Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

Washington urges Iran to free father and son jailed on spying charges

  The United States on Tuesday demanded the release of an Iranian-American businessman and his 80-year-old father who were handed tough sentences in Tehran on espionage charges. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi, were sentenced to 10 years in prison, a state-run judicial news agency reported earlier in the day, drawing swift […]

Philippine president expresses regret over calling Obama a ‘son of a whore’

Philippine president expresses regret over calling Obama a ‘son of a whore’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret on Tuesday for a tirade against Barack Obama in which he called the US leader a “son of a whore”. “While the immediate cause was my strong comments to certain press questions that elicited concern and distress we also regret it came across as a personal attack on the […]

Son of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ abducted at Mexico resort

Son of drug lord ‘El Chapo’ abducted at Mexico resort

One of the sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is among the half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, authorities said Tuesday. Jalisco state Attorney General Eduardo Almaguer said 29-year-old Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar had been determined to be among those taken, though […]