Investigators find no technical reasons for plane crash in Swiss Alps

Investigators find no technical reasons for plane crash in Swiss Alps

A general view of the accident site of a Junkers Ju-52 airplane of the local airline JU-AIR, which crashed at 2,450 meters (8,038 feet) above sea level near the mountain resort of Flims, Switzerland on August 5, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   ZURICH, NOVEMBER 20 (Reuters): An investigation into the crash of a vintage plane in […]

More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Afghan capital

More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Afghan capital

Afghan policeman keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on November 20. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL, November 20 (Reuters):  A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said. […]

Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

Claudia, wife of Armin Capaul the horned cow initiative (Hornkuh-Initiative) founder, cleans a cow ahead of a national vote on November 25, at the Valengiron farm in Perrefitte near Moutier, Switzerland, November 15, 2018. Picture taken November 15, 2018. )REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)   PERREFITTE, (Switzerland), November 20  (Reuters):  Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of […]

Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

The headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is pictured in The Hague, Netherlands on October 4, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   THE HAGUE, November 20 (Reuters): A push led by Russia to undercut new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria […]

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters’ appeal to proceed – lawyer

Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters’ appeal to proceed – lawyer

Reuters journalist Wa Lone departs Insein court after his verdict announcement in Yangon, Myanmar on September 3, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   YANGON, November 20 (Reuters): Myanmar’s High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country’s Official Secrets Act, defence […]

Powerful Ethiopian party accuses government of ethnic crackdown

ADDIS ABABA, November 20 (Reuters): A powerful party in Ethiopia’s government accused authorities of arresting members of its ethnic group in a politically-driven crackdown – an unprecedented public charge exposing deep rifts at the heart of the ruling elite.   The accusation marked growing tensions between elements in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – a […]

UN adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment

UN adopts 1st resolution on sexual harassment

Ada Kennedy, 7, looks up at her mother as they participate in a protest march for survivors of sexual assault and their supporters in Hollywood, Los Angeles. (REUTERS Photo)   United Nations, November 20 (IANS): The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind […]

Turkish nationalist party head says net closing around Saudi crown prince

Turkish nationalist party head says net closing around Saudi crown prince

Devlet Bahceli, leader of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), gestures during an election rally in Ankara, Turkey on June 23, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   ISTANBUL, November 20 (Reuters): The leader of Turkey’s nationalist party compared Saudi leaders to Osama bin Laden on Tuesday and said the net was closing around Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over […]

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski granted asylum in Hungary – media

Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski granted asylum in Hungary – media

Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski enters the court in Skopje, Macedonia on October 5, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   BUDAPEST, November 20 (Reuters): Macedonia’s former prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, has been granted asylum in Hungary, the Magyar Idok newspaper reported on Tuesday.   Gruevski, who resigned in 2016 after 10 years in power, fled the […]

Iraq launches air strikes against Islamic State in Syria

CAIRO, November 20 (Reuters): Iraq launched air strikes on Islamic State targets inside neighbouring Syria on Tuesday, destroying two buildings housing 40 fighters and weapons, its military said.   F-16 fighter jets destroyed a building where members of the ultra-hardline Sunni militant group were storing weapons, killing 10 of them. A second strike destroyed a building […]

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy as Trump doubles down on criticism

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy as Trump doubles down on criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he takes questions at a signing ceremony for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, US on November 16. (REUTERS Photo)   ISLAMABAD, November 20 (Reuters): Pakistan summoned the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest […]

Freed Pakistani Christian needs German passport to leave – lawyer

Freed Pakistani Christian needs German passport to leave – lawyer

Saiful Mulook, lawyer of Christian woman Asia Bibi, addresses a news conference at the International Press Centre in The Hague, the Netherlands on November 5, 2018. (REUTERS Photo)   FRANKFURT, November 20 (Reuters): The lawyer for Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian acquitted of capital blasphemy charges, appealed on Tuesday to Germany to give her whole family […]