People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photograph: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

Six killed, over 100 injured as 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more »
Australia eases official travel warning for Iran

Australia eases official travel warning for Iran

The decision of lowering Travel Ban seen as a further sign of warming ties between the West and Iran after the landmark nuclear bargain struck this year. By Daniel Flitton (for Sydney... Read more »
Malaysia welcomes first group of Syrian refugees

Malaysia welcomes first group of Syrian refugees

Malaysia has received the first batch of Syrian migrants out of a total of 3,000 it plans to allow into the country. Malaysia will open its doors to 3,000 Syrian migrants over... Read more »
Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Strong 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, triggers tremors in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

A major earthquake shook Tajikistan on Monday. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 12:50 p.m. local time on Monday in the most sparsely populated area of Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains, the... Read more »
Influence of India's Hindu fundamentalists on their country's government

Influence of India’s Hindu fundamentalists on their government

Al Jazeera investigative report Since Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist and leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became prime minister of India in May 2014, groups of radical Hindu nationalists... Read more »
Representatives of the Pacific Rim countries attend a press conference in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2015. Photo: Kyodo/AP

Australia hails Trans-Pacific Partnership as ‘foundation stone for future prosperity’

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has hailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, saying it will bring “unprecedented new opportunities in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region”. SYDNEY – Australia on Tuesday (Oct 6) hailed... Read more »

Australia-ASEAN Council launched to boost regional relationship

CANBERRA — Australia has announced the launching of the Australia-ASEAN Council with a new initiative to strengthen Australia’s links with the countries of South-East Asia. The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC), launched by Foreign... Read more »

Pakistani policewomen attend Australasian Women Conference

ISLAMABAD — A five-member Pakistani delegation including four women, has been selected to attend the 9th Australasian Women and Policing Conference taking place this week. Pakistanis have been selected from Customs Intelligence and... Read more »

Launch of ‘Why ASEAN and Why Now? Insights for Australian Business’

The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, the Minister for Trade and Investment, has launched the joint Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade publication, Why ASEAN and Why Now? Insights for... Read more »

Pakistanis celebrate 69th Independence Day

ISLAMABAD — Pakistanis celebrated the Independence Day (14th August) with traditional fervor and enthusiasm pledging afresh to make the country a true Islamic welfare state as envisioned by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.... Read more »
Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop to meet Indonesia’s FM next week as diplomatic tensions ease

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to meet her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi next week, indicating that relations between the two countries are warming after the execution of the Bali nine... Read more »
hinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)

Chinese president meets Fijian PM in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping held meeting with Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Wednesday in Beijing, capital of China, July 15, 2015. Fiji is keen to attach Chinese investment in the IT... Read more »
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akhbar Salehi at the signing of a roadmap for the clarification of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna. Coburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015.

World leaders welcome landmark Iran nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers have finally concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade. The comprehensive deal on... Read more »
Kuwaiti security forces gather outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City. Photo: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images

More than 80 killed in Terror attacks in four countries

Friday was a banner day for terror groups around the world. Terrorists launched attacks in four countries on an industrial plant in France, a hotel in Tunisia, a mosque in Kuwait, and... Read more »
Australia's Northern Territory

Northern Australia vision to make region an ‘economic powerhouse’

The government has released a $1.2bn plan to make northern Australia an “economic powerhouse”, which includes greater temporary migration and expediting native title claims. The white paper on developing northern Australia also... Read more »

Five key trends that will define the future of Australia

Australia, as it emerges from the global financial crisis and the resources boom, is entering a new chapter in its economic history buffeted by five mega-trends. These trends, according to a banking... Read more »
Aussizz travel launched their first travel & tour bus service to Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, Victoria

Aussizz Travel launch their first South Asian Tour Guide Service in Australia

Australia has become home to thousands of people belonging to the Indian-subcontinent with growing number of South Asian students, tourists and family members of residents arriving to Australian shores. As the number... Read more »
President Mamnoon Hussain inspects a guard of honour alongside long-range ballistic missiles the Shaheen II during the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad on March 23, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

Saudi Arabia in talks to buy Pakistani nuclear weapons: Report

Saudi Arabia has made a “strategic decision” to purchase “off-the-shelf” nuclear weapons from Pakistan, a US official says. At the prospect of the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, Saudi Arabia has... Read more »

Dozens dead, many injured after Nepal hit by another severe quake

At least 42 people have been killed after a severe earthquake hit Nepal, just weeks after an earlier severe seismic movement killed thousands in the mountainous nation. Powerful aftershocks have hit the... Read more »

Chinese builder assembled 57-storey skyscraper in 19 days

CHANGSHA, (China) — A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world’s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. The Broad Sustainable Building Co.... Read more »
An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu.

Nepal death toll tops 5,000, PM says toll could reach 10,000

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead from Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 11,000 more were injured, according to Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center. Some eight million affected... Read more »
Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif

Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif proposed as next Field Marshal

Different circles in Pakistan are holding in-house discussions on an idea to explore the possibility to promote Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif as a Field Marshal, or a... Read more »

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds dead, many feared trapped

Worst Earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years kills more than 500 people, topples historic buildings and triggers avalanches Tribune International coverage of developments in Nepal following 7.9 magnitude quake near Kathmandu... Read more »

China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shinzo Abe hold rare meeting, call for better ties

The Chinese and Japanese leaders have held another rare meeting in a sign of easing tensions between the two East Asian powers over the disputed islands and the wartime legacy. Chinese President... Read more »