Sudan’s al-Bashir in court on graft charges

Publication date 19 August 2019 | 20:56 | ICT

Sudan's deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court on Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges.



  • Asean youths place soft skills over STEM

    Publication date 18 August 2019 | 19:15 | ICT

    Emerging technology and relentless changes in labour markets have forced young people in Southeast Asia to constantly upgrade their skills, research released yesterday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Singaporean-based internet

  • China won’t ‘sit by and watch’ if Hong Kong ‘uncontrollable’

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 23:03 | ICT

    China will not “sit by and watch” and is ready to “quell the unrest swiftly” if the crisis in Hong Kong becomes “uncontrollable”, China’s ambassador to London said on Thursday.

  • Moon offers olive branch to Japan

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 21:10 | ICT

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan on Thursday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to fresh lows.

  • Jihadists down Syrian regime plane

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 21:08 | ICT

    Jihadists on Wednesday downed a regime plane flying over northwest Syria as it took part in a deadly campaign that has seen loyalists inch forward against their opponents, a monitor said.

  • Sudan military, protestors set to sign landmark civilian deal

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 21:04 | ICT

    Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave the way for civilian rule.

  • Brexit: UK opposition leader seeks to oust PM

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 19:27 | ICT

    Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament on Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal.

  • One killed as powerful Storm Krosa slams Japan

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 19:26 | ICT

    A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan on Thursday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories and travel chaos at a peak

  • Indonesia authorities step up efforts to fight forest fires

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 19:23 | ICT

    The Indonesian authorities are stepping up efforts to battle forest fires as the number of hot spots has climbed steadily in the past weeks and smoke has blanketed parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan since last week.

  • Myanmar rebels carry out attack on army academy

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 19:22 | ICT

    Myanmar's military was on Thursday fighting rebels who mounted an unprecedented strike at an army academy killing at least one, apparently in retaliation for massive drug seizures.

  • Starvation likely killed Franco-Irish teen in Malaysia, no sign of foul play

    Publication date 15 August 2019 | 19:22 | ICT

    A vulnerable Franco-Irish teen who disappeared from a Malaysian rainforest resort likely starved and died of internal bleeding, with no immediate sign of foul play, police said on Thursday.