Rohingya crisis: Aung San Suu Kyi invites Dr Kofi Annan to lead a commission for permanent solution to Rakhine unrest

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi is addressing the crisis engulfing Rakhine state. It is her first speech since scores were killed in violence that has sent nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing...

Sep 19, 2017 12:17 PM

Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc in Caribbean Island of Dominica with Category 5 punch

Hurricane Maria, a "potentially catastrophic" hurricane categorized as Category 5 storm made landfall on Dominica late Monday and continued its path toward the US territory of Puerto Rico.

Sep 19, 2017 08:54 AM

Trump, Xi to push for greater pressure on North Korea through UNSC

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are committed to “maximising pressure” on North Korea through vigorous enforcement of UN Security Council resolutions, the White...

Sep 19, 2017 07:53 AM

Sushma Swaraj meets Bhutanese PM, Tunisian FM on sidelines of UN General Assembly

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday held talks with Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and her Tunisian counterpart Khemaies Jhinaoui, kicking off a series of bilateral meetings to...

Sep 19, 2017 06:35 AM

Hurricane Maria approaches battered Caribbean Islands

Islands in the Caribbean still reeling from megastorm Irma braced for a fresh battering as Hurricane Maria approached on Monday, wielding potentially lethal force.

Sep 19, 2017 06:18 AM

No need yet to shoot down North Korean missiles, says US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis

The US has seen no need to shoot down North Korean missiles test-fired in Japan’s direction, but a future missile launch that threatens US or Japanese territory will “elicit a different response...

Sep 19, 2017 03:54 AM

US opens its first military base in Israel

Israel and the US have inaugurated the first American military base on Israeli soil.

Sep 19, 2017 01:18 AM

Hafiz Saeed's Jamat-ud-Dawah to fight 2018 general elections in Pakistan

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jamat-ud-Dawah will foray into Pakistan’s political scene by contesting the 2018 general elections, a senior member of the outfit said, a day after...

Sep 18, 2017 07:19 PM

Typhoon Talim kills two as it rips through Japan

A powerful typhoon ripped through the Japanese archipelago on Monday, leaving two people dead and three others missing, officials and news reports said.

Sep 18, 2017 01:36 PM

Hurricane Maria set to hit Irma-torn Caribbean

The storm is following the path of devastating Hurricane Irma, which means most of its victims have already been battered by weather within past week.

Sep 18, 2017 01:14 PM

US likely to close Cuba embassy after 'attacks' on diplomats

The incidents began last year, and the latest was recorded in August, despite US authorities having complained to Cuban officials in February and having expelled two Cuban diplomats from Washington...

Sep 18, 2017 09:44 AM

Hamas agrees to handover Gaza to Palestinian Unity Government

Hamas said on Sunday it had agreed to steps toward resolving a decade-long split with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah, announcing it would dissolve a body seen as a rival government and...

Sep 18, 2017 09:35 AM