China not helpful enough on North Korea, says Trump

China not helpful enough on North Korea, says Trump

  Washington, Jan 12: China has not done enough on the issue of North Korea for the US, President Donald Trump has said but appreciated the “great chemistry” he shares with Chinese President Xi Jinping. North Korea last year increased the pace of its missile programme. Since February, Pyongyang has fired off 23 missiles. On […]

Turkey warns citizens against US travel over security

Turkey warns citizens against US travel over security

  Ankara, Jan 12: Turkey has warned its citizens to revise their travel plans to the United States or to exercise caution if they go ahead with a trip, according to the foreign ministry. A statement on Friday cited risks of “terrorist” attacks as well as arbitrary arrests in Turkey’s Western ally. “It has been […]

FBI releases age-progressed photos of 1986 Pan Am hijackers

FBI releases age-progressed photos of 1986 Pan Am hijackers

  Washington, Jan 12: The US Federal Bureau of Investigations today released age-progressed photographs of four alleged hijackers charged with the 1986 hijack of Pan Am Flight 73 that killed 20 people, including Indian flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. The hijackers are Wadoud Muhammad Hafiz al-Turki, Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Abdullah Khalil Hussain ar- Rahayyal, […]

Nepal-China cross-border optical fiber link starts operation

  Kathmandu, Jan 12: The Nepal-China cross-border optical fiber link came into commercial operation on Friday. Nepal’s Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the commercial operation of the linkage established through Rauwagadhi-Kerung (Geelong Port) border point. Two state-owned telecommunication companies from Nepal and China-Nepal Telecom (NT) and China Telecom established the linkage […]

Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak

  Tokyo, Jan 12: Japan’s western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said. The confirmation of the outbreak, which was reported earlier in the week, marked the country`s first cases of bird flu in poultry […]

Myanmar military admits role in killing Rohingya found in mass grave

Myanmar military admits role in killing Rohingya found in mass grave

  Naypyidaw, Jan 11: Myanmar has said members of its security forces were involved in the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave last month in Rakhine State, where the country’s military has been accused of ethnic cleansing. “Action will be taken against the villagers who participated in the case and the […]

Israel approves more than 1100 new West Bank settlement homes

Israel approves more than 1100 new West Bank settlement homes

  Jerusalem, Jan 11: Israeli authorities have approved more than 1,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said Thursday, the latest in a raft of such moves in recent months. The approvals were given by a defense ministry committee with authority over settlement construction. Some 352 of the homes […]

Turkey ‘summons top US diplomat’ over Syria Kurd forces

  Ankara, Jan 11: Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned a senior US diplomat to express Ankara’s “discomfort” over Washington’s support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, state media reported. Citing an anonymous diplomatic source, Anadolu news agency said that US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett was summoned, without offering any further details. Kosnett is the most senior […]

US could ‘conceivably’ return to Paris climate deal: Trump

US could ‘conceivably’ return to Paris climate deal: Trump

  District of Columbia, Jan 11: President Donald Trump said that the United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction. “Frankly, it`s an agreement that I have no problem with, but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because, […]

Six earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

  Tehran, Jan 11: A series of six earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 5 hit along the Iran-Iraq border and rattled even Baghdad and parts of the Iraqi countryside on Thursday, striking in the same area that saw a temblor in November that killed over 530 people. There were no immediate reports of […]