15 killed in attack at Thai security post07 Nov, 2019
Hatyai, Nov:7 Gunmen fired at security personnel at checkpoints in Thailand’s insurgency-wracked south, killing 15 volunteer officers and wounding five others, police said Wednesday. Some of the attackers may have been injured in an exchange of gunfire during the attack late Tuesday night, based on blood-stained clothing at the scene, said Col.
Afghan air raids kill 12 insurgents in N. Afghanistan05 Nov, 2019
At least six militants were killed as fighting aircrafts pounded a Taliban hideout in Darqad district of Afghanistan's northern Takhar province on Wednesday
UN chief receives Paris Agreement withdrawal notice from WashingtonBy RSS
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday received a formal notice from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his country's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Most ASEAN leaders don’t show to meet Trump’s proxy05 Nov, 2019
Seven Southeast Asian leaders skipped an important meeting with the United States on Monday after President Donald Trump decided not to attend their regional summit in Thailand.
Delhi air quality: Severe pollution drives car rationing04 Nov, 2019
The Indian capital, Delhi, has launched a car rationing system as it battles hazardous levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will be allowed on roads only on alternate days from 4 to 15 November
UK’s PM apologises for missing Brexit deadline04 Nov, 2019
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will apologize to Conservative Party members who voted for him based on his promise to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
Frozen in time, US Embassy a monument to Iran hostage crisis01 Nov, 2019
The U.S. Embassy in Tehran remains frozen in 1979 as the 40th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis approaches, a time capsule of revolutionary graffiti, Underwood typewriters and rotary telephones.
At least 65 killed in Pakistan train fireBy RSS
At least 65 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a train packed with pilgrims in Pakistan on Thursday, some dying after leaping from carriages to escape the inferno, authorities said.
Bolivia’s Morales claims outright win in presidential vote24 Oct, 2019
With more than 98 percent of the votes counted from Sunday’s election, Bolivia’s first indigenous president said he had the 10 percentage point lead over his nearest rival, former president Carlos Mesa, needed to win outright and avoid a second round runoff.
UK prime minister mulls early election over Brexit impasse23 Oct, 2019
The government is now waiting for the EU’s response to its request for a three-month extension to the Brexit deadline.
Russia, Turkey leaders hold talks on fate of Syria border22 Oct, 2019
The talks between Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russia’s Vladimir Putin are likely to be crucial in determining arrangements along the Syrian-Turkish border, where Ankara demands a long “safe zone” cleared of Kurdish fighters.
Canada votes in election that could see Trudeau lose power21 Oct, 2019
The 47-year-old Trudeau channeled the star power of his father, the liberal icon and late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, when he won in 2015 but a combination of scandal and high expectations have damaged his prospects.
Indonesia’s popular president sworn in for 2nd term20 Oct, 2019
Known for his down-to-earth style, Widodo, 58, opted for an austere ceremony at the heavily guarded Parliament without the festive parade that transported him after his inauguration five years ago on a horse-drawn carriage in downtown Jakarta, where he was then cheered on by thousands of waving supporters.
UK lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again19 Oct, 2019
At a special session of Parliament intended to ratify the deal, lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has been passed.
Yes or No? Vital vote on Brexit plan set for Saturday in UK18 Oct, 2019
A “yes” vote would mark the first time Parliament has agreed to terms of a divorce deal and would be a substantial political victory for Johnson, who helped lead the pro-Brexit forces during the 2016 referendum.
UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification17 Oct, 2019
Only hours before Brussels hosted a summit of the bloc’s 28 national leaders, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: “We have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions.”
Putin invites Erdogan to Russia amid Syria offensive: Kremlin16 Oct, 2019
Putin invited Erdogan "for a working visit in the coming days. The invitation was accepted," Putin's office said in a statement late Tuesday.
Death toll rises to 64 in wake of Typhoon Hagibis ripping through Japan15 Oct, 2019
Blackouts continue to affect many areas, Japanese industry minister Isshu Sugawara said, confirming Tuesday that the number of households without power stood at 34,000.
Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws14 Oct, 2019
The Syrian army’s deployment near the Turkish border came hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help fend off Turkey’s invasion, now in its sixth day.