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The death toll from a recent earthquake in Taiwan has risen to 39, with more than 100 people still missing.
Kabul says representatives from the Afghan government and the Taliban militant group may hold face-to-face talks later in February.
The death toll from the recent earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale in southern Taiwan has climbed to 24, with 126 people still believed to be trapped in rubble.
Afghanistan’s Interior Minister Noor-ul-Haq Olomi has offered his resignation amid growing criticism over the deteriorating security situation in the war-wracked country.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has denounced as “deeply deplorable” North Korea’s new long-range rocket launch, which Pyongyang says was aimed at putting an observation satellite into orbit.
Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and the United States have concluded their talks aimed at drawing up a roadmap for putting an end to the Afghan war with a call …
Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China have met in the Pakistani capital city of Islamabad to draw up a road-map for Afghan peace talks with the Taliban.
US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have said they would give a “strong” response to North Korea’s planned missile launch.
At least 18 people have lost their lives when US-led foreign forces carried out a string of drone strikes in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Paktika.
Russia has expressed its disapproval of North Korea’s planned rocket launch, urging Pyongyang to avoid such moves that could further heighten tensions in the region.
Human rights groups have denounced the use of child soldiers in Afghanistan, after the recent murder of a pre-teen boy by the Taliban militants in the southern part of the …
Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:32

People protest TTP in New Zealand

Thousands of people in New Zealand have blocked roads in Auckland in protest at a controversial US-led free trade pact known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
South Korea says the North’s planned rocket launch would never be “tolerated,” threatening to destroy any projectile or debris that falls on its territory.
Thursday, 04 February 2016 08:41

Australia resists pressure to allow refugees in

Australia brushes off demands for the country not to send refugees back to detention camps in remote islands, saying their stay only encourages more asylum seekers to try to reach …
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 15:49

Japan to hit N Korea's missile if threatened

Tokyo has ordered ballistic missile defense units in the Sea of Japan and onshore to shoot down any North Korean missile that would threaten its territory.
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:57

‘N. Korea to pay price for missile launch’

South Korea has warned the neighboring North of a “severe price” if it proceeds with a plan to launch a long-range missile later this month.
At least four police officers have lost their lives when nine men clad in an Afghan police uniform opened fire on them in the country’s Northwestern Province of Badghis, security …
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:46

Malaysia’s state chief resigns amid PM fraud

The son of Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has resigned as a state chief minister in what is seen as a move by Prime Minister Najib Razak to eliminate …
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:38

Australia’s court rules refugee policy legal

Australia’s High Court has paved the way for the government in Canberra to send hundreds of refugees who had been transferred to the country from detention camps in remote islands …
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 08:31

US drone raid kills 3 in east Afghanistan

At least three people have been killed in a US drone attack in Afghanistan’s troubled Eastern Province of Nangarhar.