Home / International

International

Delhi holds breath as burning farms herald pollution season


October 21, 2018

Ishargarh, India: Harpal Singh struck a match and watched his fields burn, the acrid smoke drifting toward New Delhi where a lethal smog cocktail is once again intensifying over the world’s most polluted megacity. Every November, air pollution in northern India reaches levels unimaginable in most parts of the world, forcing schools shut and filling hospital wards with wheezing patients. …

Read More »

Russia warns Trump over ´dangerous´ plan to quit nuclear treaty


October 21, 2018

Moscow -Moscow on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia was a dangerous step. Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said this “would be a very dangerous step” and accused the US of risking international condemnation in a bid for “total supremacy” in the military sphere. He insisted …

Read More »

Dodgers down Brewers to reach World Series against Boston


October 21, 2018

CHICAGO: Yasiel Puig and Cody Bellinger blasted home runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to their second consecutive World Series by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Saturday. The Dodgers, seeking their first Major League Baseball crown since 1988, will begin the 114th World Series on Tuesday at Boston in the opener of the best-of-seven championship final. Bellinger smashed …

Read More »

Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour


October 21, 2018

SYDNEY: Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain´s Prince Harry, is scaling back her engagements during the royal couple´s 16-day Pacific tour, Kensington Palace said Sunday, ahead of their visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. The royal couple have had a gruelling schedule since arriving in Australia on Monday, visiting Sydney, Melbourne and the regional town of Dubbo, as well …

Read More »

Trump says US will pull out of nuclear arms deal with Russia


October 21, 2018

US President Donald Trump confirmed on Saturday that the United States (US) plans to leave a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, which criticised the move as Washington’s latest effort to be the sole global superpower. Trump claims Russia has long violated the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, known as the INF, signed in 1987 by president Ronald Reagan …

Read More »

Iran seeks army chief’s help over kidnapped guards


October 21, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Iran’s top military commander Maj Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri on Saturday phoned Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and urged him to intensify efforts for search and rescue of kidnapped Iranian border guards. In his conversation, Gen Bagheri asked Gen Bajwa to take “decisive and urgent” steps for the recovery of the abducted guards, according to Iranian media. …

Read More »

Tens of thousands rally for Taiwan independence vote


October 21, 2018

TAIPEI: Tens of thousands of Taiwan independence campaigners took to the streets on Saturday for a major rally that is a rebuke to Beijing and a challenge to the island’s already embattled government. The protest in central Taipei came as China increasingly pushes its claim to the self-ruling democratic island and President Tsai Ing-wen struggles to appease Beijing and independence …

Read More »

Qatar receives almost a year’s worth of rain in one day


October 21, 2018

DOHA: Qatar was hit by widespread flash flooding on Saturday as the desert state received almost a year’s worth of rainfall in one day. Roads became impassable, air traffic was disrupted and homes were flooded, while shops and universities closed. Qatar broadcaster Al Jazeera’s senior meteorologist, Steff Gaulter, tweeted that one part of the capital Doha had experienced almost a …

Read More »

‘Half a million’ rally in London for new Brexit vote


October 21, 2018

LONDON: EU flag waving Britons rejecting a future outside Europe packed the heart of London on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest organisers said drew more than half a million people. The police gave no figures for how many showed up for the massive march and rally outside parliament aimed at pressing the government into holding a second Brexit vote. But …

Read More »

US wants India to buy F16s to offset Russia arms sanctions: paper


October 21, 2018

NEW DELHI: The United States is pressing India to buy its F-16 fighter planes for a waiver on sanctions that would apply to New Delhi’s purchase of S-400 missile system from Moscow, local reports said on Saturday. “With India signing a pact with Russia to purchase the S-400 missile defence system, Washington has informally conveyed to Delhi that it could …

Read More »