Three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs, UN says

Publication date 19 July 2018 | 15:39 | ICT

Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 – a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN’s HIV/AIDS agency said on Wednesday.

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  • ‘Shameful’: Lawmakers in US blast Trump over Putin summit

    Publication date 18 July 2018 | 15:18 | ICT

    Donald Trump returned late on Monday from his European tour to face ire in Washington, where US intelligence officials and senior Republicans were denouncing the president

  • Hong Kong cops seek ban on independence party

    Publication date 18 July 2018 | 14:51 | ICT

    Police in Hong Kong sought to ban a political party which promotes independence for the city Tuesday citing it as a potential national security threat as Beijing ups pressure on challenges to its territorial sovereignty.

  • NK’s Kim chides officials during ‘field guidance’ visits

    Publication date 18 July 2018 | 14:51 | ICT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang’s desire to focus on economic development.

  • Summit to test Trump, Putin ties

    Publication date 17 July 2018 | 16:25 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump headed into a summit with Vladimir Putin on Monday, determined to overcome diplomatic tensions and forge a personal bond with the Kremlin chief.

  • Putin summit: Trump-Russia ties are under US investigation

    Publication date 16 July 2018 | 14:45 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump’s summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin caps decades of efforts by the property tycoon to establish top-level relations in Moscow.

  • Arrests after India mob lynching over rumours

    Publication date 16 July 2018 | 14:41 | ICT

    Indian police said on Sunday that they have arrested 25 people after a man was killed by a mob in the country’s latest lynching over the suspicion of child kidnapping sparked by rumours on WhatsApp.

  • World nears a climate pact

    Publication date 13 July 2018 | 14:40 | ICT

    (The Strait times/ANN): The world is on track to agree to the rules of a sweeping deal that aim to put the brakes on climate change, the UN’s climate chief said yesterday.

  • NATO grappling over key policies in the shadow of spat with Trump

    Publication date 13 July 2018 | 14:38 | ICT

    NATO leaders will seek to dampen a febrile atmosphere as their summit wraps up Thursday with talks on Afghanistan and Ukraine, after US President Donald Trump stung allies with a shock demand to double defence spending.

  • Water level surged as rescue almost ended in a disaster

    Publication date 13 July 2018 | 14:34 | ICT

    The water pumps failed, and Commander Chaiyananta Peeranarong heard shouts of alarm as the final stage of an unprecedented operation to rescue 12 Thai boys and their coach from a flooded cave almost tipped into disaster.

  • Theresa May clinging to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

    Publication date 11 July 2018 | 15:19 | ICT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired a meeting of her new-look cabinet on Tuesday as she clings to power following the resignation of her foreign and Brexit ministers in protest at her strategy for leaving the European Union.