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    North Korean leader's train arrives in China: Reports

    North Korean leader's train arrives in China: Reports


    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's armoured train arrived in China late Saturday ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump in Vietnam, according to media...

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's armoured train arrived in China late Saturday ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump in Vietnam, according to media reports.
    French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week

    French yellow vest protesters seek momentum on 15th week


    Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a march through well-off neighborhoods to protest government policies they see as favoring the rich. It was among many rallies and marches planned around Paris and in other cities. Five...

    Hundreds gathered at the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris for a march through well-off neighborhoods to protest government policies they see as favoring the rich. It was among many rallies and marches planned around Paris and in other cities. Five separate demonstrations were organized in the French capital on Saturday with the Yellow Vests movement entering its 15th weekend.
    Jihadi Jack wants to return to UK, says misses his mum

    Jihadi Jack wants to return to UK, says misses his mum


    The 23-year-old from the city of Oxford was interviewed by the UK's ITV News channel this week from a prison cell in Syria, where he is being held after being charged by the YPG with being a member of the ISIS. "I miss people mostly, I miss my mum. Five...

    The 23-year-old from the city of Oxford was interviewed by the UK's ITV News channel this week from a prison cell in Syria, where he is being held after being charged by the YPG with being a member of the ISIS. "I miss people mostly, I miss my mum. Five years I haven't seen my mum, two years I haven't spoken to my mum. I miss pasties. And 'Doctor Who'," he said, in reference to food and TV shows from the UK
    Blast in Nepal's capital kills 1, injures 2

    Blast in Nepal's capital kills 1, injures 2


    The incident occurred outside the headquarters of Ncell, a telecommunications company mostly owned by Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad. According to eyewitnesses, a loud explosion was heard at around 7:55 PM at Nakku in Lalitpur, located in the...

    The incident occurred outside the headquarters of Ncell, a telecommunications company mostly owned by Malaysia-based Axiata Group Berhad. According to eyewitnesses, a loud explosion was heard at around 7:55 PM at Nakku in Lalitpur, located in the south-central part of Kathmandu.
    'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation

    'Abused' Saudi sisters trapped in Hong Kong risk deportation


    The young women, aged 20 and 18, found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at the city's airport and later revoked their passports. The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan,...

    The young women, aged 20 and 18, found themselves marooned after Saudi consular officials allegedly intercepted them during a stopover at the city's airport and later revoked their passports. The pair, who have adopted the aliases Reem and Rawan, described a deeply unhappy upbringing in a middle-class Riyadh household. They claim they were beaten by their father and brothers.
    Meeting with Xi on cards, says Trump amid high-level trade negotiations

    Meeting with Xi on cards, says Trump amid high-level trade negotiations


    US President Donald Trump said he may host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his personal Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida next month to discuss the final terms of a trade deal that is being negotiated by the two nations. The two economies are locked in...

    US President Donald Trump said he may host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his personal Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida next month to discuss the final terms of a trade deal that is being negotiated by the two nations. The two economies are locked in a trade war since Trump imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium items from China in March last year.
    Donald Trump nominates Kelly Kraft as Nikki Haley's successor at UN

    Donald Trump nominates Kelly Kraft as Nikki Haley's successor at UN


    US president Donald Trump has nominated Kelly Knight Craft, their current Ambassador to Canada, as the next US Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley. In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. ...

    US president Donald Trump has nominated Kelly Knight Craft, their current Ambassador to Canada, as the next US Ambassador to the UN to succeed Indian-American Nikki Haley. In October, Haley announced that she was leaving the post by the end of the year. Haley congratulated Craft shortly after the president's online announcement.
    China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

    China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses


    Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public...

    Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior.
    Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal

    Saudi crown prince meets Chinese president, bags oil deal


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Friday with China's President Xi Jinping and bagged a $10 billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following an outcry over Khashoggi killing. Mohammed arrived in Beijing on...

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Friday with China's President Xi Jinping and bagged a $10 billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following an outcry over Khashoggi killing. Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India.
    Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

    Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal


    President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony to name Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader Murad Ebrahim and some of his top commanders as among 80 administrators of a transition government for the five-province region to be called...

    President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony to name Moro Islamic Liberation Front leader Murad Ebrahim and some of his top commanders as among 80 administrators of a transition government for the five-province region to be called Bangsamoro.
    Around 200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout: White House

    Around 200 US troops to remain in Syria after pullout: White House


    The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said on Thursday that it will keep 200 US troops in the war-torn country for a period of...

    The Trump administration, which abruptly announced in December that it was pulling out of Syria, said on Thursday that it will keep 200 US troops in the war-torn country for a period of time.
    Pilot drinking delays Japan plane despite new rules

    Pilot drinking delays Japan plane despite new rules


    ​The case came after Japan introduced fresh regulations to clamp down on alcohol consumption by pilots, after several incidents involving flight crew drinking hit the headlines. On Tuesday, the ANA co-pilot was scheduled to fly a Boeing 777 with 322...

    ​The case came after Japan introduced fresh regulations to clamp down on alcohol consumption by pilots, after several incidents involving flight crew drinking hit the headlines. On Tuesday, the ANA co-pilot was scheduled to fly a Boeing 777 with 322 passengers on board from Kobe in western Japan to Haneda airport in Tokyo.
    Theresa May meets anti-Brexiteers to curb rebellion

    Theresa May meets anti-Brexiteers to curb rebellion


    The anti-Brexit trio, who favour a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, had announced their resignation from the Conservative Party on Wednesday. They joined a newly-formed Independent Group, created by eight former Opposition Labour...

    The anti-Brexit trio, who favour a second referendum on Britain's membership of the EU, had announced their resignation from the Conservative Party on Wednesday. They joined a newly-formed Independent Group, created by eight former Opposition Labour Party MPs unhappy with their own party's Brexit and other policies.
    I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis: Putin to US

    I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis: Putin to US


    President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike. The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in...

    President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one, and that his country currently has the edge when it comes to a first nuclear strike. The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a US missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.