Barack Obama

Obama tries to reassure Asians

HO CHI MINH CITY. — US President Barack Obama sought yesterday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of ...
464441-iraqi-forcesreuters

IS stops fleeing civilians

BAGHDAD. — The Islamic State group is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the city west of Baghdad, a local Iraqi official and aid groups said yesterday.
Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada

Taliban appoint new leader

KABUL. — The Afghan Taliban confirmed yesterday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extrem...
Trump Clinton

Trump, Clinton neck-and-neck

Washington. — The days when Donald Trump’s name may be preceded by the title “president” could be getting closer, after new polls show him pulling even – or even surging ahead — of Democratic rival H...
syria2

Bombs blasts kill nearly 150

BEIRUT. — Bomb blasts killed nearly 150 people and wounded at least 200 in Jableh and Tartous on Syria’s Mediterranean coast yesterday in the government-controlled territory that hosts Russian milita...
Mullah Akhtar Mansour

US kills Taliban leader

The United States has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in an air strike in a remote border area just inside Pakistan, Afghanistan said yesterday, in an attack likely to dash any immediate pros...
Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam on official visit

Hanoi. – US President Barack Obama arrived in Vietnam late yesterday ahead of a three-day trip aimed at sealing the transformation of an old enemy into a new partner to help counter China’s gro...
Some of the passengers’ belongings that were recovered after the crash of EgyptAir over the Mediterranean Sea last week. - (Reuter)

Hunt for blackbox intensifies

Egypt deployed a submarine yesterday to hunt for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in some of the deepest waters of the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board, Pres...
Ahmet Davutoglu

Turkish prime minister resigns

ANKARA. – Turkey’s prime minister formally submitted his resignation yesterday, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who immediately expressed ...
vote

Austria poll candidates at 50-50

VIENNA. — Nearly final results for Austria’s presidential election yesterday showed a right-wing politician neck-to-neck race with a challenger whose views stand in direct opposition to his rival’s a...

Russian planes bomb Alepo city

Air strikes hit the only road into rebel-held areas of Aleppo city yesterday in the heaviest bombardment since February, a rebel official and monitors said, jeopardising access to an area where aroun...
SALAH

Paris attacks suspect mutes in court

PARIS — The man prosecutors believe is the sole survivor of the Islamist group that attacked Paris last November appeared before a French investigating judge yesterday, but refused to say anything ab...
Donald Trump

Downing Street invites Trump

LONDON. – Donald Trump says he has been invited to visit Downing Street and expects to “do just fine” with David Cameron. The presumptive US Republican presidential candidate did not give detai...
Michel Sapin

Japan, G7 in currency wars

TOKYO. — A deep divide over currency policy bubbled over at a G7 meeting in Japan yesterday as a senior US Treasury official warned against Tokyo’s bid to tame the resurgent yen. Japan, which is host...
shutterstock_209376010

Venezuela’s crisis from close up

Lissa Sullivan Correspondent Greetings from the state of Aragua in Venezuela, where we are concluding a small US delegation focused on grassroots solutions to the massive food crisis here. I am reach...