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Saudi-led forces seize airport in Yemen port city of Hodeida

Sanaa, Yemen, June 16 :  Saudi-led forces heading an assault on Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida seized control of its international airport Saturday, officials loyal to Yemen’s exiled government said, as fierce fighting continued for the starving nation’s main ...

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US Secretary Pompeo greets Muslims on Eid-ul-Fitr

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Jun 15 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has extended best wishes to their Muslim friends and partners celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr. “This holiday marks the end of Ramadan, a month of ...

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Afghan president touts cease-fire in Eid address

Kabul, Jun 15 : Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday touted a three-day cease-fire with the Taliban in an address to the nation heralding the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr. The holiday marks the end of the Ramadan holy ...

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Italy PM meets French leader amid tensions over migration

Paris, Jun 15 : French President Emmanuel Macron and new Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte meet Friday amid tensions between the two countries over migration. Conte, who heads a populist government, will have a working lunch with the pro-European Macron at ...

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UAE: US rejects military aid request in Yemen port assault

Washington, Jun 15 : The U.S. has rejected three separate requests from the United Arab Emirates for military assistance in the Saudi-led coalition attack on the Yemeni port of Hodeida, a senior UAE official said Thursday. The official said that ...

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Trump’s halt of ‘war games’ could weaken defenses in Korea

FILE – In this March 30, 2015, file photo, marines of South Korea, right, and the U.S aim their weapons near amphibious assault vehicles during U.S. Washington, Jun 15 :  President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend major U.S. military exercises ...

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Trump approves plan to impose tough China tariffs

In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China’s President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Washington, Jun 15 : President Donald ...

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Health of ex-Pakistani PM’s wife worsens at London hospital

Islamabad, Jun 15 : The health of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife has deteriorated following a cardiac arrest at a hospital in London, where she was undergoing treatment following throat cancer surgery. According to Sharif’s family, Kulsoom Nawaz ...

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Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

Austin, June 14 : Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try undoing laws on the books for decades in ...

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Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

Incline Village, June 14 : Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. Experts say the 9.5-foot (2.8-meter) decline was most likely due to a ...

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