International

18 hours ago | August 15, 2018

Crop-munching armyworm could threaten millions of farmers in Asia: UN

LONDON. - A voracious crop-chomping pest which has wrought havoc in Africa could threaten millions of farmers in Asia, ...

UK refusing asylum to more ex-child slaves despite safety fear

LONDON. - Britain is refusing asylum to more former child slaves from nations such as Vietnam, Eritrea and Afghanistan, ...

Swedish youths go on rampage, about 100 cars torched

STOCKHOLM. - Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry ...

Bridge collapse in Italy kills several

ROME. - A bridge collapsed in Italy's northwestern city of Genoa yesterday, sending vehicles falling nearly 100 metres ...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill, ...

NEW YORK. – Music legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and reportedly receiving hospice care, friends of the ...

Turkey-Russia-Iran trio aims to mitigate effects of sanctions, ...

WASHINGTON. -- The past week has seen Washington slap a raft of punitive actions on Iran, Russia and Turkey.

2 days ago | August 14, 2018

Iran will not negotiate with “cheating, bullying US”: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic will not enter into new ...

Koreas agree to hold summit in Pyongyang in September

South and North Korea agreed yesterday to hold a summit meeting between their leaders in Pyongyang in September.

3 days ago | August 13, 2018

Caspian Sea states sign landmark deal

MOSCOW. — The leaders of the five states bordering the resource-rich Caspian Sea signed a landmark deal on its legal ...

5 days ago | August 11, 2018

UN Security Council meets on Yemen bus attack

NEW YORK. — The UN Security Council met behind closed doors yesterday after a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus ...

European pilots hit Ryanair with biggest strike yet

LONDON. — Ryanair pilots across Europe staged their first simultaneous strike yesterday as they ramped up a battle for ...

Canadian city shooting claims 4

TORONTO. — A shooting in a small Canadian city early yesterday left four people dead, including two police officers, ...

6 days ago | August 10, 2018

German citizen arrested for alleged spying on mosque

BERLIN. -- A 33-year-old German citizen was arrested on suspicion of engaging in secret service in connection with a ...

Italy, SA uncover massive loads of drugs

ROME/JOHANNESBURG. - Italian police said yesterday they found 20 tonnes of hashish (cannabis) worth as much as 200 ...

7 days ago | August 9, 2018

EU foreign policy chief calls on firms to defy Trump over Iran

BRUSSELS. - The EU is set on a collision course with Donald Trump after its foreign policy chief called for Europeans to ...