Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake11 Jan, 2020
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations that it was responsible.
Reports: Unidentified planes strike targets in eastern Syria10 Jan, 2020
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the planes targeted positions belonging to pro-Iran militias in the Boukamal area, near the border with Iraq.
China’s economy czar going to Washington to sign trade deal09 Jan, 2020
Under the “Phase 1” deal, Beijing agreed to buy more American farm goods and Washington’s chief negotiator, Robert Lighthizer, said it would make changes to respond to complaints about its industrial policies. Details have yet to be announced and Chinese officials have yet to confirm any regulatory changes or the size of purchases of American soybeans and other exports.
Nirbhaya case: Death row convict Vinay Kumar Sharma moves curative plea in SC09 Jan, 2020
In a last ditch effort to escape the noose, Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the four men sentenced to death in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq08 Jan, 2020
Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes.
Iran TV: 35 killed in stampede at funeral for slain general07 Jan, 2020
The TV says the stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani where the procession was underway on Tuesday.
Protesters call off stir after eviction from Gateway of India07 Jan, 2020
Earlier, hundreds of people, including students, women and senior citizens - who assembled at the iconic Gateway of India since Sunday midnight - demanded action against those behind the JNU violence..
Weeping, Iran supreme leader prays over general slain by US06 Jan, 2020
Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab, directly threatened an attack on the U.S. military in the Mideast while speaking to a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Tehran that stretched as far as the eye could see.
Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran as Trump issues new threats05 Jan, 2020
The U.S. drone strike killing Soleimani in Iraq Friday escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge.
Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters02 Jan, 2020
"I'm glad to celebrate the New Year together with you," Naruhito told the crowd, many waving Japanese flags and shouting "Banzai", meaning "long life".
Australia sending aid to wildfire towns as death toll rises01 Jan, 2020
Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline.
Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack US Embassy31 Dec, 2019
Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire.
Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security30 Dec, 2019
Kim during a ruling Workers’ Party meeting Sunday also “comprehensively and anatomically analysed” problems arising in efforts to rebuild the North’s moribund economy and presented tasks for “urgently correcting the grave situation of the major industrial sectors,” the Korean Central News Agency said.
Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year29 Dec, 2019
There’s still no end in sight to America’s longest war in Afghanistan. North Korea hasn’t given up its nuclear weapons. Add to that simmering tensions with Iran, fallout from Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria, ongoing unease with Russia and Turkey, and erratic ties with European and other longtime Western allies.
Truck bomb in Mogadishu kills 76, injures 50 people28 Dec, 2019
It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory, and witnesses said the force of the blast reminded them of the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds.
12 killed, dozens hurt after plane crashes in Kazakhstan27 Dec, 2019
The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital. It lost attitude at 7:22 a.m. (0122 GMT), the Almaty International Airport said.
Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu26 Dec, 2019
Despite the shadow of corruption indictments hanging over him, Netanyahu remains popular among Likud members and the fiercely loyal party — which has only had four leaders since its inception in the 1970s — has stood firmly behind the long-serving leader
Trump says North Korea may be planning nice ‘Christmas gift’25 Dec, 2019
The president was asked what he will do if North Korea does conduct a long-range missile test.
China-Japan ties face important development opportunities: Xi24 Dec, 2019
Xi said China is willing to maintain close communication with Japan and strengthen political guidance to push the two countries' relations to a new level and better benefit the two peoples.