• Afghan police chief killed at US security meeting

      Oct 18, 2018 | 12:22 pm

      KANDAHAR: A powerful Afghan police chief and a journalist were among at least three people killed on Thursday when a gunman opened fire on a high-level security meeting attended by top US commander General Scott Miller, officials said.

    • Trump threatens to send military against immigrant 'onslaught'

      Oct 18, 2018 | 10:45 am

      WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections.

    • Estranged brother of Suu Kyi bids to sell lakeside home

      Oct 18, 2018 | 09:31 am

      YANGON: The estranged brother of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday he is making a new bid to sell the lakeside house where the democracy activist-turned-politician spent 15 years under house arrest.

    • Singapore needs wow factor to grow tourism

      Oct 18, 2018 | 09:26 am

      SINGAPORE: To woo and wow visitors, Singapore needs to go bigger and be more creative in order to grow its tourism sector and make it stand out from the competition, said tourism experts who weighed in on the Government’s plans to reshape and rejuvenate two of its key tourism attractions: Sentosa and Orchard Road.

    • Turkish newspaper accuses Saudi official over missing journalist

      Oct 18, 2018 | 08:45 am

      ISTANBUL: A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Thursday pointed a finger at a Saudi security official close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh's ally Washington kept up its cautious stance.

    • Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border over migrant 'onslaught'

      Oct 18, 2018 | 08:45 am

      WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to send the military to close its southern border if Mexico fails to stem the "onslaught" of migrants from Central America, in a series of tweets that blamed opposition Democrats.