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August 17, 2018 7:03 AM N. Korea leader lambasts 'brigandish' sanctions: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme. Kim and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, which the US leader touted as a historic breakthrough. But there 3

August 10, 2018 7:20 AM North Korea will preserve know-how despite denuclearization

TEHRAN: North Korea will preserve its nuclear know-how despite its promise of denuclearization to the United States, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said during a visit to Tehran, Iranian media reported on Thursday. Despite the agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula struck during a landmark summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President 10

August 2, 2018 12:52 PM Decision to descent Mt Rinjani a day earlier saved lives of Malaysian climbers

SEPANG: The decision to shorten the time spent on the summit of Mount Rinjani in Indonesia and descent a day earlier saved the lives of the climbing expedition members from Malaysia. A spokesman of the expedition, Haziq Wafi Mohd Azman said based on the group's initial plan, they were to have climbed down from Mount Rinjani on Sunday, the day Lombok 5

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 8

July 29, 2018 8:17 AM Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on Sept 7 to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict, in comments published on Sunday. "We will discuss what we can do in the region together," Erdogan said, quoted by Hurriyet daily. He gave no further details on the issues 5

July 24, 2018 3:44 PM China to invest US$14b in S. Africa

PRETORIA: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced that China would invest US$14 billion (RM56.83 billion) in the country after he held talks with President Xi Jinping in Pretoria on the eve of a multilateral summit. Ramaphosa came to power in February pledging to revive the economy and attract investors after Jacob Zuma was ousted 4

July 24, 2018 7:45 AM Seoul considers reducing troops along N. Korea border zone

SEOUL: South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the defence ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said it would withdraw some soldiers and equipment at guard posts inside the Demilitarised Zone on a trial basis, and consider a gradual expansion 7

July 9, 2018 2:30 PM British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns: Downing St

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday in a major blow for Prime Minister Theresa May, hours after her Brexit minister stepped down over her plans for leaving the EU. "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary," May's Downing Street office said in a statement. "His replacement 11

July 9, 2018 1:44 PM Trump slams Nato spending on eve of departure for summit

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday criticized Nato member states' military spending and said it benefits Europe more than America, setting the stage for a potentially-acrimonious summit with leaders of the alliance. "The United States is spending far more on Nato than any other Country. This is not fair, nor is it acceptable," Trump tweeted 8

July 5, 2018 4:40 PM Moscow wanted to sow confusion with fresh attack, says Novichok chemist

NEW YORK: A Russian chemist living in the United States who first revealed the existence of Novichok believes Moscow orchestrated the poisoning of a British couple to sow confusion about the origin of an earlier attack. Britain says the couple were exposed to the same nerve agent used on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter last March in the English market 13