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South Asia

Sikkim, which became a part of India in May 1976, is the only state which has a demarcated border with China. (Photo: Representational/File)

India can ensure economic progress by controlling border actions: Chinese daily

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the ASEAN.

 The article also took exception to Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s call for resolving the Doklam issue peacefully, saying "Bishop intends to blur the nature of the face-off and shows disguised support for India." (Photo: Representational/File)

China accuses US of trying to escalate Sikkim standoff

The article said that apart from India and China, some other countries like the US and Australia were trying to step in.

The attack comes just one day after the army said it had launched an operation in the Khyber tribal region to rout ISIS. (Photo: PTI/Representational)

3 dead, 8 wounded in 2 bomb attacks on Pak paramilitary force

Pakistan's Tehrik-e-Taliban was behind the attack, according to a statement by the militants' spokesman, Mohammad Khurasani.

 China has been expanding facilities in the islands under its control encouraging population settlements in the disputed area, where Beijing also built artificial islands some with facilities for garrison as well as airstrip reinforcing its control over the area. (Photo: Representational)

China opens theatre on South China Sea isle to assert authority over territory

Over 200 residents and soldiers watched the Chinese film 'The Eternity of Jiao Yulu' on Saturday at the Sansha Yinlong Cinema.

The Pakistani military has always played a crucial role in the country’s politics. (Photo: File)

Pakistan Army has 'no direct role' in Panama probe

Sharif is the only Pakistani politician who has the distinction of being the prime minister of the coup-prone country for a record 3 times.


Protesters mourn jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong. (Photo: AP)

Chinese censors scrub emoji tributes to Nobel winner

China tightly controls the internet through a censorship system known as the 'Great Firewall' and closely monitors social media networks.

'Even though men are said to be physically stronger than women', there are cases where wives hurt or abuse their husbands in an extreme manner," said the lawmaker, a member of the United Malays National Organisation. (Photo: Representational/AFP)

Denying husbands sex is 'psychological and emotional abuse': Malaysian MP

Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh, Muslim MP said that denying a Muslim man the chance to marry a second wife amounted to abuse.

Kim Jong Nam. (Photo: AP)

North Korea: Suspects to plead innocent over Kim Jong Nam's assassination

The women's lawyers say their clients are expected to plead not guilty at the High Court Friday.

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval met his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing, China, on Thursday. (Photo: PTI/File)

Amid Sikkim row, Ajit Doval discusses issues in bilateral ties with Chinese counterpart

China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported that Yang met separately with Doval and his other counterparts from South Africa and Brazil.

Middle East

 The Israeli decision to remove metal detectors came after a week of violent protests and international pressure. (Photo: AP)

Israel: Detectors removed but worshippers avoid entering Temple Mount

People prayed at the entrance of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound without entering, in keeping with the Waqf religious trust's instructions.

ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: AP)

Now, Syria monitor says ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead; US skeptical

Russia's military said in mid-June that it was seeking to verify whether it had killed the ISIS chief in an air strike in Syria in May.

The crisis with Qatar has put Turkey in a delicate position and Erdogan has repeatedly said he wants to see the end of the dispute as soon as possible. (Photo: File)

No-one has any interest in prolonging gulf crisis: Turkey's Erdogan

Crucially, Turkey is in the throes of setting up a military base in Qatar, its only such outpost in the region.

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf (Photo: AFP)

Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack: report

Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan on pretext of medical treatment.

Qatari premier Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani. (Photo: AFP)

Amid Gulf crisis, Qatar says new Saudi bloc blacklist 'disappointing'

The move by Arab states came despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks-old boycott of their fellow US ally.


Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, spilled into neighboring countries. (Photo: Representational/AP)

At least 8 killed after suicide bombers hit camps in Nigeria

The Nigeria-based extremist group Boko Haram often targets the city with suicide bombers and increasingly has been using female ones.

The Nigeria-based Boko Haram extremist group often targets the city where its eight-year insurgency. (Photo: Representational/File)

8 killed,13 injured in blast at mosque in northeastern Nigeria

Spokesman Danbatta Bello says another bomber got stuck in barbed wire and blew up not far from the mosque.

Boko Haram in their extremist ideology. (Photo: AP)

Boko Haram suicide bombers kills 19, injured 23 in Maiduguri

Islamic extremist group's insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people, abducted thousands and spilled over into neighboring countries.

Al-Shabab has become the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. (Photo: Representational/File)

Trump a 'brainless billionaire': Al-Shabab video mocks Trump

The new video says US voters elected 'arguably the most stupid president a country could ever have'.


An aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica, seen in an image received from NASA via Swansea University (Photo: AFP)

Trillion-tonne iceberg in Antarctica snaps, say scientists

The massive ice cube, larger than the US state of Delaware, has a volume twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.

The couple, from Enfield in North London, had two weddings earlier this year a registrar wedding in April for Alis Turkish family (Photo: Facebook)

UK couple detained on honeymoon in US as man was Muslim: report

The couple ended up having to spend more than a day in Los Angeles International Airport

Pro-Palestinian activists hold pictures of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron as they gather to protest Israeli Prime Minister's visit to France in Paris. (Photo: AP)

Protesters in Paris rally against Israeli PM Netanyahu's visit

The Union of French Jews for Peace (UJFP) described the decision to invite Netanyahu as 'shocking' and 'unacceptable'.

 A fault in the operation of the smoke exhaust system might have started the fire on Monday. (Photo: AP/Representational)

Huge fire at Moscow mall leaves 14 injured

According to the report, more than 2,000 people were evacuated by the rescuers from the building.

US President Donald Trump's maiden face-off with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at G20 summit in Hamburg (Photo: AP)

New US sanctions on Russia will hit interests of both sides: Kremlin

Ties between Moscow, Washington have slumped to their lowest since Cold War as US slapped sanctions on Moscow over it meddling in Ukraine.


French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (Photo: AP)

Russia used Facebook to spy on Macron campaign during presidential polls

Facebook said in April it had taken action against fake accounts that were spreading misinformation about the French election.

 The interception prompted evasive action by the US plane's pilot to avoid a collision, the Pentagon has said. (Photo: Representational/AFP)

Chinese jets intercept US Navy plane at unsafe range: Pentagon

According to the Pentagon spokesman, the vast majority of interactions that they have with the Chinese military are perfectly safe.

US President Donald Trump (Photo: AP)

LGBT outrage over Trump's ban on transgender in US military service

Trump opponents have contended that the military should not bear the cost of any medical procedures related to gender transition.

 Trump accused Iran and Hezbollah, which the United States considers a "foreign terrorist organization," of fueling the humanitarian disaster in Syria. (Photo: PTI)

Trump says he won’t let Assad get away with ‘horrible’ crimes against Syria

Donald Trump pledged continued US military aid to Lebanon following his Oval Office meeting with Lebanese PM Saad Hariri.


US Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift addresses an Australian National University security conference in Canberra on July 27, 2017. Swift said he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if US President Donald Trump ordered it. (Photo: AP)

US admiral ready to obey Trump nuclear strike order on China

Pacific Fleet spokesman Capt Charlie Brown later said Swift’s answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military.

An Australian cattle worker whose thumb was severed by a bull has had his toe surgically transplanted in its position. (Photo: Twiter/@ejovip1)

Australian doctors surgically replace man's thumb severed in cattle herding with toe

Although he will need more than 12 months of rehabilitation, cattle worker plans to return to 'riding bulls and rodeoing'.