Saudi land push in Yemen would cause heavy casualties

Saudi Arabia could launch a land offensive in Yemen to crush its Iranian-aligned Houthi enemies but the cost in casualties would be heavy on...

Trump’s Russia inquiry ‘started by Australian tip-off’

The investigation into possible connections between Russia and Donald Trump's presidential campaign began after a tip-off from Australia, the New York Times reports. Trump adviser...

China vows to ‘plug holes’ in work safety

China has vowed to "plug the holes" in its laws and safety standards to improve working conditions after a power plant accident in the...

Hopes fading in China for 118 still missing

Rescue workers in China searched for 118 people still missing more than 24 hours after a landslide buried a mountain village, with hopes fading...

Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified

A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month's Legislative Council elections after he declined to...

Russia, US agree to speed up Syria deal

Russia and the United States agreed at talks in Moscow on Thursday to use their influence over the sides in the Syria conflict to...

Trump pushes for ban on gun ‘bump stocks’ after US shootings

US President Donald Trump has signed an order to ban bump-stock devices, which were used by a gunman who killed 58 Las Vegas concert-goers...

Maltese PM wins second term in snap polls

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat won a second term in office after calling a snap parliamentary election last month to counter allegations of corruption...

China to shut North Korean companies as part of sanctions

China has told North Korean companies operating in its territory to close down as it implements United Nations sanctions against the reclusive state. The companies...

Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by...

China investigates attack on South Korea photographer

China says it is investigating an incident that saw a South Korean photographer beaten during a visit by President Moon Jae-in. The photographer, who was...

Iraq says it destroys Mosul car bomb factories

Iraqi forces captured a neighborhood in east Mosul on Friday, pushing deeper to the heart of Islamic State's Iraq stronghold and destroying three sites...

Yahoo 2013 data breach hit ‘all three billion accounts’

Yahoo has said that all of its three billion user accounts were affected in a hacking attack dating back to 2013. The company, which was...

Canada PM Trudeau faces PC backlash over ‘peoplekind’ comment

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing a backlash for correcting a woman who used the term "mankind". During a town hall event in Edmonton,...

Six police officers killed in Kenya

LAMU, Kenya, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) --At least six Kenyan police officers were killed on Tuesday and three others injured when the vehicle they were...

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege

Two police officers and several "terrorists" have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in...

Russia fire: Children caught in deadly Kemerovo mall blaze

At least 48 people have died in a fire that tore through a shopping and entertainment complex in the Siberian coal-mining city of Kemerovo. A...

US deported 460 Indians in 2017 under Trump administration

Tougher implementation of immigration laws in the U.S in the first year of Donald Trump presidency has resulted in 30 percent increase in arrests,...

Gabon’s President Bongo re-elected, parliament set on fire

Demonstrators in Gabon clashed with police and set part of the parliament building on fire on Wednesday as anger boiled over among opposition supporters...

Tennessee church shooting halted by brave usher

A masked gunman who entered a church near Nashville, Tennessee, was stopped mid-attack after killing one person and wounding several others. The suspect shot himself...