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    UAE plans to launch Mars probe Friday after weather delay

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:09pm on July 14, 2020

    The United Arab Emirates said it plans to launch its ‘Hope’ Mars probe on Friday local time from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre after a two-day...

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    Taiwan lawmakers brawl in parliament

    Agence France-Presse . Taipei | Updated at 11:06pm on July 14, 2020

    Taiwanese lawmakers scuffled in parliament on Tuesday over a nomination for the head of a top government watchdog, the second time physical confrontations have erupted...

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    Nine soldiers dead

    Agence France-Presse . Baku, Azerbaijan | Updated at 11:02pm on July 14, 2020

    At least nine soldiers were killed Tuesday as fighting broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia for a third day despite international calls for restraint. The...

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    US brands Beijing’s South China Sea claims illegal

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:55pm on July 14, 2020

    Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said Monday the United States would treat Beijing’s pursuit of resources in the dispute-rife South China Sea as illegal, ramping...

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    India to push China for maps

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:30am on July 14, 2020

    India plans to push the Chinese side for an exchange of maps in the western sector after the process of disengagement and de-escalation is complete...

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    China slaps sanctions on US lawmakers over Xinjiang

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 01:17am on July 14, 2020

    China announced on Monday retaliatory sanctions against three senior Republican lawmakers and a US envoy in a deepening row over Beijing’s treatment of Uighurs in...

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    China warns citizens of ‘arbitrary’ searches in Australia

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:46pm on July 13, 2020

    China stepped up a travel warning to Australia on Monday, telling its citizens of a risk of being searched ‘arbitrarily’ by law enforcement authorities, as...

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    Hundreds of rivers swell as China summer flood season revs up

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 10:43pm on July 13, 2020

    Floods across large swathes of central and eastern China that have left more than 140 people dead or missing are hitting record levels, with authorities...

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    PLA reduces presence in Finger 4 area

    New Age Desk | Updated at 11:38pm on July 12, 2020

    In continued progress on disengagement in Ladakh, Chinese military further reduced its presence in the Finger 4 area of Pangong Tso, reports The Times of...

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    British pilot to fly home after 4-month coronavirus battle in Vietnam

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 10:32pm on July 12, 2020

    A British pilot who spent more than two months on life support in Vietnam after contracting COVID-19 was on his way home Saturday, astounding doctors...