Category: International

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...

Erdoğan, Putin say Astana process produces concrete results in Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin praised the Astana process for producing concrete results and creating conditions for dialogue...

US only nation to reject Paris climate pact after Syria’s decision to join

The Assad regime said at the U.N. climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation to say it will...

More power to Crown Prince as Saudi Arabia arrests princes, ministers in sweeping purge

Saudi Arabia arrested 11 princes, including a prominent billionaire, and dozens of current and former ministers, reports said, in a sweeping crackdown as the...

9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat

Japanese police have found nine bodies, including two with their heads severed and dumped in a cool box, in a flat in the Tokyo suburbs, media reported on Tuesday....