3:54 am - Tuesday September 17, 2019

World

Latest News on World
‘India’s Prime Minister is a...

‘India’s Prime Minister is a terrorist,’ says Pakistan...

NEW DELHI: The war of words between India and Pakistan has taken an ugly turn with the latter’s foreign minister calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “terrorist”. Pakistan’s foreign minister Khawaja Asif was responding to Union minister Sushma Swaraj’s recent... read more »

Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, ...

Donald Trump to visit Asia in November, North Korea in spotlight.

Washington: Donald Trump will travel to Asia in November for the first time since becoming president, stopping in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines on a trip expected to be dominated by the North Korea nuclear threat. Joined by his wife Melania, Trump will travel 3-14... read more »

China says one step forwards, two steps ...

China says one step forwards, two steps back no good for Japan ties.

China’s foreign minister on Thursday said that ties with Japan should not take two steps back for every step forward, after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a rare appearance at an anniversary event for the normalization of diplomatic relations. Speaking on the eve of the 45th anniversary... read more »

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kil...

Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants kill 17 in attack

Somalia’s al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base outside the capital Mogadishu using car bombs and guns, killing 17 soldiers and taking control of the base and a nearby town, the group said on Friday. Residents and officials confirmed the attack, but gave no details on... read more »

Subscribe to Africa

Africa

Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Hundreds of South Africans gather outside Mandela’s home

Johannesburg – Hundreds of South Africans have gathered at Nelson Mandela’s home in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg, to pay their respects to the former president and their affectionate... read more »

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

South Africa has lost its greatest son: Zuma

Johannesburg – “This is a moment of deepest sorrow for South Africa as the nation has lost its greatest son” said President Jacob... read more »

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 9...

Nelson Mandela Former South African President dies at 95

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first elected black president and a global anti-apartheid icon has died early today aged 95, President Jacob Zuma... read more »

Nelson Mandela ‘on his death bed, but still a fig...

Nelson Mandela 'on his death bed, but still a fighter', says family

Johannesburg – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s family has said that although he is on death bed, he is still a fighter. His... read more »

UN members asked to back France on Central African Repu...

10 killed in Central African Republic violence

Wellington – An international group of lawmakers Wednesday called on all the UN member states to back the French government’s efforts to stop the... read more »

Subscribe to Asia

Asia

IS stones to death two alleged gay men in Syria

DAMASCUS: Islamic State (IS) militants stoned to death two young men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour on charges of having “unlawful” sexual intercourse with other... read more »

Militants kill four polio workers in Pakistan

At least four polio workers, including three women, were killed on Wednesday in an attack by militants in Pakistan’s restive southwestern... read more »

Nepal bus crash death toll rises to 47 as more bodies f...

Emergency workers found three bodies immediately after the crash in mountainous Jajarkot district on Thursday, and pulled another 44 from the wreckage of the... read more »

Suicide attack toll at least 50: Afghan official

KABUL, Afghanistan: An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60... read more »

Egyptian president to meet Pope Francis on Monday

VATICAN CITY: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis on Monday, Holy See spokesman Federico Lombardi said, in the first visit to the... read more »

Subscribe to China

China

US bombers defy China's air-defence zone

Japan’s remarks on air-defence zone ‘groundless’...

Beijing – China said Sunday that it “firmly opposes” Japan’s remarks on the Diaoyu Islands, included in the East China Sea Air Defence Identification Zone, calling them... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

China’s oil pipeline blast toll rises to 55

Beijing – The deaths in an oil pipeline explosion in Qingdao city in China’s Shandong province have climbed to 55, investigators said... read more »

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Two dead, 26 missing as two ships sink off China

Beijing – Two sailors were confirmed dead and 24 were missing after two ships sank in separate accidents off the coast of China’s Shandong... read more »

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 1...

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

QINGDAO – The death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline blasts in east China’s Shandong Province rose to 52 after four bodies were found at the... read more »

China oil pipeline blast toll rises to 44

Death toll from China oil pipeline blast rises to 52, 11 missing

The death toll from two huge blasts caused by a leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city has risen to 44 with 166 injured in one... read more »

Subscribe to Middle East

Middle East

Gaza toll reaches 316 as UN chief heads to region

GAZA CITY – Palestinian Territories: Israeli air strikes killed 20 people in Gaza on Saturday, taking the death toll to more than 300, as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster... read more »

Israeli soldier, 11 Palestinians killed in Gaza gr...

JERUSALEM/GAZA: Israel announced on Friday that a soldier had been killed, its first fatality since a Gaza ground offensive was launched the... read more »

Tripoli airport becomes Libya’s new frontline bet...

