Royal biographer believes Meghan Markle found like in the royal family ‘immensely frustrating’

A past biographer who worked closely with the late Princess Diana has come out in support of Meghan Markle and has dubbed her time in the royal family to be ‘immensely frustrating’. Morton is best known for his autobiography, Diana: Her True Story and with his expertise into the life of the beloved royal, he has come […]

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Afghan council frees Taliban prisoners to set up peace talks

A traditional Afghan council concluded on Sunday with hundreds of delegates agreeing to free 400 Taliban members, paving the way for an early start to negotiations between Afghanistan’s warring sides. The declaration read out in both of Afghanistan’s official languages of Pashto and Farsi calls for an immediate start to negotiations and cease fire. The […]

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Shots, tear gas fired as protests against Beirut blast grow

BEIRUT: Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut on Saturday and shots were heard as protests over this week’s devastating explosion grew. Dozens of protesters broke into the foreign ministry where they burnt a framed portrait of President Michel Aoun, representative of […]

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‘Your time is up’: Thousands protest against Netanyahu over handling of Covid-19 and alleged corruption

Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. “Your time is up”, read the giant letters projected on to a building at the protest site, as demonstrators waved Israeli flags and called on Netanyahu to resign […]

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Imran thanks Mahathir for speech on held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Amid an ongoing debate in the country over lack of support by Muslim countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the Kashmir cause, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed his gratitude to former prime minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad for speaking in support of the people of India-held Kashmir. […]

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Investigators find ‘black boxes’ of crashed Indian airliner

KOZHIKODE: Investigators have recovered the “black box” flight recorders from an Air India Express plane that crashed in southern India killing at least 18 people, the aviation minister said on Saturday. The plane carrying 190 people crash-landed during bad weather on Friday night and tore into two, injuring scores of passengers. The Boeing 737, on a special […]

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China-US ties plunge further over Hong Kong sanctions

HONG KONG: China on Saturday slammed the United States for imposing “barbarous” sanctions in response to Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong, capping a dramatic week of deteriorating relations between the world’s two biggest economies. In the toughest US action on Hong Kong since China imposed a sweeping new security law on the territory, Washington on […]

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US report explores options for Pakistan-India talks

WASHINGTON: The Indian government’s insistence on Kashmir being a purely domestic issue is “a fiction maintained only by a large security presence”, says a report released by the US Institute of Peace. The report by the Washington-based think tank, which is funded by the US Congress, argues that New Delhi’s claim will “be sorely tested by the […]

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New Zealand’s Ardern kicks off election campaign riding high in opinion polls

AUCKLAND: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kicked off her Labour Party’s election campaign Saturday riding high in the opinion polls after a successful response to the coronavirus outbreak. Ardern’s popularity as preferred prime minister — often referred to as “Jacindamania” — topped 60% in the latest surveys following her leadership through the Christchurch mosque […]

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Michelle Obama reassures she is ‘doing just fine’ after admitting she was ‘depressed’

Former first lady of the United States and one of the most influential female public figures around the world, Michella Obama has come forth to detail her state of mental health. Turing to her Instagram with a monochrome shot of herself, Obama clarified an earlier statement that she made during the second episode of The […]

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