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  • Putin: Further Western strikes on Syria will lead to chaos, say agencies

    April 15, 2018 2:50 PM 8

    Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone to discuss the Syria situation— Reuters picMOSCOW, April 15 — Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani today that further Western missile strikes on Syria would lead to chaos in international relations, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin as saying. Putin and Rouhani spoke by phone

  • Air China flight diverted after passenger threatens crew with fountain pen

    April 15, 2018 9:53 AM 8

    Passengers and crew were unharmed in the incident. — AFP picBEIJING, April 15 — An Air China flight bound for Beijing made an unscheduled landing in the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou today after a passenger threatened a flight attendant with a fountain pen, the country’s civil aviation authority said. In a brief statement on its website, the Civil

  • Iraq says Western strikes on Syria could aid jihadists

    April 14, 2018 11:35 AM 19

    BAGHDAD: Iraq warned that Western air strikes Saturday on Syria were a "very dangerous" development that could fuel a jihadist resurgence in the region. A statement by foreign ministry spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said the strikes' "consequences threaten the security and stability of the region". Mahjoub said the raids carried out by the United States, France

  • Turkey welcomes strikes on Syria as 'appropriate'

    April 14, 2018 9:43 AM 13

    ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday welcomed Western strikes targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime as an "appropriate response" to a suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead. "We welcome this operation which has eased humanity's conscience in the face of the attack in Douma, largely suspected to have been carried out by the regime," the Turkish

  • ‘Bombs won’t save lives’ in Syria, opposition leader Corbyn tells UK PM May

    April 14, 2018 8:26 AM 13

    Corbyn said Britain should be trying to negotiate a ceasefire. — Reuters picLONDON, April 14 — British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said today that Prime Minister Theresa May should have sought approval from parliament before ordering cruise missile strikes against Syria. “Bombs won’t save lives or bring about peace. This legally questionable

  • May, Macron agree to ‘keep working closely’ on Syria response

    April 13, 2018 11:50 PM 10

    LONDON, April 14 — British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron late yesterday and agreed to “keep working closely” on a response to an alleged Syrian chemical attack, her office said. “The prime minister spoke to the French president Emmanuel Macron this evening about the horrific attack in Douma, Syria, on Saturday

  • Russia says has ‘proof’ UK was behind alleged Syria chemical attack

    April 13, 2018 3:40 PM 18

    A man is washed following alleged chemical weapons attack, in what is said to be Douma, Syria in this still image from video obtained by Reuters on April 8, 2018. — Reuters pic MOSCOW, April 13 — The Russian military today said it had proof that an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta was staged on orders from London. Russian defence

  • Germany WWII bomb defused after 12,000 evacuated

    April 13, 2018 3:33 PM 6

    Police officers close a street as 60,000 people in Frankfurt are about to evacuate the city while experts defuse an unexploded World War Two bomb found during renovations on the university’s campus in this file picture taken on September 3, 2017. — Reuters picBERLIN, April 13 — An ordnance disposal team today defused a 500 kilogramme World War II bomb which

  • US teen dies after being trapped by minivan seat

    April 12, 2018 11:49 PM 8

    Kyle Plush was trapped Tuesday afternoon in a 2004 Honda Odyssey in the parking lot of his Cincinnati school. — Reuters picCINCINNATI, April 13 — Ohio police launched an investigation yesterday into why officers failed to find a teen who died after being trapped in his minivan and making desperate calls for help, telling one emergency dispatcher, “I’m almost

  • Philippines’ Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

    April 12, 2018 3:55 PM 6

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a news conference in Davao city August 21, 2016. — Reuters picMANILA, April 11 — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he would visit Kuwait to seal a labour deal, in a sign of easing tensions after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Gulf state. Duterte