TRIPOLI: First, there is a single shot. Then Libyan fighters empty their anti-aircraft guns as others crouch for cover at Tripoli International... read more »

At least three injured in Istanbul gas explosion: Gover...

ISTANBUL: At least three people were injured, one critically, in a gas explosion at a packaging workshop in Istanbul on Saturday, city governor Huseyin Avni... read more »

Syrian opposition elects Hadi el-Bahra as new leader

ISTANBUL: The Syrian National Coalition, the main exiled opposition group seeking the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, on Wednesday elected Saudi-based Syrian... read more »

Subscribe to South Asia

South Asia

US hopes India will persuade 'friend' Karzai on troops stay post-2014

US hopes India will persuade ‘friend’ Karzai on troop...

Washington – The United States has expressed hope India would persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a deal allowing US troops to stay post-2014. Testifying before a Senate committee,... read more »

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahead unless US sanctions issue resolved

Pak admits Iran gas pipeline project cannot go ahe...

Islamabad – Pakistan has said it cannot move ahead with the Iran gas pipeline project unless the issue of possible US sanctions is... read more »

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US ...

Chinese hackers snooped on five EU ministries, says US security firm

London – Chinese hackers reportedly snooped on five European foreign ministries with malware-infected emails over the summer, new research from US... read more »

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Bangladesh SC stays execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader

Dhaka – The Supreme Court of Bangladesh late Tuesday halted the execution of Abdul Quader Molla hours before the convicted war criminal was to be... read more »

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in hi...

Pak govt. to press five charges against Musharraf in high treason case

Islamabad – The Pakistan government has decided to press five charges against former President General Pervez Musharraf in the ‘high... read more »

Subscribe to Europe

Europe

South Korea mourns Nelson Mandela's death

DPRK slams S. Korean president as “maniac” over Europ...

PYONGYANG – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Friday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-hye for her recent European trip, while vowing not to surrender its... read more »

EU to build economic, political partnership with Myanmar

EU to build economic, political partnership with M...

Yangon – The European Union (EU) has vowed to build economic and political partnership with Myanmar and cooperate in areas of establishing... read more »

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Scottish parliament passes independence referendum bill

Edinburg – The Scottish parliament Thursday passed a bill to allow the people of Scotland to choose whether Scotland should be an independent... read more »

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politic...

Mixed reactions to Kevin Rudd’s retirement from politics

Sydney – Former Australian Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has wound up his 15-years of political career today, while his friends and opponents remain... read more »

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning a...

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning against corruption

London – Pope Francis has brought on himself the wrath of mafia after campaigning against corruption, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned. Nicola... read more »

Subscribe to North America

North America

Kerry says Obama 'didn't order all NSA snooping'

Kerry says Obama ‘didn’t order all NSA snooping’...

Sydney – The US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly said that President Barack Obama did not order all NSA spying on other countries. During his tour of the UAE, Kerry revealed that... read more »

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Two killed in US birthday party shooting

Washington – At least two people, including a girl, were killed and 22 wounded late Saturday when gunfire erupted at a birthday party being... read more »

‘Optimistic’ Kerry says U.S. not ‘bli...

'Optimistic' Kerry says U.S. not 'blind' or 'dumb' to ease sanctions in Iran nuke talks

Washington – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed optimism on finalizing a deal to stop Iran from its domestic nuclear enrichment programme,... read more »

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

US Navy names new aircraft carrier after Gerald Ford

Washington – The US Navy has christened the first ship of a new class of aircraft carriers after the 38th US President Gerald R. Ford. A special... read more »

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Update policies on Cuba: Obama

Washington – US President Barack Obama has called for updated policies on Cuba in the light of changing circumstances. “We have to be creative,... read more »

More from World

The 10 Most Breathtaking Attractions Of Sweden You Should See

How can anyone forget the country that introduced the world to Vikings, noble peace prize, Volvo, IKEA….and the list goes on. Well, you might have got the idea. Right? It’s Sweden. It... read more »

Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-Hye goes on trial Read more at: http://economictime...

SEOUL: South Korea’s ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to... read more »

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd in Aceh

HIGHLIGHTS The men stood quietly, their heads down, as spectators heckled them and shouted insults. Up to 1,000 people watched as the two men received 82 lashes each. BANDA ACEH: Two... read more »

Donald Trump Arrives For Talks With Palestinian Leader Mahmud Abbas In Bethlehem

US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories is part of his first trip abroad as president, and follows an initial leg in Saudi Arabia, where he urged... read more »

Brazil’s Michel Temer Refuses to Resign in Face of Investig...

Brasilia: Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Thursday defiantly said he would not resign after the Supreme Court authorized an investigation into allegations he condoned bribes to a potential... read more »