Hillary Clinton

Prosecutors to probe Clinton Foundation

WASHINGTON. — The United States Justice Department says it has asked prosecutors to examine alleged misconduct at the Clinton Foundation and the controversial Obama-era sale of a uranium firm to Russ...
Antonio Guterres

North Korea warns of war

UNITED NATIONS. — North Korea warned at the United Nations on Monday that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fuelling tensions that could lead to n...

Nigerian urged to stop evictions

LAGOS. — Amnesty International has called on the Nigerian government to stop the violent evictions of people from waterfront communities in Lagos that have left 11 dead. The human rights organisation...
china earthquake

Iran, Iraq quake death toll hits 5o0

TEHRAN. — Iranian officials have raised the death toll from Sunday’s earthquake of 7.3 magnitude on its border with Iraq to at least 530, making it the deadliest in the world this year. The country’s...
Donald Trump

Trump backs US spies on Russia meddling

MANILA. — Donald Trump said yesterday he backed the US intelligence agencies who concluded that Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election, but slammed “fools” who oppose better ties with Mo...
President Putin

Exxon ban will hurt US firms: Putin

HANOI. — Russian President Vladimir Putin says American firms risk losing the race over investments in his country’s economy to their international rivals as a result of US sanctions.

Sierra Leone in another big diamond find

FREETOWN. — Sierra Leone said on Saturday miners had unearthed a huge 476-carat diamond, eight months after an even more valuable find in the country’s diamond-rich east. It appears to be the 29th la...

French cities opt for free public transport

PARIS. - To fight traffic congestion, pollution and other challenges that plague modern cities, an increasing number of French towns are choosing to make their public transport networks completely fr...
Donald Trump

Syria to join Paris climate pact

BONN. – Syria said at UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation to say it will remain outside the landmark treaty.

Russia gets tough on US media

MOSCOW. – Russian lawmakers raced yesterday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week. 
Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabia allays investors’ fears

Riyadh. – Saudi Arabia sought to reassure investors on Tuesday that a sweeping anti-corruption purge would not affect businesses, including those with ties to arrested suspects, as authorities ...