South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

South Korea proposes high-level talks with North

  Seoul, Jan 2: South Korea Tuesday proposed holding high-level talks with Pyongyang on January 9, after the North`s leader Kim Jong-Un called for a breakthrough in relations and said Pyongyang might attend the Winter Olympics. Kim used his annual New Year address to underscore Pyongyang`s claim that it has developed a weapons deterrent and […]

Dozens on the run after deadly clashes in Brazil

Dozens on the run after deadly clashes in Brazil

Goias, Jan 2: Police in Brazil say 77 inmates are on the run after escaping amid a riot at a jail in the central state of Goias. The authorities say nine prisoners were killed and 14 injured when a group of armed inmates invaded a wing controlled by a rival gang. One of the victims […]

12 dead as Iran protests rage on

12 dead as Iran protests rage on

  Tehran, Jan 1: At least 12 people have been killed in Iran, according to local news media reports, as anti-government demonstrations continue across the country. Thousands have engaged in protests since the first rallies against the high cost of living on December 28, marking the biggest show of dissent in Iran since huge rallies […]

‘China will have a say on all major int’l issues’

  Beijing, Jan 1: China will have a “say” on all major international issues and actively push its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping said in his New Year message on Monday. Xi said China will resolutely uphold the authority and status of the United Nations (UN), actively fulfill China’s international obligations […]

At least eight dead as passenger boat capsizes in Indonesia

At least eight dead as passenger boat capsizes in Indonesia

  Jakarta, Jan 1: At least eight people died and several others remain missing after a passenger boat capsized off the coast of Borneo on Monday, an official said, in the latest deadly maritime accident in Indonesia. The ferry was carrying some 45 people when it sank just minutes after leaving Tanjung Selor in North […]

Nuclear button always on my desk, says Kim

  Seoul, Jan 1: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in his New Year’s Day address said on Monday that his country has completed its nuclear arsenal and he has the ignition button ready “always on” his desk. “We achieved the goal of completing our state nuclear force in 2017,” Kim said in a televised message […]

Sharif hasn’t cut deal for exile in Saudi Arabia: Maryam

  Islamabad, Jan 1: Ousted Pakistan Prime Mminister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz, has rubbished rumours of her fathers self-exile, describing it as a “self-created lie”. In a tweet on Sunday, Maryam stated that exile will be the fate of military dictators and non-democratic characters, not of representatives elected by the people. A spokesperson of […]

North Korea vows to press on with nuclear agenda

North Korea vows to press on with nuclear agenda

  Pyongyang, Dec 31: North Korea announced it would continue to enhance its nuclear capabilities, with state media declaring the Communist state an “invincible” and “responsible” nuclear power. “Do not expect any change in its policy. Its entity as an invincible power can neither be undermined nor be stamped out,” the Korean Central News Agency […]

36 dead in head-on collision between bus and lorry in Kenya

36 dead in head-on collision between bus and lorry in Kenya

  Nairobi, Dec 31: Thirty-six people have been killed and 11 injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a notorious road in Kenya where more than 100 people have died in December. “The death toll is now 36,” said the Rift Valley traffic police chief Zero Arome, explaining the initial […]

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

Six dead after Sydney seaplane crash

  Sydney, Dec 31: Six people were killed when a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia today, police said, with divers recovering three bodies so far. The plane went down in the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan 50 km north of Sydney, said police in New South Wales state. Acting Superintendent Michael […]