Saturday, September 23, 2017

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Trump wants ‘strong and swift’ UN action to end Rohingya crisis

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump wants the United Nations Security Council to take ‘strong and swift action’ to end violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya...

North Korea’s foreign minister calls Trump’s UN address ‘sound of dog barking’

SEOUL: North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called US President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking",...

Mexicans spooked by repeat rumble on anniversary of 1985 quake

MEXICO CITY: When a devastating earthquake rocked Mexico City on Tuesday, 32 years to the day after another deadly temblor, the city's traumatized inhabitants...

US will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, Trump vows

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge yesterday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of...

More than 100 dead in major quake near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY: A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings...

Toys ‘R’ Us prepares for possible bankruptcy filing

NEW YORK: Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal...

UN envoy: Options exhausted on Pyongyang nuclear issue

WASHINGTON: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Sunday that the world body has "exhausted" its options on the Korean Peninsula...

Moon and Trump agree on need for stronger North Korea sanctions

SEOUL: South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear...

Japan’s PM mulling snap election as early as October: media

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering calling a snap election as early as next month to take advantage of an uptick in...

UK police make ‘significant’ arrest in London subway blast

LONDON: British police made a “significant” arrest in the urgent manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway blast that injured more than...

Bangladesh warns Myanmar over border amid refugee crisis

DHAKA: Bangladesh has accused Myanmar of repeatedly violating its air space and warned that any more “provocative acts” could have “unwarranted consequences”, raising the...

Pyongyang fires missile over Japan that lands far out in the Pacific

SEOUL/TOKYO: North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese...

Halimah Yacob sworn in as Singapore’s 8th president

SINGAPORE: Halimah Yacob was sworn in as Singapore’s eighth President at the Istana yesterday, marking her first day of a six-year term. “I, Halimah Yacob,...

Halimah Yaacob is officially Singapore’s first female President

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore made history today as it officially announced its first female President, Halimah Yaacob. Halimah was declared as the republic's President-elect by Singapore's...

Seoul confirms traces of radioactive gas from N Korea’s nuke test

SEOUL: South Korea said on Wednesday traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from a North Korean nuclear test earlier this month,...

US pays homage to victims of Sept 11, 2001 terror attacks

NEW YORK: Even as the United States continues to grapple with the trail of destruction left behind – and still continues to do so...

China’s ever-tighter web controls jolt companies, scientists

BEIJING: Frank Chen’s e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party’s latest effort...

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un fetes nuclear scientists, holds celebration bash

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hosted a massive celebration to congratulate his nuclear scientists and technicians who steered the country’s sixth and...

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