Send Americans to moon: Trump tells NASA

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare...

Malala visits world’s largest refugee camp

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was spending her 19th birthday on Tuesday visiting the world's largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee...

Pope visits Chile’s migrants before leaving for Peru

SANTIAGO: Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation’s booming immigrant community, who are flocking...

Singapore foreign minister visits N Korea ahead of summit

PYONGYANG: Singapore's foreign minister arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a two-day visit ahead of next week's US-North Korea summit in the Southeast...

Eritrea leader visits Ethiopia today in historic thaw

ADDIS ABABA: Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki is visiting Ethiopia on Saturday, the latest step in an unprecedented diplomatic thaw between the former archrivals that...

France’s FM visits Libya to boost reconciliation deal

CAIRO: France's foreign minister is visiting Libya to encourage holding elections in the north African country as part of a reconciliation agreement reached by...

Greek PM visits wildfire-stricken town after criticism

    ATHENS: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met survivors of a wildfire that killed at least 91 people during his first visit to the town...

Syrian Kurdish-led council visits Damascus for new talks

  BEIRUT: The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) went to Damascus last week for a second round of talks with the...

UK minister visits Iran for first time since Trump quit nuclear deal

  LONDON: Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt will arrive in Tehran on Friday to discuss the future of Iran's international nuclear deal, in the first...

Under fire, Iraq PM visits Basra after deadly violence

  BASRA: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tried to ease tensions in the country's oil-rich south with a visit Monday to Basra, rocked by deadly...

More asylum-seekers to leave Australian-run detention centre for US

SYDNEY: Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention centre on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United...

Families with ISIS relatives forced into camps: HRW

MOSUL: Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday that Syrian officials, camp management, and three international organisations have confirmed that in early January 2018, Iraqi forces...

Iraq forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas

AMRIYAT AL-FALLUJA: Iraqi security forces are forcibly returning civilians from refugee camps to unsafe areas in the predominantly Sunni Anbar province, exposing them to...

Unilateral decisions about IoK likely to inflame prevailing tensions, warns AI

Amnesty International India on Monday cautioned that New Delhi's decision to revoke Indian-occupied Kashmir's (IoK) special status "without consulting stakeholders and amidst a...

Saudi-Turkish team inspects consulate where writer vanished

ISTANBUL: Turkish and Saudi investigators on Monday began conducting what Turkish officials have said is a joint "inspection" of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul,...

German army study sees need for dozens more light helicopters

BERLIN: The German military needs dozens of new light helicopters to cover shortfalls in flight hours for pilot training and carry out other missions,...

Beijing does not need Taiwan’s permission for new air route, says Ma

BEIJING: The Chinese government said on Wednesday that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after Taipei complained that a...