Thursday, September 21, 2017

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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...

‘This is your last chance’: Irma puts a bull’s-eye on Tampa

NAPLES, Fla.: Hurricane Irma’s leading edge bent palm trees and spit rain as the storm swirled toward Florida with 120 mph winds Saturday on...

Syrian army in race with US-armed fighters for eastern Syria

BEIRUT: US-backed Syrian fighters are preparing an offensive against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq. They are in...

UN: ‘Alarming number’ of 270,000 Rohingya in Myanmar exodus

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: The UN said that an “alarming number” of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in...

Israeli PM’s wife to be charged with misusing public funds

TEL AVIV: Israel's Attorney General told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara Netanyahu, that she will be indicted for fraudulently receiving items worth US$115,000,...

N Korea nuke test explosive yield may have reached 120 kilotons

TOKYO: North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday may have produced an explosive yield of 120 kilotons, eight times more powerful than the atomic bomb...

Seoul: N. Korea believed to have conducted 6th nuclear test

SEOUL: North Korea likely conducted its sixth nuclear test Sunday, South Korea’s military said after detecting a strong earthquake near the North’s main nuclear...

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