Category: Asia & Middle East

Asia News and Events


MAKASSAR (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS) – Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake on Friday (Sept 28), with the national disaster agency saying that “many” buildings had collapsed in the aftermath of the huge tremor. There were no immediate reports Read more…

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A tsunami in Indonesia crashed into the island of Sulawesi with an enormous wave, forcing terrified onlookers to flee inland to escape the water. Footage from the Indonesia island captured the moment the huge wave struck the coast submerging homes Read more…

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Rescuers took advantage of a brief ceasefire in Marawi City to bring out more civilians trapped in the the fighting there. They saw firsthand the massive destruction in the city and the unspeakable conditions trapped residents there have to endure. Read more…

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Fifty years ago, war broke out between Israel and its neighbours. The conflict lasted just six days but its effect would last to the present day. At the end of 1948, Israel’s Arab neighbours had invaded to try to destroy Read more…

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Indonesian police have named a controversial hardline Muslim preacher as a suspect in a pornography case. Rizieq Shihab is accused of exchanging graphic messages and nude pictures in text conversations with a woman. The cleric, who is currently in Saudi Read more…

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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people and injured hundreds while causing widespread damage. At least two people were killed and 370 injured when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake the province of North Khorasan in the northeast of Iran, state Read more…

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