updated 12:02 PM UTC, May 24, 2017

16 killed in Yemen airstrikes

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:44
Sanaa: At least 16 civilians were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led Arab coalition against the northern Yemeni city of Saada, a stronghold of the Houthi rebel movement.The victims, mostly women and children, were in a…

Couple kidnapped by Taliban beg for life in latest video clip

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:39
Islamabad: An American-Canadian couple kidnapped by the Taliban in 2012 said in a latest video clip that has surfaced that their captors would execute them if the Afghanistan government did not change its policies with regard to the Taliban prisoners,…

Sri Lanka to ease restrictions on foreigners acquiring investment land

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:39
Colombo: Sri Lanka is taking measures to ease the restrictions imposed on foreigners acquiring land in the island nation for investment projects, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday.A new draft bill is being prepared with the aim of providing…

Don't be suspicious of China, daily tells India

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:37
Beijing: It is regrettable that some Indians treat China's increasing influence in Myanmar with suspicion and even hostility, a Chinese daily said on Wednesday.Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's recent trip to China has been widely associated with Myanmar President…

Pakistan sisters make history flying Boeing-777 same time

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:31
Islamabad: Two Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots made history by becoming the first pair of sisters in Pakistan to fly Boeing-777 airplanes at the same time, the media reported on Wednesday.Maryam Masood and Erum Masood are both first officers who…

97 militants killed in Afghan operations

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:25
Kabul: At least 97 Taliban militants were killed and 24 injured as the Afghan security forces pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.In one operation, 57 Taliban militants were killed after joint Afghan security…

South Korean atomic bomb victims lost in damages claim lawsuit

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:14
Seoul: South Korean survivors from the 1945 US atomic bombings of two Japanese cities on Wednesday lost a damages claim lawsuit against the government here.The lawsuit had been filed by 141 South Korean victims of the US dropping of atomic…

Myanmar, ethnic groups meet at Panglong conference

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:37
Nay Pyi Taw: The Panglong Peace Conference, aimed at the unity of all ethnic nationalities and building a democratic federal union through dialogue, kicked off here on Wednesday.The four-day conference is being attended by representatives of the government, the parliament,…

North Korea executes vice-premier: Seoul

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 13:05
Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of Vice Premier Kim Yong-jin for being an "anti-revolutionary element", South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.The 63-year-old politician was allegedly executed by a firing squad in July, a ministry source…
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