Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | ePaper
Trump plays up ME peace hopes after talks with Abbas

Trump plays up ME peace hopes after talks with Abbas

Reuters, Bethlehem : US President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal,

South Korea’s ex- president Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

South Korea’s ex- president Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

AP, Seoul :Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life.Police

Philippines, China play down Duterte's talk of war in disputed Sea

Reuters, Manila :The Philippines and China played down on Monday a warning by President Rodrigo Duterte that China would go to war if the Philippines drilled for oil in the

Outgoing WHO Chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

Outgoing WHO Chief says world 'better prepared' for health crises

AFP, Geneva  :The World Health Organization's outgoing chief Margaret Chan defended her legacy Monday, insisting the world had become better prepared to face health emergencies like Ebola on her watch.In

Two Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

AFP, Banda Aceh :Two Indonesian men were caned Tuesday in front of a jeering crowd as a punishment for gay sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there

News In Brief

Militants kill 10 Afghan soldiers in base attackReuters, Kabul Militants attacked an Afghan government army base in the southern province of Kandahar, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding nine,

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

South Korea fires at suspected drone at border with North amid missile crisis

Reuters, Seoul :South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which drew international condemnation and a

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election

AP, Tehran :Candidates backing reform of Iran's clerically overseen government swept municipal elections in Tehran, taking all 21 local council seats in the country's capital while moderate President Hassan

No time for Brexit delays, says May as poll lead slips

No time for Brexit delays, says May as poll lead slips

Reuters, London :Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday urge voters to back her to deliver the country's exit from the European Union, playing one of her strongest cards

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korea declares medium-range missile ready for deployment

AFP, Seoul :North Korea on Monday declared its medium-range Pukguksong-2 missile ready for deployment after a weekend test, the latest step in its quest to defy UN sanctions and

Israel in rare overture to Palestinians ‘at Trump request’

AFP, Jerusalem :Israeli ministers have approved measures aimed at improving the Palestinian economy and facilitating crossings, rare moves said to be at Donald Trump's request hours ahead of the

Trial begins of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

AFP, Sincan (Turkey) :The trial opened on Monday of more than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former Turkish generals, accused of being among the ringleaders of the attempted

News In Brief

Lanka President switches Foreign, Finance Ministers in reshuffleReuters, ColomboSri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena switched the finance and foreign ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday in a bid to

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, among others, pose for photograph at the Arab Islamic American(AIA) Summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, among others, pose for photograph at the Arab Islamic American(AIA) Summit in Riyadh on Sunday.

.

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence Russia investigation, source says

Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence Russia investigation, source says

The Independent :Former FBI director James Comey is now convinced Donald Trump was trying to influence his investigation into ties between the President and Russia, a source close to

Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

Rouhani draws fire from US after election win

AFP, Tehran :Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was still celebrating his resounding re-election victory on Saturday when he came under pressure from the country's long-standing foe the United States.Rouhani, a

US teen spits on Muslim classmate, tries to yank off her Hijab

US teen spits on Muslim classmate, tries to yank off her Hijab

PTI, New York :A 16-year-old Muslim girl was spat upon and abused by her classmate who even tried to pull her hijab off in a city school in the

News In Brief

Trump hopes to visit Egypt soonReuters, RiyadhU.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after a meeting in Saudi

Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

Trump seeks 'reset' with Islamic world amid political tumult at home

Reuters, Riyadh :U.S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on

Erdogan to return as ruling party boss after referendum win

Erdogan to return as ruling party boss after referendum win

AFP, Ankara : Turkey's ruling party was on Sunday set to select President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chief after a nearly three year break, swiftly pouncing on a key

North Korea puts conditions on US talks

North Korea puts conditions on US talks

Reuters, United Nations :North Korea's deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday the United States needed to roll back its "hostile policy" toward the country before there could be talks

Dutch lawmakers oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Dutch lawmakers oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

AFP, The Hague :Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarves, Dutch media reported Friday.At

At White House in crisis, Trump looks increasingly isolated

At White House in crisis, Trump looks increasingly isolated

Reuters, Washington : President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress are showing signs of going their own way, both on politics and policy, determined to salvage what they can

News In Brief

Top Saudi cleric 'blesses' Trump-Muslim summitAP, Saudi ArabiaA top Saudi cleric on Friday described as "blessed" an Islamic summit in the capital Riyadh at the weekend to be attended

Fired FBI chief James Comey to publicly testify Russian interference in US elections

Fired FBI chief James Comey to publicly testify Russian interference in US elections

AFP, Washington :James Comey, the former FBI chief fired by President Donald Trump, has agreed to publicly testify about Russian interference in the US elections, as fresh allegations increased

Trump aims to mend Muslim ties on first foreign trip

Trump aims to mend Muslim ties on first foreign trip

AFP, Riyadh :US President Donald Trump will seek to rebuild relations with the Muslim world on his first foreign trip starting Saturday in Saudi Arabia as political scandals mount

Trump`s first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

Trump`s first foreign trip has high stakes at each stop

AP, Washington :President Donald Trump's maiden international trip, a five-stop marathon across the Middle East and Europe, has long loomed as a crucial first test abroad for the chaos-courting president.That

Japan Cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

Japan Cabinet approves bill to allow emperor to abdicate

Reuters, Tokyo  :Japan's cabinet approved a bill on Friday that would allow Emperor Akihito to step down, paving the way for the first abdication by a Japanese emperor in nearly

Russia says latest US air strike in Syria hits civilians

Russia says latest US air strike in Syria hits civilians

Reuters, Moscow :Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday that a U.S. military strike against militia supported by the Syrian government had hit civilians and was unacceptable, Russian

China willing to help end rift with South Korea: Xi

China willing to help end rift with South Korea: Xi

AP, Beijing  :Chinese President Xi Jinping said Friday he's willing to help ties with South Korea return to a "normal track" amid a rift over Seoul's deployment of a high-tech