• Images

    Assad close to retaking Ghouta as rebels quit

    Reuters . Beirut | Updated at 12:25am on March 23, 2018

    The Syrian government appeared close to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed from one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns and insurgents prepared to surrender another on Thursday...

  • Images

    Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

    Reuters | Updated at 01:46pm on March 22, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the...

  • Images

    Zuckerberg apologises for FB mistakes with user data

    Reuters . San Francisco | Updated at 12:05am on March 23, 2018

    Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg apologised on Wednesday for mistakes his company made in how it handled data belonging to 50 million of its users, and promised tougher steps to restrict developers’ access to such information...

  • Images

    At least 17 killed in Thai bus crash

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:20am on March 22, 2018

    At least 17 people were killed and dozens of others wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into...

  • Images

    Pressure mounts on Putin over spy poisoning scandal

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:25am on March 22, 2018

    International pressure mounted on Russia's Vladimir Putin over the the Cold-War style poisoning of a spy on British soil, as an ugly war of words...

  • Images

    Trump to announce China trade sanctions on Thursday

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:45am on March 22, 2018

    President Donald Trump is poised to unveil sanctions against China Thursday for the ‘theft’ of US intellectual property, a White House official said, teeing up...

  • Images

    Political clout of FB exaggerated: academic

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on March 22, 2018

    The consultancy at the centre of a storm over Facebook data greatly exaggerated its role in Donald Trump’s 2016 US presidential victory and would not have been able to sway an election result, the academic who provided the data said...

  • Images

    Trump praises US military sales to Saudi as he welcomes crown prince

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:05am on March 22, 2018

    US president Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and credited US defence sales to the Saudis with boosting American jobs, even as Riyadh’s involvement in Yemen’s civil war faced criticism...