Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president

Harare, Nov 22: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has submitted his resignation after nearly four decades as the country’s leader. Mugabe defied demands to step down for almost a week after a military takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party but stepped down on Tuesday, just as parliament started proceedings to impeach him. Cheers […]

‘US wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open’

‘US wants PLO’s Washington office to stay open’

  Washington, Nov 22: The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said. A State Department official on Saturday said under U.S. law, Secretary of State […]

US warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

US warns citizens against travelling to Saudi Arabia

Washington, Nov 22: The US State Department has cautioned its citizens “to carefully consider” travelling to Saudi Arabia, citing persisting terrorist threats and a spillover of violence from Yemen across the border. The travel warning, warned of the threat of ballistic missiles fired by rebel groups from Yemen into the kingdom. “In the past year, […]

US Navy aircraft with 11 onboard crashes in Philippine Sea: Military

US Navy aircraft with 11 onboard crashes in Philippine Sea: Military

Washington, Nov 22: A military aircraft with 11 people aboard has crashed into the Philippine Sea while en route to an aircraft carrier, the US said Wednesday, the latest accident to hit its armed forces in East Asia. “A United States Navy aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa,” […]

Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

Sydney, Nov 22: A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority. The resignation of Skye Kakoschke-Moore, one of three senators in the centre-right Nick Xenophon Team, over the surprise revelation that she […]

50 killed in mosque suicide bombing in Nigeria

Abuja, Nov 21: At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria’s Mubi town, police said. A police official said the dawn attack took place after the prayers at the mosque in Adamawa state, Xinhua news agency reported. “We have […]

Pak court declares FM Ishaq Dar proclaimed offender in graft case

  Islamabad, Nov 21: An accountability court ordered initiation of proceedings to declare Pakistan’s embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as a proclaimed offender in a graft case here on Tuesday. Judge Mohammad Bashir held the hearing even as 67-year- old Dar remained absent as he is in London for medical treatment. The judge also rejected […]

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

White House asks US Supreme Court to allow full travel ban

  Washington, Nov 21: The White House asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump`s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of […]

US ends ‘protected’ status for Haitian immigrants

US ends ‘protected’ status for Haitian immigrants

  District of Columbia, Nov 21: Some 59,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States will no longer receive protective status starting in 18 months, opening the door for their potential repatriation to their desperately poor home country. Haitian immigrants received Temporary Protected Status after a 2010 earthquake that devastated the already impoverished Caribbean nation. The […]