Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran’s nuclear program at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv on Monday. AFP
Publication date 01 May 2018 | 20:15 | ICT

Israel began sharing an intelligence trove on Iran’s alleged nuclear ambitions on Tuesday, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced accusations his televised unveiling of it lacked evidence a 2015 accord had been violated.


A caravan of migrants from Central America who traveled through Mexico lineup outside Tijuana's pedestrian west border crossing with the U.S., in Mexico, April 29, 2018. The migrants were told Sunday afternoon that the immigration officials could not process their claims, and they would have to spend the night on the Mexican side of the border. Meghan Dhaliwal/The New York Times

US allows some members of migrant caravan to apply for asylum

Publication date May 1, 2018 | 5:49 pm

Several members of the Latin American migrant caravan that has enraged President Donald Trump were allowed to step onto U.S. territory to apply for asylum late Monday, ending a border standoff that had lasted more than a day and marking the beginning of the final chapter of the group’s monthlong odyssey.

Myanmar Deputy Police Major Moe Yan Naing (centre) leaves court following the ongoing trial of two detained journalists in Yangon on April 20. AFP

Whistleblowing Myanmar policeman sentenced to jail

Publication date April 30, 2018 | 8:18 pm

A Myanmar police officer who told a court his colleagues had tried to “entrap” two Reuters journalists has been handed a prison term, a police spokesman said on Monday.

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un (left) and South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in pose during a signing ceremony near the end of their historic summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on Sunday. AFP

North Korea promises to shut nuclear test site in May, invite US experts

Publication date April 29, 2018 | 8:22 pm

North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said on Sunday, as Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal in his summit with the secretive regi

President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France, trailed by first Lady Melania Trump and Brigitte Macron, walk to a tree planting on the South Lawn at the White House, in Washington, April 23, 2018. The tree, a gift from The Macrons, is a European Sessile Oak that comes from Belleau Woods, where more than 9,000 American Marines died in battle in June 1918 during World War I. Doug Mills/The New York Times

Macron to press Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal

Publication date April 24, 2018 | 4:25 pm

President Donald Trump will come under increasing pressure from visiting French and German leaders this week not to scrap the three-year-old nuclear agreement with Iran next month as U.S. and European negotiators make tentative progress toward a new deal to toughen the limits on Tehran.

South Korean soldiers tear down a battery of propaganda loudspeakers along the border with North Korea in Paju on June 16, 2004, following inter-Korean talks. AFP

South Korea halts border broadcasts ahead of Kim summit

Publication date April 23, 2018 | 8:16 pm

South Korea on Monday silenced its battery of giant loudspeakers that blast messages at the North’s border soldiers, in a conciliatory gesture before Friday’s historic inter-Korean summit.

Mike Pompeo, second left, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, heads to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 18, 2018. Pompeo, who has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Secretary of State, laid the groundwork for a planned meeting between the president and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea. Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Trump warns he may exit talks with North Korea

Publication date April 19, 2018 | 5:24 pm

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that he would scrap a planned summit meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, or even walk out of the session while it was underway, if his diplomatic overture was not heading toward success.

Trump pulls support of trade pact for 2nd time

Publication date April 18, 2018 | 2:37 pm

After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Donald Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, DC, on Monday. AFP

Defiant Trump warns missiles ‘will be coming’ over Syria attack

Publication date April 11, 2018 | 9:10 pm

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria, defying Russian warnings against a strike.

Tourists visit Angkor Wat, one of 1,073 wold heritage sites around the globe.

Will US withdrawal from UNESCO affect heritage sites?

Publication date April 11, 2018 | 11:35 am

Last fall the Trump administration announced it would withdraw from UNESCO, the cultural organization of the United Nations that is known to travelers for its list of World Heritage sites.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (second left) sings the party’s anthem after launching his coalition’s election manifesto ahead of the upcoming polls during a Barisan Nasional rally, in Kuala Lumpur, on Saturday. AFP

Malaysia to vote next month in closely fought general election

Publication date April 10, 2018 | 8:56 pm

Malaysians will go to the polls next month, officials announced on Tuesday, with the long-ruling and scandal-tainted ruling coalition facing one of its toughest ever challenges from veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 9, 2018. Zuckerberg tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings. Pete Marovich/The New York Times

Warming up for his grilling in suit, tie and hair shirt

Publication date April 10, 2018 | 6:16 pm

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, tried to get ahead of a week of intense scrutiny for him and his company by visiting several top lawmakers in Washington on Monday and reiterating how sorry he was for the social network’s failings.

Unidentified volunteers spray a man with water at a make-shift hospital following an alleged chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma on Saturday. AFP

Syria blames Israel for airbase strike as pressure builds over ‘chemical attack’

Publication date April 9, 2018 | 8:17 pm

Syria and Russia accused Israel on Monday of carrying out a deadly bombing raid on a Syrian military airport, as calls grew for international action over an alleged chemical attack on a rebel held-town.