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Chidambaram sent to four-day CBI custody

Chidambaram sent to four-day CBI custody

The Congress party accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of a “shameless witch-hunt” as former finance minister P Chidambaram was yesterday remanded in custody on corruption allegations.

Italian parties given five days to build a coalition

Italian parties given five days to build a coalition

President Sergio Mattarella has given gave Italy’s bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap election.

South Korea to scrap intel-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history

South Korea to scrap intel-sharing pact with Japan amid dispute over history

South Korea said yesterday it will scrap an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, drawing a swift protest from Tokyo and deepening a decades-old dispute over history that has hit trade and undercut security co-operation over North Korea.

Trump backs off bid to slash foreign aid

Trump backs off bid to slash foreign aid

The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, US officials said yesterday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep lawmakers’ authority over government spending.

Jubbaland leader, at odds with Mogadishu, wins a new term

Jubbaland leader, at odds with Mogadishu, wins a new term

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa’s fight against the Islamist militants of Shebaab, yesterday won a new term, highlighting a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Rohingya refuse to leave camps in Bangladesh

Rohingya refuse to leave camps in Bangladesh

An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled yesterday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests.

Jakarta cuts Internet in Papua over unrest fears

Jakarta cuts Internet in Papua over unrest fears

Indonesia has cut off Internet access in unrest-hit Papua over fears that a stream of offensive and racist online posts would spark more violent protests in the region, but critics slammed the move as a threat to free speech.

Irish govt says businesses most exposed to Brexit aren’t ready

Irish govt says businesses most exposed to Brexit aren’t ready

Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned yesterday.

Iran, France to hold nuclear talks on Friday

Iran, France to hold nuclear talks on Friday

President Emmanuel Macron will on Friday hold talks on Iran's contested nuclear programme with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the French presidency said ...

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against al Shabaab militants, won a new term on Thursday, amid a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Former Indian minister to stay in custody over alleged corruption

Former Indian minister to stay in custody over alleged corruption

India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been granted four days to question leading opposition party politician and former finance minister P Chidambaram for his role in a case of alleged corruption ...

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Ukraine anti-vaccine protesters insist on rights despite measles outbreak

Some 200 anti-vaccine protesters rallied in Kiev Thursday after authorities threatened to ban unvaccinated children from schools in Ukraine, which is hit by a deadly measles outbreak.

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