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Sunday, 06 March 2016 14:49

Two killed in Tajik-Afghan border clash

A Tajik border guard and a gunman have been killed during a clash on the country’s border with Afghanistan, Tajikistan’s border guard officials say.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned Taiwan against any independence drive, saying Beijing will never give the self-ruled island nation permission to break off from the mainland.
The Taliban militant group has refused to participate in peace talks with the Afghan government until its preconditions are fulfilled.
Saturday, 05 March 2016 15:20

US sends warship to confront China

The United States has deployed several warships to the South China Sea to confront China, and the Chinese Navy is keeping close watch, according to a US Navy press release.
Saturday, 05 March 2016 07:44

China sets growth rate of 6.5% to 7%

China has set economic growth rate of between 6.5% to 7% for 2016 amid concerns that world’s second largest economy is slowing down.
US President Barack Obama has discussed Taliban peace talks with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, expressing Washington’s support for the reconciliation process.
The United States Navy has dispatched a small strike carrier fleet to the disputed waters of the South China Sea, media reports say.
Leaders from across Malaysia's political spectrum join forces to call for the removal of Prime Minister Najib Razak who is mired in a festering corruption scandal.
China is set to increase its defense spending by 7 to 8 percent this year, the lowest rise in the country’s military budget over the past six years.
Russia has expressed hope that North Korea will make the right decision and return to negotiations after the United Nations adopted a new set of sanctions against Pyongyang over its …
North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into the sea, hours after the UN Security Council votes to impose harshest sanctions on the impoverished country.
Bomb blasts followed by gunfire have rocked the area near the Indian consulate in the eastern Afghanistan city of Jalalabad, killing six people, including a police officer and four assailants.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 15:33

Major quake strikes southwest of Indonesia

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake has struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, with local authorities issuing a tsunami warning.
North Korea has announced a boycott of the United Nations Human Rights Council citing its “selectivity and double standards."
Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser has been accused of failing to act on horrific and incessant child abuse by two Australian priests decades ago despite allegedly knowing about them.
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 09:00

Four Afghan policemen killed in attack

Security officials in Afghanistan say at least four police officers have lost their lives in an attack by a man clad in an Afghan police uniform at a remote highway …
The UN Security Council is set to vote on a US-engineered resolution that would impose a package of unprecedented sanctions on North Korea after its recent nuclear test and rocket …
Authorities in Afghanistan say at least nine people have lost their lives in two US drone strikes in the country’s troubled Eastern Province of Nangarhar.
A US student held in North Korea since early January says he was offered money by a US institution to carry out a "crime" against Pyongyang.
At least 34 pro-Taliban militants were killed Saturday in the Pakistani army’s latest ground and aerial attack in the country’s northwestern tribal areas near the border with Afghanistan.