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China warns US for backing Taiwan

Beijing: China is warning the United States of serious consequences for its support for separatist forces in Taiwan amid the visit of US Senator Tammy Duckworth to the island, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.Tammy…

Third Quad Summit gets underway, to seek free Indo-Pacific

Tokyo/ New Delhi: The third Quad Leaders' Summit got underway in Japan's capital Tokyo on today, with top leaders of India, US, Japan and Australia joining hands to reaffirm their commitment to a "free and open Indo-Pacific." Prime Minister Narendra…

Could North Korea ‘pre-emptively’ use nuclear weapons?

Threats by North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un that his nuclear arsenal could be used in a pre-emptive strike against his enemies, made as he paraded the country’s latest military hardware through the streets of capital Pyongyang, have set alarm bells…

North Korea fires new guided missile near Japanese Coast

Seoul, April 17: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon system, North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports. "The test-fire was carried out successfully," KCNA said, as quoted…

PM discusses South China Sea with Vietnam Communist Party GS

New Delhi, April 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong on Friday agreed to "enhance defence partnership" and exchanged views on the "ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the situation…

Japan: Earthquake of 7.4 mag. kills 2, injures 92

Tokyo, March 17: Two people were killed and 92 others injured after a strong earthquake hit northeastern Japan late Wednesday night, police and fire authorities said Thursday. As of 6:30 am local time on Thursday, a total of 92 people were…

North Korean 10th missile test launch failed

Seoul, March 16: The launch of an unknown projectile by North Korea from the area of the Pyongyang Sunan airport presumably ended in failure immediately, the Yonhap news agency reported citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea. Earlier,…

Powerful quake strikes off western Indonesia

Jakarta, March 14 (UNI/Xinhua) A 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's western province of North Sumatra early Monday, but no immediate report of damage or casualty was issued, an agency and officials said. The quake triggered no tsunami,…

Yoon Suk-yeol elected new South Korea President

Seoul, March 10 (UNI/Sputnik) Yoon Suk-yeol, a candidate from the conservative opposition People Power Party, has been elected the president of South Korea, with all ballots counted, according to the country's national election commission. The…

Japan withdraws diplomats from Ukraine

Tokyo, Feb 14 (Sputnik) Japan is evacuating almost all of its embassy staff from Ukraine and is calling on Japanese nationals in the country to leave immediately, according to Japan's Foreign Ministry. The Japanese embassy in Kiev will only offer…

Nusantara is Indonesia’s new capital

Nusantara, Jan 19 (UNI) Indonesia has named Nusantara as its new capital after the lawmakers approved the shift from Jakarta to Kalimantan. According to CNN, concerns over the sustainability of the congested and rapidly sinking political center of…

6.7 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Jan 14 (UNI/Xinhua) A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia with strong tremors felt in the country's capital Jakarta, the country's meteorology, climatology and geophysics agency said on Friday. The epicenter, with a depth of 37.19…

Mekong Ganga project: Cambodian Indians FMs discuss issues

New Delhi, Jan 10 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday spoke with his Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn, and said that India will work closely with Phnom Penh, which is the ASEAN Chair. The EAM also discussed the situation in…

Japan imposes quasi-emergency against Covid

Tokyo, Jan 7 (UNI/Xinhua) Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida confirmed Friday three Japanese prefectures with surging cases of Covid-19 related to virus outbreaks at US bases would be placed under a quasi-state of emergency. Okinawa, host to…