Home / Cosmopolitan


  • JEJU: The Navy honor guard performing at a ceremony on the occasion of the National Liberation Day.

Afghan forces claim killing dozens of Taliban


KABUL: Afghan forces claimed yesterday that they have killed dozens of Taliban insurgents – including a top commander of the dreaded Haqqani network – in an operation in central Maidan Wardak province of the country. The operation was conducted in Nerkh district of Wardak by Afghan Special Forces, Khamaa Press …

Read More »

Nepal votes in historic polls


KATHMANDU: Nepal on Sunday votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country, which has cycled through 10 leaders in the last 11 years. The elections are the first under a new post-war constitution that paved the …

Read More »

Emmerson Mnangagwa new president of Zimbabwe

HARARE: Emmerson Mnangagwa was sworn in yesterday at the national sports stadium in Harare as the second president of Zimbabwe since the country’s independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, the former vice president fired by ex-president Robert Mugabe, took to the stage wearing a dark suit, red tie …

Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader ‘new Hitler’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East” in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals. The Sunni Muslim kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Shi’ite Iran back …

Read More »

Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit


RANGOON: Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world’s most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the “ethnic cleansing” of Muslim Rohingya people. He will also visit Bangladesh to where more than 600,000 people have fled from what Amnesty International called …

Read More »

Indian train derails killing three

NEW DELHI: Thirteen coaches of an express train derailed in northern India yesterday throwing sleeping passengers from their seats in a new disaster that left three dead and nine injured. The Vasco Da Gama Express flipped off the tracks in thick fog soon after leaving Manikpur station in Uttar Pradesh …

Read More »

One killed in Mumbai building collapse

MUMBAI: Part of a four-storey building collapsed in the suburbs of the Indian city of Mumbai yesterday, killing at least one person and trapping more than a dozen, police said, the latest in a string of collapses in the financial hub.“We have rescued six people and recovered one dead body,” …

Read More »

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign deal over Rohingya repatriation


DHAKA: Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a deal yesterday paving the way for the possible repatriation of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Rakhine state, officials said, as global pressure mounts over the refugee crisis. More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, running from a Myanmar military …

Read More »