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Southeast Asian nations torch US$1b of seized drugs

Southeast Asian nations torch US$1b of seized drugs

YANGON: Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly US$1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday (Jun 26), a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

Three suspects released in Manchester terror probe

Three suspects released in Manchester terror probe

LONDON: Manchester police on Tuesday (May 30) released three of the men arrested in connection with the May 22 terrorist attack at pop concert in the British city.

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Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

GENEVA: Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday (May 30), also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco production, distribution and waste.

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British Airways has no excuse for the chaos at Heathrow airport

British Airways has no excuse for the chaos at Heathrow airport

The airline must show that it deserves its privileged position, argues the Financial Times.

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Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

Macron, Putin hold 'frank' talks on Syria, Ukraine

VERSAILLES, France: France's President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin attempted to improve their countries' strained ties on Monday (May 29) during talks at Versailles palace described by Macron as "extremely frank".

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Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

Trump has 'weakened' the West, hurt EU interests: German FM

BERLIN: Germany unleashed a volley of criticism on Monday (May 29) against US President Donald Trump, slamming his "short-sighted" policies that have "weakened the West" and hurt European interests.

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300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

300,000 evacuated as cyclone approaches Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh has evacuated nearly 300,000 people as Cyclone Mora barrelled towards its southeastern coast at speeds of more than 85 kilometres per hour, officials said on Monday (May 29).

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Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat

Police make fresh arrest as Manchester runners defy terror threat

LONDON: British police said they had arrested a 25-year-old man Sunday and were conducting a search of a house in connection with the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester pop concert.

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Police launch new raids as Manchester runners defy terror threat

Police launch new raids as Manchester runners defy terror threat

MANCHESTER: Police launched fresh raids and arrested two more people on Sunday (May 28) in connection with the Manchester bombing, as thousands defied the terror threat to take part in the city's annual half marathon.

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Co-pilot in plane crash near Everest dies of injuries

Co-pilot in plane crash near Everest dies of injuries

KATHMANDU: The co-pilot of a cargo plane that crashed at a small airport near Mount Everest, killing the pilot, has died from his injuries, Nepali officials said Sunday (May 28).

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2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: Govt

2,000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city: Govt

MARAWI, Philippines: Two thousand fearful civilians were trapped on Sunday (May 28) inside a southern Philippine city where troops are battling Islamist militants, authorities said, as the death toll from almost a week of fighting neared 100.

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Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Masked gunmen kill 28 in attack on Christians in Egypt

MINYA: Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians travelling to a monastery in central Egypt on Friday, killing 28 people and wounding 24, with many children among the victims, Health Ministry officials said.

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Trump rows shadow acrimonious G7 summit

Trump rows shadow acrimonious G7 summit

TAORMINA: G7 leaders on Friday found common cause on combating terrorism after the bloodshed in Manchester but failed to bridge a gulf between Donald Trump and US partners on trade and climate change.

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Britain hunts for bomber's network amid row over US leaks

Britain hunts for bomber's network amid row over US leaks

Britain launched a manhunt on Thursday for a Libya-linked militant network thought to be behind the deadly Manchester bombing.

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NATO will join anti-IS coalition at Trump summit: Stoltenberg

NATO will join anti-IS coalition at Trump summit: Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS: NATO will join the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (May 25), ahead of a summit with President Donald Trump.

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Philippine troops bomb militants in city

Philippine troops bomb militants in city

MARAWI: Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday (May 25) as they battled militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.

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