Sri Lanka’s disputed PM Rajapaksa resigns amid crisis

Saturday, 15 December 2018 16:30
Sri Lanka’s disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on Saturday, seven weeks after he was appointed in a surprise move that sparked a political crisis in the island nation. The former strongman signed his resignation letter, surrounded by his party…

13 killed in Vietnam flood

Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:43
At least 13 people were killed due to a flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday. The victims were reported in five provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh, reports Xinhua news agency.…

China wants to include bamboo in climate talks

Thursday, 13 December 2018 19:13
Katowice (Poland): China has demanded the inclusion of sustainable and low-carbon bamboo in the ongoing climate talks as it can provide valuable opportunities for the green development of developing countries along the Belt and Road.

India, Russia To Sign Deal For S400 Air Defence System This Week: Kremlin

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 08:28
NEW DELHI: India and Russia will sign a deal for the multi-billion-dollar S-400 surface-to-air missile system this week. The signing of the deal for Moscow's most advanced air defence system will be overseen by Russian president Vladimir Putin, who is…

Thai Beach That Featured In Leonardo DiCaprio Film Closes Indefinitely

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 07:36
BANGKOK: A Thai beach made famous by the 2000 Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" will stay closed indefinitely to give its ecosystem time to recover, authorities said on Tuesday. Maya Bay, on Phi Phi Leh island in the Andaman Sea,…

Body Found Inside Plane Days After Crash Landing In Pacific Lagoon

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:16
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: A male passenger's body has been found inside an airliner that ditched and sank in a lagoon last week after missing the runway on a remote Pacific island, officials said. The Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 was attempting…

Pakistani Bureaucrat Steals Kuwaiti Delegate's Wallet, Claims Video

Monday, 01 October 2018 08:05
NEW DELHI: In a major embarrassment for the Pakistani government, a senior bureaucrat was caught on camera allegedly stealing the wallet of a Kuwaiti official who was part of a delegation that visited the country to discuss investment plans. The…

North Korea Maps Out Detailed Plan For Missile Launches To Sea Off Guam

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:20
SEOUL: North Korea offered a glimpse into its plans to fire missiles near Guam in photos released by its state media on Tuesday, as leader Kim Jong Un was briefed on the plans drawn up by the army amid heightened…

Qatar Waives Visa For 80 Countries, Including India, Amid Gulf Crisis

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 18:40
DOHA: Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbours. Nationals from dozens of countries in…

Up To 100 Feared Dead, Thousands Injured In China Earthquake

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:56
BEIJING: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least seven people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Seven people died and 88 were injured in the quake, including 21 seriously, the official…