24 Oct 2014
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday. With crowds likely to swell at the weekend, student leaders late on Thursday announced a plan for an electronic poll of protesters on reform proposals tabled by senior city government officials in talks on Tuesday that failed to break the deadlock.
22 Oct 2014
HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.
17 Oct 2014
Washington: Iraq's capital Baghdad is not under imminent danger of falling to the Islamic State despite gains made by the jihadist group in the country's west, US has said.
18 Oct 2014
Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said his government wants peace within and outside the country's borders to achieve economic development.
20 Oct 2014
Beijing: China has termed the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong an attempt to seek self-determination and independence, as it grappled to deal with the student-led movement that has occupied parts of the financial hub for more than three weeks.
16 Oct 2014
Hong Kong: The Hong Kong government hopes to have formal talks with the representatives of students participating in the Occupy movement next week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced on Thursday.
17 Oct 2014
Islamabad: A court in Pakistan has restrained the government from initiating construction work on two proposed nuclear power plants unless environmental safeguards are adhered to, media reports here said.
25 Sep 2014
Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has appointed Nancy Powell, the former US Ambassador to India, as Ebola Coordinator at the State Department. In this new role, announced yesterday, Powell will lead the State Department's outreach to international partners, including foreign governments, to ensure a speedy and truly global response to this crisis.
15 Oct 2014
Hong Kong: Hong Kong police officers involved in an apparent assault on a protester have been 'removed' from their positions, the city's security chief said on Wednesday, after video emerged of a handcuffed man being beaten and kicked.
15 Oct 2014
Islamabad: The Pakistan government has decided to intensify its effort to eradicate polio, a media report said. Emergence of new cases has forced international institutions and foreign governments to put restrictions on the country.