Gargash: Doha seeking the satisfaction of Washington, Iran

:: UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Friday that Doha’s opportunism is out in the open, and that Qatar is floundering in its own contradictions, appealing to More »

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

:: President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the US have tried to prevent him from fulfilling More »

Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP

:: A Baghdad court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces, the judiciary said. Kosrat Rasul had referred More »

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian More »

King Salman makes telephone call to Iraqi PM Abadi

:: King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud made a telephone call to Prime Minister Dr. Haydar Al-Abadi of Iraq today. According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), during the telephone conversation, they reviewed More »

 

Category Archives: Asia

Malaysia Airlines appoints group CEO to replace Bellew

:: Malaysia Airlines Berhad on Friday appointed Captain Izham Ismail as group chief executive officer designate with immediate effect following the departure of Peter Bellew after just over a year in the job. Izham, who has served as chief operating

Tillerson off to Middle East, South Asia with eye on Iran, Iraq

:: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads to the Middle East, South Asia and Europe this week on a diplomatic mission focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region, the State Department said

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif

:: A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed. The Sharifs have called the corruption

Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

:: The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become ISIS’ point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen ISIS

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base

:: Taliban militants killed at least 43 Afghan troops early on Thursday when they stormed a military base in southern Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said. Of 60 soldiers manning the base in the southern province of Kandahar, 43 were killed,

New policy could give India’s often exploited domestic workers minimum wage

:: Domestic workers in India will soon be entitled to a minimum wage and social security benefits, according to a draft proposal that activists say does not go far enough to protect these workers and lets employers off the hook.

Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

:: An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, police said. The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on

Thousands more Rohingya Muslims cross border into Bangladesh

:: Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot

Philippines’ Duterte says Marawi city ‘liberated’ after ISIS siege

:: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared a southern city “liberated from terrorists” after a five-month battle against militants loyal to ISIS. Duterte made the declaration in a rain-soaked speech to troops in Marawi where they have been fighting

Anies Baswedan sworn in as new Jakarta governor

Anies Baswedan

:: Former Education Minister Anies Baswedan and businessman-turned-politician Sandiaga Uno were sworn in Monday as the new governor and deputy governor of Jakarta at a ceremony held by President Joko Widodo at the State Palace. Baswedan and Uno will lead

Philippines: Last leaders of ISIS-tied siege killed in Marawi

:: The last two surviving leaders of a deadly siege in the southern Philippines, including a top Asian terror suspect, were killed Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of Marawi city still held

North Korea says ‘a nuclear war may break out any moment’

Kim In Ryong

:: North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.” Kim In Ryong told the UN General Assembly’s disarmament committee that

Saudi Crown Prince meets with the commander of the Pakistani Army

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Pakistani Army Commander Lieutenant General Javed Bajwa on Monday. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, especially in the military fields, and discussed a number of issues

Taliban attacks kill 10 policemen in Afghanistan

:: Afghan officials say Taliban attacks in the country’s south, west and east have killed at least 10 policemen. In southern Ghazni province, the insurgents stormed a security compound, using a suicide car, and killed at least seven policemen. Provincial

Eight dead as Rohingya boat sinks off Bangladesh

:: At least eight people drowned and dozens more are missing after a boat packed with Rohingya fleeing to Bangladesh sank on Monday, the latest victims of a half a million strong exodus sparked by an army crackdown in Myanmar.

Afghan air force gets its own Black Hawk choppers

:: Parked at a military runway in Afghanistan near other aircraft used in the fight against the Taliban, the grey-green helicopter appears unremarkable at first blush. A second look at the UH-60 Black Hawk reveals a vital distinction: the US

Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid — and worry

:: They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of gunshot wounds and midnight escapes from angry mobs and

Indian cross-border fire kills Pakistani child in Kashmir

:: At least one Pakistani child was killed and five civilians including four children were wounded after Indian troops fired into Pakistani Kashmir Saturday, officials said. The incident took place in Nikial sector on the Line of Control (LoC), the

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