New Delhi (Sputnik): Pakistan's protest to the UN Security Council in the wake of India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and its subsequent division into two centrally administrative units, is unlikely to garner much support, says an Indian strategic expert.
The ban on US federal agencies buying products and services from Huawei and other Chinese tech firms entered into force on Tuesday "for the purpose of public safety and other national security purposes." Washington has long accused the Chinese telecom giant of collaborating with Beijing authorities for illegal surveillance purposes.
Earlier, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had warned that any attempt by Manila to drive Chinese vessels out of the disputed zone in the South China Sea could spark a potential war and result in the Philippines’ forces being “decimated”. .
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - South Korea will actively deal with any leakage of radioactive water from the overflowing storage tanks at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant that may result from Tokyo's efforts to flush some of this toxic water into the Pacific Ocean, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Australian police do not currently classify the incident involving a knife attacker in central Sydney as terrorism and suspect it could be linked to the murder of a 21-year-old woman whose body was discovered near the crime scene, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said at a press conference on Tuesday.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian and Pakistani armies recently exchanged heavy fire across the border over several days, leaving at least four dead on the Pakistani side and one on the Indian side while nearly 40 others were wounded. Most recently, the revocation of Kashmir's special status has intensified India-Pakistan tensions.
New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor, a senior Congress legislator and former Under-Secretary-General at the UN, for his allegedly controversial “Hindu-Pakistan” remark made last year.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Flights from Hong Kong International Airport were suspended for a second day on Tuesday as thousands of anti-government protesters staged a new sit-in.
According reports, at least one person was stabbed in the centre of the Australian city on Tuesday by a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "shoot me".
New Delhi (Sputnik): Facing sedition charges for supporting the controversial Khalistani movement and making provocative anti-India speeches, British-Indian rapper Taran Kaur Dillion's video clip has evoked sharp responses on social media.
The Cooper-Eromanga Basins in the northeastern corner of South Australia and the southwestern corner of Queensland are the site of years of petroleum exploration, and have long concealed fascinating subterranean finds.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s decision to impose restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir and block communication links has been challenged in the Supreme Court.
Sebastien Quoirin and his wife Meabh had put up a 50,000 Malaysian ringgit (£10,000 reward) on Monday, 12 August, in the hope it would help find their 15 year-old daughter, who has been missing in the jungle for over a week, alive.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Having won millions of hearts in India with her sensuous dance moves in Bollywood movies, former porn-star-turned-actress Sunny Leone has emerged as the most popular Indian celebrity online, with analytics showing she is the ‘Most Googled’ celebrity in the country.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Hundreds of anti-government protesters returned to Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, a day after the airport, which is one of the busiest in the world, cancelled more than 300 flights as a result of a massive sit-in, local media reported.
New Delhi (Sputnik): Claims by the Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India that he approached popular Indian columnist Shobha De to write an article in support of holding a referendum in Kashmir, has stirred controversy.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and divide the state into two federally administered territories had created unrest in some neighbouring countries, most prominently Pakistan. However, India's envoy to the US stated that the move does not impact the country's relations with any other state.
NEW DELHI (Sputnik) - A huge fire broke out on Tuesday morning at one of the biggest textile markets in Asia located in Gandhi Nagar area in eastern New Delhi, local media reported.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that violent actions of protesters, who paralyzed the city airport the day before, were pushing the autonomous city to a point of no return and making it a dangerous place.
BISHKEK (Sputnik) - Former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, who surrendered to police last week after raids on his residence, has been charged with murder and other high crimes, the head of the Prosecutor General's Office's department for supervision of investigation and prosecution, Zamir Beishekeev, said on Tuesday.