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US defence chief says Huawei is too close to Chinese govt

-- June 01, 2019 14:26:07

Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Saturday that technology firm Huawei was too close to the Chinese government, adding that Washington was concerned about cyber attacks and the thef...

Saudi king slams Iran’s ‘terrorist acts’ at OIC summit

-- June 01, 2019 13:57:11

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman slammed Iran over recent attacks targeting the kingdom, describing the incidents on Saturday in a speech before Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca as “terrorist ac...

Boris Johnson would be ‘excellent’ Tory leader: Trump

-- June 01, 2019 11:52:30

Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice for the Conservative Party leadership. In an interview with the Sun ahead of his visit to the UK, Mr Trump said: "I think Boris woul...

Disgruntled employee kills 12 at Virginia municipal centre

-- June 01, 2019 11:33:44

A disgruntled public utility employee opened fire with a handgun on co-workers at a municipal building in Virginia on Friday afternoon, killing 12 people and wounding at least four before he was fatal...

World stocks drop on trade war fears

-- June 01, 2019 11:33:13

Global equities tumbled and safe-haven sovereign bonds surged Friday after President Donald Trump’s unexpected threat of tariffs on Mexican goods added to fears that escalating trade wars will p...

US stocks drop on surprise Mexico tariff threat

-- June 01, 2019 11:17:19

US stocks dropped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track for its first monthly drop of the year after President Donald Trump’s surprise threat of tariffs on Mexico fuelled fears increasing...

Turkish economy shrinks again as currency crisis bites

-- May 31, 2019 19:15:57

The Turkish economy shrank sharply year on year for the second straight quarter in early 2019, laying bare the impact of a punishing currency crisis and soaring inflation and interest rates against a...

WB forecasts China GDP growth at 6.2pc in 2019

-- May 31, 2019 12:34:04

The World Bank has forecasted that China's economy will grow at 6.2 per cent in 2019 and 6.1 per cent in 2020. In an external environment that has become less favourable due to slowing global growth...

Nikkei tumbles to three-month low

-- May 31, 2019 12:28:25

Japan’s Nikkei tumbled to a more than three-month low, led by a plunge in carmakers after US President Donald Trump said the US would impose a new tariff on all imports from Mexico next month....

Asian shares mixed amid trade worries

-- May 31, 2019 12:20:23

Asian shares were mixed on Friday as trade worries continued after US President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on imports from Mexico. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 0.7 per cen...

Malaysia's PPI falls 1.4pc in April

-- May 30, 2019 14:39:03

The producer price index (PPI) for local production in Malaysia decreased by 1.4 per cent year-on-year in April, official data showed Wednesday. According to Malaysian Statistics Department, the fall...

Taiwan holds military drills, vows to defend against Chinese aggression

-- May 30, 2019 12:33:59

Taiwan’s air, sea and land forces conducted a drill to repel an invading force on Thursday, as its defence minister pledged to defend the self-ruled island against China’s rising military...

Ukrainian military chopper crash kills four

-- May 30, 2019 11:39:46

A Ukrainian Soviet-designed military helicopter Mi-8 crashed late on Wednesday in western Ukraine, killing all four crew members, Ukrainian land forces said on Thursday. It gave no reason for the inc...

Israel to hold fresh election as Netanyahu fails to form govt

-- May 30, 2019 11:23:39

Israeli lawmakers voted to dissolve parliament early on Thursday, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midni...

Libya, UNICEF sign deal to provide education for Libyan children

-- May 29, 2019 12:22:20

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Libyan Ministry of Education on Tuesday signed an agreement to provide education for children affected by the armed conflict in the country. "Towar...

Asian shares fall as China-US jitters set in

-- May 29, 2019 11:20:42

Asian shares fell on Wednesday on expectations that a trade dispute between China and the United States would simmer and possibly weigh on growth. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 gave up 1.1 per c...

Australia’s ‘Egg Boy’ gives donations to NZ attack victims

-- May 29, 2019 11:00:43

An Australian teenager who broke an egg on a controversial far-right senator's head says he has given almost A$100,000 (£55,000; $69,000) to survivors of the Christchurch mosque attacks. Will C...

Five die after drinking spurious liquor in India

-- May 28, 2019 14:10:21

Five people died and 19 were being treated in hospital after drinking spurious liquor in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, a district official said on Tuesday. The victims fell ill...

Austrian parliament ousts Chancellor Kurz after video scandal

-- May 28, 2019 13:43:38

Austria's parliament has removed Chancellor Sebastian Kurz from office in a special parliamentary session. His previous coalition ally, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), and the opposition Soci...

Kenya goes for $750m loan from World Bank

-- May 28, 2019 12:25:18

Kenya is negotiating with the World Bank for a $750 million (591.8 million pounds) loan for budgetary support, documents on the proposed funding posted on the lender’s website showed on Tuesday....

Asian shares rise in muted trading

-- May 28, 2019 11:48:16

Asian stocks mostly rose in muted trading Tuesday in the absence of major market-driving news on trade negotiations during the visit of US President Donald Trump to Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nik...

Egypt’s security forces committed war crimes in Sinai, HRW says

-- May 28, 2019 11:39:43

Egyptian security forces have committed widespread abuses against civilians in restive northern Sinai peninsula, some of which amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday, urging ot...

PNG to hold key parliament session amid leadership turmoil

-- May 28, 2019 10:59:46

Papua New Guinea’s lawmakers gathered on Tuesday for a crucial sitting of parliament, with opponents vowing to topple the government of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, who clings on despite...

At least 40 inmates found strangled in Brazil prison clashes

-- May 28, 2019 10:38:13

At least 40 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before,...

Former head of notorious Ethiopian prison arrested

-- May 27, 2019 11:54:27

The former head of a notorious Ethiopian prison has been arrested and is expected to face trial. Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, also known as Hassan Dhere, was arrested in neighbouring Somalia in a town wher...

Brazil prison riot leaves 15 dead

-- May 27, 2019 10:21:48

A riot between inmates in a prison in Brazilian state of Amazonas ended with 15 dead on Sunday, according to a statement of the state secretariat for prisons. Inmates at the Amazonas jail were choked...

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war fanatic’ over missile test comments

-- May 27, 2019 10:16:07

US National Security Adviser John Bolton is a “war fanatic” who was wrong to conclude that North Korea’s recent missile tests violated United Nations resolutions, the North’s f...

Winning BJP candidate Smriti Irani’s close aide shot dead

-- May 26, 2019 13:04:58

An aide to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Smriti Irani, who recently defeated Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi for a seat in parliament, was shot dead overnight, police said on Sunday. Suren...

US ambassador urges China to hold talks with Dalai Lama

-- May 26, 2019 11:54:38

China should hold talks with Tibet’s spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad told Chinese officials during a trip to the Himalayan region where he criticised Beij...

Israelis protest moves to grant Netanyahu immunity from prosecution

-- May 26, 2019 11:12:48

Thousands of Israelis have protested against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country’s Supreme Court. T...