International

New York bomb suspect Akayed warned Trump on Facebook

  

Pns: The man who faces terror charges over Monday’s bus terminal bombing in New York posted a warning to President Donald trump just before the attack.“Trump you failed to protect your nation,” it read. The post by Akayed Ullah was revealed in charges filed by federal prosecutors on Tuesday.They say the 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant carried out the bombing inspired by the Islamic State group.He wounded himself and three others in Monday morning’s attack.Mr Ullah is...

Plot to kill UK PM Theresa foiled: Report

  

Pns: The Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.The Metropolitan Police said in a statement that the men were arrested by its Counter Terrorism Command on Nov. 28.It identified them as Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, of north London, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, of south-east Birmingham.Sky News reported on Tuesday, citing sources, that police had...

US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

  

Pns: US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, senior administration officials say.But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday.Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be "a flagrant provocation to Muslims".Israel has always regarded Jerusalem...

North Korea launches 'ballistic missile', capable of striking anywhere in US

  

Pns: Donald Trump has vowed to "take care of it" after North Korea claimed to have successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that it said was capable of striking any target in the United States. The missile, launched early on Wednesday, landed in Japanese waters.The US President was briefed while the missile was in the air, the White House said, and later declared: “It is a situation that we will handle."The announcement of the new "Hwasong-15" missile, made...

Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement

  

Pns: Miteb, 65, son of the late King Abdullah and former head of the elite National Guard, was among dozens of royal family members, ministers and senior officials who were rounded up in a graft inquiry partly aimed at strengthening the power of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an “acceptable settlement agreement” with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on...

Pope begins in first public Mass in Myanmar

  

Pns: Pope Francis has celebrated his first public Mass in Myanmar, staunchly defending ethnic rights in a nation facing accusations of ethnic cleansing.Some 150,000 followers attended the Mass in the city of Yangon.Francis referred to the “wounds of violence” from ethnic conflict but urged people to shun revenge, saying it was “not the way of Jesus”.He again avoided the term Rohingya, the Muslim community of whom 620,000 people have fled to Bangladesh since August.The UN has...

Mugabe ‘has drafted resignation letter’

  

Pns: Zimbabwe's long-time president Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, an official source with direct knowledge of negotiations told CNN.The source said that the generals had given into many of Mugabe's demands including full immunity for himself and his wife Grace, and that he would keep his private properties.According to the source, the aim of Sunday's televised address - in which Mugabe appeared to resist calls to step aside -...

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern ‘regrets Trump story’

  

Pns: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern says she regrets sharing an anecdote about her recent meeting with US President Donald Trump with her friends.Ms Ardern met Mr Trump at the Apec summit in Vietnam earlier this month.On Sunday, a local comedian told journalists Ms Ardern said Mr Trump had mistaken her for the wife of Canada’s leader, Justin Trudeau.Ms Ardern denied this, and said she had merely spoken about an outside observer’s impression of the meeting.Tom Sainsbury, a...

CNG drivers losing passengers, blames the apps and owners

  

Pns: CNG autorickshaw drivers, who have been criticized long for not taking passengers to their desired destinations and charging unreasonable prices, say that app-based ride sharing services have made their livelihood difficult.Amid growing popularity of apps like Pathao, Uber, Cholo, Amar Bike, Moyur and some others, the drivers demand an end to the extra rent charged by autorickshaw owners.Many drivers have complained that they cannot earn their livelihood from the profession if...

Zimbabwe waiting to see next steps after military takeover

  

Pns: Zimbabweans are waiting to see what steps the military will take next after seizing control of the country.President Robert Mugabe is said to be confined to his home in Harare but unconfirmed reports says his wife Grace, who was bidding to succeed him as president, has fled to Namibia.The military’s action followed the sacking of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a fierce rival of Mrs Mugabe.His whereabouts are also unclear.President Mugabe, 93, has been in control of...

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