International

4 days ago | January 20, 2020

Bodies from downed Ukraine plane repatriated

KIEV.- The bodies of the 11 Ukrainian citizens who died when a passenger plane was accidentally shot down by Iran this ...

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 104 000 square kilometres of bushland, rainforests, and ...

1 week ago | January 17, 2020

‘Iran enriching more uranium than before 2015 deal’

TEHRAN. — Iran is enriching more uranium than it did before it agreed to the landmark nuclear deal with world powers in ...

Prince Harry resurfaces, but stays silent

LONDON. — Prince Harry kept silent yesterday about the shock decision he and his wife took last week to quit as ...

1 week ago | January 16, 2020

Mishustin new Russian PM

President Vladimir Putin has appointed the head of the tax service Mikhail Mishustin as the new Russian prime minister, ...

Serena aims to end Slam record quest

MELBOURNE. — Serena Williams is ominously back to winning ways as she looks to finally complete her long quest for a ...

Man City will repel John Stones move

MANCHESTER. — Manchester City will resist any attempt by Arsenal to sign John Stones in the January transfer window. ...

Sudan reopens airspace after revolt quelled

KHARTOUM. –  Sudan has reopened its airspace after putting down an armed revolt by former security agents linked ...

Angola relaxes visa requirements

LUANDA. – African cities like Luanda in Angola are experiencing a population boom, and growing exponentially. And ...

1 week ago | January 15, 2020

Gold slips

Gold prices fell yesterday as risk-on sentiment, bolstered by the upcoming signing of a preliminary US – China ...

China, US in trade war truce

WASHINGTON. — China has pledged to buy almost $80 billion of additional manufactured goods from the United States over ...

Oil prices up

Oil prices rose above $64,50 a barrel yesterday, snapping four straight days of declines on easing Mideast tensions as ...

1 week ago | January 14, 2020

UN says desert locust poses unprecedented food security threat in ...

ADDIS ABABA. — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday warned that “numerous ...

Libya’s Haftar leaves Moscow without signing peace deal

MOSCOW. – Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar left Moscow on Tuesday without signing a ceasefire agreement aimed at ...

Oceans were hottest on record in 2019

BEIJING. – The world’s oceans were the hottest in recorded history in 2019, scientists said on Tuesday, as ...