Polls open in Malaysian state in key test for embattled PMInternational

Polls open in Malaysian state in key test for embattled PM

KUALA LUMPUR, September 26: Polls opened on Saturday in Malaysia’s eastern Sabah state in a vote seen as a referendum for embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s 7-month-old unelected government. The leader of the opposition-ruled state dissolved the assembly on July…

Lebanese prime minister-designate resigns amid impasseInternational

Lebanese prime minister-designate resigns amid impasse

Berlin, September 26: Lebanon’s prime minister-designate resigned Saturday amid a political impasse over government formation, dealing a blow to French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to break a dangerous stalemate in the crisis-hit country. The announcement by Moustapha Adib nearly a…

Indian & Sri Lankan PMs holds talksInternational

Indian & Sri Lankan PMs holds talks

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held wide-ranging talks with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa, covering the entire expanse of bilateral ties and with a focus on further expanding cooperation in key areas. In his…

UK pledges over $400 million for WHO, calls for end to ‘ugly rifts’International

UK pledges over $400 million for WHO, calls for end to ‘ugly rifts’

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 26: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will pledge on Saturday a 30% increase in funding for the World Health Organization while urging reforms to the global health body and calling for a revival of cross-border cooperation to end…

Main suspect in Paris cleaver attack confesses: Sources

PARIS, SEPTEMBER 26: A man suspected of wounding two people with a meat cleaver outside the former Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has confessed to the attack, sources close to the investigation said Saturday. The man, who said…

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelightInternational

Japan’s newly minted prime minister steps into UN limelight

Tokyo, September 26: Japan’s new prime minister, stepping from the shadows of his longtime supporting role, said Saturday in his debut at the U.N. General Assembly that he’s willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un without any…

Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a returnInternational

Greta Thunberg and youth climate protests make a return

STOCKHOLM, September 25: Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is back. She joined fellow demonstrators outside the Swedish Parliament on Friday to kick off a day of socially distanced global climate protests. “The main hope is, as always, to try to…

Before de-escalation, China wants India to vacate strategic heights in Pangong Lake

NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 25: Ahead of the disengagement talks, China wants India to vacate strategic heights on the south bank of Pangong Lake on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), sources at Indian Army said. In the Corps-Commander level talks…

Harold Evans, Editor with a backbone, diesInternational

Harold Evans, Editor with a backbone, dies

LONDON, SEPTEMBER 25: Harold Evans, one of the most influential media figures of his generation and voted “the greatest newspaper Editor of all time” by journalists in Britain, has died of heart failure in New York at the age of…

China demolished around 16,000 mosques in recent years: ReportInternational

China demolished around 16,000 mosques in recent years: Report

BEIJING, SEPTEMBER 25: Chinese authorities have demolished thousands of mosques in Xinjiang, an Australian think tank said Friday, in the latest report of widespread human rights abuses in the restive region. Rights groups say more than 1 million Uighurs and…