Tag: politics

Netanyahu plots next moves in Israel coalition crisis

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plotted his next moves Thursday after his defence minister resigned over a controversial Gaza…

Newly assertive Melania Trump puts the first back in First Lady

Washington: In the White House this week, Trump's the boss. Melania Trump, that is. After two years of being American…

Putin says oil at $70 per barrel ‘suits’ Russia

Singapore: Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the price of oil at $70 per barrel "suits" Moscow, while promising…

Next US House foreign affairs chief vows to check Trump, warns Russia

Washington: The incoming head of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee warned Thursday of election-related sanctions against Russia and vowed…

Sri Lanka cricket star joins Rajapakse’s party

Colombo: Sri Lanka's former cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan Wednesday joined the political party of former leader Mahinda Rajapakse, soon after…

Saudi hosts new conference in shadow of critic’s murder

Riyadh: Cyborg artists, parkour pioneers and a British boxing star headlined a Saudi youth conference Wednesday hosted by the powerful…

US lawmakers introduce bill hitting China for Uighur repression

Washington: A bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday seeking to punish China over its "human rights abuses" of…

US security chief Bolton vows to ‘squeeze’ Iran

Singapore: US National Security Advisor John Bolton vowed Tuesday to "squeeze" Iran "until the pips squeak", a week after a…

Iraq to launch probe on millions of dollars lost to rains

Baghdad: Iraq's parliament is to investigate how $6 million worth of local currency stored in public bank coffers were damaged…

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…

Saudi king to resume domestic tour amid Khashoggi fallout

Riyadh: Saudi King Salman will resume an unprecedented domestic tour next week, the royal court said Tuesday, as the kingdom…

North Korea hiding missile bases, US researchers say

Washington: North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday…

North and South Korea begin destroying border guard posts

Seoul: The two Koreas began destroying 20 guard posts along their heavily-fortified frontier Sunday under a plan to reduce tensions…

Netanyahu says unaware of corruption linked to submarine deal

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he was unaware of any corruption linked to a deal to buy…

Bangladesh to blame if Rohingya returns delayed: Myanmar gov’t

Yangon: Myanmar's government on Sunday insisted any delays to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees would be the fault of Bangladesh,…

Support for Aussie republic slumps after Harry and Meghan visit

Sydney: Public support for Australia breaking its ties to the British monarchy has slumped following the triumphant visit Down Under…

Former Goa RSS chief announces plunge into electoral politics

Panaji: In what could be a worrying sign for the Goa BJP, former state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar, an arch…

Russia says France ‘illegitimately’ holding Indian Ocean island

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday accused France of ignoring UN resolutions and illegitimately holding the Indian Ocean…

Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

Washington: Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can "never forgive" Donald Trump for questioning her husband's American citizenship,…

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament, orders snap vote

Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday dissolved parliament and called a snap election after failing to gain enough…