India Times

  • Beijing's South China Sea bombers fly in the face of protests
    on May 22, 2018 at 8:47 am

    China's brazen landing of nuclear-capable bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea is a bold power play to bolster its territorial claims while rivals are divided and the US distracted by North Korea, analysts say. […]

  • Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat
    on May 22, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military's official Twitter account. […]

  • Hawaii’s goddess of volcanoes awes those living in lava’s path
    on May 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

    When the rivers of lava forced thousands to flee this month, many people on Hawaii’s Big Island pointed with awe toward the drizzle-shrouded volcanic crater where Pele — known as “the woman who devours the earth” — usually dwells. […]

  • Malaysia's Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats
    on May 22, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday over a financial scandal after his shock election loss, as the country's top graft fighter revealed he faced harassment and threats during an earlier probe of the controversy. […]

  • US to impose 'strongest sanctions in history' on Iran
    on May 22, 2018 at 5:47 am

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up Washington's policy line after its withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. […]

  • Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House
    on May 22, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea's president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president's much-vaunted summit with the North's leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead. […]

  • Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing
    on May 22, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Pyongyang is allowing the limited access to the site to publicise its promise to halt underground tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. It unilaterally announced that moratorium ahead of a summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. […]

  • Malaysia ex-PM Najib quizzed by graft agency
    on May 22, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Najib's coalition suffered a shock defeat at the May 9 poll, beaten by a reformist alliance led by Mahathir Mohamad, which broke their six-decade stranglehold on power. […]

  • World no longer accepts US deciding for them: Rouhani
    on May 21, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani dismissed threats made by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday, saying the rest of the world no longer accepts Washington making decisions on their behalf. […]

  • Prince Harry and Meghan thank royal wedding guests
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan thanked everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday, as their Kensington Palace residence published three official wedding photographs. […]

  • Pakistan general election proposed on July 25-27
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:19 pm


  • Sweden puts out emergency war pamphlet amid Russia fears
    on May 21, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Entitled "If Crisis or War Comes", the brochure is published in 13 languages at the request of the government and gives advice on how to take shelter, what foods to store and what information to trust. It will be sent to 4.8 million Swedes between May 28 and June 3. […]

  • Syria army declares capital, outskirts 'completely secure'
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Syria's army said on Monday it has "completely" secured the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the country's seven-year war. The development came after troops had captured a southern portion of Damascus. […]

  • Will put 'unprecedented pressure' on Iran: US
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Monday. […]

  • Pakistan's Karachi hit by sweltering heatwave
    on May 21, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Residents of Pakistan's largest city Karachi were urged to seek shelter Monday as the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius (111.2 Fahrenheit), sparking fears of widespread heatstroke during the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan. […]

  • Chinese police deploy drones to bust gambling gangs
    on May 21, 2018 at 11:32 am


  • Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupts again
    on May 21, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Mount Merapi on the main island of Java erupted twice early Monday. A column of volcanic material rose up to 1,200 meters into the air and ash fell in several villages. […]

  • Moon Jae-in enters talks with Donald Trump with driver's seat at stake
    on May 21, 2018 at 8:12 am


  • China launches relay satellite to explore Moon's far side
    on May 21, 2018 at 4:18 am

    ​​Named Queqiao (Magpie Bridge), the 400-kg satellite, has a designed life of three years. It was carried by a Long March-4C rocket that blasted off at 5.28am(local time) from southwest China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said. […]

  • Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough
    on May 20, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    The European Union is not doing enough to preserve the benefits for Iran from the 2015 international nuclear pact following the withdrawal of the United States, Iran's foreign minister told the EU's energy chief on Sunday. […]