• Sun, Oct 22, 2017
  • Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:55 PM

    Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and...

  • Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid: Opposition Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid: Opposition
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:50 PM

    The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia’s parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to defuse the regional government’s push for...

  • Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30 Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:45 PM

    An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.

  • Xi foiled coup by ex-Chinese political heavy weights: Official Xi foiled coup by ex-Chinese political heavy weights: Official
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:37 PM

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has foiled a coup by former political heavy weights who were at the receiving end of his high-profile anti-graft campaign, a top Chinese official has revealed.

  • US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqa Raqa US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqa Raqa
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:34 PM

    The Islamic State group's defeat in its Syrian bastion of Raqa was a historic achievement, the US-backed force that led the months-long battle said at an official ceremony in the city today.

  • Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name Oxford college drops Suu Kyi from common room name
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:29 PM

    The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room for her...

  • 'Bigotry seems emboldened': Bush slams Trump-era politics 'Bigotry seems emboldened': Bush slams Trump-era politics
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201709:26 PM

    George W Bush issued a sharp denunciation of bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods, in what was seen as a clear rebuke of politics in the age of President Donald Trump.

  • G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route G7 tackles foreign fighters as EU helps shut 'terror' route
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201708:32 PM

    G7 interior ministers discussed today ways to tackle one of the West's biggest security threats - jihadist fighters fleeing Syria - as the EU promised to help close a migration route labelled a...

  • Tamil groups meet Sirisena to demand amnesty to political prisoners Tamil groups meet Sirisena to demand amnesty to political prisoners
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201705:07 PM

    Tamil minority groups in Sri Lanka have met President Maithripala Sirisena demanding general amnesty to over 11,000 political prisoners held under the tough prevention of terrorism law since the end...

  • Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended for 30 days Hafiz Saeed's house arrest extended for 30 days
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201701:43 PM

    Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was on Thursday extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province.