Articles by Amrutha Gayathri
Violence Strikes Across Iraq: At Least 43 Killed
May 18 2013 8:32 AM
Twin bomb blasts hit a Sunni Muslim mosque in the Iraqi city of Baquba, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the northeast of Baghdad.
North Korea Launches 3 Missiles Into Sea
May 18 2013 7:14 AM
A South Korean official told Reuters the government would not speculate whether the missiles were part of a drill or training exercise.
Chinese Man Accused Of Insulting Quran In Kashmir
May 18 2013 6:21 AM
A Chinese national was taken into protective custody in Pakistani-administered Kashmir, over alleged insult of the Quran.
Philippines Special Envoy In Taiwan Cautions Filipino Workers To Keep Low Profile
May 17 2013 8:53 AM
Philippines special envoy in Taiwan on Friday advised thousands of Filipino workers to keep a low profile, amid a diplomatic row.
Iran Election: Cleric Says Women Cannot Be Presidential Candidates
May 17 2013 6:51 AM
Thirty women had registered as candidates, although there was little hope that any of them stood a chance in the election.
Nigerian Forces Launch Offensive Against Militants
May 17 2013 5:34 AM
Nigerian armed forces have launched raids against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north-east, officials said on Thursday.
Ceiling Collapse At Cambodia Shoe Factory Kills Two, Injures Seven
May 16 2013 9:05 AM
A ceiling collapsed at a shoe factory in Cambodia on Thursday killing at least two workers.
Cyclone Mahasen Strikes Southern Bangladesh; Heavy Rain, Winds Force Evacuation
May 16 2013 7:24 AM
Cyclone Mahasen hit the southern coast of Bangladesh on Thursday and forced the evacuation of more than one million people.
Nepal Plane Crashes Near Jomsom Airport
May 16 2013 4:50 AM
An aircraft carrying 21 people crashed while trying to land at a mountain airstrip, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Kathmandu.
Mum's The Word For Abe Over Aide's Visit To North Korea
May 15 2013 8:07 AM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declined to explain exactly why a top aide is in North Korea, sparking concern from South Korea.
Nigerian President Declares State Of Emergency After Islamist Militant Attacks
May 15 2013 7:11 AM
The state of emergency comes after a deadly offensive by Islamist militant groups in the troubled northeast part of the country.
Taiwan Recalls Philippines Envoy, Suspends Hiring Filipino Workers Over Fisherman's Shooting
May 15 2013 5:09 AM
President Ma Ying-jeou’s office expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over an apology issued by the Philippines representative in Taipei.