11 Jun 2014
Baghdad: Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called on the Parliament to approve state of emergency, as insurgent groups took full control of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, while he declared the highest alert in the country on Tuesday.
21 Apr 2014
Johannesburg: Five Indian-South Africans will be conferred South Africa's highest awards, National Orders, by President Jacob Zuma for their bravery and sacrifice during the country's freedom struggle.
06 Mar 2014
New York: India is projected to be home to the fourth highest number of billionaires in the world by 2023, according to a report which said wealth creation will accelerate in the country over the next decade.
14 Jan 2014
Washington: US on Tuesday strongly refuted reports that its diplomatic missions overseas at times pay less than a dollar a day salary, saying its compensation plans are based on ‘prevailing wage rates and compensation practices’ in the locality of employment.
01 Jan 2014
Washington: United States has said that the salary of its embassy staff in countries around the world is based on prevailing wages in conjunction with the local law.
04 Jan 2012
Singapore's politicians, the highest paid in the world, will soon see their unpopular multi-million dollar salary packages cut by at least a third, but in spite of that they would remain as top paid globally.
17 Sep 2013
Beijing: The world's highest civilian airport, located 4,411 meters above sea level, started operating on Monday in China's Sichuan province, shortening travel time between "the last Shangri-La" and the provincial capital.
10 Sep 2013
Beijing: The world's highest civilian airport, Daocheng Yading Airport in China situated at a height of 4,411 metres above sea level, is expected to start operating from September 16, the country's tourism authorities announced on Tuesday.
23 Nov 2013
Manila: The World Bank said it raised to almost USD 1 billion its financial aid package to support relief and reconstruction in typhoon-devastated areas in the central Philippines, as the toll of death and destruction kept rising more than two weeks after the storm.
06 Oct 2013
Beijing: China on Sunday evacuated 3.28 lakh people from its southeastern coastal region and sounded the highest alert for approaching Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd storm to hit the country this year. The authorities also recalled over 65,000 fishing vessels.