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Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

Bannon out at White House as pressure mounts on Trump

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump parted ways with his controversial chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday (Aug 18) as the White House reels from the fallout over the president's response to a violent white supremacist rally.

Russia's UN envoy sees 'no sensation' from US sanctions

Russia's UN envoy sees 'no sensation' from US sanctions

UNITED NATIONS: Russia's UN envoy on Wednesday (Aug 2) dismissed new US sanctions against his country as "no sensation" and said Moscow will continue to work with the US administration despite the punitive measures.

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Five countries discuss migrant labor management

Five countries discuss migrant labor management

The number of migrant laborers is on the rise, requiring enhanced cooperation in migrant labor management, including the prevention of illegal migrant laborers and guaranty of safety for workers.

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Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

Ancient statue unearthed at Cambodia's Angkor complex

PHNOM PENH: Archaeologists have unearthed a large, centuries-old statue that is believed to have once stood guard over an ancient hospital at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex.

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Bank of England staff strike for first time in 50 years

Bank of England staff strike for first time in 50 years

LONDON: Staff at the Bank of England began a three-day strike on Tuesday (Aug 1), the first at Britain's central bank in more than 50 years, as part of a dispute over pay.

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Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade 'siege'

Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade 'siege'

Doha (AFP) - Qatar has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over an "illegal siege" imposed by its Gulf neighbours, the commerce ministry said on Monday.

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Hamburg attacker had 'radical Islamist' motive: Prosecutor

Hamburg attacker had 'radical Islamist' motive: Prosecutor

BERLIN: A 26-year-old failed asylum seeker who carried out a deadly knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket likely had a "radical Islamist" motive, German prosecutors said on Monday (Jul 31).

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MSF refuses to sign on to new migrant rescue rules

MSF refuses to sign on to new migrant rescue rules

ROME: Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) refused on Monday (Jul 31) to sign a code of conduct on migrant-saving operations in the Mediterranean, while others including Save the Children approved the new rules.

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Death toll from India's monsoon floods climbs to 213

Death toll from India's monsoon floods climbs to 213

AHMEDABAD: Severe monsoon flooding has killed 213 people in western India, an official said on Sunday (Jul 30), as rescuers continue to sift through villages devastated by torrential rains.

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Australia 'disrupts terror plot' to bring down airplane

Australia 'disrupts terror plot' to bring down airplane

SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired "terrorist plot" to bring down an airplane with an improvised explosive, authorities said Sunday (Jul 30), after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney.

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US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin on Sunday (Jul 30) said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin.

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Three-man crew reaches International Space Station

Three-man crew reaches International Space Station

BAIKONUR: A three-man space crew from Italy, Russia and the United States on Friday arrived at the International Space Station for a five-month mission on Friday (Jul 28).

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Lonely hearts seek virtual girlfriends at Hong Kong fair

Lonely hearts seek virtual girlfriends at Hong Kong fair

HONG KONG: Virtual reality games usually promise shoot 'em up adventures but in Hong Kong Friday (Jul 28) lovelorn tech fans donned headsets to go on imaginary dates.

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Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard dies

LONDON: Charlie Gard, the terminally-ill British baby whose plight drew sympathy from Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump and sparked a debate about medical ethics, died on Friday (Jul 28), his mother said.

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Missing three-year-old found dead on Spain train tracks

Missing three-year-old found dead on Spain train tracks

MADRID: A three-year-old girl was found dead on train tracks in southern Spain on Thursday (Jul 27) after her parents lost sight of her for just a few minutes at dinner the night before, police said.

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Locals join firefighters battling French blazes

Locals join firefighters battling French blazes

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS: Local residents joined firefighters in southern France on Wednesday (Jul 26) to battle blazes that have forced over 10,000 people to flee and left chunks of coastal forest a blackened mess.

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