Category Archives: FOREIGN NEWS

62 Al Shabaab Militants Killed Following US Military Air Strikes

  About 62 militants from the jihadist al-Shabab movement have been killed following six air strikes by the US Military in Somalia.  The US military said Monday that four strikes on Saturday killed 34 militants and another two on Sunday killed 28.

Six Killed, 100 Injured As Fire Guts Hospital In Mumbai

  No fewer than six persons have been reported dead after fire engulfed a hospital in Mumbai on Monday. Officials say more than 100 were injured in the latest disaster which raises concerns about fire safety in India. The blaze

One Killed, Scores Injured In Fresh Violence Ahead Of DRC Vote

  A clash between supporters of rival candidates in the DRC has led to the death of at least one person, with over 80 others injured in the weekend. The latest violence comes just days ahead of DR Congo’s crucial presidential

France To Introduce Tax On Large Internet, Tech Firms

France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA

1MDB Bond: Malaysia Files Charges Against Goldman Sachs

  Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs and two of its former employees over the scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB, authorities said. Charges were filed against subsidiaries of Goldman Sachs and former employees Tim

Theresa May Warns Against Call For Second Referendum

File Photo of Theresa May   Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday warn MPs against supporting a second referendum, saying it would do “irreparable damage” to British politics. “Let us not break faith with the British people by trying

Lion Air To Resume Search For Victims Of Indonesia Crash

Lion Air plane flying over Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang, outside Jakarta. An Indonesian Lion Air passenger plane went missing on October 29, 2018 shortly after taking off from the capital Jakarta, an aviation authority official said, adding that a search

Canada Considers Cancelling Saudi Arms Deal Over Kashoggi Murder

  Canada is looking into ways to cancel a giant 2014 weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday, as criticism mounts over the kingdom’s role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the Riyadh-led war

Police Investigate Cause Of Japanese Blast That Hurt 42

Firefighters carry on rescue works after an explosion at a restaurant in Sapporo, in the northern Hokkaido prefecture on December 16, 2018. Dozens have been injured and no casualties have been reported. JIJI PRESS / AFP   Japanese police were

Israeli Premier’s Son Blocked On Facebook For Anti-Muslim Posts

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest, Yair, tweeted on Sunday that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts and called the leading social network a “dictatorship”. In a message posted Thursday on his Facebook page after

Macron’s Govt Admits To Mistakes Over ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

French Minister for Solidarity and Health Agnes Buzyn, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, French President Emmanuel Macron, French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy and French Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud meet with representatives of trade unions, employers’ organisations and local elected

Saudi Arabia Slams US Senate Vote As ‘Interference’

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman Al-Saud/ AFP   Saudi Arabia on Monday slammed as “interference” US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its

North Korea Condemns US Sanctions, Issues Fresh Warning

  Nuclear-armed North Korea condemned the United States over its latest sanctions measures, warning Washington’s approach could “block the path to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula forever”. After a rapid diplomatic rapprochement this year that culminated in the Singapore summit

Macron’s Ex-Bodyguard Faces Fresh Charges In ‘Benallagate’ Scandal

Alexandre Benalla   A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who caused a political storm after it emerged he had roughed up protesters at a May Day demonstration is facing further charges over the affair. Ex-bodyguard Alexandre