Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

  Washington, Dec 6: President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel`s capital and set in motion the relocation of the US Embassy to the ancient city, senior U.S. officials said, a decision that upends decades of US policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East. Facing an outcry of opposition from Arab capitals, […]

US House condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ Rohingyas, passes resolution

US House condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ Rohingyas, passes resolution

  Washington, Dec 6: The US House of Representatives has condemned the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and called on Myanmar’s leadership to end attacks on minorities in the Rakhine state, in the stiffest congressional criticism of the government in the Buddhist-majority country. The House passed a resolution, urging immediate restoration of humanitarian access to […]

Thousands told to evacuate as California fires spread

Thousands told to evacuate as California fires spread

  Ventura, Dec 6: Wind-driven fires tore through California communities for the second time in two months, leaving hundreds of homes feared lost and uprooting tens of thousands of people. The most damaging fire was in Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles, where 150 structures were confirmed destroyed. But a fire official said he suspected […]

Two men charged with plot to kill Theresa May

Two men charged with plot to kill Theresa May

  London, Dec 6: Two men have been charged with a plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, planned to blow up security barriers outside Ms. May’s Downing Street office and then stab the British leader to death, the reports said. The reports came a […]

50 injured in German train collision: Police

50 injured in German train collision: Police

  Berlin, Dec 6: Some 50 people were injured in a collision between a passenger train and a freight train near the German city of Duesseldorf, police said. The accident happened at around 7:30 pm (1830 GMT) in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany`s most populous region, state rail operator Deutsche Bahn said. There […]

UAE, Saudi Arabia forming new group, separate from GCC

UAE, Saudi Arabia forming new group, separate from GCC

  Kuwait City, Dec 5: The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced it has formed a new economic and partnership group with Saudi Arabia, separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council, a move that could undermine the council amid a diplomatic crisis with member state Qatar. The Emirati Foreign Ministry announcement, just hours ahead of a […]

UN Political Affairs Chief to visit North Korea

UN Political Affairs Chief to visit North Korea

  United Nations, Dec 5: The United Nations’ political affairs chief will visit North Korea this week, making the highest-level visit by a UN official in more than six years as tensions grip the region over Pyongyang’s nuclear and weapons programs. Jeffrey Feltman, a former senior US State Department official, will visit thia week and […]

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

US Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban to take effect pending appeal

Columbia, Dec 5: The US Supreme Court said that the government could fully enforce a revised ban on travelers from six mainly Muslim countries pending appeal, backing President Donald Trump in the year-long battle over the controversial measure. The court stayed October rulings from two lower courts that had blocked implementation of the ban on […]

‘Israel again fires missiles at Syria’

‘Israel again fires missiles at Syria’

Damascus, Dec 5: Israel again fired missiles at a Syrian military facility near Damascus, according to a war monitor, the second reported Israeli strike in Syria in the past week. Syrian forces responded by firing anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets, Lebanese news channel Al-Mayadeen reported, adding the Israeli attack targeted a scientific research centre near […]

‘Strong resolution’ needed on Rohingya issue at UN meet’

‘Strong resolution’ needed on Rohingya issue at UN meet’

  Yangon, Dec 5: Amnesty International is calling for a “strong resolution” over Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority, as the country enters the spotlight of a rare UN Human Rights Council special session. Myanmar’s military denies accusations by the UN and US that it has committed ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya in northern […]