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  • Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be 'mother of all wars'

    July 22, 2018 9:57 AM 7

    TEHRAN: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani warned the United States not to "play with the lion's tail" on Sunday, saying that conflict with Iran would be the "mother of all wars". Addressing his US counterpart Donald Trump, Rouhani said: "You declare war and then you speak of wanting to support the Iranian people. "You cannot provoke the Iranian people

  • Steve Bannon planning foundation to boost far right in Europe: Report

    July 21, 2018 11:41 PM 6

    WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's controversial former advisor Steve Bannon plans to set up a foundation in Europe called "The Movement" to spark a populist rightwing revolt, according to a report. Bannon envisages the organization rivalling George Soros' Open Foundation, which has given away US$32 billion (RM 130 billion) to liberal causes since

  • Indonesian 15-year-old raped by brother jailed over abortion

    July 21, 2018 11:40 PM 5

    JAKARTA: A 15-year-old girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an Indonesian official said Saturday. The girl was sentenced Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian District Court on the island of Sumatra, court spokesman Listyo Arif Budiman said. "The girl was charged

  • Aid arrives in Syria as Putin, Macron discuss relief mission to Ghouta

    July 21, 2018 12:20 PM 8

    CHÂTEAUROUX, France: Humanitarian aid sent by France and Russia arrived in Syria on Saturday as the two countries' leaders discussed a joint mission to distribute much-needed relief supplies in a ravaged former rebel enclave. The joint humanitarian aid operation — the first between Russia and a western country — was agreed by Russian President Vladimir

  • Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

    July 19, 2018 8:49 AM 14

    BEIRUT: Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday. Quneitra is a thin, crescent-shaped province that lies along the buffer zone with the Israel-occupied Golan to the west. Rebels have held most of the province

  • Seniors block Venezuela streets demanding pension checks

    July 19, 2018 1:33 AM 9

    CARACAS: Perched on plastic lawn chairs and leaning on canes, scores of retirees protested Wednesday to demand payment of their retirement benefits in crisis-hit Venezuela. About 200 senior citizens blocked traffic on Urdaneta Avenue, a stone's throw from the presidential palace. "They are not paying people's whole pension. We are just getting two million"

  • 26 feared dead in Congo boat accident

    July 18, 2018 3:00 PM 8

    KISANGANI, DR Congo: Eleven people died and 15 are missing after an overloaded boat with around 100 people onboard capsized on the Congo River, local officials said Wednesday. The accident occurred overnight Monday in Basoko territory in the northeast province of Tshopo, the district's administrator, Sabrina Dako, told AFP. The motorised craft "was travelling

  • At least 19 drown in refugee boat sinking off north Cyprus

    July 18, 2018 2:58 PM 7

    NICOSIA: At least 19 refugees drowned and up to 30 were missing Wednesday after their boat sank in the Mediterranean off the north of Cyprus, local security forces said. The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot-controlled portion of the island, which is only recognised by Ankara. Over 100 people

  • Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

    July 18, 2018 2:55 PM 8

    ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country. The al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a Facebook

  • Indian Air Force pilot dies in jet fighter crash

    July 18, 2018 12:54 PM 7

    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