Wednesday , December 13 2017

Top Stories

‘Assad committing horrible crimes’ – Trump, Lebanese leader vow solidarity vs terrorism

WASHINGTON, July 26, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump accused Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday of committing “horrible” crimes against humanity and vowed to prevent his regime from carrying out any more chemical attacks. Speaking at a White House press conference with Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Trump also called …

Read More »

Taleban kill 26 Afghan soldiers – Shebako governor killed by roadside mine

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, July 26, (Agencies): At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taleban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country’s struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up …

Read More »

India’s ‘all-female’ cops take a stand – 2 sentenced to death

JAIPUR, India, July 25, (AFP): All-female police units are shaking up the male-dominated force in conservative northwest India, hitting the streets to combat sex crimes and a pervasive culture of silence around rape. One such squad in Jaipur has been patrolling bus stops, colleges and parks where women are vulnerable …

Read More »

Kuwaiti among 18 on blacklist – Qatar boycott states escalate

RIYADH, July 25, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a “terrorist” blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar. The move by the four Arab governments came despite mounting international pressure to compromise in …

Read More »

Airstrikes, shelling strain Syria truce – US role key in post-IS Syria, say Kurds

BEIRUT, July 25, (Agencies): Air strikes killed at least nine people in the Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus overnight and insurgent shelling from the rebel-held area landed near the Russian embassy on Tuesday, a war monitor reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the deaths in the air strikes …

Read More »

‘Iran-linked cyber spies use simple yet effective hacks’ – Global ransomware attacks on the rise: Europol

TEL AVIV, July 25, (Agencies): A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday. A new report by Tokyo-based Trend Micro and ClearSky of Israel detailed incidents …

Read More »

Spending to save time makes people happy – ‘Yes, you can buy happiness’

WASHINGTON, July 25, (AP): Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time. People who dole out cash to save time on things like housekeeping, delivery services and taxis are a little bit happier than those who don’t, new research finds. Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 …

Read More »

Qatar, Turkey ‘hail’ Kuwait’s mediation

DOHA, July 24, (Agencies): Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan on Monday both backed Kuwait’s mediation efforts to resolve Doha’s dispute with another three Gulf countries and Egypt. Both leaders expressed the sentiments at talks in Doha aimed at discussing regional and international developments, …

Read More »

China warns India, ‘don’t harbour illusions’ – ‘Shaking People’s Liberation Army is hard’

BEIJING, July 24, (Agencies): China’s defence ministry on Monday warned India not to harbour any illusions about the Chinese military’s ability to defend its territory, amid a festering border dispute. The stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension …

Read More »

Israel embassy shooting complicates holy site crisis – Two Jordanians killed, Israeli wounded

JERUSALEM, July 24, (Agencies): A deadly shooting at Israel’s Embassy in Jordan further complicated Israeli government efforts on Monday to find a way out of an escalating crisis over Jerusalem’s most contested holy site, including mass Muslim prayer protests and Israeli-Palestinian violence. The shooting, in which an Israeli security guard …

Read More »
Translate »