Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Asia

Newborn found dead on plane in Jakarta

Baby's feet

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Police on Sunday detained a woman suspected to be the mother of a newborn who was found dead in an Etihad plane toilet in Jakarta. The suspected woman, who has been identified as Hani, was detained following the discovery at the Jakarta Airport, Sky News reported, citing ...

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Macron pursues ambitious agenda on first official China visit

Macron

PARIS: In Mandarin, Emmanuel Macron´s name is rendered “Makelong”, or “the horse vanquishes the dragon” – an encouraging image for the French president as he heads to China on Sunday hoping to forge closer ties with President Xi Jinping. During the three-day trip which begins Monday, Macron plans to seek ...

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No alliance with US: Pakistan

Rex Tillerson,Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is being treated like a “whipping boy” and has no alliance with the US after Washington suspended security assistance to the country. “We do not have any alliance” with the US , said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in an interview with Geo TV on Friday. ...

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$2b aid for Pakistan at risk: US official

aid for Pakistan at risk

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze aid to Pakistan could affect almost two billion dollars’ worth of assistance, a senior administration official said – substantially more than first thought. After an announcement designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other ...

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North and South Korea Agree to Border Talks

North Korea South Korea

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in of South Korea said on Friday that he would take a tougher line with North Korea than his progressive predecessors, vowing to strengthen the military even as the two Koreas agreed to start high-level talks next week. “I won’t be weak-kneed or just focus on dialogue, ...

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Osama bin Laden’s grandson killed in an air strike

Osama bin Laden’s grandson killed in an air strike

KABUL: Osama bin Laden’s 12-year-old grandson has reportedly been killed in an air strike. His father, Hamza Bin Laden, revealed he died on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border last year. The young boy, also named Osama, was praised for his “martyrdom”. According to the Hindustan Times, a leaked letter from Osama’s father ...

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Failed North Korean missile crash landed in populated area

North Korea Missile Test

PYONGYANG: North Korea accidentally hit one its own cities with a missile, according to a report published in The Diplomat on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Satellite images show damage caused by a failed test launch that struck Tokchon, a city of 200,000 in the interior of the country, according to a US government ...

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Former Taliban hostage arrested for 15 charges including assault

Joshua Boyle - Caitlan Coleman

MONTREAL: A Canadian man who was held captive by a faction of the Afghan Taliban for five years has been arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault , illegal confinement and issuing death threats, according to reports. Joshua Boyle was freed last October along with his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their ...

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