Monday, 2nd May 2016
International
  • Amnesty International asks Indonesia to guarantee rights of Gafatar members
    31st January 2016
    Amnesty International has asked the Indonesian authority to guarantee the rights of the member of a minority faith-based organization, Gafatar, who were forcibly evicted from West Kalimantan last week. The improvement ...
  • Japan orders military to prepare to destroy N. Korea missile: Reports
    29th January 2016
    Japan has ordered its military to be ready to destroy any missile fired by North Korea that threatens the country, local media reported Friday, as concerns mount that Pyongyang is preparing a rocket launch. Defence Minister ...
  • Obama vows to counter IS in Libya,
    29th January 2016
    President Barack Obama said the United States would tackle the IS group beyond Iraq and Syria if necessary, as he signaled an increased focus on Libya. Amid fears that a power vacuum in the north African nation has provided ...
  • Iran's Rouhani rules out apology for Saudi embassy attack
    27th January 2016
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday he hoped his country could reconcile with fellow Middle Eastern powerhouse Saudi Arabia, but refused to apologise for an attack on a Saudi embassy. "We did everything we had ...
  • Taiwan military drills in face of China tension
    27th January 2016
    Taiwan carried out military drills Wednesday with naval chiefs assuring residents the island is safe, as concerns grow that tensions will escalate with China after recent presidential elections. The drills were the ...
  • EU establishes strategic mission to ASEAN
    27th January 2016
    The European Union (EU) has established a strategic mission to ASEAN to strengthen cooperation between the two regions and to provide a more coherent framework for pectoral cooperation and ensure a sharper political focus. ...
  • Kerry seeks "clarity" within 48 hours on Syria peace talks
    25th January 2016
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said he hoped for "clarity" within 48 hours on the parameters of peace talks aimed at ending Syria's five-year war. Speaking in Laos, America's top diplomat said he has held a ...
  • New York travel ban lifted, Washington at standstill after storm
    25th January 2016
    A travel ban for the New York area was lifted on Sunday but Washington was still at a standstill after a blizzard paralysed the northeastern United States, killing at least 19 people.The storm was the second-biggest in New York ...
  • Iran arrested 100 over Saudi Embassy attack: Judiciary
    25th January 2016
    Iran has arrested around 100 people over the attack on Saudi Arabias embassy that led to Riyadh cutting diplomatic ties with Tehran, a judiciary spokesman said Sunday. "Since the attack, about 100 people have been ...
  • Snow blankets Washington D.C. in potentially record-breaking storm
    24th January 2016
    Thick snow covered the Washington D.C. area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralyzed road, rail and airline travel on the U.S. East Coast from North Carolina to New York. More than 85 million ...