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Sri Lanka Supreme Court overturns sacking of Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena

In a major setback to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, the Supreme Court Tuesday overturned his controversial decision to dissolve Parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elec

Beijing wants South China Sea code finished in three years

A rulebook to settle disputes in the hotly contested South China Sea should be finished in three years, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday, insisting his nation does not seek "hegemony or expa

Pakistan government approves Rs 1,700 crore bailout package to keep PIA afloat

The PIA's accumulated losses surged to Rs 36,000 crore by the end of June, which, according to the finance ministry, speaks volumes about the persistently deteriorating performance of the carrier.

Turkey insists audio of Jamal Khashoggi killing shared with French intelligence

A spokesperson for the Turkish presidency told EFE that "On October 24, a representative of the French intelligence listened to the audio record and received detailed information about it, including a

California wildfire: Deadliest fire in history kills 42 people

The Camp Fire which broke out in Paradise on the morning of november 8, has already burned about 117,000 acres, destroyed 6,453 homes, and was only about 30 per cent contained.

Syria, Iran accuse US of hindering political solution to Syrian crisis

The remarks were made during Assad's meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister's Special Assistant for Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari in the capital Damascus.

US think tank identifies at least 13 undeclared missile bases in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to work towards denuclearisation at their landmark June summit in Singapore but the agreement was short on specifics

North Korea hiding missile bases, US researchers say

North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump's signature f

‘2,382 Indians languishing in US jails for illegally crossing border’

Nearly 2,400 Indians are languishing in various American jails for illegally crossing the US border to seek asylum in the country, according to the latest figures.

Bangladesh election day pushed back to December 30

Bangladesh's main opposition BNP, led by imprisoned ex-premier Khaleda Zia, on Sunday said it would participate in the general election next month, after it boycotted the 2014 polls that returned Prim

US fighter jet crashes into sea in Japan

The F/A-18 "experienced a mechanical issue that resulted in the crew ejecting while conducting routine operations in the Philippine Sea", said the Fleet in a statement.

Tulsi Gabbard planning to run for US presidency in 2020, says report

A decision on this could be taken before Christmas, which might not necessarily result in a formal announcement as that could be delayed till the next year, people familiar with her thinking process t

US President Donald Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

On Sunday, he listened as he was lectured on the dangers of nationalist isolation, and then he headed home just as the inaugural Paris Peace Summit was getting underway.

California wildfire: Death toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims in US

The number of dead in a wildfire raging in California rose to 29 on Sunday, matching the deadliest in the state's history as recovery teams found six more bodies in the grim search through the wreckag

US seeks voluntary and dignified return of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar

Dhaka and Naypyidaw have agreed last month to begin by mid-November the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape a Myanmar army crackdown.

French President Emmanuel Macron warns rising nationalism would put world peace on edge

Starting from July 28, 1914, and ended on November 11, 1918, the First World War is one of the bloodiest wars in history.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says Parliament was dissolved to prevent unrest

Sri Lanka's president Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday defended his controversial sacking of parliament.

Flight delayed! Reason: authorities seized plane before takeoff

At least 149 passengers in France were preparing to take off for London late Thursday when French authorities impounded Ryanair Boeing 737 flight.

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa ends 50-year association with President Maithripala Sirisena’s party, joins newly-formed SLPP

Rajapaksa's move signalled that he would contest the snap polls, to be held on January 5, under his own party banner and not that of Sirisena's Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

President Trump is skipping these Asia summits: All you need to know

The annual round of Asian summitry kicks off this week with one person notably absent: Donald Trump. The U.S. president is staying at home, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place.

UN chief Antonio Guterres expresses concern over Sri Lankan President’s decision to dissolve Parliament

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve the nation's Parliament, underlining the "utmost importance" of respecting democra

World leaders mark 100 years since World War I Armistice in Paris

World leaders gathered in Paris will lead global commemorations on Sunday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at a time of growing nationalism and diplomatic tensions.

Pakistan to learn from China’s model in poverty alleviation

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said that Pakistan will learn from China's model for the poverty alleviation in the country, media reported.

Central American migrants resume their march towards US border

Hundreds of Central American migrants resumed their march north through Mexico on Saturday, en route to the US border where President Donald Trump has effectively suspended the granting of asylum to m

French President Emmanuel Macron says talks with Donald Trump ‘fruitful’

French President Emmanuel Macron hailed his three-hour talk with visiting US President Donald Trump as "fruitful".

US key swing state Florida to recount votes in 3 races

The results of the recounts are due by 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth leads televised remembrance tribute to fallen soldiers

UK's Queen Elizabeth II led tributes to soldiers who died in conflict since the beginning of the First World War.

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