China urges Australia to take practical actions to improve ties

BEIJING: China has lodged stern representations with Australia over its "diplomatic boycott" of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson...

Putin terms talks with President Joe Biden ‘open and constructive’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that his talks with U.S. President Joe Biden had been open and constructive and there...

20 Bangladesh students sentenced to death for brutal murder over Facebook post

A Bangladesh court sentenced 20 university students to death on Wednesday for the brutal 2019 murder of a young man who criticised...

US think tank suggests hunger could kill more Afghans than bombs, bullets

A US-based think tank has called on the international community to ease restrictions on Afghanistan to avoid "state failure and mass starvation",...

Indian CDS Gen Rawat among 13 dead as IAF chopper crashes

India's Defence Chief Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other people were killed after a military helicopter they were travelling in crashed...

UN chief isolating after Covid-19 exposure

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was exposed to the coronavirus Tuesday by a UN official who already had Covid-19 and is...

Malaysian appeal court upholds ex-PM Najib’s 1MDB conviction

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian appeal court on Wednesday upheld former leader Najib Razak's corruption conviction and 12-year jail term over the multi-billion-dollar...

China used cloud seeding tech to modify weather for political event: study

China recently used cloud seeding to control rain and pollution ahead of a major political event, according to a Beijing university study. According...

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar violence

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media...

Israel airstrike targets ‘Iran weapons’ in Syria port

BEIRUT: An Israeli airstrike hit a shipment of alleged Iranian weapons in the Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, in the first...

China to meet major economic targets this year: Chinese Premier Li

China has the ability to fulfill major economic targets and tasks set for the year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday,...

Xi Jinping calls for strengthening legislation in national security, sci-tech innovation

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to strengthen legislation in key areas such as national security, scientific and technological...

UK Afghanistan evacuation chaotic and dysfunctional: whistleblower

LONDON: Britain's handling of the evacuation of vulnerable Afghans from Kabul after the Taliban seized power in August was dysfunctional and chaotic,...

Biden to tell Putin he’ll face toughest sanctions yet if he invades Ukraine

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW: US President Joe Biden will use a high-stakes video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin later on Tuesday to tell him that...

Putin and Modi discuss trade, humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Monday, with trade and the deteriorating...