Why is the Yemeni rebel attack on Abu Dhabi a game changer?

A deadly attack by Yemen’s Huthi rebels on the United Arab Emirates marks a new phase in a seven-year civil war that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Here…

Anti-graft agency probes China insurance tycoon

The chairman of China’s biggest insurer is under investigation by the Communist Party’s anti-corruption commission, the agency said Saturday, as the government pushes a campaign against graft and a clean-up…

Remove your tattoos, Beijing tells Chinese football players

Footballers playing in China’s national team should remove any existing tattoos and are “strictly prohibited” from getting any new ones, the country’s sports administration body has said. The sport has…

Climate Change: Volcano Erupts in Indonesia, Leaving Deaths in it’s Wake

The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano rose to 34 on Tuesday, the national disaster agency said, as aid was rushed to the affected region. The…

For the first time, India has more women than men

India has more women than men for the first time on record, according to government data that also showed a slowing birth-rate in the world’s second-most populous nation. Parents in…

Insecurity: China cautions citizens to avoid Nigeria, other parts of Africa

Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing has warned Chinese citizens and firms working in the African continent against travelling to some risky areas amid the kidnappings of Chinese citizens in Africa.…

PM Modi invites Pope Francis to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday asked Pope Francis to visit India, a significant opening towards the head of the Catholic Church who has long sought an official invitation to the…

Pakistani-American ‘raped, beheaded’ former ambassador’s daughter

A Pakistani-American man accused of raping and beheading his girlfriend, the daughter of a former ambassador, went on trial Wednesday in the capital Islamabad. The brutal murder of Noor Mukadam,…

North Korea fires suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile: Seoul

North Korea fired a suspected submarine-launched ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, the South’s military said, the nuclear-armed country’s latest advance in weapons technology and one that could give…

CHINA’S MARRIAGE MARKET: WHERE PARENTS FIND PARTNERS FOR UNMARRIED CHILDREN

The concept of marriage, seemingly individualistic in outlook, has more often than not served as a tool to propagate and preserve a people and their culture. After all, the family…