Tremors In North India After 6.2 Earthquake Near Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in North India today after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region, around 12:44 am. The earthquake, which hit at a depth of 203.5 kilometres, had its epicentre some 280 kilometres northeast of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in […]

Peace process will be govtÔÇÖs priority: Suu Kyi

Hnin Yadana Zaw / YANGON MyanmarÔÇÖs Aung San Suu Kyi said tuesday the countryÔÇÖs peace process will be the first priority of her new government that will take power later this year, following a landslide victory in a November election. The country has struggled for decades to reach lasting peace agreements with a multitude of […]

Philippine police, protesters clash outside APEC summit

Manila:┬áRiot police fired water cannons at hundreds of protesters in the Philippine capital today in clashes close to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders that included US President Barack Obama. With clenched fists in the air, the protesters chanted “Junk APEC”, referring to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation group of 21 economies whose leaders were meeting in […]