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Last updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:58:04 AM

Obama, Suu Kyi demand reforms in Myanmar constitution
Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 14 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama and Myanmarese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Friday demanded reforms in the Myanmar constitution to allow "free and transparent" elections for a fully representative democracy.

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:08:11 PM

Iraqi troops close to retaking refinery city
Baghdad, Nov 14 (IANS) Iraqi forces continued to make progress in the city of Baiji in the north of the capital Baghdad Friday, hoping to retake it after over two weeks of fighting with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, military sources confirmed.

Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00:09 PM

China, Pakistan pledge to strengthen air force cooperation
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan Friday met with visiting Pakistani air cchief, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt to discuss bilateral military ties, including cooperation between the countries' air forces.

Friday, November 14, 2014 6:44:08 PM

Palestinians, Israeli soldiers clash north of Jerusalem
Ramallah, Nov 14 (IANS) Israeli soldiers clashed Friday with dozens of Palestinian demonstrators who broke into Qalandia airport north of Jerusalem, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Friday, November 14, 2014 5:26:25 PM

Nine killed in Philippines firefight
Manila, Nov 14 (IANS) At least five government soldiers and four Abu Sayyaf members were killed in a fierce firefight in the southern Philippine province of Sulu Friday afternoon.

Friday, November 14, 2014 5:18:08 PM

Hong Kong students to go to Beijing demanding free polls
Hong Kong, Nov 14 (IANS/EFE) A three-man delegation of Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators is expected to travel to Beijing Saturday to meet central government officials to request fully democratic elections in 2017, organisers said Friday.

Friday, November 14, 2014 4:52:08 PM

Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Yangon, Nov 14 (IANS) US President Barrack Obama Friday met Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi at her residence here, media reported.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:52:23 PM

Pakistan court declares protest leaders as absconders
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Friday declared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahirul Qadri as "absconders" in a case related to an attack on a senior police officer during a blockade of the Pakistan Television (PTV) and parliament buildings by protesters Sep 1.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:30:04 PM

China to mass market electric plane
Beijing, Nov 14 (IANS) China is set to soon put its indigenously developed two-seater electric plane into mass production, media reported Friday.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:18:09 PM

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to promote bilateral ties
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan Friday agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in economic and trade relations for the benefit of their countries.

Friday, November 14, 2014 3:16:20 PM

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