Palestinians clash with police at US Embassy in Lebanon

Palestinians clash with police at US Embassy in Lebanon

  Awkar, Dec 10: Lebanese security forces fired tear gas at protesters near the US Embassy in Lebanon during a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters threw stones at security forces who had barricaded the main road leading to the US Embassy in the Awkar area, […]

Abbas snubs US Vice President Pence over Jerusalem move

  Jerusalem, Dec 10: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet US Vice President Mike Pence during the latter’s visit to the region this month, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has said. The snub over the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital came after Egypt’s Coptic Church on Saturday also cancelled an upcoming meeting […]

Jerusalem: Malaysia army ‘ready’ to play role

Jerusalem: Malaysia army ‘ready’ to play role

Kaula Lumpur, Dec 10: Malaysian defence minister has said that the United States’ decision to make Jerusalem the capital of Israel was “a slap in the face for the entire Muslim world”, pointing out that his country’s military is prepared to perform its duty if its services are required. “We have to be prepared for […]

UN, North Korea agree security situation ‘most tense’

  Pyongyang, Dec 10: In a rare show of mutual consent, the United Nations and North Korea have both agreed that the current security situation in the Korean Peninsula is “the most tense and dangerous” in the world today. UN’s Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman wrapped up his four-day trip to North Korea, where […]

Bahraini delegation visits Israel

Jerusalem, Dec 10: Amid ongoing controversy over the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a Bahraini delegation has arrived in Israel to “send a message of peace”, according to media reports. A report in the Times of Israel on Sunday said the visit indicated a warming of ties between the two countries, which […]

Wildfires rage across southern California, one dead

Wildfires rage across southern California, one dead

  California, Dec 8: Firefighters battled raging wildfires across southern California that have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, including residents on the outskirts of Los Angeles, America`s second-largest city. Winds with hurricane-force gusts of up to 80 miles per hour (130 kilometers per hour) were fueling the blazes, creating apocalyptic […]

Palestinian official says US Vice President ‘not welcome’

Palestinian official says US Vice President ‘not welcome’

  Jerusalem, Dec 8: A senior Palestinian official said that US Vice President Mike Pence was “not welcome in Palestine” during his upcoming regional visit after a White House decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The American vice president is not welcome in Palestine,” Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s […]

UN reports let-up in Yemen combat, says 230 reportedly dead

  United Nations, Dec 8: Six days of intensified conflict in Yemen’s capital that reportedly killed 230 people and injured over 400 has ended — at least for the last day, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator in the war-ravaged country said. Jamie McGoldrick told reporters at UN headquarters in a phone call from Sanaa that there […]

Pak air force gets shoot at sight orders for foreign drones

Pak air force gets shoot at sight orders for foreign drones

Islamabad, Dec 8: Pakistan’s Air Chief has reportedly instructed forces to shoot down any drones which are found to be intruding the country’s air space. In what is being seen as a message primarily directed towards the US which uses drones on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said that his forces would […]

China jails 21 people for 2015 nursing home fire

  Shanghai, Dec 8: China has jailed 21 people for their roles in a deadly fire that killed 39 elderly people at a private nursing home two years ago, reports said on Friday. Xinhua said the nursing home in the central Henan province had been illegally extended and flammable materials had been used on the […]