Category: World

Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’: Pence

Singapore: The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis is "deeply troubling", US…

Donald Trump sued by CNN Over Barring Journalist Jim Acosta From White House

Reporters from many news organisations have expressed support to senior CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after the White House revoked his…

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years

GAZA: Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel after a severe escalation of…

Pregnant Indian-origin woman shot in UK, baby survives

London: An eight-month pregnant Indian-origin woman was killed with a crossbow by a man believed to be her former partner…

US lawmakers intends to bring legislation to punish Saudi Arabia

Bilateral relations between the US and Saudi Arabia turned sour after the sudden death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its…

PM Modi holds bilateral meeting with US VP Pence

Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with the United States Vice President Michael R Pence…

US Vice-Pres Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi for Myanmar genocide

Singapore: Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was criticized on…

Sri Lanka: No-confidence motion against PM Rajapaksa passed

Colombo: The Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government of the newly-sworn Prime Minister Mahinda…

Trump nominates new ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Washington: United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated retired Army General John P. Abizaid of Nevada as Washington's ambassador…

Call after Khashoggi’s killing: ‘Tell your boss mission is accomplished’

Washington: Shortly after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, a member of a Saudi assassination squad is said to have phoned a…

Facebook blocks more accounts for malicious activities

San Francisco: The Facebook crackdown on accounts engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behaviour" on its platform and on Instagram continues. "Combined…

CNN sues Trump administration for barring its journalist from White House

New York: American broadcaster CNN on Tuesday filed a lawsuit suing United States President Donald Trump and his associates, seeking…

Fake news: Trump on secret North Korea bases

Washington: United States President Donald Trump labelled reports about North Korea's undeclared operating missile bases as "fake news" on Tuesday.…

Melania Trump calls for Mira Ricardel’s ouster from WH

Washington: US First Lady Melania Trump has called for the ouster of Mira Ricardel, a senior national security advisor in…

Trump lashes Macron as Europe moves on defense without US

Washington: Donald Trump on Tuesday unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing…

Michelle Obama’s memoir ‘Becoming’ out, an instant hit

Washington: A new memoir titled "Becoming" by Michelle Obama was out Tuesday, in which the former U.S. first lady revealed…

US hate crimes soar 17% last year: FBI

Washington: Hate crimes reported to the FBI soared about 17 per cent across the US in 2017 compared to the…

Russia blocks return of IS militants’ families: activist

Moscow: A Chechen activist on Tuesday accused Russia's FSB security service of blocking attempts to bring back widows and children…

Trump says N.Korea missile work ‘normal’

Washington: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the United States was aware of undeclared North Korean missile bases revealed by…

Firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 44 dead

Paradise: Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains…