Saturday, 21st January 2017
International
  • Malaysia says search for missing MH370 to end in two weeks
    7th January 2017
    Malaysia said on Friday the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will end in two weeks after the search is completed of a 120,000 square kilometre (9,650 sq mile) area where experts thought it went down. ...
  • Gunman opens fire at Ft. Lauderdale Airport, killing 5
    7th January 2017
    A gunman wearing a "Star Wars" T-shirt opened fire at a baggage carousel at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, killing at least five people before being taken into custody, officials and witnesses ...
  • Syria talks to kick off in Kazakhstan`s Astana on Jan. 23: UN Envoy
    7th January 2017
    Russian and Turkish-backed Syria talks to take place in the Kazakh capital of Astana are expected to start on Jan. 23, the UN Special Envoy for Syria told Xinhua Friday (Jan. 6), adding that negotiations could cement a fragile ...
  • Russia begins to withdraw armed forces in Syria
    7th January 2017
    Russia began a phaseout of its military presence in Syria on Friday, with the withdrawal of its aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov from the Mediterranean, said Gen. Valery Gerasimov, chief of the General Staff of the Russian ...
  • hong kong confirms second bird flu death this winter - (d)
    7th January 2017
    A 62-year-old man travelling from mainland China died in Hong Kong from bird flu on Friday (Jan. 6), the second such death this winter, the Hospital Authority said. The man, who visited the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in ...
  • Indonesia, Pakistan should cooperate in fighting terrorism: Diplomat
    7th January 2017
    Indonesia and Pakistan, as two of the worlds most populous Muslim-majority countries, should join forces in countering global and regional terrorism threats, former Pakistani Ambassador to the US Major-General (Retired) Mahmud ...
  • EU`s top diplomat in Brussels resigns
    4th January 2017
    Britains ambassador to the European Union (EU), Sir Ivan Rogers, has quit his job in Brussels, according to a report in the Financial Times (FT) on Tuesday (Jan. 3). Rogers was appointed to the role of permanent ...
  • Brazilian prison riots kill 60
    4th January 2017
    At least 56 people were killed in a brutal prison riot in Manaus, the largest city in northern Brazil, and another four were killed in a separate riot in the same prison, authorities said on Monday. The riot, which broke ...
  • No space for Hong Kong independence, China says
    2nd January 2017
    There is no space for Hong Kong independence in the "one country, two systems" agreement under which Beijing governs the former British colony, but there can be tolerance for differences in their systems, a senior Chinese ...
  • Expelled Russian diplomats leave United States
    2nd January 2017
    Russian diplomats who were expelled by order of US President Barack Obama left Washington on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported, citing Russias embassy. "The plane took off, everyone has left," RIA quoted the embassys ...