Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior More »

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the More »

North Korea says Trump insult ensures attack on US mainland

:: North Korea’s foreign minister told world leaders Saturday that US President Donald Trump’s insult calling leader Kim Jong Un “rocket man” makes “our rocket’s visit to the entire US mainland inevitable More »

Saudi FM: We demand Qatar abide by Riyadh agreement promises

:: Speaking at the United Nations 72nd General Assembly in New York, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister reiterated the Anti-Terror Quartet’s demands that Qatar abide by the Riyadh agreements it had made, including More »

Bahrain FM: We moved against Qatar over its support for terrorism

:: Bahrain’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that his country took action against Qatar over the latter’s support and financing of terrorism. “Unfortunately, terrorism has become a tool of More »

 

Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, wounds five civilians

:: Five civilians were wounded when a car bomber attacked a Danish convoy belonging to the NATO-led international mission in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, security officials said. Captain William Salvin, a spokesman for NATO’s Resolute Support mission, confirmed

Bangladesh says reports about plot to kill PM are ‘baseless’

:: The office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina on Sunday denied as “completely baseless” some media reports of a plot by her bodyguards to kill her last month. However a senior minister said separately there had been an assassination

US cautions citizens of possible unrest during Kurdish independence referendum

:: The US embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, opposed by the central government in Baghdad. “In particular, US citizens should avoid

Apple’s new devices cannot run superfast wireless networks

:: Apple’s newly-launched devices — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X — do not have the requisite supporting apparatus that enables Android smartphones to use superfast wireless network technology being developed by internet service providers. The devices cannot

Trump: ‘Not much’ of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

:: Iran’s test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the Islamic republic of colluding with North Korea. “Iran

US air strikes kill 43 Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan

:: At least 43 Taliban insurgents, including a top commander got killed in air strikes conducted by the United States in the Afghan province of Faryab bordering Uzbekistan. Afghanistan security forces had to call for aerial support from the U.S.

Evidence of rape in Myanmar army ‘cleansing’ campaign

:: Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said. The medics’

On an overheating planet, parched nations look to the clouds

:: Threading through clouds, often with shaky turbulence and occasional thunder, 71-year-old pilot Gary Walker burns the flares on his plane’s wings, releasing chemicals as he flies. “It can be very rough as you get close to some of those

Petition against Uber’s London ban hits 500,000

:: A petition organized by Uber against London’s decision not to renew its operating license has gathered 500,000 signatures, little more than 24 hours after the decision was announced, a website monitoring its progress showed on Saturday. The online petition

World Bank arm to invest $150 million in Egypt’s agriculture sector

:: International Finance Corporation (IFC) has agreed to invest $150 million (SR562.5 million) in Egypt’s agriculture sector in partnership with the country’s private sector, UAE state news agency WAM reported late Saturday. The investment aims at developing the country’s nutrition

Amazon affiliate to buy 5% stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop

:: An affiliate of Amazon.com has agreed to buy a 1.79 billion-rupee ($27.6 million) stake in Indian retailer Shoppers Stop Ltd, the Indian company said in a filing. Amazon.com Investment Holdings, a foreign portfolio investor, will subscribe to about 4.4

Iraq oil minister says committed to respecting its OPEC production quota

:: Iraq is committed to respecting its reduced oil production quota as agreed with the OPEC and other exporters, Oil Minister Jabar Al-Luaibi told a news conference on Sunday in Baghdad. Al-Luaibi also said that talks are continuing with Royal

Why is Qatar on a selling spree of its overseas investments?

:: Why is Doha offloading some of its assets abroad in recent months? Is the prolonged diplomatic and economic sanctions by fellow Gulf and Arab states from June 5, having its slow but definite impact on its economy? The rift

British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

Colin Firth

:: British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s Interior Ministry said. “The very famous actor, who won an Oscar for the film ‘The

Israel minister wants probe of Arab filmmaker over Lebanon remarks

Ziad Doueiri

:: Israel’s culture minister asked the attorney general Sunday to order the investigation of a prominent Arab Israeli filmmaker who spoke out against the Jewish state during a visit to Lebanon. Mohammed Bakri, who is in Lebanon as part of

Charles Bradley, late-blooming US soul voice, dead at 68

Charles Bradley

:: Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68. Bradley, who for years had scraped by as

The Egyptian Adele? Singer Sherine kisses hand of fan at Paris concert

Sherine Abdel Wahab

:: A video of Egyptian singer Sherine Abdel Wahab kissing the hand of one of her fans at a concert in Paris has gone viral. The award-winning star, who wore a figure-hugging leopard print dress, spotted the excited fan in

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

:: Demi Lovato was named a Global Citizen ambassador at the organization’s annual music festival Saturday, championing the mental health of thousands of children displaced within Iraq and other vulnerable communities. The singer and Global Citizen will fund the expansion

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