Tag Archives: Asia News

Police in China’s Xinjiang region shot dead 13 assailants

Police in China’s western Xinjiang region shot dead 13 assailants who drove one or more vehicles into a police office building and set off explosives in an attack Saturday that injured three police officers, the news website for the regional … read more

Scoreless draw keeps Japan and Greece alive

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Greece promised goals that didn’t come. Japan pressed for a victory that eluded it yet again. The ultimate result of what has turned out to be a rarity at this World Cup – a 0-0 draw … read more

40 Indians kidnapped in Mosul, Iraq

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Foreign Ministry says 40 Indian citizens working for a Turkish construction company near the Iraqi town of Mosul have been kidnapped. Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin confirmed the kidnapping on Wednesday. He said the government has … read more

Overloaded boat sinks off Malaysia, 42 Indonesians missing

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – An overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 suspected illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast on Wednesday, with rescuers searching for at least 42 missing people, Malaysian officials said. The passengers included women and children and … read more

Iraq says slows Islamist rebel advance, regains some territory

By By Ahmed Rasheed and Raheem Salman  BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A Sunni Islamist offensive threatening to dismember Iraq seemed to slow on Saturday after days of lightning advances as government forces reported regaining territory in counter-attacks, easing pressure on Baghdad’s … read more

United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is preparing to send new aid to Iraq to help slow a violent insurgent march that is threatening to take over the nation’s north, officials said Wednesday. But the Obama administration offered only tepid … read more

Pakistan tribal area hit by missile attack

Six people reported dead in North Waziristan, days after fighters attacked country’s busiest airport. A missile attack has killed six people in a northwest tribal district in Pakistan, Pakistani sources say, days after fighters launched a raid on the country’s … read more