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21 February 2017 14:35

  At least five people have been killed as a bomb explosion rocked a court complex in northern Pakistan, the latest in a string of attacks which have claimed more than 100 lives over the past 10 days.  According to Pakistani police, three bombers attacked a court complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province on Monday. Police officials...

19 February 2017 17:17

Hundreds of Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh to escape persecution in Myanmar have returned home, community leaders said Sunday, adding that most had gone back temporarily to fetch relatives. Tens of thousands of Rohingya have fled across the border from Myanmar's Western state of Rakhine since October to escape a bloody crackdown by troops and police, Ahram Online reported. Dudu Mia, a...

19 February 2017 16:49

  Special envoy of Chinese government on Syria, Xie Xiaoyan, is to pay an official visit to Iran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on ways to settle the nearly six-year crisis in the Arab country. The Chinese diplomat is expected to arrive in Tehran on Tuesday. Xie visited Tehran in April 2016 and held talks with former Iranian deputy foreign minister for...

19 February 2017 9:08

China has stepped up its own pressure on North Korea over its missile and nuclear programs, suspending imports of North Korean coal, a major source of revenue for the government in Pyongyang. China’s Ministry of Commerce said in a notice posted on its website on Saturday that, starting February 19, all coal imports from North Korea would be suspended for the...

17 February 2017 15:01

  Pakistan has launched nationwide security raids following a deadly bomb attack on a Sufi shrine in the southeast of country, arresting and killing dozens of suspects. Security forces killed at least 39 suspected terrorists during overnight operations across the country, hours after a terrorist bombing carried out by Daesh killed at least 80 people, including 20 children, and injured some 250 more in...

17 February 2017 10:20

  More than 70 people have been killed and over 150 others injured in a huge bomb explosion at a shrine in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh. Pakistani local media reported that the blast ripped through the shrine in the town of Sehwan in Sindh Province on Thursday. "At least 72 are dead and over 150 have been injured," Senior police officer Shabbir Sethar told...

17 February 2017 10:14

  The de facto head of the South Korean company Samsung has been formally arrested on charges of bribery in connection with a massive corruption scandal. On Friday, prosecutors at the Seoul Central District Court approved an arrest warrant against Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s vice-chairman, citing new evidence collected against him in recent weeks. “It is acknowledged that it is necessary to arrest ...

16 February 2017 13:29

  Government officials in Myanmar say the army has ended the “clearance operations” in the country’s troubled Rakhine State, where a four-month, all-out military crackdown targeted ethnic Rohingya Muslims. “The situation in northern Rakhine has now stabilized. The clearance operations undertaken by the military have ceased, the curfew has been eased and there remains only a police presence to maintain the peace,” Myanmar’s...

15 February 2017 15:35

  Malaysia has arrested a female suspect in possession of a Vietnamese passport in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader’s half-brother in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysian Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that the suspect had been taken into custody at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, identifying her as 29-year-old Doan Thi-huong, as indicated on her...

15 February 2017 13:31

  Indonesians in the capital, Jakarta, have cast their ballots in an election to pick a new governor for the city, with early counts by private pollsters indicate a tight race between the Christian incumbent and his main Muslim rival. Polls opened in the Indonesian capital at 7:00 am (0000 GMT) on Wednesday and closed at 1:00 pm (0600 GMT). Some 7.1 million...

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