Australia Says Suspended MH370 Search Could Resume In Future

Published on Jan 18 2017 // World
SYDNEY: The Australian government said on Wednesday it was not ruling out a future underwater search for a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as families of those on board criticised the decision to suspend the hunt after three fruitless years. The location of Flight MH370 has become one of the...

Obama Commutes Sentence Of Chelsea Manning, Soldier In Wikileaks Case

Published on Jan 18 2017 // World
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama commuted the 35-year prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Army private convicted of taking troves of secret diplomatic and military documents and disclosing them to WikiLeaks, after deciding that Manning had served enough time. Obama also granted a full and complete...

Nigeria air strike on refugee camp kills 52

Published on Jan 18 2017 // World
Nigeria’s air force killed at least 52 people and injured 120 in an air strike on a refugee camp in the country’s northeast on Tuesday, a spokesman from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said after the military earlier disclosed the strike was meant to target Boko Haram militants. MSF said the...

No One Will Emerge As Winner In Trade War: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
In what will be read by many as a veiled swipe against incoming US President Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, Chinese President Xi Jinping said “pursing protectionism is like locking oneself up in a dark room. Wind and rain may be kept outside, but so are light and air.” “No...

Underwater search for missing Malaysian flight ends without a trace

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
The deep-sea search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ended on Tuesday without any trace being found of the plane that vanished in 2014 with 239 people on board, the three countries involved in the search said. The location of Flight MH370 has become one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries...

Trump Relocating the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem Could Upturn Global Foreign Policy

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
In the ongoing brouhaha over the US president-elect Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy, the weight of his post-victory rhetoric fell precisely on Jerusalem – a sacred but contested site that is holy to all the three Abrahamic faiths. From the start of his election campaign until his victory,...

Theresa May to rule out ‘half-in’ EU deal in Brexit speech

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday is expected to say she favours a clean break from the European Union, dismissing a “half-in, half-out” Brexit deal with Brussels. In a highly-anticipated speech, May is likely to give further signals that Britain is heading to what analysts...

Martin Luther King’s daughter says ‘God can triumph over Trump’

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
ATLANTA/NEW YORK: Martin Luther King’s daughter said on Monday that “God can triumph over Trump,” but the slain civil rights leader’s son struck a conciliatory tone after meeting with the president-elect on the US holiday that honors their father. The comments by the children...

China’s NSG stand is neither fair nor transparent, says Defence Expert

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
New Delhi: Defence Expert Major General (Retired) P.K. Sehgal on Tuesday said that China`s treatment is neither fair nor transparent with regard to the stand taken by it over the assent for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership , adding that former`s gesture is not friendly.China`s treatment is...

Istanbul nightclub attack: Suspect who killed 39 captured in police operation

Published on Jan 17 2017 // World
A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year’s attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district, private NTV television...

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