2016: World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

New York - Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers Friday, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe...

Australian PM calls for end to ‘sabotage’ of mining projects

Sydney (Australia) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned against the use of courts to "sabotage" developments, after approval for a massive India-backed...

Australia court blocks huge India-backed coal mine

Sydney - An Australian court Wednesday revoked approval for an Indian-backed project to build what could be one of the world's biggest coal mines,...

Beyond repair, Nepal’s quake-hit homes await bulldozers

Kathmandu - As she stares forlornly at the teetering wreck she still calls home, Sobha Shakya knows it will soon be reduced to rubble...

Australia’s Bishop announces $19 mn aid for Pakistan

Islamabad - Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Wednesday announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for border areas hit...

Pakistan, Australia agree to consolidate bilateral ties

Pakistan has asked Australia to provide greater market access to its products in the Australian market.Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the proposal...

CeBIT: Most significant business technology show opens in Sydney

The most significant business technology event in the Asia-Pacific region, CeBIT opened today in Sydneyto thousands of people with a charismatic welcome address...