Category archives for: World

French supermarket attack: Memorial Mass held for victims

Paris:  A memorial Mass was beingheld in the southern French town of Trebes on Sunday in honour of the four victims killed by an Islamist gunman in a supermarket last week. Police officer Lt-Col Arnaud Beltrame, who died saving the lives of hostages in the supermarket siege on March 23, will also be honoured in […]

Car bomb kills 2 in Egypt’s Alexandria

Cairo: A car bomb killed two people and injured several others in the centre of the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Saturday, officials said. The attack unsuccessfully targeted the city’s security chief while he was travelling in a convoy, the Interior Ministry was cited as saying by Efe news. Egypt is just two days […]

Trump slaps China with $60bn tariffs, Beijing vows retaliation

Washington: US President Donald Trump has signed an order imposing tariffs worth $60 billion in Chinese imports in his strongest trade action against any country. Beijing threatened Washington with higher tariffs worth $3 billion for imported US products. Financial markets plunged on fears of a potential trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Trump […]

India putting regional peace at stake: Pakistani President

Islamabad:  Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has accused India of putting regional peace at stake by ceasefire violations and human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir, in an address marking the 78th Pakistan Day on Friday. Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when the All-India Muslim League demanded a […]

Sarkozy says no evidence against him in Libya funding probe

Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday there is no evidence to support allegations that he illegally accepted money from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to finance his 2007 election campaign. “I am accused without any physical evidence,” Sarkozy told magistrates, according to Le Figaro newspaper. The 63-year-old former President was placed under […]

Kabul bombing near Shiite shrine by IS kills 29

Kabul: An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 29 people in Kabul who were celebrating the Persian New Year on Wednesday, according to Afghan government officials. Nasrat Rahimi, the deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, initially said that a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives in front of the Ali Abad Hospital, in […]

US arms sales to Saudi serve ‘aggressive’ rather than defensive purposes: Analyst

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Washington for official talks at the White House on his first visit to the US, which observers say is mainly meant to consolidate his grip on power at home and push for an ambitious nuclear deal. On Tuesday, bin Salman sat down with US President Donald Trump […]

China urges UN to encourage dialogue with N.Korea

Beijing: China urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday to encourage a dialogue with Pyongyang, amid preparations for a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. “We think Korean peninsula issues should be resolved through diplomatic and peaceful means, which is the widespread consensus among Security Council members,” […]

China urges UN to encourage dialogue with N.Korea

Beijing: China urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday to encourage a dialogue with Pyongyang, amid preparations for a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. “We think Korean peninsula issues should be resolved through diplomatic and peaceful means, which is the widespread consensus among Security Council members,” […]

Donald Trump Jr’s wife files for divorce

 New York:  Donald Trump Jr’s wife Vanessa has filed for divorce after being married for 12 years, the media reported. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple told The New York Post’s Page Six in a joint statement on Thursday. “We will always have tremendous respect for […]

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