World

By
0

BEIJING: Typhoon Megi smashed into the Chinese mainland with winds of around 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour on Wednesday morning, killing one person, after leaving a trail of destruction and four people dead in Taiwan. The typhoon brought heavy rain with it and local media reports from China’s coastal…

By
0

SEOUL: A tough new anti-graft law came into force in South Korea Wednesday with many hailing it as a milestone to help root out widespread low-level corruption. The law, welcomed by NGOs, targets teachers bribed by parents to give better grades, journalists paid to give favorable publicity and officials bought…

By
0

JAKARTA: Rescuers in Indonesia were dispatched Wednesday to evacuate nearly 400 tourists, most of them foreigners, after a volcano erupted at one of the country’s most popular hiking destinations, the Lombok island east of Bali, an official said. Mount Barujari began erupting late Tuesday afternoon, sending columns of ash and…

South Korean conservative activists hold placards showing the portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during a protest denouncing North Korea’s nuclear test in Seoul. AFP PHOTO

By
0

UNITED NATIONS: A hundred prominent women from 38 countries have directed a petition to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urging him to fulfill his promise to achieve a permanent peace to end the Korean War. In a letter made public on Tuesday, a diverse group of scholars, journalists, activists and…

By
0

HONG KONG: As Hong Kong marks the second anniversary of the pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution, former protesters prepare to take office for the first time when the city’s Legislative Council (Legco) begins its new term Saturday. At least five of the new legislators are openly pushing for the semi-autonomous city to…

Shimon Peres

By
0

The Middle East has lost a fervent advocate for peace and reconciliation – Bill Clinton RAMAT GAN, Israel: Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman. The…

By
0

WASHINGTON: The cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s drive to fight global warming underwent close scrutiny Tuesday in a high-stakes day in court. The so-called Clean Power Plan, approved last year, sets state-by-state emissions targets for existing power plants and aims to reduce America’s output of CO2 by nearly a third…

By
0

WASHINGTON: The US Senate rejected stopgap legislation to fund government operations on Tuesday, sending lawmakers scrambling to stave off a shutdown at week’s end in the heat of the presidential campaign. The temporary spending bill fell 45-55, well short of the 60 votes needed to advance in the chamber. The…

By
0

DAMASCUS: Syria’s army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the…

1 2 3 1,496