Pentagon suspends training of Saudis

Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:52 | ICT

The Pentagon announced on Tuesday it was temporarily suspending operational training for Saudi military students in the US following a shooting rampage last week by a Saudi air force officer.

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  • Bougainville independence backed in landslide

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:51 | ICT

    Voters backing Bougainville’s independence from Papua New Guinea have won a landslide referendum victory, results showed on Wednesday – a major step toward the troubled isles becoming the world’s newest nation.

  • Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off NZ volcano

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:51 | ICT

    Fears of another eruption at the New Zealand volcano which is believed to have killed 15 people made it too dangerous for emergency teams to recover bodies, police said on Wednesday, as doctors fought to save survivors who suffered

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  • Water-scarce Gulf states bank on desalination, at a cost

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:49 | ICT

    “We have water, and it’s the most important thing in a house,” says Abdullah al-Harthi from the port city of Sur in Oman, a country that relies on desalination plants.

  • China’s wisdom promotes cause for human rights

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:48 | ICT

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s idea of building a community with a shared future for mankind offers Chinese wisdom and solutions in promoting fairer and more reasonable global human rights governance, experts said.

  • Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:47 | ICT

    Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty, local officials said.

  • Final push in Britain’s Brexit election

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:46 | ICT

    Britain's political leaders will criss-cross the country on Wednesday’s final day of general election campaigning as a key poll showed the outcome could be hanging in the balance.

  • French gov’t to unveil pension plan details as strike drags on

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:45 | ICT

    The French government will unveil details of a pension reform plan on Wednesday that has already seen workers down tools in anticipation, crippling transport for a week as hundreds of thousands took to the streets in protest.

  • Gunman kills self after deadly rampage in Czech hospital

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:45 | ICT

    A gunman killed himself on Tuesday after shooting dead six patients at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, in what the country’s premier has called “an immense tragedy”.

  • ‘Indonesia has reasons for optimism’

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:37 | ICT

    While Indonesia’s budding democracy has faced a number of problems over the past year, there are still many reasons to be optimistic about the country’s democratic trajectory, observers have said.

  • Malnutrition is a major issue in ethnic minorities

    Publication date 11 December 2019 | 21:36 | ICT

    One in every three ethnic minority children in Vietnam suffers from stunted growth, while one in five is underweight, a new report said.