• Mon, Oct 23, 2017
  • 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.

  • Pakistan court indicts Sharif in 3rd graft case Pakistan court indicts Sharif in 3rd graft case
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201701:13 PM

    Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was today indicted by an anti-graft court in a third corruption case related to Flagship Investments and other offshore companies.

  • Putin advocates 'civilized' solution to Korean Peninsula impasse Putin advocates 'civilized' solution to Korean Peninsula impasse
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201708:26 AM

    Russia has always favoured a civilized way to settle all disputes, including the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

  • UN chief to meet Trump to discuss UN reform UN chief to meet Trump to discuss UN reform
    Updated: Oct, 20, 201707:58 AM

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to Washington and meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, a UN spokesman announced.