Category: International

Supreme Court allows Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect

he U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries to go...

Portugal’s Centeno elected new cheif of Eurogroup finance ministers

ortuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno has won the race to be the top official in the 19-country eurozone, a move away from the austerity mantra that has marked the...

Irish PM ‘surprised’ and ‘disappointed’ that agreed Brexit border deal could not be concluded

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he was “surprised and disappointed” on Monday after Britain failed to agree to a draft deal with EU leaders on the...

Russia provides air cover to YPG in eastern Syria

The Russian military said Monday it has provided air cover to the PKK Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia...

Hariri accepts invitation to France

PARIS: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has accepted an invitation to visit France after his surprise resignation from Saudi Arabia nearly two weeks ago that rattled...

US Senate panel questions Trump’s authority to launch nuclear weapons

A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike, amid...

Hate crimes increase second year in a row in US, FBI report says

Hate crimes in the U.S. saw a 4.6 percent increase in 2016, jumping to 6,121 reported incidents from 5,800 the previous year, an FBI report said. The report, which...

Iran quake death toll climbs to 421, search on for survivors

TEHRAN: Teams of Iranian rescuers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border region, killing at least 421...

Lebanon PM says free in Saudi and will return home ‘soon’

Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is “free” in Saudi Arabia and will...

UK, allies will fight together against Russian actions: British PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday the government would maintain its commitment to protecting Europe after Brexit as she accused Russia of military...