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Trump targets Khamenei in new sanctions

Trump targets Khamenei in new sanctions

US President Donald Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran yesterday following Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. ...

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


Group wants Venice to be put on UN danger list

Group wants Venice to be put on UN danger list

Venice should be put on the UN list of endangered cities and cruise ships should be banned from its fragile lagoon to prevent an ecological disaster, Italy’s main conservation group said yesterday....

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


Saudi women ‘driving’ into marriage

Saudi women ‘driving’ into marriage

Saudi salesman Majd had just begun his wedding preparations when his fiancee sought to enshrine in their marriage contract a condition already guaranteed by law — her right to drive....

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


Passenger left behind wakes up in parked jet

Passenger left behind wakes up in parked jet

A WOMAN boarded an Air Canada flight earlier this month, fell asleep after takeoff and woke up alone in a dark, parked plane, apparently forgotten about by ground staff....

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


2 men survive collapse of Cambodian building

2 men survive collapse of Cambodian building

Two men were pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed Cambodian building yesterday, more than two days after a construction site accident that left at least 28 dead....

June 25, 2019, Tuesday


Kim to ‘seriously contemplate the interesting content’ in Trump’s letter

Kim to ‘seriously contemplate the interesting content’ in Trump’s letter

DEMOCRATIC People’s Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un received a personal letter of “excellent content” from US President Donald Trump, the country’s state media said yesterday. Talks have stalled ...

June 24, 2019, Monday


Thai PM blasts ‘winds of protectionism’

Thai PM blasts ‘winds of protectionism’

THAILAND’S prime minister made an impassioned plea against protectionism yesterday at a meeting in Bangkok of Southeast Asian leaders where the US-China tariff war dominated talks amid mounting concern ...

June 24, 2019, Monday


Russia open to talks

Russia open to talks

RUSSIA is open to dialogue when the United States is ready, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, stressing how talks are necessary to reach an agreement on outstanding issues between the two countries. ...

June 24, 2019, Monday


Trump looking to ‘make Iran great again’

Trump looking to ‘make Iran great again’

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the shooting...

June 24, 2019, Monday


UN chief against escalation

UN chief against escalation

United Nations Chief Antonio Guterres warned yesterday it is essential to avoid “any form of escalation” in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned US drone this...

June 24, 2019, Monday




 

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