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Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

Venezuela snubs regional powers as more die in unrest

27-Apr-17

Venezuela says it is quitting the Organization of American States in anger at pressure from the bloc over the government's handling of a deadly pol ...

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Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

Children pay the price in Afghan conflict: UN

27-Apr-17

KABUL: Children account for one-third of civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s grinding conflict in the first three months of 2017, and are pa ...

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Eric Frein sentenced to death for PA state trooper’s murder

Eric Frein sentenced to death for PA state trooper’s murder

27-Apr-17

WASHINGTON: A survivalist convicted of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a 2014 sniper attack that launched a massive manhun ...

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Merkel expects demanding Brexit negotiations for Britain and EU

Merkel expects demanding Brexit negotiations for Britain and EU

27-Apr-17

Britain's negotiations to leave the European Union will be very demanding both for the British and the remaining 27 members of the bloc, German Cha ...

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US will not immediately exit NAFTA, Trump tells Canada, Mexico

US will not immediately exit NAFTA, Trump tells Canada, Mexico

27-Apr-17

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told the leaders of NAFTA partners Canada and Mexico that the United States will not immediately move to exit t ...

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Shark attacks French tourist in New Zealand

Shark attacks French tourist in New Zealand

27-Apr-17

A French tourist survived a rare shark attack in New Zealand on Thursday, suffering only moderate injuries, rescuers and locals said.

The wo ...

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China had 20 nuclear reactors under construction at end-March

China had 20 nuclear reactors under construction at end-March

27-Apr-17

China had 20 nuclear reactors under construction at the end of March, with a total capacity of 23.11 gigawatts (GW), the China Nuclear Energy Assoc ...

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Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies

Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director dies

27-Apr-17

NEW YORK: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ whose four-decade career produced a sta ...

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South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea;US stresses sanctions

South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea;US stresses sanctions

27-Apr-17

South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although th ...

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Huge explosions near Damascus airport

Huge explosions near Damascus airport

27-Apr-17

BEIRUT: Explosions were heard near Damascus International Airport in the early hours of Thursday, a monitoring group said, no caus ...

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Uber driver charged for allegedly raping woman in car

Uber driver charged for allegedly raping woman in car

27-Apr-17

CALIFORNIA: An Uber driver accused by prosecutors of having sexually assaulted a female passenger after she sought a ride home fro ...

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China launches first  home-built aircraft carrier  amid South China Sea tension

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China Sea tension

27-Apr-17

BEIJING: China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worrie ...

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Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron   

Sarkozy camp eyes power-sharing role under France's Macron  

27-Apr-17

PARIS: France's centre-right party, seeking to rebound after the defeat of its presidential candidate, said on Wednesday it could ...

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Saudi shake-up props up king’s already powerful son

Saudi shake-up props up king’s already powerful son

27-Apr-17

RIYADH: A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman's increasingly powerful son against a royal ...

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US troops hunting LRA warlord Kony begin C Africa pullout

US troops hunting LRA warlord Kony begin C Africa pullout

27-Apr-17

LIBREVILLE: US special forces on Wednesday began to pull out from Central Africa, ending a five-year hunt for brutal LRA warlord J ...

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Turkey detains 1,000 in new anti-Gulen crackdown

Turkey detains 1,000 in new anti-Gulen crackdown

27-Apr-17

ISTANBUL: Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 alleged supporters of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, the biggest c ...

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UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence  over sanctions breach   

UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence over sanctions breach  

27-Apr-17

ABU DHABI: A UAE court on Wednesday sentenced an Iranian to 10 years in prison followed by deportation for attempting to ship a ge ...

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10 Iranian border guards dead in armed rebels clash

10 Iranian border guards dead in armed rebels clash

27-Apr-17

TEHRAN: At least 10 Iranian border guards were killed in clashes with armed rebels Wednesday on the frontier with Pakistan, Irania ...

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New anti-Maduro march planned in crisis-hit Venezuela

New anti-Maduro march planned in crisis-hit Venezuela

26-Apr-17

Protesters in Venezuela plan a high-risk march against President Nicolas Maduro Wednesday, sparking fears of fresh violence after demonstrations th ...

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China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

China launches first domestically built aircraft carrier

26-Apr-17

China has launched its first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, state media said on Wednesday, as the country seeks to transform its ...

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