Syrian army gains headway to fight IS in southern Damascus

The Syrian army is advancing in the battles against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Damascus, Syrian SANA news agency reported on Sunday.

Suicide bomber kills dozens at voter registration center

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for ...

Suicide revives concerns about Japan's immigration removal centers

The suicide of an Indian man being held at an immigration detention center in Japan has sparked a hunger strike among detainees and revived concerns about conditions.

Supreme Court orders seizure of properties of India's most wanted terrorist

India's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to seize all properties belonging to the country's most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 16:35:09

US privacy advocates urge Google to stop opposing privacy act

A US privacy advocacy group Thursday urged the tech giant Google to stop funding a campaign that opposes a proposed ballot initiative on giving consumers more control over their data.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 16:34:02

S. Korea, DPRK open hotline of direct dialogue between leaders: Blue House

South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) opened the hotline of direct dialogue between the leaders of the two Koreas, the Blue House of South Korea said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 16:33:26

Up to 40 slightly injured in Austrian train accident: report

Some 40 people were slightly injured as two passenger trains crashed into each other at the central station in the Austrian city of Salzburg, local media report quoted police sources as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:36:19

US Navy to revise Arctic strategy as ice caps melt

US Navy chief on Thursday told Congress that a new US strategy on Arctic operations is set to be published in the summer, in response to the melting of ice caps.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:32:05

Indian state chief minister begins hunger strike

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Friday began a day-long hunger strike to demand special status for the southern Indian state.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:30:38

US protectionist measures increase global economic uncertainty: report

Recent protectionist measures taken by the United States increase world economic uncertainty and may undermine global economic growth, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:26:28

Cambodia launches 8-year budget system reform strategy

Cambodia on Friday launched the eight-year budget system reform strategy (2018-2025) with the aim of further enhancing the effectiveness of state budget management and reallocation for government's institutions and public investments.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:25:36

Trump to bring up Japan's abductees with Kim, results unknown

US President Donald Trump has said he'd bring up Japan's sensitive abductees issue when he meets the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) leader in an upcoming historic meeting. It remains unknown what the outcome will be.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 14:24:10

Explosion reported at refinery in Texas City, no one injured

A large fire and explosion broke out Thursday afternoon at a refinery plant in Texas City, a city on Texas State's Gulf Coast, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/20 11:53:40

Some 60% of Western states' residents believe IT giants manipulate info - poll

The majority of residents in such Western states as Germany, Italy, France, the US and the United Kingdom believe that Google and Facebook exploit algorithms allowing them to manipulate information in favor of a particular political point of view, a poll conducted by the IFOP pollster exclusively for Sputnik, showed on Thursday.
Source: | 2018/4/20 11:26:04

Russia demands compensation from US for imposing steel tariffs - reports

Russia, which is among the top exporters of steel and aluminum to the US, has fallen under US import tariffs alongside other major producers, like China and India.
Source: | 2018/4/20 11:19:42

German party lambasts strikes on Syria: 'weapons don't make peace'

Nearly a week ago, the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched a coordinated missile strike on Syria in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, blamed on Damascus.
Source: | 2018/4/20 11:17:51