Sunday, April 22, 2018 | ePaper

News In Brief

  • Print
US House speaker Paul Ryan to quit in January
Reuters, Washington
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, dealing a blow to the Republican Party just months ahead of pivotal congressional elections, said on Wednesday he will not seek re-election to Congress in November and will relinquish his leadership post at the start of 2019.
Ryan, who portrayed his decision as one driven by wanting to spend more time with his family, has had a rocky relationship with Republican President Donald Trump. Asked to what degree Trump's presidency influenced his decision not to seek re-election, Ryan said, "Not at all."

Six ministers quit Lanka's unity govt
Xinhua, Colombo
Six Sri Lankan ministers tendered their resignations to President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday, stating they were unable to continue work in the nation's unity government.
The six ministers were from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is led by President Sirisena.
The SLFP is a coalition partner in the unity government along with the ruling United National Party which is led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Erdogan, Trump speak about Syria in phone call
AFP, Istanbul
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump discussed the crisis in Syria during a telephone conversation late on Wednesday, officials said.
Erdogan and Trump "exchanged views on the latest developments in Syria," a Turkish presidential source said, without providing further details.

S Arabia intercepts missile over Riyadh
Reuters, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile over Riyadh on Wednesday, state media said, after at least three blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke were seen in the sky above the capital.
Yemen's Houthis has stepped up missile attacks on the kingdom in what it says is retaliation for air raids by a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed movement.

More News For this Category

Thousands of  students to walkout across US  in call for gun reform

Thousands of students to walkout across US in call for gun reform

Reuters, Colorado : Thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Internal review cleared Trump's CIA pick in videotape destruction

Reuters, Washington  :An internal CIA review in 2011 cleared U.S. President Donald Trump's choice to head the agency, Gina Haspel, of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes depicting the

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Reuters, Dubai :Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran's atomic agency was ready with "expected and unexpected" reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear

News In Brief

Macron, Trump to dine at Mt Vernon on MondayAFP, Mount VernonThe Trumps, it seems, have not forgotten their intimate meal with the Macrons on the second floor of the

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

AP, Washington :James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to

China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability': US

China, Iran, Russia are 'forces for instability': US

AP, Washington :The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

AP, Seoul :North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern US history

Alabama executes inmate, 83, oldest in modern US history

Reuters, Alabama :Alabama on Thursday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern

Cuba's new President Diaz-Canel vows to 'continue' revolution

Cuba's new President Diaz-Canel vows to 'continue' revolution

AFP, Havana, Cuba :  Cuba's new President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who was on Thursday named as Raul Castro's successor, vowed to keep the Caribbean island on the path of "revolution"

News In Brief

50 migrant caravan reach Mexico, US borderReuters, Mexico City A group of 50 Central American migrants who set out from southern Mexico in late March have reached the U.S.