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UN urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

Related Articles JEDDAH/NEW YORK: The UN was urged on Saturday to take action against Iran for breaking an arms embargo by illegally supplying missiles to Houthi militias in Yemen.The calls followed a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution late on Friday ...

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UK 'ready to retaliate' against Russian cyber attacks

Boris Johnson will warn Russia to stop cyber attacks which threaten Britain’s national security or face retaliation of a similar kind from the UK. He will say the UK has no malign intentions online but has the technical capability to ...

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Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria

Australia to end air strikes against IS in Iraq and Syria

Australia has said it will stop conducting air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS) group targets in Iraq and Syria. Six hornet jets will be recalled, although refuelling and surveillance aircraft will remain at Iraq’s request. Australia has been conducting ...

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Egyptian economy struggles against population ‘catastrophe’

Related Articles CAIRO: Ali Abdelaziz sees children as a “gift from God,” so much so that he has 10 of his own, even as Egypt’s government struggles to stem a “catastrophic” population boom.Abdelaziz works in the capital as a doorman, ...

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Tax Cuts Buoy Republicans, but They’re Swimming Against an Undertow

Advertisement WASHINGTON — The sweeping tax overhaul approved by Congress this week hands Republicans a long-sought achievement they believe will bolster their defenses in next year’s midterm campaign, but party officials concede the measure can only mitigate their losses in ...

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South Sudan Army Makes Push Against Rebels as Peace Talks Begin

Advertisement ABA, Democratic Republic of Congo — As diplomats began another round of peace talks over the civil war in South Sudan, the country’s military forces captured a rebel headquarters, further weakening the fractured rebel movement and prompting a mobilization ...

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Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorized the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets ...

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Yemen VP urges national unity against Houthis

Related Articles ADEN: Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsen Saleh has called for national unity to defeat the Houthi militias.Addressing a meeting of leaders of the Nasserite Popular Unionist Party in Aden, he urged all political parties and national organizations to ...

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War against Daesh in Syria will be won by February: France’s Macron

Related Articles PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday predicted the Daesh group would be crushed in Syria by February, pushing for the Syrian government and opposition to come together for fresh peace talks early next year.“We have just won ...

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Explainer: Myanmar wields colonial-era law against Reuters journalists

(Reuters) – Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act, a little-used hangover from colonial rule. Sam Zarifi, secretary general of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), said ...

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