Monday, February 18, 2019

No common approach with US on fighting IS: Russia – Islamic State is the...

KUALA LUMPUR/MOSCOW: Russia and the United States have not been able to agree on a common approach to fighting Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei...

Desperation mounts in flood-hit Myanmar – Official death toll climbs to 69

YANGON: Tens of thousands of people huddled yesterday in monasteries and other makeshift evacuation centres in remote areas of Myanmar cut off by deadly...

Investigators ‘moving close’ to solving MH370 mystery – Plane debris found in Indian Ocean...

KUALA LUMPUR: Investigators are “moving close to solving the mystery of MH370,” Malaysia’s deputy transport minister said yesterday, adding that a piece of wreckage...

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

BEIJING: Lion dancers swayed and confetti canons erupted yesterday as news came that Beijing would become the first city to host both the summer...

S Korea’s billionaire Chung running for FIFA president – FIFA hopeful slams ‘cannibal’ Blatter...

SEOUL: South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon pushed his candidacy for the FIFA presidency in uncompromising terms yesterday, calling Sepp Blatter a corrupt “cannibal” and...

Fur trade a goldmine for China’s Olympic bid city

China’s proposed Winter Olympics co-host boasts pristine ski slopes carpeted with artificial snow, but the city once dubbed the country’s “fur capital” is also...

Philippine leader seeks to end Muslim rebellion

MANILA: The Philippine president asked Congress yesterday to pass a troubled Muslim autonomy bill at the heart of efforts to end a bloody rebellion...

North Korea marks end To ’53 Korean War – ‘Leave no Americans alive’, officials...

PYONGYANG: North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula would leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender...

Tracking slave boats to Papua New Guinea – Seafood from slaves

YANGON: From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But...

A pampered life for Japan’s prizefighter bulls

Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors...

Hard lives of China’s ‘left behind’ children – Kids pay a lonely price

XIANGHE, China: Deep in the Chinese countryside, the lives of Liang Yuxiu and her brother Zhaolu epitomise the cost of decades of breakneck economic...

China ire as Myanmar jails scores for illegal logging

YANGON: Beijing yesterday hit out at long jail sentences handed to more than 150 Chinese nationals for illegal logging in Myanmar, in the latest...

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