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    ‘Triple talaq’ punishable offence in India

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 02:24pm on September 19, 2018

    India's cabinet has approved an executive order to make instant divorce among Muslims, a procedure called ‘triple talaq’, a punishable offence, a government minister said...

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    5.2 million children at famine risk in Yemen: charity

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:41am on September 19, 2018

    More than five million children are at risk of famine in Yemen as the ongoing war causes food and fuel prices to soar across the...

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    N Korea agrees with South on nuke

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    North Korea said on Wednesday it would permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, the latest gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear programme....

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    Syria’s Idlib spared attack

    Reuters . Ankara/ Amman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    Turkey will send more troops into Syria’s Idlib province after striking a deal with Russia that has averted a government offensive and delighted rebels who said it kept the area out of president Bashar al-Assad’s hands....

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    Maldives heads to polls amid criticism

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics....

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    India cancels rare UN meeting Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 06:54pm on September 21, 2018

    India cancelled on Friday a rare meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart scheduled to have taken place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, only a day after announcing it would take place...

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    Multiple fatalities in Maryland shooting

    Reuters . Maryland | Updated at 03:01am on September 21, 2018

    A number of people were shot and killed on Thursday at a Rite Aid distribution centre in Perryman, Maryland, and the suspected shooter was in custody and critical condition, the county sheriff said....

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    Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 12:00am on September 21, 2018

    A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure....

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    UK FM meets Suu Kyi

    Agence France-Presse . Naypyidaw | Updated at 11:58pm on September 20, 2018

    British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country since the UN slammed her leadership over the Rohingya crisis....

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    Pakistan court orders release of ex-PM Nawaz on bail

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:58am on September 20, 2018

    A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said....

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