Iran’s foreign minister says Iran, US have exchanged messages in recent weeks

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran and the United States have exchanged messages amid Israel’s four-month-old war against Hamas in Gaza, which also involves the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, the Iranian foreign minister said on Saturday. “During this war and in recent weeks, there was an exchange of messages between Iran and the US,” Hossein Amirabdollahian said … Read more

Pakistan hits back at criticism of election conduct, insists cellphone ban is necessary

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan hit back at criticism on Saturday conduct of its parliamentary elections, Which were conducted amid sporadic terrorist attacks and unprecedented halt of all mobile phone services. A strongly worded response from the Ministry of External Affairs stressed that the voting was peaceful and successful. The US State Department said this Thursday’s … Read more

Honolulu police say 10-year-old girl died of starvation, abuse and neglect

HONOLULU (AP) – A 10-year-old girl was found dead in her home. Airport He died last month from prolonged abuse and neglect, pneumonia and starvation, police said Friday. Her parents and grandmother were arrested Friday morning on suspicion of murder, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and other crimes, Honolulu police homicide Lt. Deena Thoems said. The parents … Read more