Friday, March 22, 2019
Russian parliament gives final approval to ban internet

Russian parliament gives final approval to ban internet

The Russian parliament’s upper house on Tuesday gave final approval to ban virtual private networks and other services that helped to provide anonymity for...
Kim Jong Nam’s body set to leave Malaysia by plane –reports

Kim Jong Nam’s body set to leave Malaysia by plane – reports

The body of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the victim of a bizarre murder at Kuala Lumpur...
Trump says has 'great relationship' with Duterte; brief mention of rights

Trump says has ‘great relationship’ with Duterte; brief mention of rights

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had a “great relationship” with his Philippines counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte. Their meeting was one of the most...
Trump vows to reject immigration bill without border wall clause

Trump rejects meeting with Iran’s Rouhani at UN gathering

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signalled...
Morocco, Spain bust IS-recruitment cell

ISIS extremists in Iraq ‘remain a threat’ – U.S. warns

Extremists from the Islamic State terror group still remain a threat, a report from the Inspector-Generals of the departments of Defence, State and the...
Trump vows to reject immigration bill without border wall clause

China vows to retaliate if Trump imposes new tariffs

China has promised to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead and slaps tariffs on 200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese imports. Beijing “will...
U.S. pressure to stop Iranian oil may impact regional exports, Rouhani says

Iranian President Rouhani registers to run in May for second term

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist who engineered the country’s landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, registered on Friday to run for a...
More than 100,000 displaced Afghans, returnees in desperate plight – UN

UN Envoy says parties in Syria have now accepted need for political transition

The Syrian parties have now accepted the need for a political transition that will be overseen by a new and inclusive transitional governance that...
Israel uncovers online weapons smuggling cell in West Bank

Israel uncovers online weapons smuggling cell in West Bank

Israeli military on Wednesday said Israeli forces raided an online “illegal weapons shop” in the West Bank city of Nablus. “Overnight, security forces uncovered a...

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...