13 August 2020, Thursday | 10:29am

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UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UNITED NATIONS, United States: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned the military escalation near Tripoli and called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Libya.

Thai man arrested after rape and murder of German tourist

Tourists on a beach at the island of Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province September 19, 2014. — Reuters pic

Gunshots, tear gas fired at Sudan protest site

Riot police fire tear gas to disperse Sudanese demonstrators during a protest demanding Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to step down in Khartoum, Sudan April 6, 2019. — Reuters pic

Korean Air chief dies of illness, ownership change in offing

SEOUL: Korean Air Lines Co. Chairman Cho Yang-ho has died of a chronic illness, the company said Monday, less than two weeks after he was removed from the national flag carrier’s board room, reported Yonhap news agency.

Boeing's 737 production cut hits suppliers' shares

PARIS: Boeing’s decision to cut the production of its 737 aircraft hit the shares of its suppliers on Monday while its European rival Airbus rose.

Indonesia's presidential election: Jokowi or Prabowo?

JAKARTA: Jokowi or Prabowo? The answer will be known when more than 192 million Indonesians cast their vote in the presidential election of 2019 scheduled for April 17.

Libya strongman forces announce air raid on Tripoli suburb

TRIPOLI: Forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Sunday they carried out their first air strike on a suburb of Tripoli, where loyalist fighters announced a “counteroffensive” to defend the capital.

Cathay Dragon flight makes safe emergency landing in Taiwan

A Cathay Dragon Airbus A330-342 descends before landing at Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong, China April 4, 2018. — Reuters pic

Family of American killed in downed MAS jet sues Russia banks, money-transfer firms

NEW YORK: The family of an American killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine in 2014 filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S.-based money transfer companies and two Russian banks they accuse of providing services to the group they blame for striking Flight MH17.

Britain calls Brunei's anti-gay law 'backward step'

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during the APEC Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea November 18, 2018. — Reuters pic