Bomb hoax emails sent to hundreds of schools in England

London: Over 400 schools in England were on Monday targeted with bomb hoax emails that claimed a device would be detonated on the grounds unless online payments were made to an address. Scotland Yard said the “malicious communications” were under investigation but ruled out any threat to life. “These are currently being treated as hoaxes. […]

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe under fire over Kindergarten land deal

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has once again come under fire regarding the cronyism and document tampering scandal on Monday. Certain specific groups across Japan staged multiple protests demanding the resignation of Abe for his wife Akie Abe’s alleged involvement in a kindergarten scandal. Abe on Monday accepted the blame for the scandal which […]

Palestinian Prez attacks US envoy to Israel

Palestinian Prez attacks US envoy to Israel

East Jerusalem: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labelled the US ambassador to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog” Tuesday during an attack on Donald Trump’s policies. The scathing comments come with US President Trump still expected to launch a plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians despite Abbas boycotting his administration over his […]

Ex-French Prez Sarkozy in custody over 2007 election collusion with Gaddafi

Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said. A lawyer for Sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment. France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into […]

British woman killed fighting in Syria

Londo: A British woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria has been killed, the media reported on Monday. Anna Campbell, from Lewes in East Sussex, was volunteering with the US-backed Kurdish Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) — the all-female affiliate army of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) — in the besieged city of Afrin when the […]

45 US trade associations urge Trump not to impose tariffs on China

  Washington: Forty-five US trade associations representing some of the largest companies in the country are urging President Donald Trump not to impose tariffs on China, warning it would be “particularly harmful” to the US economy and consumers. The organizations said in a letter sent to Trump on Sunday that potential tariffs on China would […]

Bangladesh Supreme Court stays HC order on Zia’s bail

Bangladesh Supreme Court stays HC order on Zia’s bail

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Monday stayed a high court order that granted bail to former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case, according to a media report. Zia, 72, was sentenced to five years in jail on February 8 in connection with the embezzlement of 21 million taka (about USD 250,000) in foreign […]