Trump’s AG nominee asserts independence, defends Russia probe

US President Donald Trump’s nominee forUS attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday emphasised his independence in the face of hypothetical “political interference” while stressing the “vital importance” of allowing the Russia probe... Read more »

Gunfire and explosions rock Nairobi hotel

Explosions and heavy gunfire rocked an upscale hotel complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday in a terrorist attack that sent people fleeing into the streets and left body parts on the... Read more »

Taliban claims attack that killed 4 in Kabul

Kabul, Jan 15 The Taliban on Tuesday claimed the responsibility for a truck bomb attack in Kabul that left at least four dead and over 100 wounded. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in... Read more »

Chinese court awards death penalty to Canadian for drug peddling

A Chinese court on Monday awarded death sentence to a Canadian for drugs peddling, ratcheting up tensions with Canada over the arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou. The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court... Read more »

Turkey dismisses Trump threats over Syrian Kurds

Turkey on Monday dismissed US President Donald Trump’s threat to “devastate” its economy if it attacks Kurdish militias in Syria following a planned pullout of American troops. “You cannot get anywhere by... Read more »

Khashoggi’s killers must be held to account: Pompeo to Saudi Crown Prince

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told the Saudi King and Crown Prince that the murderers of Jamal Khashoggi must “be held accountable”, more than three months after the journalist... Read more »

Plane crash in Iran kills 15

Tehran, Jan 14 At least 15 people were killed in a Boeing 707 plane crash near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, the media reported. The cargo plane with 16 on... Read more »

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed plane

Jakarta, Jan 14 Indonesian search teams on Monday recovered the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air aircraft which had crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on... Read more »

US warns Turkey of economic ‘devastation’ if it hits Kurd forces

Jan 14 US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate” Turkey’s economy if it carries out a military offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, drawing a response from Ankara which warned Washington... Read more »

Pompeo calls for ending Gulf dispute during Qatar visit

Visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday called for ending the continuing crisis between Qatar and mainly its Arab Gulf neighbours. Speaking at a joint news conference with Qatari Foreign... Read more »

Australia ‘concerned’ about US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: FM

Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Monday the nation has a “great concern” about the US plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. American media in December reported that US President Donald... Read more »

Death toll from protests rises to 24 in Sudan

The number of protesters killed in Sudan has risen to 24 since demonstrations began last month, according the head of the country’s fact-finding committee, even as rights groups state a much higher toll. According... Read more »