China cancels flights as Shanghai, coastal areas brace for Typhoon In-fa

CHINESE commercial hub Shanghai and neighbouring coastal regions cancelled all flights, slowed or suspended subway trains and shuttered businesses ahead of Typhoon In-fa’s expected landfall on Sunday afternoon. The typhoon…

Afghan forces capture four Taliban for Eid rocket attack

Afghan forces have captured four Taliban fighters including a militant commander for carrying out this week’s rocket attack targeting the presidential palace in Kabul during the Muslim Eid al-Adha prayers,…

India monsoon death toll climbs to 124 as rescuers search for missing

THE death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 124 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing. The country’s western…

Samoa’s top court rules that first female prime minister’s inauguration was legal

Samoa’s Court of Appeal ruled on Friday a makeshift swearing in ceremony for the country’s next government was legal, officially installing Samoa’s first female prime minister, Fiame Naomi Mataafa. The…

Monsoon floods leave thousands stranded in India

THE Indian Navy and Air Force joined rescue efforts in the western state of Maharashtra on Friday after heavy monsoon rains left thousands stranded in floods and landslides that have…

South Korea’s Moon cancels Japan trip amid spat over insult

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will not visit Tokyo for the upcoming Olympics, scrapping plans for what would have been his first summit with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The announcement…

Korea plans warship airlift after mass COVID outbreak

South Korea will airlift dozens of sailors from a warship involved in anti-piracy operations in the seas off Africa after the military confirmed its biggest-ever outbreak of coronavirus, the Joint…

More than a dozen killed in landslide triggered by monsoon rains in Mumbai

AT least 18 people were killed after several homes were crushed by a collapsed wall and a landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India’s financial capital Mumbai, authorities said…

Taliban, Kabul officials hold talks in Qatar as fighting rages in Afghanistan

REPRESENTATIVES of the Afghan government and the Taliban met in Doha for talks on Saturday, AFP correspondents said, as violence rages in the country with foreign forces almost entirely withdrawn.…

Muslim women offered for sale in fake India ‘auction’

NEW DELHI: Police in India are investigating how dozens of Muslim women were offered for sale in fake “auctions” online without their knowledge, in a case the victims say illustrates…