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September 3, 2018 2:28 AM After a week of bipartisan tribute, McCain is laid to rest

WASHINGTON: A nearly weeklong celebration of the life of US senator John McCain – war hero, maverick, two-time presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Donald Trump – came to a solemn and subdued end Sunday as he was laid to rest at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. McCain, who died Aug 25 aged 81 after a year-long struggle against brain 111

August 24, 2018 12:58 PM No charges owed to Seletar Airport over Jho Low's jet

SINGAPORE: No charges are owed to Seletar Airport over the private jet allegedly belonging to fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low parked at the airport, according to the Changi Airport Group (CAG). "The private jet in question is parked at a private company's hangar at Seletar Airport. There are no charges owed to Seletar Airport," a CAG spokesman 181

August 23, 2018 9:40 AM Breaking barriers: Japan gets first woman fighter pilot

TOKYO: Japan will shortly have its first female fighter pilot, the military said Thursday, with the "Top Gun" inspired officer vowing to blaze a trail in the sky for other women. First Lieutenant Misa Matsushima, 26, of Japan Air Self Defence Force, finished her training Wednesday to fly F-15s and will officially be named a fighter pilot on Friday, the ministry 104

August 21, 2018 5:52 AM Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet

TEHRAN: Iran unveiled its first domestic fighter jet at a defence show in Tehran on Tuesday. Images on state television showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in the cockpit of the new "Kowsar" plane at the National Defence Industry exhibition. It is a fourth-generation fighter, with "advanced avionics" and multi-purpose radar, the Tasnim news agency 106

August 16, 2018 5:09 AM Dr M: Need to establish jet was bought with stolen money

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia needs to establish if the jet belonging to fugitive Low Taek Jho was bought using money stolen from Malaysia. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed said the government needs to establish if it was indeed about with "stolen money". "We will try to get the jet. We need to establish that the jet was bought with stolen money. If he did steal 59

August 12, 2018 5:16 AM Govt wants to bring back Jho Low’s private jet

PETALING JAYA: The private jet of fugitive Low Taek Jho (pix), or Jho Low, is next on the government's hunt list. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia would now turn its attention towards bringing back the jet when asked today. Jho Low's superyacht Equanimity, said to be bought with money from 1MDB, was seized by the Malaysian government 81

July 27, 2018 6:12 AM Air China Paris-Beijing flight turns back over false terror alarm

PARIS: An Air China flight from Paris to Beijing turned back 30 minutes after take-off on Thursday due to a terrorism threat that subsequently turned out to be a false alarm, the French authorities said. Air China had said earlier that flight CA876 returned to Paris after the airline "received suspected terrorist information," giving no further information 132

July 19, 2018 9:54 AM Liverpool close in on record 75 million euro deal for Alisson

LONDON: Brazilian international Alisson is expected to sign for Liverpool on a five-year deal worth 75 million euros, a world record for a goalkeeper, media reports suggested Wednesday. The 25-year-old, who currently plays for Roma in Italy, is cutting short his vacation to undergo a medical on Merseyside after being given permission to talk to Liverpool 101

July 18, 2018 12:54 PM Indian Air Force pilot dies in jet fighter crash

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force pilot was killed on Wednesday when his Soviet-era jet fighter crashed on a routine sortie near the border with Pakistan, an official said. The MiG-21 ploughed into the ground near an uninhabited area shortly after taking off in Punjab state. "An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the crash," the official 75

July 12, 2018 5:45 AM Slippery Jho Low not in China, says official

PETALING JAYA: A Chinese official has denied that the fugitive Low Taek Jho is hiding in mainland China. The wanted billionaire financier, also known as Jho Low, was reported to have travelled from Macau to the mainland. "He definitely is not in mainland China, any claim that he is hiding in the mainland is irresponsible," the South China Morning Post today 124