Australia’s consulate in the Indonesian city of Surabaya boosted security measures on Thursday after a social media post urged militants to “kill” its officials there.
India will not accept relief assistance from foreign governments for the flood-ravaged state of Kerala, the government has said, following offers of aid from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stubbornly clung to power on Thursday as senior ministers deserted him, saying he would hold a second leadership vote on Friday only if he received a letter signed by the majority of the ruling Liberal party.
Beijing threatens to file a WTO complaint as new US taxes on $16bn of Chinese goods come into effect.
Police in the northern Chinese city of Linfen have arrested three people for spreading “untrue information” about local efforts to cut smog, highlighting growing sensitivity about the social and economic disruptions brought about by the country’s four-year “war on pollution”.
Saudi Arabia denies reports that it cancelled its plan to sell shares in the state oil company.
India minister Arun Jaitley will resume charge of the finance and corporate affairs ministry on Thursday after a gap of more than three months following a kidney transplant surgery, a government statement said.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” and the killing of farmers there.