Trump claims US killed al-Qaida militant tied to USS Cole bombing

Donald Trump said on Sunday the US military has killed Jamal al-Badawi, the al-Qaida militant wanted in connection with the attack on the USS Cole. Seventeen US sailors died and at least 40 people were wounded in the October 2000 attack, in which suicide bombers almost sank the guided missile destroyer while it lay in Aden harbour. It was reported More...

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Fmr. Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Pakistani court has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to 10 years in prison on corruption charges related to four luxury London flats. The National Accountability Bureau court handed down the verdict More...

Indian President rejects plea to release Rajiv Gandhi killers

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the Tamil Nadu government’s request to release the seven prisoners convicted for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991. Mr. Kovind More...

Malaysian Government to re-define fake news law

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday that an anti-fake news law brought by the previous administration will be given “proper” definition, making it clear to the media and More...

Prince William and Kate name baby son Louis

Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate have named their baby son Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they More...

49 dead in plane crash at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

At least 49 people were killed when a plane approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal on Monday. Flight BS 211, More...

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom and SC Chief Justice arrested

Maldives police have arrested the country’s chief justice of the Supreme Court and ex-leader Abdul Gayoom, hours after the government declared a state of emergency. The crisis began when President Abdulla Yameen More...

Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as new president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president, beginning a new era for the long-troubled nation. Earlier Mr Mnangagwa raised his fist and the 60,000-strong stadium crowd in the capital More...

Sharapova named in India luxury housing fraud probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation by Indian Police for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, a lawyer said Tuesday. The More...

UK minister Priti Patel resigns over Israel meetings row

Theresa May’s government was rocked on Wednesday by a second cabinet resignation in a week, after Priti Patel was forced to step down as International Development Secretary. It was revealed Patel held secret meetings More...