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India’s rupee slides as central bank chief quits

AFP | India's rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country's central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises fears...

Iran confirms recent missile test amid Western criticism

AFP | Iran confirmed on Tuesday that it had carried out a recent test of a medium-range ballistic missile after Western powers sharply criticized a...

China warns against ‘bullying’ of its citizens

AFP | China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive...

India’s ruling party set to lose key state

AFP | India's ruling party looked set to lose power in at least one of three traditional stronghold states releasing election results Tuesday, in a...

Apple phones still sold in China despite ban

AFP | Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces...

‘India were too good’: legends toast rare win in Australia

AFP | Indian cricket legends including VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar hailed the current Test team on Monday after they ended a 10-year victory drought...

China court bans iPhone sales in patent dispute: Qualcomm

AFP | A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute, US chipmaking giant Qualcomm said Monday. A Qualcomm...

Oman allows Israeli planes to use airspace: Netanyahu

AFP | Oman will let Israeli planes fly through its airspace, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, in another sign of his country's efforts toward...

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

AFP | Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to...

Afghan blast claims life of fourth US soldier

AFP | A fourth US soldier has died as a result of a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan last week, the Pentagon said Monday. Sergeant Jason...

US scraps UN meeting on North Korea human rights

AFP | The United States has dropped a bid to hold a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's human rights record after failing to...

For Charlottesville survivors, fight against racism continues

AFP | As the jury delivered its guilty verdict against a neo-Nazi accused of murder for ramming his car into a group of counter-protesters at...

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

AFP | Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to...

Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

AFP | Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest...

Muslims rally to defend rights in multi-ethnic Malaysia

AFP | Thousands of banner-waving Muslims dressed in white rallied in the Malaysian capital Saturday demanding protection of their rights, at a time of growing...

Iran’s Rouhani: US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...

Russian offered Trump campaign ‘political’ cooperation in 2015

AFP | US prosecutors have revealed that a Russian offered cooperation to Donald Trump's campaign as early as 2015, declaring that the president's ex-lawyer Michael...

China’s surplus with the US hits new record in November

AFP | China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the...

Neo-Nazi guilty of murder over Charlottesville rampage

AFP | An American neo-Nazi was found guilty of murder on Friday for killing a woman when ramming his car into counter-protesters at a 2017...

American Chen wins gold at Grand Prix Final

AFP | Reigning world champion Nathan Chen took advantage of some major errors by Japan's Shoma Uno to capture the men's gold at the ISU...

US accuses Russia of lying on Syria attack to undermine truce

AFP | The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels and warned Moscow...

N.Zealand win first away Test series over Pakistan in 49 years

AFP | Debutant Will Somerville grabbed three key wickets to guide New Zealand to their first away series win over Pakistan in 49 years with...

Huawei exec faces US fraud charges linked to Iran

AFP | Chinese telecom giant Huawei's chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday,...

Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests

AFP | Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturday's French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to...

Cool Head keeps Australia alive in India Test

AFP | Travis Head hit a stubborn half-century to keep Australia in the hunt Friday after their top order slumped under sustained pressure from India's...

Outcry over mass teen roundup as France braces for more protests

AFP | Images of dozens of high-school pupils kneeling with their hands behind their heads during mass round-ups sparked an outcry Friday as France braces...

Mattis faces criticism after comments in Khashoggi case

AFP | US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has enjoyed a level of bipartisan support rarely seen in Washington, is facing mounting public criticism amid...

Huawei’s founders daughter arrested: A pawn in US-China trade row

AFP | As the daughter of the company's founder, Meng Wanzhou was known internally as the "princess" of telecoms giant Huawei and possible heir to...

OPEC, partners face stiff test to agree oil cut deal

AFP | OPEC ministers resumed talks Friday before further discussions with 10 key partner countries, including Russia, later in the day to thrash out an...

US general calls Afghan Army losses “Not sustainable”

AFP | The death toll among Afghanistan's security forces will no longer be sustainable unless urgent measures are taken to address recruiting and training issues,...

Qatari Emir invited to GCC summit despite tensions with KSA

AFP | Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has received an invite from Saudi Arabia to attend this month's Gulf Cooperation Council summit, despite...

Canada defends Huawei arrest after markets wobble

AFP | Canada on Thursday defended its arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on a US extradition request after markets wobbled on...

‘Worst drought I have seen’: Afghan farmers forced to flee

AFP | Wheat and opium farmer Murad Khan Ishaqzai, 80, has never seen a drought as bad as the one ravaging western Afghanistan where more...

Australia lose quick wickets with India Test evenly poised

AFP | Australia lost two wickets in the morning session Friday in reply to India's 250, leaving the first Test evenly poised with the experienced...

World record brings Yasir into spinners’ hall of fame

AFP | Six years to the day after the great Clarrie Grimmett took his final breath in Adelaide, Yasir Shah filled his lungs for the...

Iran FM accuses ‘foreign-backed terrorists’ for Chabahar attack

AFP | Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused "foreign-backed terrorists" for attacks Thursday in the port city of Chabahar that killed two people and...

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