Sunday, 28 May, 2023


Afghans riot in Kabul after deadly NATO crash: officials

KABUL: Scores of Afghans rioted outside the US embassy in Kabul on Friday after a NATO vehicle crashed into a civilian car killing a number of occupants, officials and witnesses said.Television pictures showed at least one armoured vehicle in flames as young Afghan men threw stones at

China says it disapproves of EU sanctions against Iran

BEIJING: China said Friday it opposed tough new sanctions imposed by the European Union on Iran over its contested nuclear programme, again calling for more talks to resolve the standoff."China disapproves of the unilateral sanctions put in place by the EU against Iran," foreign ministry

Soldier in WikiLeaks video case transferred to US

WASHINGTON: A US soldier accused of leaking military video footage from Iraq and suspected in the release of thousands of classified documents about the war in Afghanistan has been transferred to a US military jail, the US Defense Department said on Friday.Private First Class Bradley E.

Iran against stockpiling higher enriched uranium: Salehi

TEHRAN - Iran`s atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday that Tehran was against stockpiling 20 percent-enriched uranium, the sensitive material world powers want the Islamic republic to stop producing."We need 20 percent fuel for the Tehran research reactor at the moment," Salehi was

China conducts naval drill in South China Sea: state media

BEIJING - China this week staged a large-scale naval and air exercise on its southeast coast, as South Korea and the United States conducted their own naval drill opposed by Beijing, state media said Friday.The live-fire exercises in the South China Sea on Monday also came three days

Lebanon hosts rare summit of Arab leaders to defuse tensions

BEIRUT - Lebanon on Friday hosts a rare summit of regional leaders aimed at defusing tensions over reports of an impending indictment against Hezbollah members for the murder of ex-premier Rafiq Hariri.The meeting between Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian

Pakistan monsoon rains kill nearly 200

PESHAWAR - The death toll from flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Pakistan rose to nearly 200 on Friday as officials reported thousands more displaced.Hundreds of homes and thousands of hectares (acres) of cultivated land have been destroyed in the

India wants Kohinoor diamond back. Cameron says no

NEW DELHI - The real jewel in Britain`s actual crown will not be returning to India, Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday, as he ruled out any repatriation of the famed Kohinoor diamond.The 105 carat gemstone set in the coronation crown of the British royals was mined in the

Obama says not invited to Chelsea Clinton wedding

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was not invited to Chelsea Clinton`s nuptials -- reasoning the security footprint of two presidents at one wedding would have spoiled the event.Chelsea Clinton, 30, is to marry investment banker Marc Mezvinksy, 32, outside a town in

US to press China, UAE, others on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON - The United States announced Thursday that top officials will fan out starting next week to China, the United Arab Emirates, and other key countries in support of tighter sanctions against Iran."China is of concern to us in this regard," Robert Einhorn, the US State

French mother confesses to eight infant murders

VILLERS-AU-TERTRE - A French nursing assistant Thursday admitted suffocating eight newborn babies because she did not want more children and wished to avoid seeing a doctor for contraception, a prosecutor said.Dominique Cottrez, 45, was charged with murder Thursday after the new owners of

US, Israeli officials meet on Iran: US diplomat

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 (AFP) - US and "senior" Israeli officials were to meet Thursday to discuss the crisis over Iran`s suspect nuclear program and economic sanctions meant to curb it, a senior US diplomat told lawmakers.Robert Einhorn, the US State Department`s special adviser for

Private TV station torched in Sri Lanka capital

COLOMBO - Unidentified attackers set fire to a private television station in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo Friday after smashing editing equipment, police said.About a dozen men stormed the Siyatha television studious in Colombo and exploded a petrol bomb after systematically destroying

15 bodies found on road in Mexico near US border: official

NUEVO LAREDO - The bodies of 15 people, many bearing marks of torture and bullet wounds, were found Thursday along a road in northern Mexico near the US border, an official said.The bodies were found on a highway leading from Ciudad Victoria to Matamoros, not far from the US border city

Karzai asks West to destroy Pakistan militant havens

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday urged his Western allies to destroy Islamist militant sanctuaries in neighbouring Pakistan after thousands of secret US files were leaked."The time has come for our international allies to know that the war against terrorism is not in

N.Korea, China sign new economic cooperation accord

SEOUL - North Korea signed a new accord on economic and technical cooperation with China on Thursday, state media said as the impoverished communist country struggles to recharge its faltering economy.The accord was signed in Pyongyang between the North`s foreign trade minister Ri

Iran ready to stop uranium enrichment: report

ANKARA - Iran pledged to halt enriching uranium if world powers agree to a nuclear fuel swap deal it signed with Turkey and Brazil, a newspaper on Thursday quoted Turkey`s foreign minister as saying.The assurance came after Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki held talks with his

Sri Lanka ex-army chief faces new trial

COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka`s former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka was brought before the Colombo High Court on Thursday to answer charges of provoking violence.Fonseka, who already faces two courts martial and two more criminal cases, was taken before a

N.Korean leader transfers secret fund to son: report

SEOUL - North Korea`s ailing leader Kim Jong-Il is transferring his secret personal wealth to his youngest son and likely successor, a Seoul-based radio station said Wednesday.The transfer of money has been managed by Ri Chol, who stepped down in April as the communist country`s

Al-Qaeda group claims blast at Al-Arabiya TV offices in Iraq

WASHINGTON  - An Al-Qaeda group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for this week`s deadly car bomb attack on Al-Arabiya television`s offices in Baghdad that killed four people, US monitors said."The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the Al-Qaeda-front in Iraq, claimed responsibility for the