World

Joko Widodo needs world’s backing

July 28, 2014 9:22 pm

Democracy prevailed in Indonesia last week. Now leaders there and around the world must quickly get behind the country’s president-elect. After a tense two-week ballot recount in Indonesia’s closest-ever race for the top job, election officials declared the popular governor … Read more »

Military mission to crash site ‘unrealistic’

July 28, 2014 9:22 pm

THE HAGUE: An international military mission to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine is currently “unrealistic,” Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday (Monday in Manila). “Getting the military upper hand for an international mission in this … Read more »

N. Korea threatens nuclear attack on US

July 28, 2014 9:21 pm

SEOUL: A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. The threat came from Hwang Pyong-So, director of the mili–tary’s General … Read more »

MH17 downing may amount to a war crime – UN

July 28, 2014 9:21 pm

KIEV: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 “may amount to a war crime”, the United Nations said on Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry … Read more »

US, UN up pressure on Israel over Gaza

July 28, 2014 9:20 pm

JERUSALEM: The United Nations Security Council on Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties. The Security Council resolution came during … Read more »

Two Americans among latest Ebola victims

July 28, 2014 9:20 pm

FREETOWN: Alarm soared in west Africa on Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Samaritan’s … Read more »

Foreigners urged to leave Libya

July 28, 2014 9:19 pm

TRIPOLI: Egypt and several Western states urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead and a warning by state-owned National Oil Corp of a major disaster after a fuel tank … Read more »

Spanish tourist town is home to jobless

July 28, 2014 9:19 pm

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA, Spain: Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her flat to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless fa–milies in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain´s … Read more »

Air Algerie crash black boxes brought to france for analysis

July 28, 2014 9:18 pm

BAMAKO: The black boxes from the Air Algerie plane disaster on Sunday (Monday in Manila) began their journey to France from northern Mali as investigators ramped up efforts to find the cause of the deadly crash. Mali’s Communications Minster Mahamadou … Read more »

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

July 28, 2014 9:18 pm

TOKYO: Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. The move to distribute the pills — … Read more »