffs jolt global stocks, trigger rush to safety

-- August 02, 2019 14:08:09

Global stocks took another beating on Friday with investors piling into safe-haven assets after US President Donald Trump said he would slap a 10 per cent tariff on the remaining $300 billion of Chine...

Trump tariffs ‘backfiring’ on US economy

-- August 01, 2019 13:58:55

US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is backfiring and impacting the US economy, according to his former chief economic adviser. The tariff battle has had a “dramatic impact&r...

UK to spend extra $2.6b on no-deal Brexit planning

-- August 01, 2019 13:21:31

Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by spending an extra 2.1 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union with or without a divorce d...

US accuses Chinese billionaire of evading $1.8b in tariffs

-- August 01, 2019 12:48:42

Chinese billionaire Liu Zhongtian has been indicted in the US over allegations he evaded $1.8 billion (£1.5b) in tariffs on aluminium imports. Prosecutors accuse Mr Liu of using the aluminium c...

Mexico lowers growth projection to 1.1pc

-- August 01, 2019 11:26:39

Mexico’s Finance Ministry has lowered its growth forecast for 2019 to 1.1pc as evidence mounts that Latin America’s second-largest economy is falling short of the government’s expect...

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...

Bin Laden’s son Hamza is dead, US officials say

-- August 01, 2019 10:14:32

The son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, Hamza, has died, according to US intelligence officials. Details of Hamza Bin Laden's place or date of death remain unclear in the anonymously-sourced rep...