Author Archives: AFP

Moon offers olive branch to Japan

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in struck a conciliatory tone towards Japan yesterday, offering to “join hands” if Tokyo chooses dialogue as relations between the two countries dip to fresh…

Modi hails path-breaking move

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed yesterday his “path-breaking” move to strip Kashmir of its autonomy, as his Pakistani counterpart warned of possible “ethnic cleansing”. Parts of Kashmir…

Powerful Japan storm turns deadly

TOKYO: A powerful tropical storm lashed Japan yesterday, bringing strong winds and torrential rain that claimed at least one life, prompted warnings of landslides and flooding, and sparked evacuation advisories…

Court to decide fate of seized tanker

GIBRALTAR: Gibraltar’s Supreme Court was to decide yesterday whether an Iranian oil tanker seized last month near the tiny British territory can be held longer amid speculation that it might…