World

Singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

WASHINGTON: Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Nawar Sharif chairs joint parliament session

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a joint session of parliament today as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.

Doubt over Nawaz Sharif's appearance in Pakistan's parliament

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

ISLAMABAD: Doubts were raised about Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance in parliament today, as a deepening crisis over mass protests demanding his resignation prompted fears of an army intervention.

Kremlins adviser says military strategy to reflect Ukraine crisis

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

MOSCOW: A top Kremlin security adviser said threats to Russia from the situation in Ukraine and NATO enlargement in eastern Europe would be key factors as Moscow reviews its military strategy.

Uruguay denies cold feet on taking Guantanamo detainees

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay denied Monday that it had delayed taking in six detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, saying no date for the transfer had been set yet.

Amnesty condemns IS ‘ethnic-cleansing’ in Iraq

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

BAGHDAD: Amnesty International has accused Islamic State jihadists of “systematic ethnic cleansing” and mass killings of minorities in northern Iraq, in a report published today.

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

Tuesday, 2 September 2014.

TOKYO: The governor of disaster-struck Fukushima agreed Monday to accept the “temporary” storage of nuclear waste from the Japanese accident, paving the way for an end to a years-long standoff.

Spain orders custody for parents of ill UK boy

Monday, 1 September 2014.

LONDON: The grandmother of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor accused U.K. authorities on Monday of cruelty for seeking an arrest warrant and pursuing the family abroad after his parents removed him from a British hospital against medical advice.

Nigeria records another Ebola case in oil city, 16 cases in total

Monday, 1 September 2014.

ABUJA: Nigeria has a third confirmed case of Ebola disease in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, bringing the country’s total confirmed infections to 16, with around 200 people under surveillance, the health minister said on Monday.

Erdogan makes first visit abroad as Turkish president

Monday, 1 September 2014.

NICOSIA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday visited the breakaway statelet of northern Cyprus, in his first trip abroad since his inauguration as head of state last week.