African swine fever spreads in China

SHANGHAI: African swine fever has spread rapidly to more than half of China’s provinces despite measures to contain it, the government said, warning that a situation previously described as under con...

Pence says Trump to meet Kim in 2019

SINGAPORE: US Vice President Mike Pence said yesterday President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the new year but won’t repeat past mistakes of allowing promises to be b...

Rajapakse sacked

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vac...

‘Robocop’ on patrol at Singapore summit

SINGAPORE: Hi-tech Singapore has deployed an autonomous robot with a swivelling camera for a head and flashing lights to patrol a summit venue — arresting the attention of amused passers-by who...

Three young men found guilty of Christmas terror plot

SYDNEY: Three young men have been found guilty of plotting terror attacks in Australia’s second-largest city, intending to inflict mass casualties during the Christmas festive season. The court was t...

El Chapo’s US drug trial set for opening statements

NEW YORK: Prosecutors and defense lawyers are set to deliver opening statements Tuesday in the New York trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s most notorious criminals accused of spen...

North Korea ‘hiding missile bases’, US researchers say

WASHINGTON: North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted Monday, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature fo...

Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment

LUANDA: A column of flame emanates from the bow of the boat, illuminating the jet-black ocean for miles around. For three months now the Kaombo Norte has been anchored off the northern coast of Angol...