China says its “Moderate” Defence spending rises are no threat

BEIJING (CHINA), MArch 4 : China’s “moderate” defence spending rises in the past few years have been to make up for past deficiencies and the country’s military will not threaten anyone, a senior diplomat said on Sunday ahead of the…

China begins parliament season, set to ratify removal of term limit for Xi

Beijing, March 3: China today formally began its well-choreographed annual Parliament season during which a constitutional amendment removing the two-term limit for President Xi Jinping is expected to be ratified, paving the way for his continuation in power, possibly for…

Cambodia PM accuses United States of lying over aid cut

PHNOM PENH, March 3: Cambodia`s prime minister on Saturday accused the U.S. government of being dishonest in its announced suspension of aid to the Southeast Asian nation, saying Cambodia had already stopped receiving aid from Washington in 2016. The White…

First Poland Holocaust law complaint targets Argentina paper

WARSAW, March 3: An Argentinian newspaper has become the first outlet to be targeted by Poland`s controversial new Holocaust law after a nationalist group filed a case on Friday hours after the legislation went live. The law, which went into…

India’s proposed military base in Seychelles embroiled in controversy

VICTORIA, March 3: A plan for India to build a military base on an outlying Seychelles island has won favour among the archipelago nation`s politicians, but some hostility from its people. The base on Assumption Island is to be funded…

Myanmar defends troop build-up on Bangladesh border near Rohingya camp

Dhaka, MArch 2: Myanmar defended on Friday deploying fresh troops to a border zone with Bangladesh where thousands of Rohingya refugees are camped, blaming a militant threat as Dhaka called for an immediate retreat to lower tensions along the troubled…

Can’t confirm Nirav Modi is in the country: US

Washington, March 2: The United States government is aware of media reports that diamond jeweller Nirav Modi is in the country but is unable to confirm them, a State Department official said today. “We are aware of recent media reports…

US accuses Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties

Washington, March 2: The US on Friday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of breaching Cold War-era treaties by developing a new generation of “invincible” weapons and said American military was fully prepared to defend the country. “President Putin has confirmed…

Israeli police question Netanyahu in telecom corruption case

Jerusalem, March 2: Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday for the first time in a corruption case that involves the country’s largest telecommunications company Bezeq, Israel Radio said. Along with two other corruption cases, in which Netanyahu…

Human leg and arm found inside belly of 20-foot crocodile in Indonesia

Balikpapan (Indonesia), March 2: A human leg and arm have been found inside the belly of a huge crocodile suspected of mauling a man to death in Borneo, Indonesian police said Friday. Authorities shot and killed the six-metre (20-foot) long…