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Xi vows 'new era' of China-Myanmar ties
on 17 January 2020 at 13:08
Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to usher in a "new era" of ties with Myanmar after a red carpet welcome on Friday aimed at buttressing the embattled government of Aung San Suu Kyi and driving through multi-billion-dollar infrastructure deals. China has become an indispensable ally for Myanmar as it reels from Western isolation over Rohingya crisis.
China frees #MeToo activist held for three months: Lawyers
on 17 January 2020 at 12:19
Law enforcement must find out who secretly recorded Ukraine PM: Zelenskiy
on 17 January 2020 at 12:16
South Korea to decide fate of 1st transgender soldier
on 17 January 2020 at 12:02
In the first such case in South Korea, military officials will determine next week whether to discharge a solider who recently undertook gender reassessment surgery, officials said Friday.
Iran can take fight beyond its borders, Khamenei says
on 17 January 2020 at 11:53
In his first Friday prayers sermon in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also told thousands of Iranians who chanted "Death to America" that European states could not be trusted after they launched a nuclear agreement dispute mechanism.
Royal rift: UK monarchy will look smaller when dust settles
on 17 January 2020 at 08:28
But the changes have come at a terrible cost for Charles, who has seen his brother Prince Andrew disgraced and his once close sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, become estranged. The trials and tribulations of Andrew and Harry - one tainted for a close friendship with a convicted sex offender, the other unwilling to continue his high-profile role - will take both out of their royal duties, leaving a smaller, more modest royal apparatus.
Ukrainian prime minister offers resignation
on 17 January 2020 at 08:24
"To remove any doubts about our respect for and trust in the president, I have written a resignation letter and handed it over to the president," Oleksiy Goncharuk wrote on his official Facebook page.
During impeachment trial, Trump will be chilling in Swiss resort
on 17 January 2020 at 08:04
Trump is so confident that his Republican party majority will stay loyal that he sees no risk in jetting to Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum on Tuesday, right as lawmakers convene for the historic trial.
US warship transits Taiwan Strait less than week after election
on 17 January 2020 at 07:09
Taiwan is China's most sensitive territorial and diplomatic issue and Beijing has never ruled out the use of force to bring the island under its control. The narrow Taiwan Strait which separates the island from China is a frequent source of tension.
11 US troops wounded in last week's Iran attack on Iraq base
on 17 January 2020 at 04:52
At least 11 American troops were injured in an Iranian attack on an Iraqi base where American soldiers were deployed, US Central Command said Thursday, although the US military had previously maintained there were no casualties. At the time of the attack, most of the 1,500 US soldiers at the base had been tucked away in bunkers.
Chorus is growing for gay rights in Asia
on 17 January 2020 at 03:14
Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay — part of a growing clamour for LGBT+ rights in Asia. “Unnie Choir” sang about their struggles at a sold-out concert in the socially conservative nation, where homosexuality remains taboo despite rapid economic advances in recent decades.
Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in Senate
on 17 January 2020 at 02:40
The impeachment trial of Donald Trump opened Thursday in the US Senate, as lawmakers took a solemn oath to be "impartial" in deciding whether to force the 45th US president from office. Trump has ridiculed the impeachment process for months, and he responded to the opening of the trial by once more branding it a "hoax."
Pervez Musharraf challenges death sentence in Pakistan SC
on 16 January 2020 at 17:58
Japan confirms case of new Chinese virus, spread is 'concerning'
on 16 January 2020 at 16:24
US presence in Iraq since 2003
on 16 January 2020 at 14:22
Amid calls for its 5,200 troops to leave after a US air strike killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders this month, here is an overview of the US military presence in Iraq. The March 2003 US-led invasion is launched after claims that Saddam Hussein's regime is harbouring weapons of mass destruction.
Russia's new PM a career bureaucrat with no political aims
on 16 January 2020 at 13:28
Singapore misinformation law challenged in court for first time
on 16 January 2020 at 08:01
Pakistan sponsoring terror, should do more to take non-reversible action against it: UK
on 16 January 2020 at 06:01
"All the evidence against Pakistan has been put on the table. Pakistan has taken some action...there has been some progress. Pakistan has to do a lot more and take non-reversible action," Gareth Bayley, UK foreign and commonwealth office director for south asia, said at an interactive session at Raisina Dialogue 2020 here.
US resumes joint military operations in Iraq: Report
on 16 January 2020 at 04:53
US House sends Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial
on 16 January 2020 at 02:37
Lawmakers voted 228 to 193 to give the Senate, controlled by Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, the task of putting him on trial on charges of abuse of power. The vote, which also approved a team of seven Democratic lawmakers named by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as prosecutors in the trial, was largely along party lines.