N.Korea preparing for new n-test: Seoul

[SEOUL: Choi Soon-sil, center, the jailed confidante of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye, arrives for questioning into her suspected role in political scandal at the office of the independent counsel in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. A South Korean special prosecutor summoned Choi who allegedly exploited her connections with Park to extort […]

UN Security Council adopts resolution to end Israeli settlements

[UNITED NATION : In this photo provided by the United Nations, Samantha Power, center, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, votes to abstain during a U.N. Security Council vote on condemning Israel’s settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at United Nations Headquarters. /PTI] United Nations, Dec 24 […]

Kejriwal gets bail in poll affidavit case

New Delhi, Dec 24 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday was granted bail in a complaint case filed against him for allegedly giving “misleading information” in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Aashish Gupta allowed the bail plea moved by Keriwal’s counsels Rishikesh Kumar and Irsad as the […]

In showdown with Trump, Obama allows anti-Israel resolution in Security Council

By Arul Louis United Nations, Dec 24 : The conflicting world views of President Barack Obama and his successor-elect Donald Trump took the global stage on Friday when Obama refused to have an anti-Israel resolution vetoed in the Security Council in a signature departure from US policy of blocking measures critical of Israel. The Security […]

Actress Carrie Fisher suffers medical emergency on London-to-LA flight

By Steve Gorman and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Dec 23 : Hollywood actress and writer Carrie Fisher, best known for her role as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” movies, suffered a cardiac episode during a flight from London to Los Angeles, where she was rushed to a hospital after landing. Yesterday Fisher, 60, was […]

Aleppo sees shelling, air strikes again as Assad urges peace talks

By Lisa Barrington and Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Dec 23 : Syrian rebels shelled Aleppo and air strikes resumed around the city today as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies said the insurgents’ withdrawal from the city could pave the way towards a political solution for the country. A day after the last rebels left […]