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NATO calls on Russia, Syria to halt Idlib offensive

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 (Agencies): NATO's secretary-general called on Russia and Syria on Friday to halt the offensive in Idlib and said, after a meeting of the alliance's ambassadors that NATO stood in solidarity with Turkey."We call on Russia and the Syria regime to stop the attacks, to stop the indiscriminate...

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KL turmoil deepens with Mahathir fate in doubt

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 (Reuters): Uncertainty grew over the political fate of Malaysia's 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad on Friday after the royal palace rejected a plan for selecting a new prime minister announced by the man who has dominated the country for decades.Mahathir's party dropped him as its candidate for the...

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US troops in S Arabia facing Iran’s ‘real regional conflict’

RIYADH, Feb 28 (Arab News): US officers deployed at a base in Saudi Arabia have spoken about the new threat posed from Iran to the Kingdom and the region as a whole.About 2,500 troops are now based at the Prince Sultan Air Base after the US decided to return a...

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News in Brief-(29-02-2020)

Pope ill for second day, postpones audiences but workingVATICAN CITY, Feb 28: Pope Francis is still "slightly unwell" and has postponed all official audiences for Friday but is working from his residence. In a statement, the Vatican did not specify what the 83-year-old pope was suffering from. At his general...

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