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In Technology
June 5, 2017 10:27 am gmt |
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The first university satellite of Mongolia which is named after the Mongolian endangered Gobi bear — Mazaalai — was sent off into space in the United States on Sunday (June 4). The launch took place at 5:50 am Ulan Bator time on Sunday ((2150 GMT Saturday) from the Kennedy Space Center in...
In Middle East
June 5, 2017 8:38 am gmt |
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The government of Yemen has cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, thus following a similar decision by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. The coordinated move dramatically escalates a simmering dispute over Qatar’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Is...
In Latest Stories
June 4, 2017 3:57 am gmt |
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Six people have been killed in an attack in central London in which three assailants were shot dead by police, Scotland Yard has said. A white van hit several pedestrians on London Bridge just after 22:00 BST. Three men then left the vehicle and stabbed a number of people in Borough Market, an area k...
In World
June 3, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Japan’s defence minister on Saturday (June 3) backed the United States using any option to deal with North Korea, including military strikes, and said Tokyo wanted to build a deeper alliance with Washington that could play a regional security role. Pyongyang’s accelerating nuclear and mis...
In World
June 3, 2017 11:29 am gmt |
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The UN Security Council on Friday agreed to sanction more individuals and entities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in response to the country’s repeated ballistic launches. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council decided to impose travel bans and ass...
In World
June 3, 2017 10:54 am gmt |
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Various sides have given their reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark global pact to fight climate change. At the United Nations in New York, they’re determined the Paris accord won’t die despite the U.S. ...
In Latest Stories
June 3, 2017 7:40 am gmt |
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The United States is encouraged by China’s efforts to restrain North Korea but Washington will not accept Beijing’s militarization of islands in the South China Sea, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday (June 3). The comments by Mattis, during the annual Shangri-La Dialogue ...
In World
June 2, 2017 9:59 am gmt |
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Indonesia expressed disappointment on Friday (June 2) after United State President Donald Trump said he would withdraw from Paris accord, the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Arrmanatha Nasir said the U.S. decision was inconsistent with the internati...
In World
June 2, 2017 9:52 am gmt |
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Donald Trump has announced that he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate change agreement. The decision was condemned immediately by environmental campaigners and by the president’s political opponents who said it heralded the death of America’s position as a global leader. However, Mr Trump he...
In Latest Stories
June 2, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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At least 36 bodies have been recovered from a casino and hotel complex in the Philippine capital, Manila, where a lone gunman opened fire overnight. Most of the dead suffocated in thick toxic smoke after the man set fire to casino tables, officials told the BBC. The gunman, whose nationality is not y...
In Asia
June 1, 2017 6:21 am gmt |
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Death toll due to the huge suicide bomb that ripped through a secure area of Kabul at the height of the Wednesday morning rush hour has reached 90 while wounding 400, Afghan officials said. The blast, which came a few days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, was one of the deadliest to hit [&helli...
In Asia
May 31, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told China’s top diplomat on Wednesday (May 31) that he would like to work with China to try to rein in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. Abe was meeting with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who in return said he hoped relevant countries...
In Asia
May 31, 2017 7:05 am gmt |
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Latest media reports highlight the death toll due to the blast in the capital of Afghanistan has reached 80. Blast in Afghan capital of Kabul: 49 killed, 320 injured A powerful vehicle bomb has struck the diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 49 people and injuring 320. A pow...
In America
May 30, 2017 11:01 am gmt |
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U.S. Senator John McCain said on Monday (May 29) that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than ISIS. “I think he is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS. I think ISIS can do terrible things and I worry a lot about what is happening with the...
In Middle East
May 30, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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A second deadly explosion has struck Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 30, according to security sources and witnesses. The blast at Al-Shahada Bridge came hours after a suicide car bomber in the Karrada district killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens who were gathered at an i...