Monday, April 23, 2018
Court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years in prison for bribery

Court sentences Samsung heir to 5 years in prison for bribery

A court on Friday sentenced the billionaire head of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Lee, to five years in prison for bribery. After a six-month...
Rouhani’s defence nominee vows to bolster Iran’s missile programme

Rouhani’s defence nominee vows to bolster Iran’s missile programme

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s nominee for defence minister said Thursday that he would further enhance Iran’s ballistic missile capabilities if he takes the post,...

Lebanon abolishes law allowing rapists to marry victims

Lebanon on Wednesday abolished a law that allows rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women’s rights campaigners. On...
Taliban warns of deteriorating health of U.S. hostage

Taliban writes Trump warning against U.S. troop increase

The Taliban leadership in a letter on Tuesday warned President Donald Trump against increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Afghanistan is said to...
Russia supports unification of 3 Syrian opposition groups – Lavrov

Russia backs intention of Libya’s 2 main rival leaders for a ceasefire – Lavrov

Russia supports the intention of Libya’s two main rival leaders for a ceasefire and to hold elections early in 2018, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...
Dozens of children die at another Indian hospital

India restores hospital oxygen supply after death of 63 people

Indian health authorities on Monday delivered oxygen to a public hospital where 63 people, half of which were children died of encephalitis (acute inflammation...
Trump threatens to slap China with additional $100bn tariffs

Trump issues new threat, says U.S. is “locked and loaded’”

President Donald Trump on Friday issued a new threat to North Korea, saying the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused him...
Iran will make or buy any weapon it needs – President Rouhani

Rouhani appoints 2 women vice presidents

Re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday appointed two women as vice-presidents and one woman as a presidential assistant in the newly formed cabinet. According...
Singapore cancels permanent residence of 'U.S. citizen'

Singapore cancels permanent residence of ‘U.S. citizen’

Singapore on Friday canceled the permanent residence status of a professor at a prominent postgraduate school whom it identified as a U.S. citizen and...
Putin spent $6.8m on presidential election campaign – Election Commission

Putin says will consider running for another 6-year term as president

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was first elected 17 years ago, said on Friday that he would consider running for re-election in 2018. The Kremlin...