• UN Report: Syrian Gov’t, ISIS Blamed for Chemical Attacks in Syria

    NEW YORK — The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, early Thursday said he submitted a report to the Security Council outlining in-depth investigation into, as well as the findings, assessments and conclusions of nine selected cases...
  • Israeli Occupation Arrests Several Palestinians in West Bank,...

    RAMALLAH/GAZA — Israeli occupation ground security and naval forces early Thursday detained a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Beit Lahiya after opening their heavy fire at his fishing boat, and arrested 13 Palestinians in different...
  • NASA Mistakenly Sells Priceless Apollo 11 Artifact

    WASHINGTON — National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officials confirmed last week that they had mistakenly auctioned a bag used by astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission. The rare artifact, which...
  • Kabul American University Attack Leaves 15 Dead, Scores Wounded

    AMMAN — Fifteen people, including seven students, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that sent hundreds of students fleeing in panic, police said early on Thursday. Before the assault ended two gunmen were shot dead,...
  • First Driverless Taxi Hits the Streets of Singapore

    SINGAPORE — The first driverless taxi began work on Thursday in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western...
  • Oil Prices Up Nearly 1% On Soft Dollar, OPEC Speculation

    NEW YORK/SINGAPORE — Oil prices rose nearly 1 per cent on Thursday, bouncing back from a selloff in the previous session, on expectations the dollar would weaken ahead of a key speech by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. Crude...
  • Iran Vessels Make 'High Speed Intercept' of US Ship

    WASHINGTON — Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels intercepted a US warship, Tuesday, near the Strait of Hormuz, a US defence official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the...
  • Russia Agrees To 48-Hour Aleppo Truce, UN Waiting for Parties to...

    GENEVA — Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian ceasefire in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are awaited from other parties on the ground, UN officials said on Thursday. The United...
  • Turkey Sends More Tanks to Syria, Demands Kurdish Fighters Retreat

    KARKAMIS, Turkey — Turkey sent more tanks into northern Syria on Thursday and demanded Kurdish militia fighters retreat within a week as it seeks to secure the border region and drive back Islamic State with its first major incursion into its...
  • France, the Burkini and a 'Battle Of Cultures'

    PARIS — Photographs of armed police ordering a Muslim woman on a beach in the Mediterranean city of Nice to partially derobe went viral on social media this week, upsetting many French Muslims and causing global consternation. French Prime...
  • Uber Losses Exceed USD1.27b in H1-2016: Bloomberg

    BENGALURU — Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] lost at least $1.27 billion before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the first six months of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the...