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International

Abdeslam extradited, charged in France

PARIS, April 27, (Agencies): Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam — Europe’s most wanted fugitive until his capture in Belgium last month — has been returned …

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Aquino vows to ‘neutralise’ kidnappers – Police check if headless body is that of Canadian

MANILA, April 27, (Agencies): Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralising” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage …

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Kuwait, Saudis struggle to restart Khafji oilfield

DUBAI/RIYADH, April 26, (RTRS): Kuwait and Saudi Arabia appear no closer to restarting their jointly operated Khafji oilfield, industry sources said, despite Kuwait saying the …

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Qaeda wing says killed activist in Bangladesh – LGBT people targeted

DHAKA, April 26, (Agencies): A group affiliated to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility on Tuesday for killing a Bangladeshi gay rights campaigner and his friend, the latest …

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IS infiltration claims jolt Swedish Greens

STOCKHOLM, April 26, (AP): One refused to shake hands with a female journalist. Another compared Israel to Nazi Germany. A third was seen doing hand …

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‘Panic button mandatory for all cellphones sold in India’ – Bid to avert sexual assault, make life better

KUWAIT CITY, April 26: The government of India is planning to make ‘panic button’ mandatory for all mobile phone handsets sold in India from 2017 …

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Expat ‘green card’ in Saudi ‘Vision 2030’

RIYADH/DUBAI, April 25, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia will introduce a “green card” system within five years to allow resident expatriates in the kingdom to have more …

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Muslims for Trump, though few, see past rhetoric – ‘He’s got the good heart’

DETROIT, April 25, (AP): As a Donald Trump supporter, Nedal Tamer feels he’s in the minority among Muslim-Americans, comfortable with his choice yet somewhat confounded …

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Pakistan holds 6 in Sikh assassination

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, April 25, (RTRS): Police in northwestern Pakistan on Monday arrested six people accused of gunning down a Sikh political figure, attributing the killing …

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Afghan leader urges Pakistan to wipe out Taleban

KABUL, April 25, (Agencies): President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taleban “slaves” in Pakistan in a sombre speech to parliament …

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