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  • India, Pak to join counter-terror drill

    In a first, India and Pakistan will be part of a multi-nation counter-terror exercise in September, which will also be joined by China and

  • Whistleblower cop jailed

    A police officer who testified that police framed two Reuters reporters has been sentenced to an undisclosed prison term for violating

  • India to 'privatise' heritage sites

    The Indian government's 'Adopt a Monument' scheme to hand over upkeep of nearly 100 major historical structures to corporate

  • Modi keeps his promise

    India has electrified all its villages 12 days ahead of a deadline set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government said yesterday,

  • N Korea to rejoin South's time zone

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he would move the country's clocks 30 minutes forward to unify with the South's time zone as a

  • Kim offers to close nuclear test site in May, invites US experts

    North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul says, as US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal with the secretive regime.

  • Taliban seize Afghan district centre, attack army base

    Taliban fighters seized a district centre in northern Afghanistan yesterday, while a bomb at an army base in the southern province


    At Seoul's Nampo Myeonok noodle bar, the owner was rushed off her feet, shouting at a long queue of hungry punters that she was

  • 'He is just a human being'

    South Koreans yesterday pored over every detail of a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone, transfixed by an extraordinary

  • IS, cyberattacks 'real threat'

    Southeast Asia faces "very real" threats from the Islamic State (IS) group despite their defeat in the Middle East, as well as

  • Koreas

    NKorea media hails summit

    North Korea's state news agency on Saturday called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while US President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

  • China hails 'courage' of North, South Korean leaders

    China heap praise on the leaders of the two Koreas for holding a landmark summit, calling their handshake over the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula a "historic moment".

  • Koreas agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation'

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after pledging to work for the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," punctuating a day of smiles and handshakes at the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.

  • Leaders set for historic meet

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un today as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the South for the first summit between the two sides in more than a decade, South Korea said.

  • Armenia sets date for polls to defuse crisis

    Armenia's parliament yesterday set May 1 as the date to elect a prime minister in a bid to defuse rapidly escalating tensions as top officials held talks in Moscow.

  • China sends bombers amid Taiwan tension

    China flew bombers and fighter jets around Taiwan yesterday, officials said, in a new show of force that the defence ministry said was directed at "independence forces" on the self-ruled island.

  • Philippines, Kuwait row deepens

    A dispute between Kuwait and the Philippines over reports of abuse of Philippine workers took a turn for the worse yesterday with the Philippines expressing "great displeasure" about Kuwait's expulsion of its ambassador.

  • Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel Shot dead by terrorists

    Former Congress leader Ghulam shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama

    Former Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Patel is shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, reports Indian news portal NDTV.

  • 37 Maoists killed in raids in India

    Police yesterday said that dozens of Maoist guerrillas had been killed in jungle raids in India's remote interior by commandos fighting the

  • Arson attack in China kills 18; 1 held

    A fire tore through a karaoke lounge in southern China yesterday, killing 18 people and injuring another five, as authorities arrested a

  • 'The uniforms are behind terrorists'

    Pakistan's powerful military, long accused by outsiders of backing Islamist militant groups, is facing an unexpected challenge -- a

  • China fails to get India support

    China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a

  • Police arrest suspect in China arson attack that killed 18

    Police in a southern Chinese city catches a man suspected of setting a fire at a three-story building that killed 18 people and injured five others.

  • 32 tourists killed in N Korea bus crash

    A bus crash in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, the foreign ministry in Beijing said yesterday. Two

  • Ties would 'never rust'

    China yesterday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would "never rust", ahead of a

  • SKorea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

    South Korea halts the propaganda broadcasts it blares across the border at North Korea ahead of their first summit in a decade, as US President Donald Trump cautioned the nuclear crisis on the peninsula was a long way from being resolved.

  • Gunfight in India kills 14 Maoist

    At least 14 suspected Maoist guerillas were killed yesterday in a gunfight in India's western state of Maharashtra, police said, yet another

  • Modi to meet Xi this week

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China later this week for an informal meeting with President Xi Jinping, as efforts at

  • 'World's oldest woman dies in Japan at 117

    A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Yesterday. Nabi Tajima, who

  • Myanmar cop's family evicted

    The family of a Myanmar policeman who testified in court that two Reuters reporters had been set up was evicted from their police