Netanyahu, Gantz in standoff over Israeli unity government

Gantz says his party has the majority votes. (Reuters pic) JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were in a standoff over calls for a unity government on Thursday as election results put the premier’s long tenure at risk. In a major development following Tuesday’s polls, Netanyahu said he preferred […]

Clooney calls for global action as unveils S.Sudan corruption report

Clooney has been a longtime campaigner for human rights in Sudan. (Reuters pic) LONDON: Hollywood star George Clooney on Thursday urged the international community to “step up” as he unveiled a report alleging links between global corporations, tycoons and governments and rampant corruption in South Sudan which has extracted billions of dollars in profits. Clooney […]