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British airlines cancel more Sharm el-Sheikh flights

AFP | Dec 24, 2015, 04.48 PM IST Highlights • British airlines have again delayed the resumption of regular flights to Sharm el-Sheikh.• The airlines first suspended flights after the crash of a Russian airliner in which all 224 people…..

Ukraine MPs approve tit-for-tat Russian trade embargo

KIEV: Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to give the government the right to impose a trade embargo against Russia, which said last week that it would suspend a free trade zone with Ukraine from Jan. 1. The law, supported by…..

Beijing tightens security as embassies warn of threats

AP | Dec 24, 2015, 03.06 PM IST BEIJING: Beijing police tightened security around a bar and shopping area popular with foreigners on Thursday as embassies issued warnings for their citizens to be on guard against possible threats against Westerners……

Russia won't stop bombing mission in Syria after ceasefire

AP | Dec 24, 2015, 02.26 PM IST In this Dec. 9, 2015 file photo made from video footage provided by the Russian defense ministry, a Russian Su… Read More MOSCOW: A top Russian diplomat says Moscow won’t stop its…..

Bangladesh police arrest 7 suspected Islamist militants

AP | Dec 24, 2015, 01.37 PM IST NEW DELHI: Police say security forces have arrested seven suspected members of a banned Islamist group blamed for attacks on foreigners and minority groups in Bangladesh. Police officer Monirul Islam says those…..

25 dead in Saudi hospital fire: Civil defence

AFP | Dec 24, 2015, 10.59 AM IST (Representative image) RIYADH: At least 25 people were killed and 107 injured in a fire at a hospital in southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday, the civil defence agency said.The blaze broke out…..

Syria ready to participate in Geneva peace talks: Foreign minister

Reuters | Dec 24, 2015, 11.24 AM IST BEIJING: Syria is ready to participate in peace talks in Geneva and hopes that the dialogue will be successful in helping the country form a national unity government, Syrian foreign minister Walid…..

Japan mum on missing freelance journalist in Syria

AP | Dec 24, 2015, 09.54 AM IST TOKYO: Japan isn’t commenting on a reported ransom demand for a Japanese freelance journalist who has been missing since summer in Syria.A government spokesman said Thursday that Japan is doing its utmost…..

'Christmas is dead' in Venezuela, and 2016 looks grim

CARACAS: “Christmas is dead,” says Elise Belisario, who, like many Venezuelans, can’t afford to hang decorations or make a traditional holiday meal this year. And 2016 augurs bleak times too in this staggering oil giant, where the new year looks…..

Airlines preparing for holiday crush: More flights, bigger planes

DALLAS: Airlines are shifting the timing of thousands of flights, even adding dozens of redeyes, as they try to avoid delays while hauling millions of passengers from now through the Christmas weekend. Success or failure could all depend on the…..