Sunday, May 26, 2019 | ePaper

News In Brief

  • Print
Iraq to host regional rivals Iran, Saudi Arabia at conference
Reuters, Baghdad
Iraq will host senior parliamentary officials from arch-rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi seeks to bolster his country's nascent role as a mediator in the region.
Delegations including the heads of parliament from Turkey, Kuwait, Syria and Jordan will also attend the one-day conference in the Iraqi capital to discuss regional security, diplomacy and economic issues.

3 climbers presumed dead in Canadian
avalanche
Reuters, Calgary
Three renowned professional alpinists are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche in Canada's Rocky Mountains, Parks Canada said on Thursday.
Climbing media named the men as American Jess Roskelley, 36, and Austrians David Lama, 28, and Hansjörg Auer, 35, saying they were killed after attempting to climb a challenging route on Howse Peak in Banff National Park.

Ukraine quite ahead of presidential election
AP, Kiev
Ahead of Sunday's hotly contested presidential election, Ukraine is observing a so-called "day of silence" in which campaigning is forbidden.
The campaign hit a dramatic high on Friday night when the comic actor who is far ahead in public opinion polls debated with President Petro Poroshenko in the country's largest sports stadium.

More News For this Category

US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM

US troop move to ME dangerous for international peace: Iran's FM

AFP, Tehran  :Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday a US decision to deploy 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East is a "threat to international peace," state media

US Ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

US Ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit

AP, Beijing  :The U.S. Ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over

US judge suspended for anti-Trump comments

US judge suspended for anti-Trump comments

AFP, Los Angeles  :A US judge has been suspended for six months without pay after making derogatory comments about Donald Trump, including criticizing his "inability to govern and political incompetence."Utah

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with US, Saudi Arabia

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with US, Saudi Arabia

Reuters, Islamabad  : Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

Bolton says N Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

AP, Tokyo :U.S. national security adviser John Bolton on Saturday called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions

News In Brief

Indian school fire toll rises to 20AFP, Surat  Indian police on Saturday charged the owners of a private school which turned into an inferno that killed 20 teenagers, some who

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

AP, Taipei :Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.Taiwan became the first place

Macron's ambitions face test in high-stakes EU polls

Macron's ambitions face test in high-stakes EU polls

AFP, Paris :President Emmanuel Macron this weekend faces a critical test of his ambitions to reform France and champion a liberal Europe in European Parliament elections where his own

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014 coup

Thai king opens first parliament since 2014 coup

Reuters, Bangkok :Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday opened the country's first parliament since the military seized power from an elected government in a 2014 coup.Parliament will choose a

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

AFP, Washington :Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Donald Trump is angry that her party is not rushing to impeach him, as the relationship reached new lows