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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Qatar Airways withdraws plan to buy American Airlines stake

Qatar Airways says it has lost interest in buying a 10-percent equity stake in American Airlines after reviewing the investment, a move that might be rooted in the ongoing political rift between Doha and Washington’s regional allies. “Further review of the proposed financial investment, taking into account the latest public ...

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Israel completes new stretch of apartheid wall in WB

Israel says it has completed the construction of part of its controversial separation wall near the Palestinian city of al-Khalil (Hebron) in the southern West Bank. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Israeli Ministry of Military Affairs announced that it had “installed the final concrete walls, completing a 42-kilometer ...

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Iran says won’t be silent on US breach of nuclear deal

Iran has condemned fresh sanctions imposed by the US on the Islamic Republic, stressing that Tehran will not stand silent in the face of Washington’s violation of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed into law the bill that targets Iran with new bans over its national ...

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7 dead, 27 missing in Vietnam floods

Flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed seven people and left 27 others missing in northern Vietnam, an official said Thursday. Disaster official Luong Tuan Anh said two people died and 13 are missing in the worst-hit province of Yen Bai. Some 900 government personnel have been mobilized to ...

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EU says Iran deal sound, all parties stick to terms

The European Union, which supervises the implementation of the landmark July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, says all parties to the agreement remain committed to its implementation. Catherine Ray, a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said on Thursday that the EU was on the ...

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Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko announces his retirement

BERLIN  – Ukraine’s former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday to scupper any hopes of a November rematch against Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Hamburg-based Klitschko, 41, hangs up his gloves as one of the all-time greats of the ring after a nine-and-a-half year reign as ...

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New US-led raids leave 17 civilians dead across Syria

More than a dozen civilians have been killed and many more injured when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group carried out separate aerial attacks in Syria’s militant-held northern province of Raqqah as well as eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ...

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