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Kyrgyzstan’s ex-president arrested after violent clashes

BISHKEK: Police in Kyrgyzstan detained the Central Asian nation’s ex-president on Thursday following violent clashes with his supporters, a day after a previous attempt to arrest him left one policeman dead and nearly 80 people injured. The violence has raised the threat of a new round of turmoil in the …

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Egypt says security forces killed 17 militants

CAIRO: Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said on Thursday. The raid came four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county’s main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people in the ensuing explosion. The …

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Turkey will not allow Syria safe zone agreement to be delayed – Cavusoglu

ANKARA: Turkish military officials and their US counterparts agreed to a safe zone in northern Syria, a “peace corridor” for displaced Syrians longing to return home. The Syrian regime has rejected this proposal. Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns Ankara will not allow safe zone efforts to suffer stalling process …

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Mexico City signs deal with F1 to race Grand Prix through 2022

MEXICO CITY: Mexico City signed a deal on Thursday with the International Motoring Federation (FIA) to continue hosting a Formula One race through 2022, after months of uncertainty about the future of the Mexican Grand Prix. The government of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a leftist austerity crusader, had …

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In Afghanistan, Trump is already pushing genocidal policies

BY EMRAN FEROZ The US president may have just said he doesn’t want to kill ’10 million people’, but his policy in Afghanistan seems to say differently, Recently, US President Donald Trump courted outrage when he claimed that he could end the war in Afghanistan by wiping out the whole …

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High tide spits out $2M worth of cocaine onto New Zealand beach

WELLINGTON: Cocaine worth millions of dollars washed up on a New Zealand beach with police urging the public Thursday to hand in any more packages that may turn up. Police were called to Bethells Beach in West Auckland on Wednesday evening when packages of the drug were found along the …

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Iran says US mission will ‘increase insecurity’ – Gulf tensions

Iran says US mission will ‘increase insecurity’ Iran’s defence minister said the formation of a US-led flotilla in the Gulf would “increase insecurity” and any Israeli involvement would have “disastrous consequences” for the region. “The military coalition that America is seeking to form with the excuse of securing maritime transport …

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Zakzaky supporters reject delays in releasing cleric

ABUJA: A peaceful protest by the supporters of jailed Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in Abuja lasted only a few minutes as protesters quickly dispersed in order to avoid crackdown by security forces who were rushing to the scene to launch attacks. Demonstrators called on the Nigerian authorities to expedite …

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Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal join ATP player council

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been elected to the ATP player council following a turbulent year in the politics of the men’s tour. The pair, along with Jurgen Melzer, are elected after Jamie Murray, Robin Haase and Sergiy Stakhovsky resigned in June. ATP president Chris Kermode was ousted in …

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