13 people missing after helicopter crashes

13 people missing after helicopter crashes
CARACAS, Jan. 3 :(Xinhua) -- A Venezuelan military helicopter crashed on Dec. 30 as it was flying between Puerto Ayacucho and La Esmeralda in the state of Amazonas, the local governor confirmed Monday. In a telephone interview with Union Radio, Liborio Guarulla said "the helicopter is in La Esmeralda and it is presumed it could have crash...

Qatar airways partners with the white company

Qatar airways partners with the white company
DOHA, Qatar / Qatar Airways has launched a new partnership with The White Company to provide exclusively-designed sleepwear to First and Business Class passengers travelling across the airline’s global network. In line with Qatar Airways’ commitment to provide a world-leading premium service, the newly-designed sleeper suits are bespoke for First...

Syria to halt all military operations from midnight: army

Syria to halt all military operations from midnight: army
DAMASCUS, Dec 29, 2016 (AFP) - Syria's army said Thursday it would halt all military operations from midnight after Russia announced rebels and the regime had signed a ceasefire agreement. "The general command of the armed forces announces a complete halt to all hostilities on Syrian territory from the zero hour of December 30th," it said in a sta...

Turkish army hits 158 IS targets in northern Syria

Turkish army hits 158 IS targets in northern Syria
ANKARA, Dec. 27 :(Xinhua) - Turkish army hit 158 targets of Islamic State (IS) terrorists and neutralized 13 IS terrorists in the Al-Bab area of Northern Syria, Turkish General Staff stated on Tuesday. Turkey's military often uses the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question were captured, heavily wounded or killed.Ankara has criticiz...

Bus accident kills 14 on Christmas Eve

Bus accident kills 14 on Christmas Eve
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 24 : Fourteen people including the driver were killed and 16 others injured when a bus plunged off a cliff early Saturday in southern Malaysia, the state news agency Bernama reported. The death toll rose to 14 from the initially reported 13, after an injured passenger died upon arrival at the hospital, a spokesman of th...

Trump officially secures title of U.S. President-elect amid protest, turmoil

Trump officially secures title of U.S. President-elect amid protest, turmoil
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 : (Xinhua) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday officially won the Electoral College vote, securing his future four-year presidency amid protest and turmoil fuelled by U.S. intelligence agencies' consensus about Russia's alleged election meddling. "The official votes cast by the Electoral College exceeded the 270 requir...

14 people died in traffic accident

14 people died in traffic accident
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Dec 18: — An Afghan official says that at least 14 Afghans have been killed after a civilian bus hit a fuel tanker on the main highway in western Afghanistan. Mohammad Naser Mehri, spokesman for the provincial governor in Farah province, said Sunday that more than 40 others were wounded in the accident. The bus was on its...

Some 1,300 children recruited by armed forces, groups in 2016, UNICEF says

Some 1,300 children recruited by armed forces, groups in 2016, UNICEF says
UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 16 : (Xinhua) -- The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday that some 1,300 children were recruited by armed forces and armed groups in 2016, bringing the total number of children used in conflict since 2013 to more than 17,000. The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and SPLA in Opposition have both signed agreements with...