Trump sends Ramadan 2019 greetings

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(Washington) - US President Donald Trump and his wife greeted Muslims on the eve of Ramadan. In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said: “I send my warmest greetings to all Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan.” He said…

Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Tiger Woods

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(Washington) - Tiger Woods, fresh off his epic comeback victory in the Masters, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump at the White House. Presenting the golfing great with the nation´s highest honor, Trump…

41 dead in Russian plane blaze disaster

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(Moscow) - Forty-one people including at least two children have died after a Russian passenger plane made an emergency landing and erupted in a huge ball of fire and black smoke at Moscow´s busiest airport on Sunday, investigators said. Dramatic…

Japan's emperor performs main abdication ceremony

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(Tokyo) - Outgoing Japanese emperor Akihito performed the main ritual to hand over the Chrysanthemum Throne to his son Naruhito -- Japan´s first abdication in more than two centuries. Akihito technically remains emperor until the stroke…

First Forum for Gulf Inventors opens

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(Dubai) - Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, has underlined the importance of fostering an innovation-friendly environment combining financial incentives, social norms and know how to ensure smooth transition to an innovation-based…

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned

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(Bangkok) - Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned with a golden-tiered headpiece, the highlight of an elaborate three-day coronation ceremony two years after he ascended the throne. The 66-year-old monarch, known as Rama X and dressed…