Event ‘consistent with an explosion’ detected near missing Argentine sub -navy

By Magali Cervantes BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina, Nov 23 : An abnormal sound detected in the South Atlantic ocean around the time that an Argentine navy submarine sent its last signal last week was “consistent with an explosion,” a navy spokesman said on Thursday. Spokesman Enrique Balbi described the blast in the morning of Nov. 15 […]

U.S. pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade – sources

By Yara Bayoumy and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, Nov 22 : U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the […]

Lebanon’s PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

By Ellen Francis and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, Nov 22 : Lebanon’s Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in the Middle East. Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut for the first time since he […]

After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what next

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI, Nov 22 : Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank crews. Supporters of long-serving African leaders dismiss parallels […]

Search for missing Argentine submarine reaches ‘critical phase’

By Walter Bianchi and Nicol?s Misculin MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES Nov 22 : The search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic for one week reached a “critical phase” on Wednesday as the 44 crew on board could be running low on oxygen, a navy spokesman said. Dozens of planes and […]

Mexico suffers deadliest month on record, 2017 set be worst year

By Noe Torres MEXICO CITY, Nov 22 : There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s […]