Bush twins write heartfelt letter to Obama sisters.

HOUSTON: In a heartwarming open letter to Sasha and Malia Obama, former first daughters Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager shared a bit of advice to the girls as they join “another rarified club, one of former First Children”. “We have wa ...

88 dead in Turkish raids on IS-held Syria town: Monitor.

BEIRUT: At least 88 civilians have been killed in 24 hours of Turkish air strikes on an Islamic State group bastion in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Friday. A barrage of raids hit Al-Bab on Thursday, killing 72 civilians including 21 children, a ...

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe meets Donald Trump.

Abe, who became the first world leader to meet with Trump since his election, was seeking reassurances over the future of US-Japan security and trade relations. He described the meeting as “really, really cordial” but offered few details of th ...

Apple is exploring making iPhones in the US: Report.

Apple has asked its primary manufacturing partners, Foxconn and Pegatron, to explore making iPhones in the US, Nikkei reported on Thursday. Foxconn has worked on a plan, according to the report, but Pegatron has not, saying that it would be too expensive. ...

What can Trump do to your U.S. dreams?.

The H-1B visa cap, currently 65,000 a year, is unlikely to be raised under a Trump administration “I am totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney… I wi ...

Jubilation at Trump event, Hillary supporters stunned.

Winning crucial States, tycoon looks all set to be next President. The election should have been called and the fireworks should have begun by now, as it is nearing midnight on the east coast. Barack Obama was declared winner at 11 pm in 2012. But the nig ...

South Korean President Park Geun-hye on political scandal.

In an extraordinary display of abject apology during a moment of supreme crisis, South Korean President Park Geun-hye took sole blame Friday for a “heartbreaking” scandal amid rising suspicion that she allowed a mysterious confidante to manipu ...

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban.

UNITED NATIONS, United States: A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world’s nuclear powers. A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Me ...

I’ll accept elections if I win, says Trump.

Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions ...

Four shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large.

Four male suspects wearing dark hoodies and jeans were seen running away from the area. Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said ...

Three days of national mourning in Haiti.

Matthew, meanwhile, lost its hurricane status, subsiding to a “post-tropical cyclone” after cutting a swath from Florida to South Carolina. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas and one shattered by a 2010 earthquake and ravaged by a chol ...

Hillary accuses Trump of violating Cuba embargo in 1990s.

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway all-but acknowledged that his company violated the embargo. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Thursday accused Donald Trump of breaking the law by violating the US trade embargo with Cuba, after a report emerged a ...

Russia vows to continue Syria strikes.

Rejects U.S. warning, says Washington failed to deliver on the promises it made. Russia on Thursday said it would press on with a bombing campaign in Syria, ignoring US threats, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from the war-ravaged ci ...

Protesters out in Charlotte for 3rd night but stay peaceful.

Protests remained peaceful in the hours after night fell and a midnight curfew imposed by the mayor aimed to add a firm stopping point for the demonstrations. Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of ...

French court suspends burkini ban.

The court in Nice concluded on Thursday the Riviera city’s decree is illegal because there were no proven risks of disruption to public order. French court has overturned a ban on “burkinis” in Nice, the last of a series of similar deci ...