China to send special envoy to North Korea

China to send special envoy to North Korea

Beijing, Nov 15: China will send a special envoy to North Korea on Friday, the state-run media said today, days after US President Donald Trump visited Beijing and urged his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to act fast to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes. President Xi’s special envoy, Song Tao, will visit North […]

Four killed in California shooting spree

Four killed in California shooting spree

California, Nov 15: At least four people in the US state of California have been killed and 10 others injured after a gunman opened fire at multiple locations, including near an elementary school, before being shot dead by police. A shooter, believed to be armed with a semi-automatic rifle and two handguns, opened fire in […]

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes South Korea

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes South Korea

Seoul, Nov 15: A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea’s southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record, in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors. The quake, which was felt across much of the country including in the capital Seoul, struck at the shallow depth of nine kilometres (six miles) near the […]

27 policemen killed in security post attacks

27 policemen killed in security post attacks

Kabul, Nov 14: Taliban fighters stormed some 15 security posts in three different districts in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province overnight, killing at least 27 policemen, officials said Tuesday. Matiullah Helal, acting provincial police spokesman, said 22 police were killed and at least 15 others were wounded when insurgents stormed various security posts in two districts […]

Erdogan calls on Russia, US to pull troops out of Syria

Erdogan calls on Russia, US to pull troops out of Syria

Ankara, Nov 14: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested Russia and the US should pull their troops out of war-torn Syria after their leaders – Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump – said there was “no military solution” to the country’s long-running conflict. “I am having trouble understanding these comments,” Erdogan was quoted by reporters […]

Air raids kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Air raids kill 53 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Aleppo, Nov 14: At least 53 civilians have been killed and dozens more wounded in three air raids on a busy market in al-Atarib, a town in Syria’s western Aleppo province. Reports from Idlib city, Syria, said the overall toll was expected to rise because dozens of people had been wounded or were still missing […]

Siege countries do not want end to crisis: Qatar’s emir

Siege countries do not want end to crisis: Qatar’s emir

Doha, Nov 14: Qatar’s emir says neighbouring countries that have imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gulf state have no desire to end the crisis in the Gulf. Speaking at a session of Qatar’s consultative Assembly (Shura Council) on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said that Saudi Arabia, the United […]

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Trhran, Nov 14: Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over 530 people, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The grim work began in earnest again […]

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row

Manila, Nov 13: US President Donald Trump offered Sunday to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea, after years of Chinese island-building in the contested waters. Trump`s surprise proposal to insert himself into the decades-long row risked a backlash from China, which has repeatedly said the United States has no role to play […]