1101 GMT October 21, 2018
Blasts rock Afghan capital, injure three
At least three people have been injured as twin explosions rocked the Afghan capital of Kabul amid preparations for the country’s long-delayed legislative elections.
China wins deal to build major petchem plant in Iran
Iran has awarded an agreement to China to develop a major petrochemical park in a southern province in what could be part of a scheme to settle Beijing’s old oil-related debts to Tehran.
Indian court jails controversial guru for life over rape of teenage girl
An Indian court has sentenced Asaram Bapu, a controversial popular guru, to life in prison for raping a teenage devotee under the pretext of ridding her of evil spirits, his lawyer says.
Evolution of Turkish archery on display in Belgrade
The history of Turkish archery is now on display in the ‘Turkish Archery Exhibition’ in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
US commerce secretary calls China 2025 plan 'frightening'
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has described as "frightening" China's plan to transform itself into the global technology nexus in 2025, arguing that the initiative could put American intellectual property at risk.
Trump: Kim Jung-un is 'very honorable' person
US President Donald Trump has called North Korea Kim Jung-un's leader a "very honorable" person, expressing hope their meeting will occur "as soon as possible."
6 police officers killed in attack in Pakistan’s Quetta
At least six police officers have been killed in separate attacks on security forces in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta.
China denounces US over human rights
China has denounced the United States for hypocrisy and its own rights issues in its annual rebuttal to criticism from Washington about Beijing’s human rights record.
Quake injures 39 in southeast Turkey
An earthquake struck Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and causing damage to buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency said.
Iran snatches four gold medals at 8th Asian Taekwondo Club Championships
Iranian taekwondo fighters have presented sparkling performances at the Eighth Edition of Asian Taekwondo Club Championships G1, and collected four gold medals at the continental sports event.
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