Month: September 2019

Iran will soon release British-flagged tanker seized in strait of Hormuz

Iran says it will soon release a British-flagged tanker that its Revolutionary Guards seized more than two months ago, sparking a crisis in Gulf shipping.Maritime authorities in the Islamic republic told the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday that the Swedish-owned Stena Impero would imminently be released, confirming earlier remarks by the chief executive of…

Trump and Modi to appear together at Houston rally, courting Indian American voters

Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are due to pack into a Houston stadium on Sunday for a rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, joined by US President Donald Trump, in a rare mass show of support for a foreign leader on US soil.The event gives Modi, a nationalist facing international criticism over a recent crackdown in…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s time may be up as Israeli parties meet for coalition talks after deadlocked election

Israel was set for crucial discussions on Sunday on who should try to form the next government as last week’s deadlocked election threatened Benjamin Netanyahu’s long reign as prime minister.President Reuven Rivlin was to hold separate meetings with all the political parties voted into the latest parliament, to hear their recommendations on who should be…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s time may be up as Israeli parties meet for coalition talks after deadlocked election

Israel was set for crucial discussions on Sunday on who should try to form the next government as last week’s deadlocked election threatened Benjamin Netanyahu’s long reign as prime minister.President Reuven Rivlin was to hold separate meetings with all the political parties voted into the latest parliament, to hear their recommendations on who should be…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s time may be up as Israeli parties meet for coalition talks after deadlocked election

Israel was set for crucial discussions on Sunday on who should try to form the next government as last week’s deadlocked election threatened Benjamin Netanyahu’s long reign as prime minister.President Reuven Rivlin was to hold separate meetings with all the political parties voted into the latest parliament, to hear their recommendations on who should be…

‘Stay away’: Iran president’s warning as US sends more troops

President Hassan Rowhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran would proffer a peace plan, after arch-foe the United States ordered reinforcements to the tinderbox region.“Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region,” Rowhani said in a televised speech at an annual…

Amazon in flames: 110 football fields of land cleared every hour

The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet’s largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.The latest satellite data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows 131,600 fires burning since January within the country, where 60…

Amazon in flames: 110 football fields of land cleared every hour

The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet’s largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.The latest satellite data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) shows 131,600 fires burning since January within the country, where 60…