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Fidel Castro interred in rock, closing last chapter of historic life

December 5, 2016 12:22:36 am

Castro's ashes were placed in the niche of a boulder on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning

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California warehouse fire kills 24, more victims feared

December 4, 2016 11:57:11 pm

Official told a press briefing that the death toll would likely rise in what fire officials called the deadliest blaze in the city's history.

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Donald Trump to intervene to keep US jobs at home on ‘day-by-day’ basis: Mike Pence

December 4, 2016 11:30:10 pm

Trump is sending a message to businesses considering moving overseas that "things are really changing," Pence said

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China: 20,000 stranded in rare heavy fog at Chengdu airport

December 4, 2016 10:26:21 pm

A red alert for flight delays was issued at midnight and it remained in place as of on Sunday afternoon.

Show responsibility while reporting: Pakistan minister to journalists

December 4, 2016 10:06:38 pm

The information and broadcasting minister said the government is introducing for the first time a bill in the National Assembly for the protection of journalists and implementation of code of ethics.

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Hindu temple vandalised, 7 idols smashed in Bangladesh

December 4, 2016 9:50:56 pm

The first incident came to light after people of Mymensinghorohi village in Netrokona district found the doors of a temple open on Sunday morning.

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Fidel Castro’s ashes interred in private ceremony in Cuba

December 4, 2016 8:42:12 pm

Thousands of people lined the two-mile route to Santa Ifigenia cemetery, waving Cuban flags and shouting "Long live Fidel!''

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Malaysian PM Najib Razak criticises Myanmar over Rohingya issue

December 4, 2016 8:37:22 pm

Najib also criticised Suu Kyi, for not meeting with diplomats to discuss the Rohingya crisis.

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Palestinian Fatah party ends conference with boost for President Mahmoud Abbas

December 4, 2016 8:22:26 pm

On Saturday, more than 1,300 Fatah delegates confirmed Abbas' continued Fatah leadership role by acclamation and elected 18 members of the movement's top decision-making Central Committee.

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Air strikes kill 21 in Syria’s Idlib: monitor

December 4, 2016 8:18:13 pm

More than 300,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011 with anti-government protests before spiraling into a complex, multi-front war.

Chabahar corridor to give Central Asia ‘dependable’ access to global markets: Heart of Asia

December 4, 2016 8:15:17 pm

Countries, including India in the Amritsar Declaration, also welcomed the pact on jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road between China and Afghanistan.

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Iraq’s government ferrying relief supplies to Mosul

December 4, 2016 6:44:43 pm

The government launched a campaign to retake Mosul from IS in October. The fighting has caused shortages of vital supplies like clean drinking water, according to the UN and Iraqi officials.

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He wanted to ‘join’ ISIS because he was deeply in love

December 4, 2016 6:43:45 pm

The young lover said he did what his partner did. They began communicating through the Internet with people they thought were in ISIS, in Syria.

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Doctor in US fired for calling Michelle ‘monkey face’

December 4, 2016 5:43:25 pm

In the crass comment, she also claimed that Harvard — where Obama studied law — is for "entitled folks" and "all the liberals."

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Vladimir Putin says ‘clever’ Donald Trump will soon grasp weighty role

December 4, 2016 5:37:59 pm

"Since he managed to achieve success in business, that shows he is a clever person," the Russian strongman said in an interview with NTV television that has already aired in the country's far east, quoted by TASS news agency.

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US president-elect Donald Trump’s call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

December 4, 2016 5:30:25 pm

No American president or president-elect has publicly spoken to Taiwan's leader since the US ended their formal diplomatic relationship in 1979.

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Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif may visit US next month

December 4, 2016 5:04:36 pm

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) has been trying to arrange a possible visit of Sharif to Washington where Trump will assume charge of the Office of the President of the United States on January 20.

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Three women dead in Finland shooting in southeastern town

December 4, 2016 4:35:24 pm

The suspect obeyed officers and didn't resist arrest, she said. The three victims were shot multiple times in the head and torso with a rifle.

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Syrian army tells rebels in eastern Aleppo: leave or die

December 4, 2016 4:27:15 pm

Army spokesman Brig. Gen. Samir Suleiman said those who choose to stay will face "inevitable death."

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Hijab-clad teen attacked by men screaming ‘Trump’ on US subway

December 4, 2016 2:11:21 pm

"Get the hell out of the country!" the group of men allegedly yelled during the train ride. "You don't belong here!"

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CNN apologises after producer jokes about Donald Trump’s plane crashing

December 4, 2016 1:49:46 pm

"We have apologised to the Trump transition team, and the producer has been disciplined," the spokesperson said.

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Fidel Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Jose Marti

December 4, 2016 1:21:43 pm

"The union of two ideas was very important for the Cuban people," said Maria Martinez,who works in a museum. "Fidel is a follower of Marti's ideas."

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Iran demands that Barack Obama allow US sanctions to expire

December 4, 2016 1:18:43 pm

Rouhani promised a "prompt response'' from Iran if the US sanctions are extended.

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Have you invited Sartaj Aziz for biryani: Congress to Centre

December 4, 2016 12:06:54 pm

Asserting that Pakistan has not stopped attacking India, Congress leader Manish Tewari asked, “Where is the terror stopping that this government keeps on kowtowing to the Pakistani state?”

Malaysian PM Najib Razak leads protest against ‘genocide’ of Rohingya

December 4, 2016 10:31:32 am

The plight of Rohingya in predominantly-Buddhist Myanmar has galvanized Muslims in Southeast Asia and beyond.