Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sierra Leone president unveils post-Ebola ‘battle plan’

FREETOWN: Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has unveiled a post-Ebola “battle plan” to help the West African country turn the page on the...

Kenyans: No problems with gays but keep it to yourself

NAIROBI: People in Nairobi yesterday gave a muted and measured response to US President Barack Obama’s firm support for gay rights during his visit...

Lawsuit reveals extent of Ethiopian hacking

WASHINGTON: As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia this weekend, a unique lawsuit back...

Bahrain disrupts bid to smuggle in explosives – Manama recalls envoy from Iran over...

DUBAI: Bahrain authorities have disrupted an attempt to smuggle high-grade explosives, automatic weapons and ammunition into the country by sea and have arrested two...

Britain lifts Iran travel warning – Iran hits out at Kerry’s ‘empty threats’

LONDON: Britain lifted an official warning against all but essential travel to Iran yesterday, citing “decreased hostility” in the wake of a landmark nuclear...

Tunisia adopts anti-terror law despite rights concerns

TUNIS: The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law overnight Friday aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks...

Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in aid

ADEN: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce yesterday so aid can reach a country the UN says is...

Monsoon to worsen Nepal’s earthquake survivors’ misery – Nepal still reeling from the impact...

KATHMANDU: As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal’s earthquake, three...

Boko Haram kills 25 in Northern Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: At least 25 people were killed in new suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria, with many villagers also forced to flee...

Illegal immigration threatens Europe, Hungary’s Orban says – Serbia border fence to be ready...

BUDAPEST: Illegal immigration is a threat to Hungary and all of Europe, with the biggest risk coming from hundreds of millions of people from...

Turkey stages first air strikes on IS in Syria – Operations follow deal with...

BEYLERBEYI, Turkey: Turkey yesterday vowed to press on with operations against Islamic State (IS) in Syria and other militant groups, after its war planes...

Gunman kills two, in US cinema rampage – 59-year-old ‘drifter’ turns gun on self...

CHICAGO: A lone gunman who opened fire in a crowded US movie theater killing two people was a drifter who tried to escape before...

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