Iran TV: 35 killed in stampede at funeral for slain general07 Jan, 2020
The TV says the stampede erupted in Kerman, the hometown of Gen. Qassem Soleimani where the procession was underway on Tuesday.
Protesters call off stir after eviction from Gateway of India07 Jan, 2020
Earlier, hundreds of people, including students, women and senior citizens - who assembled at the iconic Gateway of India since Sunday midnight - demanded action against those behind the JNU violence..
Weeping, Iran supreme leader prays over general slain by US06 Jan, 2020
Soleimani’s daughter, Zeinab, directly threatened an attack on the U.S. military in the Mideast while speaking to a crowd of hundreds of thousands in Tehran that stretched as far as the eye could see.
Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran as Trump issues new threats05 Jan, 2020
The U.S. drone strike killing Soleimani in Iraq Friday escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge.
Japan's Naruhito hopes for a year without natural disasters02 Jan, 2020
"I'm glad to celebrate the New Year together with you," Naruhito told the crowd, many waving Japanese flags and shouting "Banzai", meaning "long life".
Australia sending aid to wildfire towns as death toll rises01 Jan, 2020
Australia deployed military ships and aircraft Wednesday to help communities ravaged by apocalyptic wildfires that have left at least 17 people dead nationwide and sent thousands of residents and holidaymakers fleeing to the shoreline.
Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack US Embassy31 Dec, 2019
Dozens of angry Iraqi Shiite militia supporters broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire.
Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security30 Dec, 2019
Kim during a ruling Workers’ Party meeting Sunday also “comprehensively and anatomically analysed” problems arising in efforts to rebuild the North’s moribund economy and presented tasks for “urgently correcting the grave situation of the major industrial sectors,” the Korean Central News Agency said.
Trump faces raft of foreign policy challenges in new year29 Dec, 2019
There’s still no end in sight to America’s longest war in Afghanistan. North Korea hasn’t given up its nuclear weapons. Add to that simmering tensions with Iran, fallout from Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria, ongoing unease with Russia and Turkey, and erratic ties with European and other longtime Western allies.
Truck bomb in Mogadishu kills 76, injures 50 people28 Dec, 2019
It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory, and witnesses said the force of the blast reminded them of the devastating 2017 bombing that killed hundreds.
12 killed, dozens hurt after plane crashes in Kazakhstan27 Dec, 2019
The Bek Air aircraft hit a concrete fence and a two-story building after takeoff from Almaty, Kazakhstan’s largest city and former capital. It lost attitude at 7:22 a.m. (0122 GMT), the Almaty International Airport said.
Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu26 Dec, 2019
Despite the shadow of corruption indictments hanging over him, Netanyahu remains popular among Likud members and the fiercely loyal party — which has only had four leaders since its inception in the 1970s — has stood firmly behind the long-serving leader
Trump says North Korea may be planning nice ‘Christmas gift’25 Dec, 2019
The president was asked what he will do if North Korea does conduct a long-range missile test.
China-Japan ties face important development opportunities: Xi24 Dec, 2019
Xi said China is willing to maintain close communication with Japan and strengthen political guidance to push the two countries' relations to a new level and better benefit the two peoples.
India’s ruling party loses key state election amid protests24 Dec, 2019
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has lost a key state legislature election, a setback for the party as it faces massive anti-government protests against a contentious new citizenship law.
Saudi sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing23 Dec, 2019
audi Arabia’s state-run Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported that three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts.
Yearender: Americans facing mass shooting milestone in 2019 with no progress in gun control23 Dec, 2019
As the final days of the year approach, Americans are facing a grim milestone -- there have already been more mass shootings in 2019 than there are days in the entire year. As of Sunday, there have been 404 cases of mass shooting in the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a nonprofit corporation that tracks gun violence across the country.
Australian PM apologizes for family vacation amid wildfires22 Dec, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday apologized for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the lives of two volunteer firefighters.
India prime minister addresses rally as protest deaths climb22 Dec, 2019
Clashes continued Sunday between Indian police and protesters angered by a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a rally for his Hindu nationalist party to defend the legislation, accusing the opposition of pushing the country into a “fear psychosis.”
2 firefighters die, 3 hurt as wildfires ravage Australia20 Dec, 2019
Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short his family holiday as authorities braced for temperatures to soar in New South Wales at the weekend.