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  • Syria state media says US strikes hit army airport (VIDEO)

    April 9, 2018 1:51 AM 8

    DAMASCUS, April 9 — Syrian state media this morning reported a US missile strike on a military airport in the country’s centre, soon after President Donald Trump issued a stark warning to Damascus and its allies condemning a chemical attack in rebel-held territory. A Syrian army soldier loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walks atop a tank next to a stuffed

  • Track fault on East-West Line during Singapore’s rush hour

    April 9, 2018 1:46 AM 8

    Those travelling between Jurong East and Joo Koon stations have been asked to prepare for delays of about 25 minutes.SINGAPORE, April 9 — A track fault on the East-West Line caused fresh delays for commuters during morning rush hour this morning. Those travelling between Jurong East and Joo Koon stations have been asked to prepare for delays of about

  • Macron condemns Syria 'chemical attacks': Elysee

    April 9, 2018 1:30 AM 13

    PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron accused Damascus of "chemical attacks" against civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Douma in a call with US leader Donald Trump Sunday, as international outrage mounts against the alleged use of the weapons. The statement from the Elysee Palace said Macron "strongly condemned the chemical attacks on April 7 against

  • N. Korea ready to discuss denuclearisation with US: Report

    April 9, 2018 12:53 AM 13

    WASHINGTON: North Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearisation, an assurance that could pave the way for a meeting with President Donald Trump, reports said Sunday. It is the first time the offer was made directly to Washington, after it was previously conveyed through South Korean national security

  • Macron condemns Syria ‘chemical attacks’ (VIDEO)

    April 9, 2018 12:24 AM 12

    A child cries as they have their face wiped 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 PARIS, April 9 — French President Emmanuel Macron accused Damascus of “chemical attacks” against civilians in the Syrian rebel enclave of Douma in a call with US leader

  • Runaway train rolls for miles in India without engine

    April 8, 2018 1:58 PM 7

    Train mishaps are common in India. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, April 8 — India’s railway ministry said today a “ghastly” accident was narrowly avoided after 22 train coaches carrying some 1,000 passengers became detached from the engine and sped backwards for miles before being stopped. The runaway carriages in the eastern state of Odisha rolled for 12 kilometres

  • Russia says Syria gas attack reports ‘fabricated’

    April 8, 2018 12:00 PM 6

    Russia is denying the use of chlorine and other substances, despite various reports. — AFP picMOSCOW, April 8 — Russia’s Foreign Ministry said today reports of a gas attack in Syria were bogus and any military action taken based on such “invented and fabricated excuses” could lead to severe consequences. “The spread of bogus stories about the use of chlorine

  • Pakistan summons US ambassador over traffic death

    April 8, 2018 9:54 AM 6

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said Sunday it had summoned the US ambassador to lodge a protest over the death of a motorcyclist who was killed in a collision with a US diplomatic vehicle. A second person was injured in the accident at traffic lights in Islamabad on Saturday evening, involving two men on a motorcycle and the embassy sports utility vehicle

  • ‘Very confined’ fire extinguished at Trump Tower in New York, tweets Trump

    April 8, 2018 12:20 AM 10

    Debris falls during a fire at Trump Tower in New York April 7, 2018 in this still image from video obtained from social media. — Twitter@ZionLee image via ReutersNEW YORK, April 8 — A fire that broke at in Trump Tower in New York yesterday is out, US President Donald Trump said on Twitter, calling it a “very confined” blaze. One person was in serious

  • Afghan air strike kills Islamic State commander

    April 7, 2018 8:46 AM 13

    KABUL: Afghanistan forces killed an important Islamic State (IS) commander in an air strike, one year after he defected from the Taliban and established a new IS foothold in the country, security officials said. Qari Hekmat was killed in a drone strike this afternoon in the Darz Aab district of Afghanistan's northern Jawzjan province, said Hanif Rezaee