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  • Turkish main opposition calls for end of emergency rule after early election announcement

    April 18, 2018 1:58 PM 6

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has purged military and the civil service in a sweep after the coup. — Reuters picANKARA, April 18 — Turkey's main opposition party today called for an immediate end to a state of emergency imposed in the wake of a 2016 coup attempt, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared presidential and parliamentary elections would

  • 21 dead as truck en route to Indian wedding crashes: Police

    April 18, 2018 8:14 AM 11

    NEW DELHI: At least 21 revellers were killed en route to a wedding when their truck flew off a bridge, police said Wednesday, the latest horrific crash on India's accident-prone roads. The truck, carrying more than 40 passengers, smashed through a protective railing in central Madhya Pradesh state late Tuesday and plunged nearly 20 metres to a dry riverbed

  • Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

    April 18, 2018 3:11 AM 7

    Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, US who has been in jail in Turkey since December 2016, is seen in this undated picture taken in Izmir, Turkey. — Reuters picWEST PALM BEACH, April 18 — US President Donald Trump voiced his support yesterday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group

  • US ambassador Haley hits back over Russian sanctions ‘confusion’ (VIDEO)

    April 17, 2018 11:28 PM 7

    US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, arrives for a UN Security Council meeting, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on April 14, 2018. — AFP picNEW YORK, April 18 — US Ambassador Nikki Haley yesterday shot back at a White House aide who suggested that “confusion” had led her to mistakenly announce fresh sanctions on Russia. “With all due respect

  • Photos claiming to show ‘staged’ Syria chemical attack are from film

    April 17, 2018 3:19 PM 10

    The White Helmets has often conducted daring rescues of people trapped in the rubble of bomb sites and their videos have frequently gone viral online. — Reuters picPARIS, April 17 — Photographs which claim to show Syrian volunteer rescue workers, known as the White Helmets, staging a chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta were actually taken from a film set, according

  • Whistleblower alleges data misuse in Brexit campaign

    April 17, 2018 1:14 PM 6

    The building housing the Cambridge Analytica office is seen in central London March 23, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, April 17 — Britons’ personal data may have been misused by a pro-Brexit campaign ahead of the 2016 referendum that voted for leaving the European Union, a former Cambridge Analytica employee who worked with the Leave.EU group told MPs today

  • Dutch, Belgians arrest four for suspected terror plot

    April 17, 2018 1:20 AM 10

    A plainclothes police officer patrols near an apartment building during the reconstruction of the recent attacks, in the Brussels district of Etterbeek, Belgium, June 17, 2016. — Reuters picTHE HAGUE, April 17 — Dutch and Belgian police arrested four men on terror-related charges yesterday, including plotting a possible attack on the Turkish consulate

  • Ex-governor who tried to sell Obama’s senate seat loses appeal bid

    April 17, 2018 1:06 AM 8

    In this file photo taken on December 7, 2011 former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing in Chicago, Illinois. — AFP picILLINOIS, April 17 — The US Supreme Court yesterday rejected an appeal by the former Democratic governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who gained notoriety

  • G7 calls on Russia to answer for Salisbury nerve agent attack

    April 16, 2018 11:55 PM 8

    Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations hold a working dinner in the Bavarian village of Kruen, Germany June 7, 2015. — Reuters picOTTAWA, April 17 — Foreign Ministers of the Group of Seven industrialised nations yesterday called on Russia to come clean about a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain, calling it “a threat to us all.” “We call on Russia

  • Trump defends use of ‘mission accomplished’ phrase for Syria strike

    April 15, 2018 2:56 PM 12

    Donald Trump said he considered the phrase a 'military' term. — Reuters picWASHINGTON, April 15 — US President Donald Trump today defended his use of the phrase “mission accomplished” over the US-led missile strikes on Syrian targets after it was seized on by the media. The phrase is associated with President George W. Bush, who used it in 2003 during