KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 -- Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the reversal of the United States position on Israel’s settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory is an absurdity amounting to legalising land grabs by neighbours of the country.
BEIRUT, Nov 19 -- Lebanese protesters blocked roads leading to the parliament in Beirut in an attempt to prevent lawmakers from attending a parliamentary session on Tuesday, Anadolu Agency reported.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 -- Pakistani former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who doctors said is seriously sick, was flown out of Pakistan for treatment abroad in an air ambulance on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting party leaders and officials.
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 19 -- A strike by disgruntled employees of South Africa's national flag carrier South African Airways (SAA) continued for a fifth day on Tuesday forcing domestic flights to remain grounded, Anadolu Agency reported.
NEW YORK, Nov 19 -- Months-long political protests and unrest are aggravating the food insecurity in Haiti, with 3.7 million people already at crisis level, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting a United Nations spokesman on Monday.
ANKARA, Nov 19 -- Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Nov 20, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting a statement issued by the ministry on Tuesday.
NEW DELHI, Nov 19 -- Faced with rising debts, government dues and increasing losses over the past several months, two of India's leading telecom service providers -- Airtel and Vodafone-Idea announced to hike tariffs with effect from December, Xinhua news agency reported.