Thursday, August 18, 2022

US to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

BEIJING: The US government plans talks with Taiwan on a wide-ranging trade treaty in a sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy...

Hanae Mori, Japanese designer for films, empress, dies at 96

TOKYO: Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan's empress,...

Four killed, 27 missing in northwest China floods

Residents cover up with umbrellas as they walk past stalls closed during a rainy day in Beijing (File photo)BEIJING: Four people were killed...

China reports 3,570 new Covid cases for August 17 versus 3,036 day earlier

SHANGHAI: Mainland China reported 3,570 new coronavirus cases for August 17, of which 682 were symptomatic and 2,888 were asymptomatic, the national...

UK PM race: Liz Truss holds firm lead over Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss By Aditi Khanna London, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is holding on to a firm...

Elon Musk says tweet about buying Manchester United was a joke

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk tweeted on Tuesday that "I'm not buying any sports teams", calling a viral post about him purchasing Manchester...

Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa will return next week: Local media

Sri Lanka's former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa will return to the island nation next week after fleeing in July amid mass protests, local broadcaster...

Ukraine says Russia preparing ‘missile attack’ from Belarus

KYIV: As Russian forces fail to gain ground in eastern Ukraine and fortify defensive positions in the south, Ukrainian officials are warning of...

It’s Imran Khan vs all in bypolls on 9 Pakistan National Assembly seats

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is out to contest election on nine National Assembly (NA) seats next month, which...

Two sailboats carrying dozens of migrants reach Greek island

ATHENS: Two sailboats carrying dozens of migrants arrived on a southern Greek island early on Wednesday, with the first one running aground on...
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