Myanmar Military Plane Carrying More Than 100 People Goes Missing

A Myanmar military plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew went missing Wednesday, according to news reports citing military officials. A statement on the Facebook page of Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing said the plane left the coastal town of Myeik at 1:06 p.m. local time, bound for Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, The Associated […]

Christopher Wray was named by Trump as new FBI director

President Donald Trump says he’ll nominate a former Justice Department official as FBI director. Trump’s tweets that his choice — lawyer Christopher Wray — is “a man of impeccable credentials.” There’s no more information in the two-sentence tweet that ends, “Details to follow.” Wray emerged from a list of former prosecutors, politicians and law enforcement […]

Man opens fire in Iranian parliament, injures guard

A man opened fire in the Iranian parliament on Wednesday and injured a guard, a witness said. The semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that a guard was hit in the leg, and two members of the public were also injured. The identity and the motivation of the assailant was still unclear, Tasnim said. The witness […]

Kuwaiti Emir returns home after Qatar crisis talks in Riyadh

Kuwait’s Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, arrived home after a short visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday during which he held talks with the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz on ways to defuse an escalating crisis between Arab countries and Qatar. No details were given on the talks. Saudi Arabia, […]

Trump sides with Saudis, other Arab nations against Qatar

President Donald Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups. Trump, in a series of early-morning tweets, sought to cast the rift between Qatar and its neighbors as a victory for […]

Security dominates UK campaign after London attack

By Estelle Shirbon and Kate Holton LONDON- Two days from a national election, Britain’s ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party battled to defend their records on security after an Islamist attack that killed seven people in London upended the campaign. After police named two of the attackers and revealed that one was previously known to […]

Norway ‘regrets’ deportation of Saudi activist from Qatar. GCHR condemns move

Norway says it “regrets” Qatar’s expulsion of a Saudi Arabian human rights activist on his way to claim refugee status in the Nordic nation. Mohammed al-Otaibi, 49, fled to neighbouring Qatar in March facing trial in a Saudi anti-terrorism court over his human rights work, the Gulf Center for Human Rights said Monday. “It’s regrettable […]

Trump attacks ‘fake news’ following Kushner reports

By Doina Chiacu and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as “fake news” on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Shortly after Trump’s remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security […]