1w ago| South Asia

Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast rises to 47

Police officers were among at least 47 killed and 150 wounded in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police headquarters on Monday, prompting the government to put the country on high alert.

2w ago| Rest of Asia

South Korea fire spurs evacuation of 500 from shanty town

About 500 people were evacuated on Friday after fire broke out in a shanty town in the South Korean capital, Seoul, burning down some 60 houses, fire authorities said..The fire erupted at 6:27am (0927 GMT) in Guryong Village in southern Seoul, which is home to more than 660 households, and

‘Seoul must respond to N Korea’s provocations’

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol yesterday said that any provocation by North Korea must be met with retaliation without hesitation despite its nuclear weapons, his office said, after an intrusion by North Korean drones.

NKorea's missile lands 60km off SKorean coast in "reckless" move

North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea on Wednesday, including one that landed less than 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea's coast, which South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol described as "territorial encroachment" and Washington denounced as "reckless".

North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea yesterday fired two ballistic missiles and flew warplanes, while claiming its recent blitz of sanctions-busting tests were necessary

South Korea, US fire missiles into the Yellow Sea

South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Death toll of children rise to 195 in Indonesia over 'syrup medicines'

Indonesia said Monday the number of child deaths from kidney failure or damage linked to harmful substances found in syrup medicines has risen to 195.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

N Korea ICBM launch appears to have failed

North Korea unsuccessfully fired an intercontinental ballistic missile yesterday during a new salvo of launches, the South Korean military said, with Washington urging all nations to enforce sanctions on Pyongyang.

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

NKorea's missile lands 60km off SKorean coast in "reckless" move

North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea on Wednesday, including one that landed less than 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea's coast, which South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol described as "territorial encroachment" and Washington denounced as "reckless".

October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022

North Korea fires ballistic missiles

North Korea yesterday fired two ballistic missiles and flew warplanes, while claiming its recent blitz of sanctions-busting tests were necessary

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

South Korea, US fire missiles into the Yellow Sea

South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test.

October 5, 2022
October 5, 2022

Indonesia probes elite officers as stadium disaster death toll rises

Elite Indonesian police officers were under investigation yesterday over a stadium stampede that killed 131 people including dozens of children in one of the deadliest disasters in football history.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

North Korea fires ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a ballistic missile yesterday, Seoul’s military said, just days after a US aircraft carrier arrived for joint drills with the South in a show of force against Pyongyang.

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Free Russian fertilisers to developing world!

President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to provide more than 300,000 tonnes of Russian fertilisers stuck in European ports to the developing world for

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

N Korea fires two cruise missiles

North Korea fired two cruise missiles yesterday, Seoul’s defence ministry said, ending a month-long lull in Pyongyang’s record-breaking spate of weapons tests

August 16, 2022
August 16, 2022

Russia, North Korea will expand ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un the two countries will “expand the comprehensive and constructive