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Shinzo Abe wins party vote, on track to becoming Japan’s longest-serving premier

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.   The 63-year-old conservative secured 553 votes against 254 ...

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Moon, Kim visit crater lake on Mount Paektu

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have visited a crater lake atop a volcano considered sacred in North Korea on the last day of Moon’s visit for summit talks on the nuclear standoff and ...

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UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

UN Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala’s government to name a new head of a UN commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Spokeswoman Florencia Soto told The Associated Press that the agreement between Guatemala ...

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21, including 2 Bangladeshis dead from bootleg liquor in Malaysia

Police in Malaysia are investigating a case of alcohol poisoning that killed at least 21 people, including two Bbangladeshis with dozens more hospitalised, most of them citizens of Asian nations, reports Lakes Mail. Cheap, homemade liquor is popular among poor, ...

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Pakistan court frees deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Safdar

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) of Pakistan on Wednesday suspended the sentences awarded to deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar.   A division bench comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb also allowed ...

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Triple Talaq now a crime in India

Indian Cabinet approves Triple Talaq ordinance In a major victory for the Muslim women, the Indian Cabinet on Wednesday approved an ordinance making Triple Talaq a punishable offence. The cabinet approved an executive order on the amended Triple Talaq Bill ...

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Moon, Kim to visit volcano considered sacred

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un plan to visit a volcano sacred to the North on the last day of Moon’s visit. Moon’s office said Wednesday that Moon accepted Kim’s offer to visit Mount ...

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Pakistan’s new PM, Imran Khan visits Saudi Arabia

Pakistan’s new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, is in Saudi Arabia as part of his first official overseas trip. Khan arrived in the kingdom on Tuesday and will later travel to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United ...

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Philippines typhoon toll hits 81

The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 81 and could hit triple digits as searchers dig through a landslide where dozens are presumed dead, authorities said Wednesday. Mangkhut swamped farm fields in the nation’s agricultural ...

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S Korea’s Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim at summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang on Wednesday with the North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda, but Seoul warned they may ...

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