The toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake in Taiwan rose to 15 today as rescuers searching for a missing family of Chinese tourists discovered three more bodies in a partially toppled building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the first Hindu temple in the capital of the UAE, home to over three million people of Indian origin.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde today urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs.
Nearly 40 geologists from China and Pakistan have teamed up to survey the Makran Trench in Balochistan following Beijing’s concerns over the possibility of a massive earthquake affecting the strategic Gwadar port in the volatile province, a media report said today.
China has lifted 68.53 million people out of poverty over the past five years after Chinese President Xi Jinping took power, according to a report.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam will together attend the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team’s first match at the Winter Olympics today, a report said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South’s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said today.
US President Donald Trump blocked the release of a classified memo written by congressional Democrats to rebut a Republican document that he allowed to be made public last week that claimed FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russia and the 2016 US election.
A pair of suspected US missile strikes killed a senior Pakistani Taliban deputy and other militants in the border regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, officials said on Friday.
North Korea has said it can’t pay nearly USD 184,000 in dues to the United Nations because of UN sanctions that prevent the transfer of funds from Pyongyang.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister on Saturday, hoping to translate Olympics detente into meaningful progress towards resolving a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear and missile programmes.
Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island’s 341 local councils, according to officials.
A Russian who offered stolen National Security Agency cyberweapons and compromising information on President Donald Trump bilked U.S. spies out of $100,000 last year, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing U.S. and European security officials.
China hopes both it and the United States can increase their coordination on the North Korea issue, China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi told U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting in Washington, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Saturday
US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would soon release a letter about a Democrat-drafted classified memo defending the FBI and Justice Department’s behaviour during the Russia probe.
The U.S. Justice Department’s third-ranking official, Rachel Brand, will resign and take a senior job at Walmart Inc, with sources familiar with her decision saying on Friday that she had grown increasingly uncomfortable with President Donald Trump’s attacks on her department and the FBI.
President Donald Trump on Friday praised White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned this week after allegations that he abused two former wives.
The United States on Friday welcomed reports that four US-funded cranes operated by the United Nations World Food Programme were unloading supplies in Yemen’s Houthi-controlled Hodeidah port.
US President Donald Trump intends to nominate White House aide Jim Carroll to serve as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
The third-ranking official at the US Justice Department is resigning just nine months after taking the powerful position.
Brazil’s Federal Police will likely recommend shelving an investigation into alleged bribery of President Michel Temer in return for extending port concessions last year because it has turned up no evidence.
A post-Brexit transition is “not a given”, Michel Barnier warned Britain on Friday, saying London had “substantial” objections to the European Union’s offer and that parts of it were not up for negotiation.
Egypt’s armed forces on Friday launched airstrikes against alleged terror organisations in north and central Sinai.
President Donald Trump said on Friday the White House would soon release a letter regarding the possible release of a classified memo written by Democrats to rebut a Republican document claiming FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russia and the 2016 US election.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expects to have tough talks during a five-nation trip of the Middle East next week, including in Turkey.
The US Treasury said on Friday that it has imposed sanctions on three individuals and three entities for their alleged support of the Islamic States.
A US budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together.