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Iran will never yield to U.S. pressure for talks: President Rouhani

Their methods will fail, the Iran President says.

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 11:32 pm

Reconsider ban on Army chief, Sri Lanka tells U.S.

Action unnecessarily complicates ties

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 11:24 pm

Air strikes kill 31 civilians in Yemen

The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory airstrikes, after they shot down a warplane for coalition over the province

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 11:01 pm

COVID-19 | Americans begin leaving Japan ship

The Diamond Princess cruise ship was placed in a 14-day quarantine in early February after a former passenger tested positive for the virus.

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 10:59 pm

Important for India and Pak to de-escalate, both militarily and verbally, says Antonio Guterres

The UN Secretary-General will hold talks with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 10:08 pm

Chinese President Xis early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

A recent speech published by the state media indicates that he was leading the response to the crisis, but also opens him up to criticism over why the public was not aler

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 8:44 pm

COVID-19 | Hong Kong protesters rally against planned virus quarantine centres

The virus has opened a new front for protesters after months of demonstrations over the perceived erosion of freedoms had largely fizzled out over the past month

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 4:29 pm

The Forgotten General of Burmas Army

Born 107 years ago on Monday, ethnic Karen General Smith Dun has been written out of Burmese military history.

The Irrawaddy 16 Feb 2020 4:19 pm

Nine homeless drug users shot dead in Afghan capital - police

Gunmen shot dead nine homeless drug users in the Afghan capital, officials said on Sunday, shining a light on chronic drug abuse in the world's biggest producer of opium

Reuters 16 Feb 2020 3:18 pm

Lynn Cohen, best known for her role as Magda in Sex and the City, dead at 86

No cause of death was given in the announcement by her management company

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 3:13 pm

U.S. election 2020 | Joe Biden takes on Bernie Sanders' gun votes in fiery speech

The former Vice President devoted the majority of his Saturday night speech to deliver a fiery charge against the National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 2:23 pm

Antonio Guterres arrives in Pakistan on four-day visit

The UN Secretary-General will hold talks with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 12:55 pm

Worlds first yoga university outside India to start classes later this year

The Vivekananda Yoga University (VAYU) has established its initial campus in Los Angeles with a budget of $5 million.

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 11:35 am

The Day Myanmar Honored an UK MP for His Panglong Efforts

In 1981, dictator Gen. Ne Win awarded the British MP Arthur Bottomley the prestigious Aung San Tagun title in recognition of his work on th

The Irrawaddy 16 Feb 2020 8:01 am

Banksys Valentines day artwork vandalised

A new Valentine's Day work by UK street artist Banksy, showing a young girl firing a slingshot of flowers, has been defaced after appearing on a build

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 7:50 am

COVID-19: death toll in China exceeds 1,600

A total of 68,500 people have now been infected, the national health commission said

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 7:03 am

'Period-shaming' Indian college forces students to strip to underwear

Dozens of women were made to remove their knickers to prove they were not menstruating.

BBC 16 Feb 2020 5:45 am

UN official says airstrikes kill over 30 civilians in Yemen

The Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, accused the Saudi-led coalition of launching retaliatory airstrikes, after they shot down a warplane for coalition over the province

The Hindu 16 Feb 2020 4:52 am

Pope sides with traditionalists, says nothing on priest celibacy

Idea of married priests, women deacons in the Amazon nixed

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 10:40 pm

Pakistan court frees Pashtun activist

His lawyer Saeed Akhtar said that he had already been bailed on three of five complaints against him

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 10:36 pm

The West is winning, U.S. tells China; France wary

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said there was no crisis in Western leadership

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 10:32 pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges more policing as toll hits 1,500

Government wants to tighten control on online media as it cracks down on those spreading rumours

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:57 pm

The good women and bad women of serials

A popular TV show in Pakistan has triggered debates on how women are depicted in serials

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:53 pm

Revolt in the time of carnival

Brazilians turn samba into a means of protest against the government in their street parties

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:52 pm

Remember the dead and fight for the living

An art summit in Dhaka touches upon a broad set of themes from geological to social and feminist

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:29 pm

Sharif familys offices raided in Pak over money laundering

Islamabad:Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday carried out raids at various properties belonging to former Pri

