Monday, September 21, 2015



The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are

Erdogan calls on Europe to support Turkey's moves

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Europe to support its work in Libya, where it is providing military

Voice calls to be restored on prepaid across J&K

Voice calls and short messaging service (SMS) facilities, which were suspended in August last year before the abrogation of

Filipinos turn volcano's ash, plastic trash into bricks

Ash spewed by a Philippine volcano is being mixed with plastic waste to make bricks in an inventive response

Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police in Mogadishu

A car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital

Experts warn over scale of China virus

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than

Pompeo meets Pakistani FM on Afghan ties

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here on Friday, discussing Afghanistan

5 Indonesian fishermen kidnapped n Sabah waters

Five Indonesian fishermen were abducted from the eastern edge of Sabah waters off Lahad Datu by kidnap-for-ransom groups linked

7 missing in Nepal avalanche

Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail,

Mumbai blasts convict "Doctor Bomb" who jumped parole arrested in up

 A 68-year-old convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Jalees Ansari, who had gone missing on Thursday after

Xi meets Myanmar State Counselor Suu Kyi

President Xi Jinping had a short meeting with Myanmar State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday after a

US envoy becomes mustachioed face of S Korean discontent

 The US ambassador to South Korea drew criticism from the highest levels of government in Seoul on Friday for

Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in seven decades

The birth rate was 10.48 per thousand in 2019 - the lowest since 1949, the National Bureau of Statistics

Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with US, talks with Afghan govt

 The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with US troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions

Pakistani court gives 55-year jail to 86 Islamists

A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year prison terms each for taking

Car-bomb attack in northern Syria

A car bombing has killed three Turkish soldiers in a Turkish-controlled area in northern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said.

Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under

The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of

Pakistani court hands down 55-year sentences to 86 Islamists

A Pakistani court has sentenced 86 members of a radical Islamist party to 55-year

Chinese birth rate falls to lowest in PRC history

China's birth rate has fallen to its lowest since the formation of the People's

Iran's Khamenei to lead prayers amid crash outrage


China's 2019 economic growth weakens to 6.1% amid trade war

China's economic growth sank to a new multi-decade low

Myanmar urged to restore full citizenship rights to Rohingyas

The government of Myanmar should take steps to urgently restore full citizenship rights to

Iran accuses Europe of succumbing to Trump

Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to "high school bully" Donald Trump when they triggered a

'S Korea should coordinate with US to avoid misunderstandings'

To avoid any "misunderstandings" that could trigger sanctions, South Korea should run any plans to engage with North Korea

Philippine volcano shows signs of calming

A Philippine volcano that has been spewing ash for days appeared to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists

Malaysia launches 5-yr plan to deal with underage marriage

Malaysia has launched a national plan to address the causes behind underage marriage in an effort to curb the

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