Sunday, March 24, 2019

Century-old Balfour declaration hardens Israeli-Palestinian rift

Israelis celebrate it, Palestinians despise it   JERUSALEM: Israelis celebrate it. Palestinians despise it. The Balfour Declaration, Britain's promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home...

US watchdog opposes red carpet for Duterte

Philippines president hesitant on US visit, warm on China MANILA: A US-based human rights group says President Donald Trump should not roll out the White...

Typhoon heads to China after killing four in Taiwan

SHANGHAI: Typhoon Soudelor moved towards China yesterday, weaker but still packing a punch, after killing at least four people and leaving a trail of...

Malaysia ex-leader charged with abuse of power, breach of trust

Former prime minister pleads not guilty KUALA LUMPUR: Just eight weeks after losing an election, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak was charged yesterday with...

Indonesia Islamic district to ban condoms in convenience stores

BELOPA: A staunchly Islamic district in Indonesia plans to ban the sale of condoms in convenience stores in a bid to halt premarital sex,...

Filipinos raped by Japanese WWII troops demand compensation

MANILA: A group of elderly Filipino women raped by Japanese troops during World War II called for compensation from Japan yesterday, following Tokyo's pledge...

South Korea woman given rare jail term for spycam crime

SEOUL: A South Korean court yesterday slapped a woman with a rare jail term for secretly photographing a male nude model, in a case...

Philippines hit by deadly measles outbreak

MANILA: A growing measles outbreak in the Philippines killed at least 25 people last month, officials said yesterday, putting some of the...

Indonesian odd name (Polisi) Police

An Indonesian can thank his parents after his unusual name not only spared him a traffic ticket but also landed him a job with...

China retailer announces one-ton delivery drones

BEIJING: China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans yesterday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries....

N Korea warns US of ‘terrifying price’ over nuke tensions – After US blasted...

VIENTIANE, LAOS: North Korea warned the United States yesterday that it will pay a "terrifying price" if the Korean Peninsula sinks into deeper tensions,...

Foreign militants in deadly Philippine urban clashes

MARAWI, Philippines: Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said yesterday as soldiers tore down black...

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