Siasat 15 Feb 2020 9:21 pm

No room for dissent in Putins Russia

The crackdown on an anti-fascist group is the latest case of the government stiffling criticism

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:11 pm

WHO experts set to join battle against COVID-19 in China as death toll crosses 1500

The virus emerged in central Hubei province in December before spreading across the country and some two dozen countries

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 8:07 pm

Pakistan anti-corruption officials raid properties of Nawaz Sharif

An accountability court had exempted the 69-year-old PML-N supremo from appearing before it in the money laundering case on medical grounds

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 7:12 pm

Pakistan claims Masood Azhar, family missing

Azhar was listed as a designated terrorist by UNSC1267 Committee on May 1, 2019

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 6:56 pm

Chinese tourist in France dies of COVID-19, first death in Europe

France has recorded 11 cases of the virus, out of a global total of 63,851

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 5:03 pm

6 wounded in shooting at Chicago apartment complex

The Friday night shooting started during a gathering inside an apartment unit and spilled into the hall, police said in a release early Saturday. No arrests were immediat

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 1:53 pm

One dead, three injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

Berlin has one of the highest number of killings per person among European capitals.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 1:39 pm

Singapore orders Facebook page tagged as online falsehoods repeat offender

Singapore government has ordered the Facebook page operated by States Times Review to be tagged a Declared Online Location under the country's online falsehoods law, whic

ZDNet 15 Feb 2020 12:17 pm

China's central bank says lenders to tolerate higher bad loans to support firms hit by coronavirus outbreak

We will support qualified firms so that they can resume work and production as soon as possible, said Fan Yifei, a vice governor at the People's Bank of China.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 12:15 pm

12 killed in road accident in Pakistan

Deputy Commissioner Sharjeel Noor said the victims were travelling to Jhal Magsi from Lasbela to attend a wedding reception when the incident happened.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 12:08 pm

First suspected coronavirus case reported in Paks Abbottabad

Abbottabad: The first suspected case of the new strain of coronavirus was reported in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, involving a person

Siasat 15 Feb 2020 12:01 pm

Sri Lanka takes strong objection to U.S. travel ban on Army chief; requests review of decision

The Sri Lankan government has officially conveyed its protest to U.S. and taken a strong objection to the travel restrictions placed on its Army chief Lieutenant General

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 11:56 am

Turkey ready to work on CPEC projects, says Erdogan

Islamabad: Visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) should be “better ex

Siasat 15 Feb 2020 11:19 am

No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

A Protestant church in Seoul shut its doors and switched entirely to online worship services after one of its followers tested positive for the virus on Jan. 30.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 11:19 am

Thailand reports one new case of coronavirus, brings total to 34

Over 1,500 people in China have died from the virus but Thailand has not recorded a fatality so far.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 10:39 am

How Can Myanmar Arrive at a Fair Minimum Wage?

As Parliament debates amendments to the Minimum Wage Law, The Irrawaddy discusses the state of industrial relations with two leading trade

The Irrawaddy 15 Feb 2020 10:21 am

Erdogan raises Kashmir issue in Pakistan Parliament

The Turkish President draws parallel between Gallipoli and Kashmir

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 10:08 am

Irrawaddy Business Roundup

Myanmar lost millions of dollars a day in border trade with China this week due to the coronavirus, but a major foreign investment in the p

The Irrawaddy 15 Feb 2020 10:00 am

Trump says its an honour that Facebook ranked him no. 1 and PM Modi no. 2

The U.S. President cites Mark Zuckerbergs recent remarks on the popularity of the two leaders

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:52 am

This Week in Parliament

The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.

The Irrawaddy 15 Feb 2020 9:30 am

40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

A local government official blamed the attack on a Dogon hunters' group

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 9:20 am

Trump thanks Cambodia over ship in rare message to China-ally

Thank you to the beautiful country of Cambodia for accepting the @CarnivalCruise ship Westerdam into your port. The United States will remember your courtesy, Mr. Trump t

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 8:19 am

Mexican demonstrators splash presidential palace red in protest over murder of women

An average of 10 women a day are killed in Mexico. Last year marked a new overall homicide record, official data shows.

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 8:11 am

Morning digest: EU for swift end to all curbs in Kashmir, police lathicharge on anti-CAA protesters triggers c..

A select list of stories to read before you start your day

The Hindu 15 Feb 2020 7:55 am