Australia to get nuke subs in US, UK deal

SYDNEY: The United States announced a new alliance with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of a rising China, with...

Bangkok protesters skate for democracy

BANGKOK: Kickflipping Thai skateboarders are flipping the bird at authorities, joining pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok to vent their anger over a lack of respect...

Duterte will not cooperate with ICC drug war probe

MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court's probe into the Philippines' drug war, his lawyer said yesterday, after its...

Shallow earthquake hits China’s Sichuan, three killed, dozens hurt

BEIJING: Three people were killed and dozens injured when a shallow earthquake struck southwestern China yesterday, triggering the second-highest level of emergency response by...

China hosts multinational exercise

ZHUMADIAN: China wrapped up the country's first multinational peacekeeping exercise yesterday, demonstrating the extent of its military might on a huge training ground ringed...

South Korea test-fires first submarine-launched missile

SEOUL: South Korea successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile yesterday, becoming only the seventh country in the world with the advanced technology and raising...

Taleban probe bank accounts

KABUL: The Taleban are investigating the accounts of former high-ranking Afghan government members to check for ill-gotten gains, officials said yesterday. The investigation may...

Hazaras studying in Iraq fear as Taleban take over Afghanistan

NAJAF: Many Afghans from the Hazara ethnic minority studying in Iraq's city of Najaf watched in terror as their homeland fell back into Taleban...

Hong Kong to create new national security offences

HONG KONG: Hong Kong will create a host of new national security offences, a senior official confirmed yesterday, building on a law Beijing imposed...

The Philippines ‘learning crisis’

MANILA: Classrooms in the Philippines were silent yesterday as millions of school children hunkered down at home for a second year of remote lessons...

First foreign commercial flight leaves Kabul

KABUL: An international commercial flight left Kabul yesterday, the first since the Taleban retook power last month, offering some hope to Afghans still desperate...

Vaccinated Sydney residents picnic as lockdown relaxed

SYDNEY: Virus lockdown rules were relaxed for fully vaccinated people in Sydney yesterday, with small groups allowed to meet for picnics for the first...

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