Monday, September 21, 2015



 Hong Kong student leaders on Thursday announced a two-week boycott of lectures from the upcoming start of term,

India tightens Kashmir restrictions

Authorities in the main city of Indian Kashmir tightened

Pakistan warns cable operators against airing Indian channels

Pakistan’s electronic media watchdog has warned the cable TV

Israel eases rules on cyber weapons exports

Israel is easing export rules on offensive cyber weapons, despite accusations by human rights and privacy groups that

Indonesia arrests 34, blocks internet in Papua

Indonesia has cut off internet access in eastern Papua to prevent provocative posts online from fuelling violence, after

Iran displays domestically built mobile missile defense system

Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defense system on Thursday, at

Taiwan warns Pacific islands of China's 'empty promises' on aid

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against "empty promises" of financial aid from China,

Zarif says Iran won't start war

 Iran will not start a war in the Gulf but it will defend itself, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad

China's social media campaign Banned at home but thriving abroad

More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served

Three Turkish soldiers killed in clash

Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey near the borders with

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and

No point in talking to them: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan intensified his criticism

Scores missing after SW China hit by mudslides

Nine people have died and 35 are still missing

Scores of Myanmar Facebook accounts shut

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216

Japan bullet train runs with door completely open

A Japanese bullet train hurtling along at 280 kilometres per hour ran for nearly

Indonesia shuts internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia has blocked internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of

Singapore PM's wife takes to FB, defends husband's RM6.6 million salary

Ho Ching, who is married to Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, took to

Hong Kong police in standoff with protesters after sit-in

Hong Kong riot police faced off briefly with protesters occupying a suburban train station

Indian investigators arrest key opposition leader

Federal investigators on Wednesday arrested a key opposition Indian

Sorong, the largest city in West Papua, saw several buildings torched in the unrest. -AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to his British counterpart, Boris Johnson, about violent demonstrations over Kashmir

Hunt for 250 inmates in Papua prison break

Indonesian authorities are hunting for more than 250 inmates who escaped from a prison in the province of

China rules out allowing same-sex marriage

Limiting marriage to a relationship between a man and a woman will remain China's legal position, a parliament

Japan, S Korea agree to repair frayed ties

Japan and South Korea agreed on Wednesday on the need for dialogue to resolve a feud over compensating

Rahul, Priyanka back P Chidambaram

Indian Congress leader Rahul Gandhi yesterday joined the chorus from his party condemning the government over the case

Death toll from Afghan blast rises to 80

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen

Iranian news agency says tanker leased to shipping firms

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the Adrian Darya 1 tanker, which was released after being

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