Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

Sanaa, Dec 3: Forces loyal to Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh have denied claims by Houthi rebels who say they have gained control of most of the country’s capital, Sanaa, according to an official in Saleh’s Republican Guard. Iranian-backed Houthi fighters say they had regained control of three military bases, the diplomatic district and […]

Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘govt corruption’

Tens of thousands march in Tel Aviv against ‘govt corruption’

Tel Aviv, Dec 3: Tens of thousands of people have protested in Tel Aviv against what they say is corruption within the government and the slow pace of investigations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu is suspected of receiving luxury gifts from wealthy supporters and has also faced police questioning over a secret deal he […]

Obama takes on Trump, men in general at Paris event

Obama takes on Trump, men in general at Paris event

Paris, Dec 3: Former US president Barack Obama took a new swipe at his successor Donald Trump over the Paris climate accord at a meeting with business leaders in the French capital. Obama also vouched for the superiority of female leadership as “men seem to be having some problems these days”, alluding to the sexual […]

Trump compares Flynn to Hillary, accuses FBI of adopting double standard

Trump compares Flynn to Hillary, accuses FBI of adopting double standard

Washington, Dec 3: US President Donald Trump on Sunday accused the FBI of adopting a double standard while probing his former national security advisor Michael Flynn and 2016 presidential rival Hillary Clinton. In a series of tweets, Trump said that “nothing happened” to Hillary who lied many times to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) […]

Boat carrying 22 people capsizes in South Korea

Boat carrying 22 people capsizes in South Korea

Seoul, Dec 3: Thirteen people were killed and two were missing after a fishing boat collided with a tanker off South Korea`s west coast and capsized early Sunday, the country`s coastguard said. The Seonchang-1 fishing boat was carrying 20 passengers on a fishing tour as well as two sailors when it crashed with the 336-tonne […]

Rex Tillerson, ors may be ousted from Trump administration

Rex Tillerson, ors may be ousted from Trump administration

  Washington, Dec 1: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s expected exit from the Trump administration is one of many staff changes likely as President Donald Trump nears the end of his first year in office, with sources saying top economic adviser Gary Cohn and son-in-law Jared Kushner could be among those who depart. Cohn, […]

Civilian toll in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria climbs again

Civilian toll in US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria climbs again

  Washington, Dec 1: More civilians have died in US-led air and artillery strikes in Iraq and Syria, officials acknowledged on Friday amid criticism the American military is being less cautious about killing innocents. The US-led coalition said that in October, an ongoing review of civilian casualty reports showed at least 801 civilians had been […]

North Korea missile capable of hitting all America: US experts

North Korea missile capable of hitting all America: US experts

  Washington, Dec 1: Images released by North Korea appeared to show it has succeeded in developing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon anywhere in the United States and it could be only two or three tests away from being declared combat ready, US-based experts said. North Korea released dozens of photos and […]

Zimbabwe military officials given key jobs in post-Mugabe cabinet

Zimbabwe military officials given key jobs in post-Mugabe cabinet

  Nairobi, Dec 1: Zimbabwe’s new president has announced a fresh cabinet with key roles given to veterans of the ruling Zanu-PF party and senior soldiers, and no posts for the opposition. Emmerson Mnangagwa took power after a military takeover and popular protests ousted Robert Mugabe last week. Many hoped the 75-year-old would give leading […]