Afghanistan welcomes Obama pledge to keep US troops – US troops accused of damaging...

KABUL: Kabul welcomed the US decision to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan past 2016, vowing to respond to a resurgent Taleban "with full...

China warns against US South China Sea move – ‘Firmly oppose’ infringement of sovereignty

BEIJING: Beijing warned yesterday that it would "firmly oppose" infringement of its sovereignty after indications Washington will soon send warships close to its artificial...

China’s billionaires overtake US: Survey – Turning point for the super-wealthy

SHANGHAI: The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said yesterday, calling...

Three foreign hostages in Philippines appear in video

MANILA: Three foreign men and a Filipina kidnapped last month in the southern Philippines have appeared in a video posted online, making demands for...

Little-known Indonesian writers tackle taboos on world stage

Little-known Indonesian writers will take centre stage at the world’s largest book fair this week, led by trailblazing women tackling taboos in their conservative...

Tokyo fashion: A-bombs and equality on the runway

Most fashion designers try to stand out from the crowd by developing their own individual niche. Takafumi Tsuruta wants to appeal to everybody, especially...

Philippines’ turbulent election season kicks off – Mayor of southern island of Mindanao shot...

MANILA: The Philippines' election season kicked off yesterday with politicians registering for thousands of posts, launching a typically raucous and deadly seven months of...

Philippine firms on billion dollar shopping spree – ‘Filipino companies are moving into global...

MANILA: Philippine firms are on an unprecedented global shopping spree, spending billions on everything from vineyards to food manufacturers and casinos, reflecting the nation's...

Croatia outclass Bulgaria

ZAGREB: Croatia thrashed hapless Bulgaria 3-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier played behind closed doors at the Maksimir stadium on Saturday to remain in...

Indian police arrest 21 after cow ‘slaughter’ violence – Modi’s reform push faces crunch...

NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested 21 men after a mob thrashed two Muslims suspected of slaughtering a cow and set fire to some...

N Korea ready for ‘any’ US war, leader tells parade – Kim presides over...

PYONGYANG: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un said yesterday his country could fight any war provoked by the United States, as he presided over a...

IS at outskirts of Aleppo despite Russia air strikes – ‘Warplanes hit 60 terrorist...

BEIRUT: Islamic State group fighters advanced yesterday to the outskirts of Syria's second city Aleppo, despite 10 days of Russian air strikes that Moscow...

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