Saturday, March 28, 2020

Asia

Smoke wraps Melbourne despite cold weather

Melbourne is still covered in dangerous smoke while at least 180 strikes continue to burn across Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) despite heavy rainfall in the area. Forest fires in Australia may last longer despite the colder weather this...

Violent clashes between security forces and demonstrators in central Tehran

Iranian security forces arrested a number of demonstrators after violent clashes broke out in central Tehran, which resulted in many injuries, according to the Al-Arabiya Al-Hadath news channel. The channel pointed out, on Sunday evening, to the outbreak of demonstrations...

Taiwanese defy Beijing after the victory of Tsai Ing-wen

On Saturday evening a few deliberate sentences and a shy smile from victorious Tsai Ing-wen were enough to inspire her followers. Tens of thousands had gathered outside the headquarters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to celebrate the re-election...

Iran: Mehdi Karroubi holds Khamenei responsible for Ukrainian plane

The leader of the reformist opposition, Mehdi Karroubi, criticized the accident that the Revolutionary Guards shot down a Ukrainian plane by mistake, blaming the Iranian Supreme Leader as the commander in chief of the armed forces, after confessions of...

Pakistani bourse echoed global stock markets, touches 17-month high levels

Pakistani bourse depicted a mixed trend during the outgoing week with the benchmark KSE-100 index witnessing some weakness at the beginning of the week amid rising conflict between Iran and the US. Sentiments further worsened mid-week given Iranian strike...

Wang Yi: US must seek solution through dialogue instead violence

The United States (US) should not be "abusing violence" and instead seeking a solution through dialogue, China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said while contacting his Iranian counterpart. "US dangerous military operations violate norms of international relations that will further worsen...

Indonesia: Number of flood victims reaches 53

Indonesia: Tens of thousands of flood victims are still unable to return to their water sunken homes on Saturday after the heavy rains hit the country's capital, killing at least 53 residents, authorities said. More than 170,000 people are sheltering...

Australia: Forest fires death toll rises to 12

The Australian authorities confirmed, Wednesday morning, the death of a third person in the devastating forest fires that struck the southeastern coast this week, and a fourth loss, possibly as well as the navy forces rushed to provide supplies...

Saudi Consulate in Hong Kong warns of SARS virus spread

Saudi Arabian Consulate in Hong Kong has warned its citizens that the Chinese authorities have announced 27 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Wuhan, central China, and according to Saudi foreign ministry, the embassy has warned of...

Australia bushfires: Firefighter killed and two injured in New South Wales

Australia bushfires: A volunteer Australian firefighter died on Monday, while two others were burned after their truck overturned due to strong winds in the midst of wild forest fires in the country. The fire department said in a tweet on...

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