Reuters | March 9, 2018 2:23 AM
Myanmar wants to see clear evidence to support accusations that ethnic cleansing or genocide has been perpetrated against its Muslim minority in Rakhine state, National Security Adviser Thaung Tun said on Thursday.
Anwarul Hoda | March 9, 2018 2:22 AM
A firestorm is raging in world trade. It was set off by US president Donald Trump announcing on March 3, that the US will levy tariffs on imported metals—25% on steel, 10% on aluminium.
Associated Press | March 9, 2018 2:11 AM
Florida Shooting: Authorities in Kentucky say a teenager accused of fatally shooting two high school classmates and wounding several others showed no remorse when talking about the carnage.
PTI | March 9, 2018 1:46 AM
President Donald Trump today said his administration is working on “common-sense measures” to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners while keeping guns out of the hands of those who pose a threat.
AFP | March 9, 2018 1:40 AM
The United States has approved a request from Qatar to upgrade the emirate’s air force operations center, officials said Thursday, despite the Gulf diplomatic crisis.
Reuters | March 9, 2018 1:05 AM
President Donald Trump was set to press ahead with the imposition of 25 percent tariffs on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, although he said on Thursday he was willing to strike a deal that could exempt Canada and Mexico.
Reuters | March 9, 2018 12:43 AM
Women across Spain went on strike and held street protests against gender inequality on Thursday, including midnight pot-banging rallies, bike demos and demonstrations under the rain in city squares.
AFP | March 9, 2018 12:09 AM
US President Donald Trump said he would press ahead with 25 percent tariffs on foreign steel and 10 percent on aluminum Thursday, while saying Mexico, Canada, Australia and “others” could be exempt.
Reuters | March 9, 2018 12:04 AM
An earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck 135 km (85 miles) east of the town of Rabaul, on the eastern tip of Papua New Guinea’s island of New Britain, at 3.39 a.m. on Friday, local time (1739 GMT on Thursday), the U.S. Geological Survey said.
AFP | March 8, 2018 10:39 PM
Washington’s top diplomat Rex Tillerson today said the United States was “a long way from negotiations” with North Korea, which this week made a shock offer to discuss denuclearisation.
PTI | March 8, 2018 6:33 PM
Pakistan has appointed investment banking expert Ali Jahangir Siddiqui as its next ambassador to the US, government sources said today.
PTI | March 8, 2018 5:31 PM
The IMF has expressed concern over Pakistan’s weakening macroeconomic situation, including widening external and fiscal imbalances, reduction in foreign exchange reserves and emerging risks to economic and financial outlook, a media report said today.
FE Online | March 8, 2018 4:07 PM
In a development that brings Pakistan’s double standards to the fore, the country’s Election Commission has given its go-ahead to the registration of UN-designated global terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s political wing of Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
Associated Press | March 8, 2018 3:01 PM
Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said Thursday.
AFP | March 8, 2018 9:50 AM
China’s foreign minister urged the United States and North Korea today to start talks as soon as possible, stressing that “the sincerity” of all parties to solve the nuclear crisis would be tested.
Reuters | March 8, 2018 9:38 AM
China will make a necessary response in the event of a trade war with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, while warning that such a war would only harm all sides.
PTI | March 8, 2018 8:56 AM
The White House today said that it’s not abnormal for many people to leave the administration, after reports that the residence-cum-office of the US president has plunged into chaos with at least half a dozen senior officials leaving the office in recent weeks.
Associated Press | March 8, 2018 8:51 AM
South Korea’s president said today that many “critical moments” still lie ahead to end the nuclear crisis despite North Korea’s recent outreach to Seoul and Washington.
Associated Press | March 8, 2018 8:41 AM
A 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at dismissal time today at an Alabama high school and another 17-year-old male student has been injured, authorities said.
PTI | March 8, 2018 8:29 AM
The White House today said that some countries, including Mexico and Canada, may get exemption from Donald Trump’s new aluminium and steel tariffs on national security grounds.
ANI | March 8, 2018 8:11 AM
The US Holocaust Memorial Museum invalidated the prestigious Elie Wiesel Award that was presented to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in 2012.
IANS | March 8, 2018 7:24 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent claims that the Islamic republic is a “threat” to the region. Israel cannot call Iran a threat to the Middle East, as Israel has driven the region to the brink of destruction, Press TV quoted Rouhani as saying during a cabinet session on Wednesday.
AFP | March 7, 2018 11:05 PM
Hundreds of flights were cancelled today to and from New York airports as the region braced itself for heavy snowfall.
FE Online | March 7, 2018 10:14 PM
It is quite normal if your smartphone gets locked for five minutes because you have entered a wrong password. But a toddler in China has taken millions of steps ahead.
FE Online | March 7, 2018 9:46 PM
It goes without saying that drunken driving is very dangerous cocktail! And, this man was drunk but was not driving, and even then he had to pay a big price for the act! Check out how much he paid for his Uber ride.
Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks solution to banks’ $2.6 bn Islamic tax row, say sourcesReuters | March 7, 2018 6:31 PM
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has directed the Saudi government to resolve a dispute with banks facing higher Islamic tax liabilities, banking sources say, in an attempt to avoid any damage to his push to diversify the economy.
Reuters | March 7, 2018 6:09 PM
No one emerges victorious from a trade war, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday, warning that the economic impact of U.S. import tariffs would be serious if other countries respond with their own barriers.
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