France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

France warned its citizens in several Muslim-majority countries to take extra security precautions on Tuesday as anger surged over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the head of Russia’s Chechnya region said Paris was pushing people towards terrorism. In Bangladesh, thousands of protesters marched through the capital, with some stamping on a poster of French… Read More France urges its citizens to be cautious as anger surges in Muslim nations over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan asked his compatriots to stop buying French goods on Monday in the latest expression of anger in the Muslim world over images being displayed in France of the Prophet Mohammad, which some Muslims consider blasphemous. In Bangladesh on Monday, protesters held placards with a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron and… Read More Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan urges boycott of French goods as Muslim nations outraged over cartoon row

U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

The United States on Sunday said a new humanitarian ceasefire will take effect on Monday in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, even as fresh fighting erupted between the two sides who blame each other for the failure of previous truces. The ceasefire is due to take effect at 8… Read More U.S. announces new ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejected on Sunday a request by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin for him to declare a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus crisis, saying that he did not see the need. The king’s rejection is a major setback for Muhyiddin, who is facing a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar… Read More Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah rejects emergency rule request by PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Philippines

Nearly 9,000 people fled their homes in the Philippines as Typhoon Molave made landfall while traversing provinces on the southern part of the main Luzon island on Sunday, bringing heavy rain and strong winds, officials said. The disaster monitoring agency said it had received reports of damaged roads and bridges, flooding and landslide incidents in… Read More Thousands flee homes as Typhoon Molave makes landfall in Philippines

Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Malaysia’s rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to impose a state of emergency amid a political crisis in the Southeast Asian nation. Muhyiddin on Friday asked the king to impose emergency rule that would include suspending parliament, the sources with direct knowledge of… Read More Malaysian rulers meet to discuss emergency proposal of PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said. The charismatic leader of Samsung Group and the country’s richest person, grew it into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate. But he was also… Read More Samsung Group leader Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed as Patriarch of Jerusalem

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Vatican’s apostolic administrator in the Holy Land, has been named as the new Patriarch of Jerusalem by Pope Francis. Pizzaballa, 55, a Franciscan friar, has served as the acting Patriarch for four years and has steered the diocese through a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, when the churches at the… Read More Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed as Patriarch of Jerusalem