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US carrier Ronald Reagan navigates South China Sea as North Korea tensions mount

An F/A-18 Super Hornet takes off the USS Ronald Reagan in the South China Sea. (Source: Reuters) Related News As the commanders of the largest US warship in Asia seek to maintain operational readiness amid protracted tensions over North Korea, they find themselves keeping one eye on China, too. On Saturday, as F-18 Super Hornet jet fighters roared from the […]

Hurricane Maria stresses Puerto Rico’s already weak health system

Hurricane Maria stresses Puerto Rico’s already weak health system

A man stands inside of a destroyed supermarket by Hurricane Maria in Salinas, Puerto Rico. (Source: Reuters) Related News Martin Lopez was shot in the hand last Saturday by two thieves who made off with his precious cans of gas in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. He was rushed to Centro Medico, a trauma centre in the Puerto Rican capital […]

Kurd referendum: Iran bans crude transportation from Iraq’s Kurdistan

A man waves the Kurdish flag in the streets of Irbil after polling stations closed on Monday. (Photo: AP) Related News Iran has banned the transportation of crude oil products to and from Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the authorities said on Saturday. With reference to recent developments in the region, the international and local transportation companies are banned from loading crude […]

Rex Tillerson says US has direct channels to talk to North Korea

Rex Tillerson says US has direct channels to talk to North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Related News US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson acknowledged on Saturday that the United State is maintaining direct channels of communications with North Korea even as tensions rise over the North’s nuclear and missile programs and the countries’ leaders spar through bellicose name-calling. Tillerson said the US was probing North Korea’s willingness to talk, […]

Hafiz Saeed sues Pak foreign minister for calling him ‘US darling’

Jamaat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed Top News Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has slapped a Rs 10 crore defamation notice on Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for calling him the “darling of the United States”. Asif, while speaking at the Asia Society forum in New York on Tuesday, acknowledged that Saeed, the Haqqanis and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are “liabilities” […]