North Korea starts pulling cables from tunnels at nuclear test site

North Korea starts pulling cables from tunnels at nuclear test site

Seoul: U.S. intelligence says the North Koreans have started pulling cables from the tunnels at their nuclear test site — a first step toward closing them down, CBS News’ national security correspondent David Martin reports. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has vowed to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May, Seoul’s presidential […]

Deadly attack on election HQ as Libyan chaos continues

Benghazi: Libya — A suicide bomber and other militants attacked Libya’s election commission in the capital on Wednesday, killing at least six people, the Health Ministry said. The suicide bomber blew himself up inside the building and other militants set fire to it, Health Ministry spokeswoman Wedad Abu Niran told The Associated Press. Videos posted […]

Afghan Prez launches new electronic ID cards amid hiccups

Kabul: The Afghan government on Thursday officially launched the distribution process of electronic identity cards. But the first to criticise it was the country’s CEO Abdullah Abdullah. “We mark another historic day, and I am pleased to announce the distribution of e-Tazkiras (identity cards) by becoming the first Afghan to receive it,” President Ashraf Ghani […]

Malaysia’s ex-PM Mahathir under investigation for fake news

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian former strongman Mahathir Mohamad, who heads an opposition alliance in next week’s national elections, has brushed off concerns that he is under investigation for spreading false news. Kuala Lumpur police have said they are investigating Mahathir under a new law banning fake news after complaints over Mahathir’s claim that his chartered plane […]

Basque separatists due to finalise break-up

Vitoria-Gasteiz: After more than four decades of violence, ETA is reportedly planning to mark its dissolution on Thursday with a filmed statement that could feature one of the Basque separatist group’s most wanted fugitives. Created in 1959 at the height of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, ETA waged a relentless campaign of killings and kidnappings in its […]

Armenian protesters block routes to capital, road to airport

Armenian protesters block routes to capital, road to airport

Yerevan : Armenian protesters blocked some routes into the capital, Yerevan, and a road to the airport on Wednesday after Nikol Pashinyan, blocked in parliament from becoming prime minister, announced a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience. Days of protests in the small ex-Soviet state have created a standoff between opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s supporters, who […]

No credible evidence on Iran working on N-weapons: IAEA

No credible evidence on Iran working on N-weapons: IAEA

Vienna: The UN nuclear agency has reiterated that no evidence was found in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009. “The same report stated that the Agency had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009,” said the International Atomic […]

French Prez Macron warns over China dominance in Indo-Pacific

Sydney: No country can be allowed to dominate the Indo-Pacific, the leaders of France and Australia said on Wednesday, as regional capitals fret over the rise of an increasingly assertive China. French President Emmanuel Macron said the two nations—alongside fellow democracy India—had a responsibility to protect the region from “hegemony”—a veiled reference to Beijing’s growing […]

Attack in Libya’s Tripoli kills at least 11

Attack in Libya’s Tripoli kills at least 11

Tripoli: At least 11 people were killed in an attack on the offices of Libya’s electoral commission inTripoli on Wednesday, a spokesman for the commission said. Khaled Omar, a spokesman for the election commission, said three employees of the commission are amongst the dead. A source, speaking to Anadolu Agency anonymously due to restrictions on […]

Turkey’s Erdogan and South Korea’s Moon agree to boost ties

Turkey’s Erdogan and South Korea’s Moon agree to boost ties

Ankara/Seoul; Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on Wednesday to boost relations with South Korea in numerous areas ranging from trade to defence after an official welcoming ceremony and summit meeting with President Moon Jae-in in Seoul. Erdogan’s two-day trip makes him Turkey’s first leader to pay a state visit to the South since the […]

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