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Citizens in the southern Philippines will vote on Monday on a proposal to give the region greater autonomy,

Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria

Israel’s military said it carried out 

Chinese told to behave ahead of festive mass migration

The Chinese authorities have vowed to crack down on uncivilized behavior on public transport as the country's largest

Huge explosion in Syria capital causes fatalities

A "huge explosion" near a military intelligence office in Damascus Sunday left a number of dead and wounded,

Iraqi PM makes first visit to Basra

Iraqi premier Adel Abdel Mahdi visited Basra Sunday, his first trip as prime minister to the southern province

Blast kills 5 demining experts in Yemen

An explosion killed five demining specialists in war-torn Yemen's central province of Maarib on Sunday, security and medical

Taliban attack kills seven

A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least seven security guards Sunday after targeting the convoy of an Afghan governor,

Saudi Arabia to become ‘a tourism magnet’

Saudi Arabia has won praise for a series of Vision 2030 megaprojects that “will put

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani registers for re-election

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan’s delayed presidential

Taiwan's traditional medicine stores struggle on life support

According to the Compendium of Materia Medica, the sixteenth-century text that is the lodestar

Swine flu kills at least 48 in India

At least 48 people have died and 1,173 have

Indian agency attaches Zakir Naik’s $23m assets

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs

Rivals stage giant joint rally to oust Modi

India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted

Mahathir defends his leadership in Oxford Union address

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has defended the country's record on democracy and his past leadership in a

Malaysia to meet Singapore officials on airspace, maritime disputes

 Singapore and Malaysia officials will meet "in the coming weeks" to discuss ongoing disputes about airspace and maritime

NASA and China collaborate on moon exploration

The space agencies of the United States and China are coordinating efforts on moon exploration, NASA said on

Afghan, Taliban reject talks with US in Pakistan

The Afghan Taliban rejected reports in the Pakistani media that they were prepared to resume meetings with US

Philippines' richest man Sy dies at 94

The Philippines' wealthiest man Henry Sy, who rose from being a penniless Chinese immigrant to leading a multi-billion

Six civilians dead in US-led strike on IS in Syria

Four children were among at least six civilians killed in a US-led air strike on the Islamic State

Swine flu kills at least 40 in India

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the

Top Republican urges slow US pullout in Syria

A senior Republican senator on Saturday urged US President Donald Trump to slow down the withdrawal of US

'Progress needed at 2nd Trump-Kim summit'

The planned second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un needs to

Two monks shot dead as violence flares in Thailand's deep south

Gunmen in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others

Germany, China pledge to deepen pragmatic financial cooperation

Germany and China on Friday (Jan 18) signed agreements to strengthen coordination in banking, finance and capital markets,

Vietnam wants to host

Vietnam's premier has said his country is willing to host a much-anticipated second summit between United States President

India SC orders security for women who entered temple

India's Supreme Court on Friday (Jan 18) ordered southern Kerala state to provide "round-the-clock" security to two women

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