India’s mammoth elections kick off as Modi seeks third term in power

New Delhi, Apr. 19, (dpa/GNA) – Voters in India began heading to the polls on Friday in the first phase of a massive election lasting six weeks,…

Pakistan army kills militants trying to cross border from Afghanistan

Islamabad, Apr. 18, (dpa/GNA) – Pakistani troops killed seven Islamist militants as they tried to enter the country from neighbouring Afghanistan, the military said. The militants were killed…

Indonesia issued tsunami warning after more eruption from Mount Ruang

Jakarta, Apr. 18, (dpa/GNA) – Indonesian authorities have issued a tsunami warning and raised the alert for Mount Ruang to the highest level after the volcano near…

Record rainfall in UAE disrupts travel at deluged Dubai airport

Cairo, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Dubai airport, one of the world’s busiest, on Wednesday advised passengers not to head to the hub “unless absolutely necessary,” after the…

Myanmar’s jailed ex-leader Suu Kyi transferred due to heatwave

Bangkok, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Myanmar’s ousted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been transferred from prison to another location. Local media, citing military junta spokesman…

Indonesia evacuates hundreds as Mount Ruang volcano erupts

Jakarta, Apr. 17, (dpa/GNA) – Multiple eruptions of Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 800 people from the region, the country’s volcanology…

18 killed as heavy rain causes floods in Oman

Cairo, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – At least 18 people have died, including children, due to heavy rains and floods in Oman since Sunday, the government’s emergency service…

Flood death toll in Afghanistan rises to at least 50 people

Islamabad, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Flooding caused by heavy rains over the past four days has claimed the lives of at least 50 people in Afghanistan, the…

Heavy rains, lightning kill 50 people across Pakistan

Islamabad, Apr. 16, (dpa/GNA) – Pakistani authorities have put rescue services on high alert after heavy rains, thunderstorms and lightning wrought havoc across the country. The National…

Heavy fighting intensifies in Myanmar trade town on Thai border

Bangkok, Apr. 10, (dpa/GNA) – Heavy fighting has been raging in the town of Myawaddy on Myanmar’s border with Thailand since Tuesday evening following an attack on…

South Koreans elect new parliament with no clear front-runner

Seoul, Apr. 10, (dpa/GNA) – South Korean voters go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new parliament. A total of 44.25 million people are eligible…

Germany accused at UN court of aiding and abetting Gaza ‘genocide’

Amsterdam, Apr. 8, (dpa/GNA) – Nicaragua has accused Germany of aiding and abetting genocide in the Gaza Strip before the UN’s highest court. By supplying arms to…

US destroys Houthi drones and missile targeting destroyer

Washington, Apr. 4, (dpa/GNA) – The US armed forces said they destroyed two drones and a missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militants and targeting a US destroyer…

Group of trapped miners rescued after Taiwan earthquake

Taipei, Apr. 4, (dpa/GNA) – A small group of six trapped miners were brought to safety on Thursday after remaining trapped following a major earthquake which rocked…

Militant attack in Iran leaves 16 attackers and 11 officers dead

Tehran, Apr. 4, (dpa/GNA) – Militants have carried out a major attack on bases of the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in south-east Iran, resulting in…

Iran threatens Israel after two generals killed in strike on Damascus

Tehran, Apr. 3, (dpa/GNA) – Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was the latest to threaten Israel with retaliation a day after two Iranian generals were killed in a…

Nine dead, over 940 injured after major earthquake rattles Taiwan

Taipei, Apr. 3, (dpa/GNA) – At least nine people have been killed and 946 injured as a result of a severe earthquake that struck off the east…

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years kills nine; 50 missing

Taipei, April 3 (Reuters/GNA) – Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 800, while 50…

Pakistan’s court suspends ex-PM Khan conviction on graft charges

Islamabad, Apr. 2, (dpa/GNA) – A court in Pakistan on Monday suspended the conviction of former prime minister Imran Khan and his wife on one of the…

Thai provincial cops now chasing misbehaving monkeys

Bangkok, Mar. 28, (dpa/GNA) – Monkeys in the Thai province of Lop Buri took a step closer to being more like human beings: they too have to…