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November 7, 2017 7:55 AM Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday. His resignation has thrust Lebanon back onto the front line of the Middle East's most biting rivalry, pitting a mostly Sunni bloc led by Saudi Arabia 421

November 6, 2017 10:05 AM Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

RIYADH - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported. Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing 412

November 2, 2017 10:52 AM British PM May appoints party whip Gavin Williamson as new defence minister

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed Gavin Williamson as new defence minister on Thursday (Nov 2), replacing Michael Fallon who resigned amid a growing sexual harassment scandal that prompted calls for a wholesale change in the "locker room" culture in parliament.. "The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Gavin 160

October 26, 2017 6:00 PM Iraq's New War: Kurdish Leader Barzani May Step Down, A Potential Blow to His Ruling Family

Longtime Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has been president of the northern autonomous region since 2005 and has seen his family-dominated Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) only grow in influence since. Last month, he led a controversial vote that, at least nominally, achieved the long-sought independence for Iraqi Kurds. This week, however, he's offered 56

October 22, 2017 11:19 PM Tottenham crushes Liverpool, Arsenal adds to Everton's woes in Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur brutally exposed Liverpool's defensive frailties in a 4-1 romp in front of a record crowd at Wembley, while Everton dropped into the bottom three of the Premier League after Arsenal claimed an emphatic 5-2 victory at Goodison Park. In front of 80,827 spectators, the largest ever Premier League attendance, Harry Kane took his league 110

October 14, 2017 9:02 PM Positivity not derailed by MRT disruptions

When you are caught in a train breakdown like the massive one on the North-South Line last weekend, what do you do? Break into an angry tirade? Blame the authorities? Sigh in resignation? Negative comments are now commonplace on social media whenever there is a train disruption. It is understandable when things do not go the way they should, especially 108

October 11, 2017 11:08 PM NASL chairman, who is suing U.S. Soccer, calls for Gulati's resignation after World Cup failure

With himself and his club at the center of a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) over anti-trust laws, New York Cosmos principal owner Rocco B. Commisso, who also servers as the chairman of the NASL's Board of Governors, has called for the federation to undergo sweeping changes after the U.S. national team's failure to qualify 109

October 8, 2017 8:40 PM Speaker of Ethiopian parliament submits resignation

ADDIS ABABA - The speaker of Ethiopia's lower house of parliament submitted his resignation on Sunday, one of the highest-ranking officials to do so since the ruling EPRDF coalition came to power in 1991. Abadula Gemeda did not disclose reasons behind his decision, but said he would disclose the factors once his move was approved by parliament. Analysts 38

October 4, 2017 7:53 PM Under fire Tillerson denies rift with Trump

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson firmly denied on Wednesday (Oct 4) that he had fallen out with Donald Trump and vowed to remain in his post to pursue the president's "America First" agenda. Trump and Tillerson's relationship has been the subject of media speculation for months, and on Wednesday an explosive report suggested the top diplomat 37

October 3, 2017 9:03 PM Ex-national paddler's mother pleaded with officials for leniency

She allegedly tried to bribe STTA technical director after third try to get him to go easy on her son Former national player Li Hu was facing disciplinary action from the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) and his mother pleaded three times with its technical director to show leniency to him, a district court heard yesterday. When Chinese national 45