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September 25, 2017 12:27 PM Trump slaps travel restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in sweeping new ban

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding to eight the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation 3

September 20, 2017 9:32 AM Saudi Arabia set to lift ban on internet calls

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will remove its ban on internet phone calls on Thursday, a government spokesman said, in a bid to stimulate online business as the kingdom looks to boost non-oil revenue. All online voice and video call services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp that satisfy regulatory requirements will become accessible at midnight 1

September 18, 2017 7:43 AM Philippine priest abducted by IS gunmen in May wins freedom

MANILA: A Catholic priest kidnapped by Islamic State supporters when they occupied parts of a southern Philippine city nearly four months ago smiled and called for prayers Monday after escaping. Father Teresito Suganob appeared at a press conference at military headquarters in Manila after he was rescued late on Saturday, when the military said it overran 4

September 17, 2017 9:02 PM Second man arrested over London Tube bombing

21-year-old held over blast that injured 30; alert level lowered from 'critical' to 'severe' LONDON • A second man has been arrested over Friday's bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people, as Britain downgraded its terrorism alert level from "critical" to "severe" yesterday. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain's terrorism 3

September 17, 2017 8:54 AM Russia's Lavrov and USA's Tillerson talk Syria after bombing allegations

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday (Sept 17) that United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had phoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday to discuss the Syria situation and how the "anti-terrorism" battle on the ground was playing out. The call occurred after US-backed militias in Syria said they had come under 4

September 17, 2017 4:56 AM Police hunt for other potential suspects in London train attack

LONDON (AFP) - British police were hunting Sunday (Sept 17) for further potential suspects after arresting an 18-year-old man in the ferry departure area of the port of Dover on suspicion of involvement in the bombing of a London Underground train. The man, who has not been named, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of committing, preparing or instigating 4

September 16, 2017 9:02 PM British police arrest teen terror suspect

18-year-old detained under anti-terror laws as threat level remains at 'critical' LONDON • British police have arrested an 18-year-old man in the southern port of Dover in connection with Friday's London Underground train bombing that injured 30 people. The teenager, whose identity has not been revealed, is being held under anti-terror legislation 3

September 16, 2017 2:30 PM British police raid address near London in train attack probe

LONDON (AFP) - British police raided a home near London on Saturday (Sept 16) just hours after making their first arrest in the investigation into the bombing of an underground train a day earlier. An 18-year-old man was detained at Dover port, one of the country’s main links to Europe, with officers describing the development as a significant step in their 3

September 11, 2017 8:32 AM Cambodia opposition can be dissolved if it protects Kem Sokha: Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH: The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) risks a party dissolution if it continues to protect its jailed leader Kem Sokha, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday (Sep 11). Kem Sokha was charged with treason on Sep 3 for allegedly conspiring with a foreign power to destroy national security. Hun Sen mentioned the CNRP’s possible 2

September 10, 2017 9:20 PM British trade union conference evacuated over bomb threat

LONDON - A hotel and nearby conference center on the south coast of England where Britain's Trades Union Congress (TUC) is holding its annual conference were evacuated on Sunday due to a bomb threat, police said. Police said the Grand Hotel in Brighton, where five people were killed by an Irish Republican Army bombing during the Conservative Party conference 3