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Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea

London (Web Desk) Interpol has elected South Korean Kim Jong-yang as its president, rejecting the Russian frontrunner who had been accused of abusing the international police body’s arrest warrant system. Mr Kim was chosen by Interpol’s 194 member states at a meeting of its annual congress in Dubai. He beat …

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Boko Haram attacks leave 53 dead in pre-election show of force

ABUJA (Web Desk) Booko Haram have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country. Despite the government’s insistence that Boko Haram is near defeat, the group has …

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White House working as Saudi prince’s PR firm: senator

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) Republican US Senator Bob Corker slammed Donald Trump’s statement of support for Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying the White House is effectively conducting public relations for Riyadh’s crown prince. Mohammed bin Salman has been accused of orchestrating the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but Trump vowed to …

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Indian troops martyr senior Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader in IoK

Srinagar (Web Desk) A senior leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mir Hafeezullah was martyred by disguised Indian occupational forces in Islamabad district, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Occupational forces reportedly barged into Hafeezullah’s house in Achabal and opened indiscriminate fire, injuring him and his wife. They were rushed …

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US media points out mistakes in Trump’s tweets

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) In his tweets on Pakistan on Mon­day, US President Donald Trump claimed that he had identified Osama bin Laden as a threat to the United States in a book he wrote almost two years before the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, the US media on Tuesday said …

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Trump says US to report who killed Khashoggi ‘within next two days’

Washington (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump says his administration will report who killed the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey “within the next two days.” A “full report” on “who did it” would be completed by Monday or Tuesday, Trump told reporters in Malibu, California, on Saturday after …

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California wildfires: Trump visits state’s deadliest blaze

Washington (Web Desk) US President Donald Trump has visited California to survey the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. The Camp Fire, in northern California, has killed at least 76 people. More than 1,200 people have been reported missing, although officials say that figure could fluctuate. In …

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Pence vows no end to tariffs until China bows

PORT MORESBY (Web Desk) The United States will not back down from its trade dispute with China, and might even double its tariffs, unless Beijing bows to US demands, Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday. In a bluntly worded speech at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Papua …

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