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  • Seven migrants killed as boat sinks off Turkish coast

    15 May, 2018 2:07 PM 59

    Istanbul: At least seven people, including two children, drowned when a boat carrying migrants to a Greek island sank off Turkey's Aegean coast. The boat was carrying at least 20 refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos late Monday when it capsized near Ayvacik district of Turkey`s Canakkale province, the Haberturk daily said on Tuesday. The Aegean Sea was once a main route

  • Afghan officials say 34 people killed in heavy flooding

    15 May, 2018 11:19 AM 31

    The Afghan government says 34 people have died and four others injured in heavy rains and flooding around the country over the past week. A statement released on Tuesday by the Afghan Ministry for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs says 11 provinces have been badly affected by the flooding. Around 600 animals died, 240 houses were destroyed

  • Will help China's ZTE 'get back into business', says US President Donald Trump

    15 May, 2018 3:07 AM 92

    US President said in a tweet on Sunday that he has asked the Commerce Department to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp. Washington: US President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that he has asked the Commerce Department to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp "get back into business, fast," a concession to Beijing ahead of high-stakes

  • South Africa mourns death of musician who worked for Hindu-Muslim unity

    14 May, 2018 8:32 AM 35

    Ramesh Hassan, who was born Hassan Saib, played the right notes to foster communal harmony. The South African Indian community is mourning the demise of musician and singer Ramesh Hassan, who changed his Muslim birth name to foster communal harmony in the country through his music. Hassan (73), considered the face of Hindu-Muslim unity in South Africa

  • Macron calls Trump, worried over his Iran nuclear move

    13 May, 2018 3:01 AM 40

    French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Donald Trump to say he’s very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Mr. Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Mr. Macron’s office said the two leaders spoke on Saturday and the French leader expressed his “great concern about stability” in the region

  • U.S. promises N. Korea ‘peace and prosperity’

    12 May, 2018 3:07 PM 50

    If the North denuclearises, the U.S. is ready to help it achieve economic growth, says Mike Pompeo North Korea can look forward to “a future brimming with peace and prosperity” if it agrees to quickly give up its nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pledged on Friday ahead of a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

  • Yemeni officials say fighting kills 115 in western Yemen

    12 May, 2018 10:42 AM 43

    Yemeni officials say fighting over two days in western Yemen has killed at least 115 people on both sides of the conflict pitting forces loyal to a Saudi-led coalition against Iran-backed Shia rebels. The officials said on Saturday the clashes west of the province of Taiz also wounded dozens. They said the forces loyal to the coalition backing the internationally

  • Possible shooting reported at Los Angeles County high school: Police

    11 May, 2018 4:02 PM 94

    A spokesman for the department, Deputy Charles Moore, said police received multiple reports of an armed man on campus at Highland High School in California's Palmdale. CALIFORNIA: Police responded on Friday morning to reports of a possible shooting at a southern California high school, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. A spokesman for the department

  • Putin to meet U.N. atomic watchdog head to discuss Iran: Kremlin aide

    11 May, 2018 1:13 PM 46

    President Vladimir Putin will meet Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi on Monday to discuss the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, a Kremlin aide said on Friday. Yuri Ushakov, the Kremlin aide, added that Moscow was working closely with Tehran to prevent it from leaving

  • Malaysia’s Anwar can be freed in days: wife

    11 May, 2018 10:32 AM 13

    : Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister-designate Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said on Friday her husband Anwar Ibrahim could be released from custody within days, and be granted a full royal pardon hopefully within a week. “The Agong [king] wants the pardon to happen as soon as possible,” Ms. Wan Azizah told reporters outside a hospital where she had gone to visit