Saturday, February 16, 2019

Red Christmas in Philippines as Muslim guerrillas kill 10

MANILA: Muslim guerrillas killed 10 civilians in the majority Catholic Philippines over Christmas, the military said yesterday, with some Christians in the affected areas...

More than 100 homes lost in Australia Xmas bushfires

MELBOURNE: More than 100 homes burned down in a leading Australian tourist area in bushfires on Christmas Day and the situation remained dangerous yesterday,...

Brunei’s sultan bans Christmas

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Christmas is just around the corner, but there are no tinsel-laden trees or Santa hats in the oil-rich sultanate of Brunei,...

Malaysia’s Islamic airline takes off with a prayer – Islamic conditions adopted to avoid...

KUALA LUMPUR: The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad's supplication before his travel. The...

Poe in danger of Philippines presidential fight knockout

MANILA: A leading contender for the Philippine presidency, Senator Grace Poe, could be barred from standing next year after the election commission ruled Wednesday...

Survivors found as China pledges landslide probe – Probe into nation’s latest industrial disaster

BEIJING: Rescuers scrabbling through the debris of a huge three-day-old landslide discovered a young man alive in the mud yesterday, as China's cabinet announced...

Islamic State eyeing Indonesia for ‘distant caliphate’

SYDNEY: The Islamic State group is working to boost its presence in Indonesia with dreams of creating a "distant caliphate" in the world's most...

Japan picks new design for Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium

TOKYO: Japan chose a scaled-down design yesterday for the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, five months after scrapping the initial design and...

Miss Universe mistake crowns Colombia before Philippines

The Miss Universe contestant from the Philippines is this year's winner, but for one brief moment Sunday evening, it appeared as if it might...

Indonesian police foil string of ‘jihad’ plots

JAKARTA: Indonesian counter-terrorism police said yesterday they had arrested suspected Islamist militants in locations across the island of Java, foiling separate plots to bomb...

Spain’s Mireia Lalaguna Royo wins Miss World title in China

Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event...

Angry single men stage anti-Christmas rally in Tokyo

TOKYO: Anti-Christmas protesters calling themselves "Losers with Women" marched through Tokyo's streets yesterday, bashing the upcoming holiday as a capitalist ploy that also discriminates...

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