Saturday 25th of May 2019
Novartis gets US approval for $2.1 million gene therapy
Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis on Friday announced it had received US regulatory approval for a gene therapy that treats a rare childhood disorder and has a price tag of $2.1 million.
Malta rescues 216 migrants in upsurge of Mediterranean crossings
A Maltese armed forces patrol boat picked up more than 200 migrants from two dinghies in the Mediterranean and was bringing them to Malta on Saturday, a spokesman said.
Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran...
Trump arrives in Japan for ceremonial visit as trade tensions loom
U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, landed in Japan on Saturday on a largely ceremonial visit meant to showcase strong ties with Tokyo even as trade tensions loom.
No claim made for Lyon bomb French anti-terrorism prosecutor says
No claim of responsibility has so far been made for a bomb attack in Lyon on Friday which injured 13 people, French anti-terrorism prosecutor Remy Heitz said on Saturday.
At $2 mln, priciest ever medicine treats fatal genetic disease
US regulators have approved the most expensive medicine ever, for a rare disorder that destroys a baby’s muscle control and kills nearly all of those with the most common type of the disease within a...
UK journalists ‘deliberately shelled’ by Syrian forces
A British journalist working for Sky News reported on Thursday that her team was deliberately shelled by Syrian forces, while an activist they were travelling with was hit by shrapnel.
Iraqi protesters urge Baghdad to stay out of US-Iran dispute
Thousands of supporters of populist Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged political and factional leaders on Friday to stay out of any conflict between Iran and the United States.
Lebanon deports 16 Syrians, say rights groups
Lebanon has “summarily deported” at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, by forcing them to sign “voluntary repatriation forms,” human rights groups said on Friday.
Life in prison for ‘evil’ loner who kidnapped US teen, killed parents
Calling him the “embodiment of evil,” a US judge on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old man to life in prison for murdering a couple in their home in order to kidnap their 13-year-old daughter.
French police hunt suitcase bomber after blast in Lyon
French police were hunting a suspected suitcase bomber on Friday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people, officials said.
Bolton: N. Korean missile tests violate UN resolution
US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Saturday there was “no doubt” North Korea’s recent test missile launches violated United Nations resolutions.