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Wary of Pakistan, US intensifies surveillance

  WHILE US intelligence agencies spend billions monitoring enemies like Al-Qaeda and Iran, they pay just as much as attention to ally Pakistan, The Washington...

G20 nations vow terror funding crackdown

The G20 group of major economies agreed Friday to redouble efforts to tackle the financing of extremist groups, in a rare point of agreement...

Suu Kyi rebuffs foreign criticism of Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday she does not fear global scrutiny over the Rohingya crisis, pledging to hold rights violators to account and...

Japan’s Abe dissolves parliament ahead of tough election battle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe officially dissolved parliament Thursday, effectively kicking off a national election campaign where he faces an unexpected and formidable challenge...

Air India plane hits building at Stockholm airport

An Air India plane carrying 179 passengers struck a building at Stockholm's Arlanda airport with its wingtip as it taxied to gate on Wednesday,...

Europe marks 75 years since end of WWII under virus shadow

Europe marks 75 years since the end of World War II in a sombre mood Friday as the coronavirus pandemic forces the cancellation of...

Separatists will ‘stink for 10,000 years’, China says after Taiwan vote

Separatists will "leave a stink for 10,000 years", the Chinese government's top diplomat said on Monday, in Beijing's most strongly worded reaction yet to...

Algerian protesters return to streets demanding reforms

Tens of thousands of Algerians returned to the streets in the capital Algiers and other cities on Friday to demand radical political reforms and...

China plans to build gigantic DNA database platform

China plans to build a USD 1 billion super-sized DNA sequencing platform in the Jiangsu Province aimed at storing genetic information of millions of...

Pakistan cracks down on media outlets’ coverage of militants

PAKISTANI authorities on Monday (November 2) called on broadcasters to refrain from covering dozens of banned insurgent groups, including an organisation allegedly tied to...