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10 December 2016 10:15

  Hundreds of people in Pakistan have held a protest rally against the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. On Friday, the demonstrators took to the streets in Karachi, Pakistan's largest and most populous city, to condemn the dire situation of desperate Rohingya Muslims in the Southeast Asian country, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the community. The protesters...

9 December 2016 14:44

Iran says it has signed contracts with South Korea’s shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Company to build at least eight Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) as well as medium-range tankers for carrying petroleum products.     The contracts were the first of their kinds that Iran has signed after the removal of sanctions in January. They were sealed between Hyundai Heavy - the...

9 December 2016 14:07

  The Japanese government says the estimated costs of dealing with the damage from a 2011 nuclear disaster at Japan’s Fukushima power plant have doubled to nearly $190 billion. The figure is nearly double the previous estimate of 11 trillion yen made three years ago and underlines the challenge Japan faces in overcoming the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The costs include money needed...

9 December 2016 14:02

  South Korean lawmakers have approved an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, stripping her of sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that has rattled her administration. The motion was passed in a secret balloting in South Korea’s National Assembly during a Friday session by 234 votes to 56, easily winning the required two-thirds majority in the 300-seat parliament. “I declare that...

9 December 2016 9:30

  South Korean lawmakers have approved an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye, stripping her of sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that has rattled her administration.

8 December 2016 16:48

  South Korean opposition parties have introduced a motion in the parliament to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal. The parliament in South Korea formally introduced the impeachment motion on Thursday, accusing Park of violating the country’s constitution and colluding with a close friend, who is currently jailed and faces charges of fraud and abuse of power. The motion will...

8 December 2016 11:09

  Officials in Indonesia have appealed for urgent medical help after a massive earthquake that devastated the western part of the country, killed nearly 100 people, and wounded hundreds more. The 6.5-magnitude seismic activity occurred off the coast of the regency of Pidie Jaya in Aceh Province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra at a depth of 17.2 kilometers on Wednesday. According to...

7 December 2016 15:45

  A Pakistani plane has crashed after losing contact on a domestic flight from the northern city of Chitral to the capital, Islamabad, an airline spokesman says. Danyal Gilani, a spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines confirmed on Wednesday that the plane with 37 passengers plus crew "has disappeared." Local officials and rescue teams said they had discovered bodies that were beyond recognition. Pakistani TV...

7 December 2016 13:53

  A strong earthquake has rocked northern Indonesia leaving as many as 97 people dead and several hundred injured. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the province of Aceh in the early hours of Wednesday, causing many buildings to collapse and prompting people to run outdoors in panic. The casualty count is expected to increase as rescue teams will be evacuating the buildings using heavy...

7 December 2016 13:23

  Visiting Japan, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif bills Iran as the “safest” destination for foreign investment in the troubled Middle East, calling on the Japanese businesses to seize the opportunity and promote their role the Iranian market. He made the remarks at a major economic gathering bringing together the Iranian and Japanese business personalities at Hotel Okura in Tokyo on Wednesday under the...

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