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International

Trump in surprise visit to US troops in Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdrawal US President Donald Trump speaks at a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq on Dec 26. In a …

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UAE ‘reopens’ Syria embassy shut in 2011

Officials gather outside the embassy of the United Arab Emirates, in Damascus on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Syria said the UAE will reopen its embassy …

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Kuwait denounces Tripoli bomb attack

Fire damaged the foreign ministry building, after a deadly attack, in Tripoli, Libya on Tuesday – AP KUWAIT CITY, Dec 26, (Agencies): The State of …

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CBP orders ‘checks’ after 2nd child dies

Border patrol officers arrest Honduran migrants after jumping the US border fence into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico on Dec 25. Discouraged by the long …

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‘Prayers’ for victims of tsunami replace Christmas celebrations – Death toll climbs to 429

A tsunami survivor walks by a tsunami-ravaged village in Sumur, Indonesia on Dec 25. The Christmas holiday was somber with prayers for tsunami victims in …

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Barcelona on alert after US warning

MADRID, Dec 25, (Agencies): Spain’s cosmopolitan city of Barcelona placed its security forces on high alert on Monday in response to US warnings over an …

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Papal wish for fraternity

‘See differences as assets’ Pope Francis, flanked at right by Master of Ceremonies Bishop Guido Marini, waves after the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ‘to …

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Tsunami toll nears 400

Debris littered a property badly damaged by a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. LABUAN, Indonesia, Dec 24, (RTRS): Indonesian military and rescue …

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Sharif jailed for seven years

Nawaz Sharif A Pakistan court on Monday jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for seven years on graft charges that he says were politically motivated. …

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‘Run, a wave is coming!’ – Panic, devastation after tsunami

In this Dec 23 photo, a man reacts after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia. The tsunami that hit …

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