Russia launches biggest ever war games

Russia launches biggest ever war games

Russia on Tuesday launched what it has called its largest every military drills, with hundreds of thousands of Russian troops taking part along with Chinese soldiers in a massive show of force that has rattled the West.

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

US troop commitment to South Korea 'ironclad': Mattis

Jim Mattis, during a brief visit to Seoul, defended US President Donald Trump's decision this month to halt "war games" with South Korea.

Sanctuary for rhinos

Sanctuary for rhinos

One-horned rhinoceroses graze in the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in the Morigaon district of the north-eastern state of Assam yesterday.

G20 finance ministers meet as America First casts pall

G20 finance ministers meet as America First casts pall

Finance ministers from the world’s biggest economies sat down for tense talks in Germany yesterday, formally engaging in a battle of wills over the future of the global free-trade system which ranges a newly forthright US against historic allies.

Berkshire’s bet on airlines brings $440mn stock gain

Berkshire’s bet on airlines brings $440mn stock gain

US airlines are starting to regain some of their lost power over ticket prices, fuelling a post-election rally in the shares and ratifying a bet by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

US troops train in Philippines despite Duterte threat

US troops train in Philippines despite Duterte threat

Filipino and US troops began training exercises this week, the Philippines military said on Wednesday, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to end joint war games and kick American soldiers out of his country.

Philippines, US hold war games after Duterte tirades

Philippines, US hold war games after Duterte tirades

The Philippines and the United States launched war games on Tuesday against the backdrop of the unusual threat of American forces being ejected from the Southeast Asian nation, as its firebrand leader pivots to China.

A holistic response is needed to fight diabetes epidemic

A holistic response is needed to fight diabetes epidemic

A holistic response is needed to fight diabetes epidemic

Arab League declares Hezbollah ‘terror’ group

Arab League declares Hezbollah ‘terror’ group

Arab League foreign ministers yesterday declared Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah a “terrorist” group, after Gulf monarchies adopted the same stance.

Central Africans dream of bread and peace

Central Africans dream of bread and peace

There are hopes that Sunday’s election can bring an end to brutal sectarian unrest in the Central African Republic – but many voters ...

ABN Amro may fetch premium to peers as govt sells 23% stake

ABN Amro may fetch premium to peers as govt sells 23% stake

ABN Amro Group is returning to markets at a premium to European peers seven years after the Dutch government bailed out the bank.

Taliban threaten second Afghan provincial capital

Taliban threaten second Afghan provincial capital

Fighting intensified around the Afghan city of Ghazni yesterday, as Taliban militants threatened to seize a second provincial capital ...