Damaged tanker ‘safe’ in Sharjah anchorage

Publication date 17 June 2019 | 17:25 | ICT

A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, “arrived safely” on Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said.

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  • Trump accidentally leaks more of US-Mexico migrant deal

    Publication date 13 June 2019 | 09:21 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump accidentally revealed on Tuesday that Mexico agreed to take stronger legal action to halt Central American migrants if its initial efforts to stem the flow don’t show results in 45 days.

  • Gujarat on​ high alert as cyclone Vayu nears

    Publication date 13 June 2019 | 09:18 | ICT

    A cyclonic storm barrelling towards western India has strengthened with gusts of up to 170kph expected when it hits land early on Thursday, forecasters said.

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  • Hong Kong protests turn violent

    Publication date 13 June 2019 | 09:13 | ICT

    Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow ex

  • Green Movement: When Iran was at the ‘edge of the abyss’

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 14:41 | ICT

    A decade has passed since Iran held its most bitterly contested elections ever, the aftermath of which shook the Islamic republic to its core over allegations of mass electoral fraud.

  • Kim’s brother was CIA informant, says report

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 14:02 | ICT

    Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, was a CIA informant, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

  • New Zealand quashes China extradition over torture fears

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 13:12 | ICT

    A New Zealand court stopped a murder suspect being extradited to China on Tuesday, saying it could not send a suspect to a country where torture was “widespread” and “systemic”.

  • US man to face death penalty trial in Vietnam

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 12:51 | ICT

    A Vietnamese-American man charged with “attempting to overthrow the state” will go on trial in Ho Chi Minh City on June 24, his family said, and could face the death penalty if found guilty.

  • Prayut: From soldier to PM

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 11:53 | ICT

    Junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha formally became Thailand’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday after a royal endorsement, completing a long transformation from soldier to civilian leader and vowing “love, unity and compassion”.

  • Canada will prohibit single-use plastics as early as 2021, PM says

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 11:36 | ICT

    Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday, declaring it a “global challenge” to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world’s oceans.

  • Beating Boris: Race to replace May kicks off

    Publication date 12 June 2019 | 11:35 | ICT

    The contest to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next leader heated up on Monday, with candidates lining up to define themselves against the “bluff and bluster” of Brexit-backing frontrunner Boris Johnson.