Category: International

Assad, brother linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Timesworld desk: International investigators have said for the first time that they suspect President Bashar al-Assad and his brother are responsible for the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to a document…

Baby kidnapped from Florida hospital found safe 18yrs later

Timesworld desk: A woman who was taken as a baby from a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998 has been found safe, Florida authorities said on Friday, and the South Carolina woman she believed to…

World’s strongest man!

Timesworld desk: A man who tips the scales at a whopping 68½ stone (960 lbs) is claiming to be the world’s strongest man. Gentle giant Arbab Khizer Hayat has already been named Pakistan’s hulk man.A…

Trump blasts Clinton after FBI probe launched

Timesworld desk: President-elect Donald Trump has turned his fire on beaten rival Hillary Clinton, after an investigation was launched into the action taken by the FBI during the election campaign. The FBI and justice department…

Obama ends visa-free path for Cubans reaching US soil

Timesworld desk: President Barack Obama announced Thursday he is ending a longstanding immigration policy that allows any Cuban who makes it to US soil to stay and become a legal resident. The repeal of the…

Israel launches attacks in Syria

Timesworld desk: Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate…

China launches new electronic intelligence naval ship

Timesworld desk: China’s Navy has launched a new electronic reconnaissance ship, state media said on Thursday, the latest addition to an expanding fleet and as Beijing’s new assertiveness to territorial claims in the South China…

Donald Trump condemns spy agency ‘leaks’

Timesworld desk: President-elect Donald Trump has accused US intelligence agencies of leaking allegations that Russia has compromising material on him. “That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done,” he said. He was replying to unsubstantiated…

Amazon halts sales of Indian flag doormat after visa threat

Timesworld desk: Amazon.com (AMZN.O) removed doormats resembling the Indian tri-colour flag from its Canadian website on Wednesday, after an Indian government threat to rescind visas of the US company’s employees if they did not stop…

‘We rise or fall as one’

Timesworld desk: Barack Obama has addressed the United States and the world for the final time as president, in an emotional speech that listed the landmark achievements of his presidency and stressed unity as nation….