Category Archives: Asia

Picture shows ‘moment after Kim Jong Un’s brother was poisoned’

Kim Jong-Nam

A Malaysian newspaper has published a picture it says shows one of the last images of Kim Jong-Nam before the half-brother of the North Korean leader was allegedly killed following a poisoning attack. The picture released by the New Straits

Gulf states take part in major naval drill in Pakistan

Member states of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took part in a major multi-national naval exercise Aman 17 in Pakistan. The exercise sought to address challenges from the regional conflicts, political interests and terrorism. The US, Russia, and China

Former N.Korean spy says Kim Jong Nam’s assassins likely amateurs

Former North Korean spy Kim Hyon-hui said the alleged assassins of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be amateurs, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Saturday. Kim Jong Nam, the older half-brother of Kim Jong

Unraveling the mystery over ‘Muslim NATO’ chief Raheel Sharif

For most analysts and watchers of Pakistan, the appointment of General Raheel Sharif as head of the Saudi-led military coalition continues to be shrouded in mystery. They either see little progress since the announcement or cannot comprehend what it really

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tension between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a sufi shrine in Pakistan,

India legislators come to blows before confidence vote

V. K. Sasikala

Indian legislators came to blows Saturday, ripping out microphones and breaking chairs as the new leader of Tamil Nadu state sought to win a vote of confidence in the regional assembly. Shouting slogans, legislators disrupted the assembly as Edappadi Palanisamy,

Indonesian woman ‘tricked’ into killing North Korean leader’s brother

Siti Aisyah

The Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean leader’s half brother in Malaysia was duped into thinking she was part of a comedy show prank, Indonesia’s national police chief said Friday, citing information received

North Koreans tried to stop autopsy on body of leader’s half-brother

Kim Jong Nam

North Korean officials spent hours on Wednesday trying to talk Malaysia out of conducting an autopsy on Kim Jong Un’s estranged half-brother, who was murdered at Kuala Lumpur airport this week, three sources familiar with the stand-off told Reuters. Malaysian

Deadly blast hits Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine

At least 75 people were confirmed dead and 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a city located in the Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The attack is

Samsung chief Lee arrested in corruption investigation

Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested early on Friday over his alleged role in a corruption scandal that led parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye, in a blow to the world’s biggest maker of smartphones. The 48-year-old Lee,

Saudi King Salman receives Bahrain crown prince, Malaysian defense minister

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met with Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa as well as Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and the accompanying delegation. During his meeting with both the Bahraini and Malaysian leaders, Saudi King

Run-off election for Jakarta governor heightens tension

A tight and possibly ugly contest is expected in a second round election for governor of the Indonesian capital that will pit the minority Christian incumbent against a former cabinet minister backed by conservative Muslim clerics. After months of campaigning

At least 30 killed in attack targeting shrine in Pakistan’s Sindh province

At least 30 people were killed and 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a city located in the Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Taluka Hospital Medical Superintendent

UAE connection to India’s record 104 satellites launch

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space agency. Nearly all of the nano satellites are from other countries, including Israel, Kazakhstan, The Netherlands,

Kim Jong Un’s brother ‘poisoned by female North Korean agents’

Malaysia has detained a woman holding a Vietnamese travel document in connection with the death of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, police said on Wednesday. The woman, detained on Wednesday morning at the low-cost terminal of

China’s credit growth poses challenge

Chinese banks kept up a strong pace of lending at the start of the year, even with signs of tightening by the central bank, highlighting the challenge Beijing faces as it tries to deflate asset bubbles without risking a blow

Pakistani star of Shahrukh Khan film opens up about life as single mom

Mahira Khan, the Pakistani actress who has just starred in a hugely successful Shahrukh Khan movie in Bollywood named Raees, has opened up about being a single mother, her television performances and life in Pakistan. In an interview to The

Katrina Kaif to walk the ramp in Dubai mall

Katrina Kaif

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif will walk the catwalk at an event in Dubai later this month. Kaif, who is the face of a popular Dubai fashion retailer will be at a fashion show to showcase the label’s latest collection, reported

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