Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON:  “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did so — was elected president months before the cascading sexual harassment allegations that have been toppling […]

Quake kills 430 in Iranian border region rebuilt after

TEHRAN:  Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq, with nearly all the casualties occurring in an area rebuilt after their ruinous 1980s war. The magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Sunday at 9:48 pm Iran time, […]

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 145

BAGHDAD:  A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the region around the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 145 people, state media in the two countries said, as rescuers searched for dozens trapped under rubble. At least 141 people were killed in Iran, Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for Iran’s National Disaster Management Organization […]

Trump taunts Kim: ‘I would NEVER call him short and fat’

HANOI:  President Donald Trump is exchanging schoolyard taunts with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. In a response to North Korea calling Trump’s speech in South Korea “reckless remarks by an old lunatic,” Trump tweeted from Hanoi on Sunday morning: “Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me ‘old,’ when I would NEVER call him […]

India nun rape case: Bangladeshi man jailed for life

KOLKATA:  A court in eastern India has sentenced a Bangladeshi man to life in prison for raping an elderly nun in March 2015. The court in Kolkata (Calcutta) found Nazrul Islam guilty of rape and attempted murder. Five other men were jailed for 10 years for robbery during the assault in Ranaghat, West Bengal state. […]

Billionaire prince among dozens arrested in Saudi sweep

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia:  Saudi Arabia has arrested dozens of princes and former government ministers, including a well-known billionaire with extensive holdings in Western companies, as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, further cementing King Salman and his crown prince son’s control of the kingdom. A high-level employee at Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s Kingdom Holding Company […]