Sri Lanka wants Singapore to extradite ex-central bank chief

Arjuna Mahendran is accused of passing sensitive information to his bond-dealer son-in-law to make millions in undue profits. (AFP pic) COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will request the extradition of an ex-central bank chief in relation to a US$74 million insider trading scam, the attorney-general said Monday, months after Colombo accused Singapore of sheltering him. Arjuna Mahendran, […]

Russia, Iran blame US for regional tensions

Javad Zarif says the US is creating a new unstable situation in Syria including the recent missile strike in Idlib. (Reuters pic) MOSCOW: Moscow and Tehran on Monday blamed US policies for tensions in the Middle East while Russia said it welcomed French efforts to save the Iran nuclear deal. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad […]