China appoints PLA commander who oversaw Doklam, Ladakah standoffs to top parliamentary body

China appoints ex-PLA commander who oversaw Doklam, Ladakh standoffs to top parliamentary body

China on Monday appointed a former top People’s Liberation Army officer, who looked after the country's border with India during Doklam and Ladakh military standoffs to its top parliamentary committee. This comes ahead of the annual meeting of the National People's Congress (NPC) that begins on March 5.

Khashoggi's fiancée says Saudi crown prince should be punished 'without delay'

The fiancée of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called on Monday for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be punished after a U.S. intelligence report found he had approved the killing.

US wasted billions on cars, buildings in Afghanistan: Report

The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. government watchdog.

Minor girl wears 'lingerie outfit' to school in Canada, sent back home

The student's father claimed that a teacher at NorKam Senior Secondary School told that her clothing reminded her 'of a lingerie outfit'.

India versus Bangladesh over new Rohingya crisis ahead of PM Modi's Dhaka tour

India and Bangladesh are facing a new Rohingya crisis. More than 80 Rohingya, who left Bangladesh last month, are stranded in the Andaman Sea. India is feeding them and providing them medical care as Bangladesh refuses to take them back.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledges behaviour seen as 'flirtation'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time on Sunday that some of his behaviour with women had been “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation,” and said he would cooperate with a sexual harassment investigation led by the state's attorney general.

Joe Biden won't penalise Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi's killing: Report

According to senior officials, US President Joe Biden has decided that the price of penalizing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince is too high. This is despite a declassified US intelligence report claiming that Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman approved an operation to "capture or kill" Jamal Khashoggi.

Children in US Could receive coronavirus vaccine by year-end: Expert

The United States could start vaccinating older children against Covid-19 by the fall and younger ones by year-end or early 2022, the White House's top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday.

Prince Harry tells Oprah he worried history would repeat itself

Prince Harry was apparently referring to his mother Princess Diana, who was hounded by the British press and died at age 36 in a car crash in Paris.

Donald Trump hints at run for US president in 2024, repeats election lies

At a conference, Trump vowed to help Republicans try to regain majorities - lost during his presidency - in the US House of Representatives and Senate in 2022 congressional elections and dangled himself as a possibility for president in 2024.

Iran dismisses idea of talks to revive 2015 nuclear deal, asks US to lift sanctions first

Iran's nuclear chief urged the International Atomic Energy Agency not to endorse a US-led push to criticise Tehran's decision to scale back its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.

317 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria: Anguish is crushing me, says mother of 2 victims

"As a mother, my anguish is crushing me," said Humaira Mustapha whose two daughters were among the 317 schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria's Zamfara on Friday.