11h ago| World

This day in history

1992 - Hindu extremists destroyed a historically important mosque at Ayodhya, India. More than 400 people died in the resulting sectarian violence.

11h ago| World

CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo for helping governor brother

CNN fired news anchor Chris Cuomo, the network announced on Saturday, after “additional information” came to light during an

11h ago| USA

Won’t allow Iran to ‘slow walk’

The United States warned Saturday it would not allow Iran to “slow walk” international negotiations over its nuclear program while at the same time ramping up its atomic activities -- but stopped...

1d ago| USA

Omicron in 38 countries

The Omicron variant has been detected in 38 countries but no deaths have yet been reported, the WHO said on Friday, as authorities worldwide rushed to stem the heavily mutated Covid-19 strain’s...

1d ago| Middle East

Iran nuclear talks break

Indirect US-Iranian talks on saving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal broke off until next week as European officials voiced dismay late Friday at sweeping demands by Iran’s new, hardline government.

1d ago| Middle East

Thousands flee in panic, one killed

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted yesterday, spewing out a tower of smoke and ash that plunged local communities into darkness and forced thousands of nearby residents to flee.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Omicron Fears: UK tightens testing for travellers

Britain will require all inbound travellers to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and arrivals from Nigeria will have to quarantine in hotels to slow the spread of the Omicron variant, Health...

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021
USA

Total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness

A total solar eclipse plunged Antarctica from summer into darkness early Saturday in a rare astronomical spectacle witnessed by a handful of scientists and thrill-seekers -- and countless penguins.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Jordan jails hospital chief over Covid deaths

A Jordanian court yesterday sentenced to three years in jail the director of a state hospital over the deaths of 10 patients at the facility which treated coronavirus patients.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Russian airliner diverted to avoid Nato spy plane: Moscow

A Russian airliner had to change course to avoid a Nato spy plane that was crossing its path above the Black Sea, Moscow authorities have said.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021
USA

Biden, Putin set to talk about Ukraine

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a video call tomorrow, with the two leaders set to discuss the tense situation in Ukraine.

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Military will exit politics after 2023 elections

Sudan’s military will exit politics after elections scheduled for 2023, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told Reuters in an interview on Saturday, adding that the deposed former ruling party would...

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Reported assassination attempt on Erdogan foiled

An assassination attempt on the life of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was foiled by Turkish intelligence on Saturday evening,

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

Israeli police kill Palestinian in Jerusalem stabbing

Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian in annexed east Jerusalem late on Saturday after he stabbed an Israeli civilian and tried to

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021
USA

Won’t allow Iran to ‘slow walk’

The United States warned Saturday it would not allow Iran to “slow walk” international negotiations over its nuclear program while at the same time ramping up its atomic activities -- but stopped...

December 6, 2021
December 6, 2021

CNN fires anchor Chris Cuomo for helping governor brother

CNN fired news anchor Chris Cuomo, the network announced on Saturday, after “additional information” came to light during an