Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims not native, refugee numbers exaggerated

Reuters YANGON: Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the US ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gave his most extensive account of the […]

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

North Korea looms large as Trump’s challenges Iran

WASHINGTON: As President Donald Trump prepares to decide on certifying the Iran nuclear deal, the White House has come to see a rapidly escalating standoff with North Korea as both a complicating factor and a cautionary tale. By the close of business Friday, Trump is expected to declare that a landmark agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program […]

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

Raise sons to be feminists like daughters: Justin Trudeau

NEW YORK: Boys need to be raised to be feminists as much as girls because “our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism,” Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote in an essay published on Wednesday. He said teaching boys to be feminists gives them a sense of justice and empathy […]

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

AFP SYDNEY: Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in what it said on Thursday is a bid to improve standards across the country’s Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market. There are more than 550,000 international students in Australia, according to government data, which lists the lucrative sector as the country’s third-largest export […]

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missing

  HANOI:  At least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said on Thursday. Heavy rains lashed swathes of the country this week, with northern Hoa Binh province the hardest hit with 11 dead and 21 missing. “We are mobilising all forces […]

Contempt case: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

Contempt case: ECP issues non-bailable arrest warrants for Imran

ISLAMABAD: (Monitoring Desk)The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), on Thursday, issued non-bailable arrest warrants for October 26 against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan in a contempt case. The warrants have been issued for the said date to ensure presence of the PTI chairman before the ECP on the next hearing. The five-member bench of […]

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Monitoring Desk MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of […]

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

New Video Shows Kim Jong Nam’s Accused Killers Knew They Had Poison, Police Say The women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried to separate restrooms immediately after smearing liquid on his face Previously unreleased airport security video shows that the women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried […]

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal

Trump resists pressure to soften stance on Iran nuclear deal Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump finds himself under immense pressure as he considers de-certifying the international nuclear deal with Iran, a move that would ignore warnings from inside and outside his administration that to do so would risk undermining U.S. credibility. Trump is […]

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

In Kim Jong Un’s summer retreat fun meets guns North Korea’s leader uses a prime seaside resort for military tests

By Reuters In the seaside city of Wonsan, North Korean families cook up barbecues on the beach, go fishing, and eat royal jelly flavour ice cream in the summer breeze. For their leader Kim Jong Un, the resort is a summer retreat, a future temple to tourism, and a good place to test missiles. He is […]

Workers of international brand H&M being ‘treated like slaves’ in Karachi factory

Workers of international brand H&M being ‘treated like slaves’ in Karachi factory

KARACHI: International apparel brand H&M’s workers in Pakistan are treated like slaves, labourers of Artistic Milliner factories recently fired for attending a rally demanding safety at work places, it has been  revealed. “We are harassed, abused and not allowed to form a union at the factory where international brands such as H&M exploit us,” Syeda Kanwal, a female […]

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal assumes charge as NAB chief

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal assumes charge as NAB chief

By News Desk Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. PHOTO: PPI / FILE Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, took over charge of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) days after the government and opposition agreed upon his appointment as chairman of the top graft buster, Express News reported. Iqbal’s name was among a list of three – […]