Obama: No one should be president for life

July 29, 2015 7:37 pm

ADDIS ABABA: Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end “the cancer of corruption,” in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president. Obama said … Read more »

Turkey’s Erdogan in China for talks

July 29, 2015 7:37 pm

BEIJING: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China Wednesday having secured NATO’s backing for Ankara’s fight against Islamic State militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority. Ankara is expanding a cross-border campaign against the … Read more »

Chowdhury death sentence upheld

July 29, 2015 7:36 pm

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s top court Wednesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a top opposition politician for atrocities committed during the 1971 independence war, including the slaughter of around 200 Hindus. The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice S.K. Sinha, … Read more »

23 missing in Laos military chopper crash

July 29, 2015 7:36 pm

BANGKOK: More than 20 people are missing after a military helicopter in Laos came down in poor weather earlier this week, state media said on Wednesday. The Ministry of National Defense said the accident occurred shortly after 1 pm (0600 … Read more »

India building collapse kills 7

July 29, 2015 7:35 pm

MUMBAI: Seven people died when a three-story building collapsed in heavy rains in western India, an official said Wednesday, the latest deadly accident to highlight shoddy construction standards in the country. Rescuers were frantically searching for another three people believed … Read more »

Calais migrant situation ‘very concerning’: Cameron

July 29, 2015 7:35 pm

SINGAPORE: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday expressed concern over an attempt by an estimated 2,000 migrants to enter Britain from the French port town of Calais via the Eurotunnel. “This is very concerning,” he told reporters during a … Read more »

Air strikes and clashes shatter Yemen truce

July 29, 2015 7:35 pm

ADEN: A humanitarian truce in Yemen has failed to take hold after Saudi-led warplanes Tuesday resumed raids on rebels who clashed with loyalists, military sources said. Iran, which backs the Shiite Huthi rebels, accused its Sunni regional rival Riyadh of … Read more »

Speculation grows of looming NKorea rocket test

July 29, 2015 7:34 pm

SEOUL: Fresh satellite images suggest North Korea has completed upgrades at its main satellite launch site, fuelling speculation of a long-range rocket launch to coincide with a major political anniversary in October. The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University said … Read more »

Pakistan police kill leader of anti-Shiite militant group

July 29, 2015 7:34 pm

LAHORE, Pakistan: The leader of an anti-Shiite militant group behind some of Pakistan’s worst sectarian attacks was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday, authorities said. Malik Ishaq was shot dead along with several other senior Laskhar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) leaders in … Read more »

Earthquake rocks Colombia near Panama border

July 29, 2015 7:33 pm

BOGOTA: A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 rocked northern Colombia near its border with Panama on Tuesday, authorities said, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake struck at 7:10 pm (0010 GMT Wednesday) … Read more »