Death toll rises to 35 as Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan

TOKYO — At least 35 people have died, and another 17 missing on Sunday as Typhoon Hagibis ripped through Japan, including the Tokyo metropolitan area, causing multiple rivers to overflow and blackouts in 376,000 houses. Meanwhile, according to information provided by rescuers and authorities, more than 100 people were injured across the country after Typhoon Hagibis, … Read More

Indonesia: 250 injured, 649 detained in Jakarta riots

JAKARTA, Indonesia — At least 250 people — including 209 protesters and 41 policemen — were injured during a protest-turned-riot in this Indonesian capital on late Monday, police said on Tuesday. According to police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo, the injured were being treated at nearby hospitals. Prasetyo said a total of 649 demonstrators were also detained following … Read More

6.4-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia

JAKARTA — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province earlier Sunday but there was no tsunami alert issued, the meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake struck at 2:53 a.m. Jakarta time Sunday (1953 GMT Saturday) with epicenter at 165 km northwest Maluku Tenggara Barat district and with the depth of 11 km under sea … Read More

Saudi king confirms ability to deal with oil attacks

RIYADH — Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz stressed Tuesday his country’s ability to handle the effects of “cowardly” attacks, which targeted two oil facilities of state-owned Aramco oil company. His remarks, in which he expressed his appreciation for the international condemnations, came during a Cabinet meeting on the drone attacks Saturday. These attacks “didn’t only target … Read More

UN chief condemns Afghanistan bomb attacks

WASHINGTON — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned two suicide attacks that killed scores Tuesday in Afghanistan. Guterres “expresses his deep sympathies to the families of the victims and to the government and people of Afghanistan,” said his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, in a statement. “The Secretary-General underscores that all Afghan citizens — whether voters, candidates or election-related … Read More

US expands anti-terror sanction powers

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump on Tuesday updated authorities to tighten anti-terror sanctions on US-designated terror groups. Trump’s executive order enlarges authorities “to expand and enhance the ability of the United States to sanction terrorists and those who finance them worldwide,” the White House said in announcing the new order. It “enhances our ability to … Read More