Armenia’s new PM angers Azerbaijan with visit to disputed region

Yerevan : Armenia’s new prime minister marked his first full day in office on Wednesday by visiting the disputed territory of occupied Karabakh, pledging to maintain security guarantees for a region that’s part of rival Azerbaijan. Nikol Pashinyan’s visit was an effort to show continuity in his country’s security policies after the weeks of protests […]

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak admits defeat in historic election

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak admits defeat in historic election

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, who led the ruling National Front coalition to a historic election loss, conceded defeat on Thursday and said the country’s king would appoint a new premier. At a televised news conference, Najib said, “I and my colleagues accept the verdict of the people.” He said the National Front […]

21 bodies recovered after dam burst in Kenya

21 bodies recovered after dam burst in Kenya

Nairobi: Kenyan officials said a dam has burst its banks in the country’s rift valley, forcing hundreds of people from their homes and at least 21 people have died. Police spokesman Joseph Kioko said water burst through the banks of the Patel Dam in Solai, Nakuru County, sweeping away hundreds of homes in the neighborhood, […]

Trump’s CIA pick vows spy agency will not engage in torture

  Washimgton: US President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA promised lawmakers on Wednesday she would never resume a programme of harsh interrogations, often denounced as torture, that has been the major issue complicating her confirmation. Gina Haspel, currently the spy agency’s acting director, also told her Senate confirmation hearing she would not carry […]

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by North Korea, thanks Kim

Washington: US President Donald Trump welcomed three former US prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong-un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two. The prisoners, freed after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to the North Korean […]

Russia’s Putin Hits Out At U.S. In Red Square Parade Speech

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued veiled criticism of the United States in a speech before a Red Square parade marking the anniversary of Germany’s defeat in World War II, listing “pretentions to exceptionalism” as a factor that drove Nazi aggression and saying such attitudes remain a threat to global security today. As former […]

How the world reacted to Trump’s move against Iran

Tehran: As President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday he was pulling the US out of the seven-party Iran nuclear deal, global reaction was mixed. But on balance, there has been strong support for the deal agreed by his predecessor Barack Obama, and little support for Trump’s unilateral move. Here is how the world reacted: Iran […]

Syrian regime says Israel launched air strike on Damascus

Damascus: Syrian regime forces on Tuesday night intercepted two Israeli missiles fired towards a district near Damascus, the regime’s SANA news agency said, but a monitor said nine pro-regime fighters died in the strike. According to SANA, “anti-aircraft defences intercepted two Israeli missiles launched against (the district of) Kissweh and destroyed them”. Casualties not certain […]

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