WORLD News List

White House sought military options against Iran last year: report

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- The White House National Security Council (NSC) last year asked United States (US) Department of Defence to provide military options to strike Iran, according to a US media report on Sunday.

Divers find cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air plane

The CVR was found about 50 metres away from where the flight data recorder (FDR) was recovered on Nov 1.

Cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet retrieved in waters off western Indonesia

JAKARTA, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- Divers on Monday recovered a cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air plane that plunged into waters off western Indonesia on Oct 29, 2018, killing all 189 people on board, spokesman of Indonesian Transport Ministry, Hengky Angkasawan told Xinhua news agency over the phone.

New elephant camp set to open in Myanmar's central region

YANGON, Jan 14 (Bernama) -- A new elephant camp will be opened in Myanmar's Magway region next month as a wildlife-based tourist destination and a wildlife conservation center, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Monday.

Palestinian man succumbs to wounds in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Jan 14 (Bernama) --  A Palestinian man on Sunday succumbed to wounds he sustained from Israeli army gunfire during demonstrations near the Gaza Strip’s eastern border, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the Palestinian Health Ministry. 

11 militants killed in Afghanistan in separate incidents

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- At least 11 Taliban militants have been killed and three others wounded in two southern Afghan provinces, China's Xinhua News Agency reported authorities as saying on Saturday.

Saudi teenager to arrive in Canada as Trudeau confirms asylum is granted

TORONTO, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- The Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel is on her way to Canada after her asylum request made through the United Nations has been granted.