Seoul: N. Korea Has Large Chemical Weapons Stockpile

SEOUL, Feb 24 – North Korea has up to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons, South Korean experts said Friday, including the toxin used to assassinate its leader’s half-brother. Traces of VX — a nerve agent listed as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations – were detected on swabs from the

Once-wary Conservatives Unite Under Trump Banner

OXON HILL, Feb 24 – Donald Trump’s closest advisor on Thursday welcomed the US conservative movement’s emphatic embrace of the incoming president, hailing the birth of a new “economic nationalism” in America. ,” White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told grassroots conservatives at an annual confab near the US capital that there’s

N. Korea Lashes Ally China Over Coal Import Ban

SEOUL, Feb 24 – North Korea denounced its chief ally and diplomatic protector China for “dancing to the tune of the US” after it banned coal imports in apparent punishment for a missile launch. Beijing and Pyongyang have a relationship forged in the blood of the Korean War, but ties have begun

Seven Earth-like Planets Discovered Around Single Star

PARIS, Feb 23 – Researchers announced Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System. All seven roughly match the size and mass of our own planet and are almost certainly

Danish Man Faces Blasphemy Trial For Burning Quran

STOCKHOLM, Feb 23 – A Danish man who burned the Quran in a video posted on Facebook will face trial for blasphemy, public prosecutors said Wednesday, the country’s first such case in more than 40 years. “The prosecution considers the circumstances of burning holy books like the Bible and the Quran may

All Schools To Be Disabled-friendly By 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 23 – The education ministry has targeted that by 2020, schools nationwide be upgraded with facilities for the disabled, says minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid. Thus, he hoped more private companies would come forward to collaborate with the ministry in providing such facilities for students with special needs. “The ministry

Yangon Probes ‘Cover-up’ Of Rohingya Deaths

YANGON, Feb 22 – Myanmar’s army-controlled home ministry is investigating a cover-up by the border force of the deaths in custody of two Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, according to a police report reviewed by Reuters and interviews with senior security officials. The internal document is the first official admission of serious wrongdoing

Malaysian Ambassador To North Korea Arrives At KLIA

SEPANG, Feb 22 – The Malaysian Ambassador to North Korea Mohamad Nizan Mohamad, who was called back to Kuala Lumpur last Monday for “consultations” arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA) here today. He arrived on a Malaysia Airlines flight MH0361 from Beijing which touched down at 9.37am, but managed to avoid

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