‘Hollyweed’ predicts California as next ‘Marijuana Capital’

On the first day of 2017, tourists and Los Angeles residents had the chance to witness an unusual, and perhaps hilarious, sight - late on the night...

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar bans workers going to Malaysia

The Myanmar Ministry of Immigration announced that permits would no longer be issued to its citizens seeking employment in Malaysia.  Myanmar's move to impose...

Democracy in trouble – voters need ‘clear signals’ from political leaders

Australians have become “disaffected with the political class” - as national election survey finds 40% distrust the nation’s democracy. The Australian National University’s (ANU) 2016...

Iran tries to develop nuclear-powered vessels

TEHRAN - After the US Congress extended its sanctions on Iran for 10 years in early December, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on December 13...

PM Mateo Renzi resigned and anti-establishment parties gain momentum

The Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi conceded defeat after the national referendum results were known last Sunday evening. In an emotional speech at his Rome-based...

Modi won TIME reader’s poll Person of the Year 2016

NEW DELHI - Donald Trump, the US President-elect took the title of TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year on December 7, while the online...

ISIS pushed out of Libya

TRIPOLI - ISIS has been pushed out of its last remaining stronghold in Libya, after seven months of fighting in the central city of...

Nigeria’s Senate leader hits back over wealth and tax row

ABUJA - Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki has denied all allegation against him regarding false declaration of asset, saying that he earned his wealth through hard work. It...

Coalition ministers attack anti-immigration detention protesters

CANBERRA - In the last sitting week of the House of Representatives, refugee advocates stormed into a session of Question Time chanting slogans condemning...

US calls for weapons embargo in South Sudan

JUBA - The United States has called for an arms embargo in South Sudan as fears rise over possible genocide in the world’s newest country. Samantha...