Red Cross needs $22.37m for quake-hit Indonesia

Palu (Indonesia), Oct 1 (IANS) The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Monday increased its global fund appeal to 22 million Swiss francs ($22.37 million) to help 160,000 displaced people in Indonesia for 20 months.

China wants to deepen cooperation with Maldives: Xi

Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) China wants to continue building its friendship and deepen cooperation with the Maldives, President Xi Jinping has said in his congratulatory note to the country’s newly elected President Ibrahim Solih, who ousted pro-Beijing Abdulla Yameen in general election.

Iran launches missile strikes at Syria

Tehran, Oct 1 (IANS) Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps announced targeting “terrorists'” bases in Syria with missiles and drones on Monday in response to a deadly attack on a military parade last month.

2 killed in Japan typhoon

Tokyo, Oct 1 (IANS) At least two people were killed and about 120 were injured as typhoon Trami, which is moving away from the northeast of Japan on Monday, passed over the country.