Category: FOREIGN

Hong Kong: Petrol bombs tossed at police in latest protest

Hong Kong: Petrol bombs tossed at police in latest protest

Oct 21, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - A group of hardcore protesters threw petrol bombs at a police station as violence flared in ... Read More

US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief

US troops leaving Syria will go to Iraq, says Pentagon chief

Oct 21, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - All US troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to be relocated to western Iraq, Secretary ... Read More

Lebanon protests: Mass revolt continues as PM ‘agrees reforms’

Lebanon protests: Mass revolt continues as PM ‘agrees reforms’

Oct 21, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Lebanon's coalition government has reportedly agreed to a package of economic reforms as it attempts to ... Read More

Australian newspapers black out front pages in ‘secrecy’ protest

Australian newspapers black out front pages in ‘secrecy’ protest

Oct 21, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Australia's biggest newspaper rivals have made a rare showing of unity by publishing redacted front pages ... Read More

Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

Brexit: No 10 to push again for vote on Boris Johnson’s deal

Oct 21, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Parliament must be given "a straight up-and-down vote" on the PM's Brexit deal, No 10 says, ... Read More

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

Oct 19, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a ... Read More

At least 62 people killed in Afghanistan mosque blast

At least 62 people killed in Afghanistan mosque blast

Oct 19, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - At least 62 people, including children, have been killed after a bomb exploded in a mosque ... Read More

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Oct 18, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of ... Read More

Son of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ captured

Son of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ captured

Oct 18, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Mexican security forces have arrested one of the sons of notorious drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" ... Read More

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive ‘to allow Kurdish withdrawal’

Turkey to suspend Syria offensive ‘to allow Kurdish withdrawal’

Oct 18, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire in northern Syria to let Kurdish-led forces withdraw. The deal ... Read More

Brexit: Johnson to begin charm offensive over deal

Brexit: Johnson to begin charm offensive over deal

Oct 18, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to begin a charm offensive in Westminster later, as he tries ... Read More

Gulf tanker attacks: Iran releases photos of ‘attacked’ ship

Gulf tanker attacks: Iran releases photos of ‘attacked’ ship

Oct 17, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Iran has released photos of an oil tanker that it says was attacked off the coast ... Read More

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor – [IMAGES]

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor – [IMAGES]

Oct 17, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Archaeologists have found more than 20 ancient wooden coffins near the Egyptian city of Luxor, the ... Read More

Hossein Fereydoun: Iranian president’s brother begins prison term

Hossein Fereydoun: Iranian president’s brother begins prison term

Oct 17, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother has reportedly begun a five-year prison sentence for corruption. Hossein Fereydoun, ... Read More

US diplomats held near Russian rocket test site

US diplomats held near Russian rocket test site

Oct 17, 2019

(FASTNEWS | COLOMBO) -Three US diplomats were taken off a train on Monday while heading to an Arctic city near ... Read More