UN report slams Myanmar army

Publication date 19 September 2018 | 12:17 | ICT

Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday in the final version of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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  • Merkel government ‘undecided’ over fate of spy chief

    Publication date 19 September 2018 | 11:41 | ICT

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government was to decide Tuesday whether to fire the domestic spy chief as an explosive row over immigration and the far-right once more rocks her coalition.

  • Syria shot down Russia plane

    Publication date 19 September 2018 | 11:18 | ICT

    Syria accidentally downed a Russian military aircraft with a crew of 15 onboard when its air defences went into action against an alleged Israeli missile strike, the Russian army said Tuesday.

  • Moon landing: Leaders of the two Koreas commence talks

    Publication date 19 September 2018 | 10:48 | ICT

    South Korea’s president and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove together through the streets of Pyongyang Tuesday past thousands of cheering citizens before opening a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between his hosts and the United States.

  • Mangkhut aftermath: Philippines toll climbs

    Publication date 19 September 2018 | 10:48 | ICT

    Hundreds of Philippine rescuers used shovels and their bare hands Tuesday to sift through a massive landslide, with dozens feared dead in the region worst-hit by Typhoon Mangkhut as the storm’s toll climbed to 74.

  • Myanmar jailbreakers may cross to Thailand

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 15:35 | ICT

    More than 30 inmates on the run after a Myanmar jailbreak are likely to try to cross into Thailand, an official said on Monday, a day after they hijacked a garbage truck and ploughed through the prison gates to make their escape.

  • South Korea’s Moon to prioritise denuclearisation talks

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 13:11 | ICT

    Denuclearisation will be high on the agenda for this week’s inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday.

  • Residents of Hong Kong battle debris in typhoon’s aftermath

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 11:57 | ICT

    Hong Kong commuters clambered over fallen trees and piles of debris Monday in a battle to get to work, as the workaholic city strove to get back to business after a devastating typhoon.

  • Japan sends submarine to disputed S China Sea

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 11:56 | ICT

    Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the South China Sea, a newspaper said Monday, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waters.

  • Trump’s SCOTUS pick set to testify

    Publication date 18 September 2018 | 11:55 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump’s conservative Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, struck back on Monday at an allegation that he committed sexual assault as a teenager, saying he was ready to defend his “integrity” before the Senate.

  • South Korea’s Moon to continue nuclear talks with Pyongyang

    Publication date 17 September 2018 | 11:46 | ICT

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.