Singapore charges two for supplying luxury goods to N Korea

A Singapore court charged a citizen and a North Korean man with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea, the Straits Times newspaper said on Thursday, the latest example of...

  Asia / South Asia

Singapore charges two for supplying luxury goods to N Korea

A Singapore court charged a citizen and a North Korean man with supplying prohibited luxury items to North Korea, the Straits Times newspaper said on Thursday, the latest example of sanctions breaches in the city state. Chong Hock Yen, 58, and the North Korean Li Hyin, 30, were charged for infringing UN sanctions regulations that bar the supply, directly or...

Indian minister MJ Akbar resigns

India's Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has resigned from office amid sexual harassment allegations raised by his former colleagues. The editor-turned-politician was accused of sexual harassment by his former colleagues during his stint as editor of The Asian Age, reports NDTV. "Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity,...

  Americas

Venezuela arrests three over attack on Maduro

Venezuela's Communication and Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez has announced new arrests in connection with the failed assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro in August last. Oswaldo Castillo alias "El Capi," Wilder Vasquez alias "Capo," and retired air force lieutenant colonel Rafael Diaz were arrested, Rodriguez said on Wednesday. With these arrests, "the mastermind behind the...

  Europe

  Europe

Turkey to search Saudi consulate Monday

Turkish officials investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi...

  Africa

DR Congo inks deal for massive power project

The Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a $14 billion (£10 billion) deal for what is billed as the world's largest hydro-electric project with a consortium of Chinese and Spanish companies. The Inga 3 Dam will generate 11,000 megawatts of electricity when complete but progress has stalled for decades. This is not the final green light to build the mega...

Double suicide bombings in Somalia kill 16

At least 16 people have been killed and 50 others wounded after two suicide bombers attacked a restaurant and a hotel in the town of Baidoa in Somalia, police and witnesses said. A man wearing an explosive device walked into Beder restaurant on Friday and blew himself up, killing multiple people and wounding others, police officer Mahad Mohamed told the...