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April 23, 2014
Everest

KATHMANDU:  Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides last... More ››

April 23, 2014
Yingluck Shinawatra

BANGKOK: Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said yesterday she is ready to step down if the people want her... More ››

April 23, 2014
Grim ferry disaster search enters second week

JINDO: The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea’s ferry disaster entered a second week Wednesday,... More ››

April 23, 2014
Hassan Rouhani

DUBAI: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, already under pressure from conservatives for his tentative opening to the West, was criticised... More ››

April 23, 2014

SAO PAULO: Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a... More ››

April 23, 2014
Tiiny islands in the East China

TOKYO: US President Barack Obama has assured Japan that tiny islands in the East China Sea at the heart... More ››

April 23, 2014
china navy

BEIJING: When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia’s Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search... More ››

April 23, 2014
ferry

JINDO: The first distress call from a sinking South Korean ferry was made by a boy with a shaking... More ››

April 22, 2014
india

NEW DELHI: Some Indian teachers force children from lower castes and minority religions to clean toilets and sit separately... More ››

April 22, 2014
Teenage stowaway in Hawaii

HAWAII: A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of... More ››

April 22, 2014
ferry

JINDO: The confirmed death toll from South Korea’s ferry disaster crossed 100 today, as dive teams, under growing pressure from... More ››

April 22, 2014
Pro-Russia protesters sing and dance near a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk

KIEV: An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering yesterday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no... More ››

April 22, 2014
U.S. Army soldiers prepare to board a CH-47at Forward Operating Base Muqar, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 – the minimum demanded by the US military... More ››

April 22, 2014
A woman breathes through an oxygen mask inside a field hospital in Kfar Zeita village in the central province of Hama

WASHINGTON: The United States has indications that a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, was used in Syria this month and is examining... More ››

April 22, 2014
Members of the Syrian parliament attend a session to set a date for voting for the presidential election,in Damascus

BEIRUT: Syria announced yesterday a presidential election for June 3, preparing the ground for Bashar al-Assad to defy widespread opposition and... More ››

April 22, 2014
Iranian students hold up their hands as a sign of unity as they form a human chain around the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) to show their support for Iran's nuclear program in Isfahan

DUBAI: President Hassan Rouhani’s government confirmed rumours yesterday it had reshuffled the leadership of Iran’s atomic agency to sideline... More ››

April 22, 2014
kidnap

MAIDUGURI (Nigeria): Parents of girls abducted by Islamist militants were searching for their daughters in a remote forest, they... More ››

April 22, 2014
Handout photo of staff checking Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Artemis before search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

A tropical cyclone is threatening to hamper the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner. More ››

April 22, 2014
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during an event to mark Nawroz, the Persian New Year, in Kabul

DUBAI: Iran will start cutting gasoline subsidies this week, an official said today, a move that will test President Hassan Rouhani’s... More ››

April 22, 2014
Guna children fish sitting on a canoe at Puerto Escoses in the Caledonia island in the region of Guna Yala

CALEDONIA (Panama): A few years before giving up its independence, Scotland took a bold gamble to secure a brighter... More ››

April 21, 2014
obama

SEOUL: North Korea warned Monday that an upcoming Asian tour by US President Barack Obama could escalate military tensions,... More ››

April 21, 2014
FEATURE
images

JINDO: Professional taekwondo teacher Lee Jun-Ho took up scuba diving eight years ago as a fun hobby. It was... More ››

April 21, 2014
kettle

TOKYO: A Japanese woman who allegedly battered her mother to death with a kettle was being quizzed by police... More ››

April 21, 2014
win tin

YANGON: Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner, died today... More ››

April 21, 2014
bangladesh-collapse-woman

DHAKA: Most survivors of the Bangladesh factory collapse that killed 1,138 garment workers are still too traumatised or injured... More ››

April 21, 2014
Japan's PM Abe gestures as he gives a keynote address at Japan Summit 2014 hosted by the Economist magazine in Tokyo

TOKYO: Tokyo warned today that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with... More ››

April 21, 2014
ferry

JINDO: The captain and crew of a South Korean ferry that capsized last week with hundreds of children on... More ››

April 21, 2014
Nepal Crowded Everest_Siva

KATHMANDU: Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest today after at least 13 colleagues died in an... More ››

April 21, 2014
win tin

YANGON:  Win Tin, one of the founders of Myanmar’s pro-democracy opposition and the nation’s longest-serving political prisoner, died Monday... More ››

April 21, 2014
PopeJohnPaulII

ROME: Pope John Paul II’s extraordinary life is being set to music in Rome, with audiences enjoying a flourish... More ››

April 21, 2014
bama

The US president will want progress on the ongoing TPPA talks as well as a complete revival of US... More ››

April 21, 2014
Family members of missing passengers from capsized Sewol passenger ship, which sank in sea off Jindo, cast their shadows as they look at list of fatalities at port in Jindo

JINDO: South Korean prosecutors investigating last week’s ferry disaster said yesterday they wanted to extend the detention of the... More ››

April 21, 2014
Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint which was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk

SLAVIANSK:  At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian... More ››

April 21, 2014
Leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi speaks to the media as he arrives to submit his bid to run as presidential candidate in Cairo

CAIRO: The former army general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president will face a leftist politician in next... More ››

April 21, 2014
Handout of the Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Artemis participating in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

WASHINGTON: Australia will decide in a few days whether to alter or scale back the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but... More ››

April 21, 2014
An anti-government protester is hit by water from a water cannon as another throws a molotov cocktail during riots in Caracas

CARACAS: Masked youths battled police, protesters burned and hung from lamp-posts effigies of President Nicolas Maduro and marchers demanded... More ››

April 21, 2014
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif address a news conference in Vienna

DUBAI: Iran and world powers will begin work drafting a long-term settlement of Iran’s disputed nuclear program at expert-level talks in... More ››

April 21, 2014
Japan's PM Abe gestures as he gives a keynote address at Japan Summit 2014 hosted by the Economist magazine in Tokyo

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by critics as a... More ››

April 21, 2014
Armed men talk at a checkpoint that was the scene of an overnight gunfight near the city of Slaviansk

SLAVIANSK: Pro-Russian authorities in eastern Ukraine presented identity documents, maps and a business card to support their view that Ukrainian far-right... More ››

April 18, 2014
seoul

SEOUL: Rescuers struggled with strong waves and murky waters yesterday as they searched for hundreds of people, most of... More ››

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