Baltimore deploys Guard troops as riots erupt

April 28, 2015 9:56 pm

BALTIMORE: Authorities ordered thousands of police and National Guard troopers to back up beleaguered officers in the US city of Baltimore on Monday after riots triggered by anger over alleged police brutality. Stone-throwing mobs clashed with police and attacked local … Read more »

US to dismantle nuke warheads

April 28, 2015 9:55 pm

UNITED NATIONS, US: The United States on Monday announced plans to step up the dismantling of retired nuclear warheads and issued a stern warning to North Korea to give up its nuclear program or face deeper isolation. US Secretary of … Read more »

Foreign ministers to discuss Yemen

April 28, 2015 9:54 pm

RIYADH: Gulf foreign ministers will meet this week with focus on the war in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been bombing rebels for the past month, the bloc’s chief said Monday. Thursday’s meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh would … Read more »

‘Hundreds’ found dead in Nigeria

April 28, 2015 9:54 pm

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants. Reports of decomposing bodies littering the … Read more »

US, Japan widen defense ties

April 28, 2015 9:52 pm

NEW YORK: The United States and Japan unveiled new rules for defense cooperation Monday in a historic move that will give Japanese forces a wider global role amid concerns over China’s rising sway. Under the revised guidelines, Japan could come … Read more »

UN says 8-M people affected by quake

April 28, 2015 9:51 pm

KATHMANDU: Eight million people have been affected by a devastating earthquake in Nepal that has killed at least 4,310, the United Nations said Tuesday. More than 1.4 million need food, while water and shelter are also in short supply, the … Read more »

S. Korea reacts to new US-Japan defense ties

April 28, 2015 9:51 pm

SEOUL: South Korea on Tuesday responded cautiously to a new set of US-Japan defense guidelines, demanding close consultations with Seoul on issues concerning security on the Korean peninsula. Under the new guidelines, Japan could shoot down missiles heading toward the … Read more »

Migrant smuggling in Asia increasingly complex

April 28, 2015 9:50 pm

Bangkok, Thailand: Smuggling of migrants poses a significant threat to Asia, generating an annual value of US$2 billion for criminal groups and leading to deaths and human rights abuses, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in a … Read more »

Taiwan helps Nepal quake victims

April 28, 2015 9:50 pm

TAIWAN: A total of US$300,000 will be donated by the ROC government to victims of Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This contribution is made in the spirit of empathy and human compassion,” a MOFA … Read more »

Mortar fire from Syria hits Israeli-occupied Golan

April 28, 2015 9:49 pm

JERUSALEM: Two mortar rounds fired from Syria struck open areas of the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Tuesday, an Israeli security source said. “Two mortar shells fell in the northern sector of the Golan Heights,” the source told … Read more »