Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.
Saudi Arabia said on Saturday a missing journalist had died in a fight inside its Istanbul consulate and it had fired two senior officials over his death, an account President Donald Trump said was credible but US lawmakers found hard to believe.
Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
The United Nations (UN) Special Co-ordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov thanked the State of Qatar for its urgent and generous response by providing $60mn for the purchase of fuel, to increase the supply of electricity to the Gaza Strip.
The British government has joined press freedom advocates and journalists in expressing dismay and disgust with Donald Trump’s remarks at a rally, where he praised the unprovoked assault on a Guardian journalist by the state’s congressman, Greg Gianforte.
In a terrible disaster, at least 50 people watching the burning of an effigy from a railway track were crushed by a speeding train here in Punjab yesterday, triggering anger in the area and nationwide outrage.
A senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader yesterday warned that protesters in Kerala would take the law into their hands if officials attempted to let women enter a hill temple at the centre of a raging controversy.
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was forced to deny an accusation that he sought funding from business leaders to purchase mass WhatsApp messages, in an alleged campaign finance violation.
The Third Prize for the Best Scientific Exhibit at the annual American Society of Anesthesia Conference 2018 in San Francisco, US went to a team from Pakistan for their innovative mHealth (mobile health) initiative to meet Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Goals for 2030.
Three police security escorts to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) were killed in an ambush by gunmen, suspected to be members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA), on Thursday morning in Lupi, Camarines Sur.
President Rodrigo Duterte is not inclined to declare martial law nationwide, Malacanang assured the public yesterday, amid speculation that the ouster plot against the chief executive was a way to setting the stage for military rule.
Jollibee Foods, a major Asian fast-food operator, hopes to generate half its sales outside its home market of the Philippines within five to seven years, up from 30% now, its chief executive told Reuters.
Airbus said its defence chief Dirk Hoke will no longer attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia, the latest senior industry executive to skip next week’s event amid concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
About 300 staff of National Australia Bank have been fired or left the company as a result of internal investigations into wrongdoing, chief executive Andrew Thorburn said yesterday, following public revelations of misconduct across the sector.
Growth in China’s real estate investment eased in September and home sales fell for the first time since April, as developers dialled back expansion plans amid economic uncertainties and as additional curbs on speculative investment kicked in.
Strong e-commerce demand is fuelling Asia’s air freight market, with the US-China trade war having minimal negative impact so far and in some cases even boosting shipments, industry executives said yesterday.
Eurozone equities received a late boost from rising US stocks to emerge almost unscathed from yesterday’s session despite worries about Italy’s finances, Chinese growth and rising global interest rates.