Germany won’t export arms to Saudi ‘in current situation’: Merkel

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia for now in the wake of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi´s violent death. “I agree with all those who say when it comes to our already limited arms exports (to Saudi Arabia) that they cannot take place in the current […]

Saudi says Mohammed bin Salman not responsible for Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON/LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a “huge and grave mistake”, but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis, saying Mohammed bin Salman had not been aware. The comments from Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir were some of the most direct yet […]

US senator Corker blames Saudi Arabian prince for Khashoggi death

WASHINGTON: A leading Republican US senator on Sunday alleged that Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and that the Saudis have lost all credibility in their explanations. “Do I think he did it? Yes, I think he did it,” Senator Bob Corker, chairman of […]

Lioness kills father of her cubs at zoo

INDIANAPOLIS: A lioness has killed the father of her three cubs, suffocating her mate by inflicting injuries to his neck at the Indianapolis Zoo in an attack not fully understood by zoo staff. The lions had been held together at the zoo for eight years, producing three cubs in 2015, and zookeepers had never before […]

17 dead after train flips in Taiwan

TAIPEI: At least 17 people have died after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal route in Taiwan on Sunday. The Taiwan Railways Administration confirmed 17 people had been killed and said 132 people had also been injured in the accident in northeastern Yilan county. Authorities have not confirmed if any […]

US withdrawal from nuclear arms deal ‘dangerous step’: Moscow

MOSCOW: Withdrawing from a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia as President Donald Trump has announced he plans to do is a dangerous step, Russia’s deputy foreign minister warned on Sunday. “This would be a very dangerous step that, I’m sure, not only will not be comprehended by the international community but will provoke […]

Indian troops martyr eight youth in held Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism killed eight youth in Laroo area of Kulgam district in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday.  Three youth were killed during a cordon and search operation jointly launched by Indian Army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifle, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group in the district. The troops […]

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate

ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL: U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country’s […]

Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia

President Donald Trump confirmed Saturday that the United States plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticized the move as Washington’s latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, was signed in 1987 by […]

Afghans shut out by polling station chaos return to vote

KABUL: Afghans unable to vote in Saturday’s parliamentary election after hundreds of polling stations failed to open were given another chance to cast their ballot on Sunday after voting times were extended despite security threats and warnings of fraud. Around three million Afghans voted on Saturday, election officials said but across the country there were […]