Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef

Over 300 mn children not in school: Unicef

United Nations, September 20 (IANS): Over 300 million children globally between the age of five and 17 years of age were not in school, the Unicef said in a news report. More than one-third of them, or about 104 million, are in countries affected by conflict or disaster, the report titled “A future stolen: young […]

Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal

Iran dismisses U.S. offer of talks, says Washington broke last deal

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smiles as he attends a bilateral meeting with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Singapore on August 3, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, September 20 (Reuters): Iran hit back at a U.S. offer of negotiations on Thursday, saying Washington had […]

Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop

Yemen separatist leader says Hodeidah offensive will not stop

Aidaroos al-Zubaidi, leader of Yemen’s Southern Resistance, poses for a picture during Reuters interview at the headquarters of the Southern Transitional Council in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on September 19. (REUTERS Photo) ABU DHABI, September 20 (Reuters): A campaign to drive the Houthi movement from Yemen’s main port of Hodeidah, which resumed this month […]

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) leader, stands up after winning the leadership vote at the party’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan on September 20. (REUTERS Photo)   TOKYO, September 20 (Reuters): Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track […]

U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

U2’s Bono and Pope discuss Irish sexual abuse crisis

U2 rock band frontman Bono Vox meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on September 19. (REUTERS Photo)   VATICAN CITY, September 20 (Reuters): Bono, frontman for Irish rock band U2, met Pope Francis on Wednesday and said afterwards he is an extraordinary man who is sincere in his pain over a sexual abuse crisis in Ireland. […]

Police take away Ugandan opposition leader Kyagulanyi on his return from abroad

Police take away Ugandan opposition leader Kyagulanyi on his return from abroad

Ugandan musician turned politician, Robert Kyagulanyi (C) leads activists during a demonstration against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms in Kampala, Uganda on July 11, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) KAMPALA, September 20 (Reuters): Police took away Ugandan opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi as he got off a plane at the country’s […]

UK says ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment

UK says ICC referral may need to be considered over Rohingya treatment

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw, Myanmar on September 20. (REUTERS Photo)   LONDON, September 20 (Reuters): British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday that the international community should consider referring the treatment of Rohingya in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court unless those responsible are […]

French court orders Le Pen to submit to psychiatric evaluation

French court orders Le Pen to submit to psychiatric evaluation

French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) party leader Marine Le Pen attends a questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France on September 18, 2018. (REUTERS Photo) PARIS, September 20 (Reuters): A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision […]

Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ U.S. spending plan over border funds

Trump slams ‘ridiculous’ U.S. spending plan over border funds

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question from a reporter before departing the White House in Washington, US on September 19. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, September 20 (Reuters): U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed the Republican-led Congress for not including money for his proposed border wall in its spending bill as lawmakers pushed their plan […]

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERGEN, Norway, September 20 (Reuters): From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover […]

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak presents the 2018 budget at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (REUTERS File Photo)   KUALA LUMPUR, September 20 (Reuters): Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received […]

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungarian judge Erik Mezolaki listens as the defendant lawyer Peter Barandy delivers closing arguments in the case of Syrian-Cypriot Ahmed Hamed accused of illegally crossing the border and playing a part in a riot at Hungary’s border with Serbia in September 2015, in Szeged, Hungary on September 20. (REUTERS Photo)   SZEGED, Hungary, September 20 […]