Libya’s two rival leaders hold first meeting in Abu Dhabi
  • Published on: 10:30pm Wednesday 3rd May 17
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Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar went back on his resolve not to meet his rival, Fayez Seraj, head of the UN-backed government Fayez Seraj, and sat down with him Tuesday in the United Arab Emirates. Regional and Western powers have been pushing the two to open and renegotiate the UN-mediated agreement that led to the creation of Seraj's Government of National Accord (GNA)....Read More

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Syrian rebels, all of whom turned up for the fourth round of the Astana peace talks, walked out Wednesday, citing Syrian air force bombardments of their strongholds and a bomb car explosion outside the Bazzaz mosque in northern Syrian near the Turkish border. They were in the middle of discussing a Russian plan for four “de-escalation zones,” when they announced...Read More

A Jewish Israeli shot running at a checkpoint with a knife
  • Published on: 11:48pm Tuesday 2nd May 17
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A Israeli Jew was shot when he was seen running with a knife towards a female military police officer posted at he Hizme checkpoint in northern Jerusalem. He came from the Jewish Pisgat Zeev neighborhood. The other officers shot him dead. The incident is under investigation.(Agencies)

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US Marines in Syria to defend Kurds against Turkey
  • Published on: 9:17am Wednesday 3rd May 17
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The US has sent a group of US Marines armed with eight-wheeled Stryker armored carriers to northern Syria as a buffer between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces, after Turkish air strikes killed 20 members of the US-backed Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) militia, injured 18 and destroyed the local Kurdish command headquarters. Clashes broke out between Turkish and Kurdish forces after...Read More

A Jewish Israeli shot running at a checkpoint with a knife
  • Published on: 11:48pm Tuesday 2nd May 17
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A Israeli Jew was shot when he was seen running with a knife towards a female military police officer posted at he Hizme checkpoint in northern Jerusalem. He came from the Jewish Pisgat Zeev neighborhood. The other officers shot him dead. The incident is under investigation.(Agencies)

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A student was forced to withdraw from a chess tournament in Malaysia because of her dress length. (Photo: Kaushal Khandhar via Facebook)

A chess coach in Malaysia is demanding a public apology for one of his students after the 12-year-old was forced to withdraw from a tournament that took place April 14-16 due to her “seductive” dress.

In a Facebook post, the coach, Kaushal...Read More

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A student was forced to withdraw from a chess tournament in Malaysia because of her dress length. (Photo: Kaushal Khandhar via Facebook)

A chess coach in Malaysia is demanding a public apology for one of his students after the 12-year-old was forced to withdraw from a tournament that took place April 14-16 due to her “seductive” dress.

In a Facebook post, the coach, Kaushal...Read More

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US Army has released an image taken by a combat photographer moments before she was killed in an explosion during a 2013 live-fire training exercise in eastern Afghanistan.

Spc. Hilda I. Clayton, a visual information specialist assigned to the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), was killed while photographing a live-fire training exercise on July 2 in Laghman Province. Four Afghan National...Read More

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A former Russian defence ministry spokesman has made an extraordinary claim that Russia is burying nuclear weapons off the coast of America.

Colonel Viktor Baranetz claims that the ‘mole nukes’ would be used to set off a tsunami which could swamp the American coast.

 

 

Baranetz made the claims in an interview with the Russian news outlet Komsomolskaya Pravda – claiming...Read More

FBI translator married Islamic State Militant she investigated
  • Published on: 11:07pm Tuesday 2nd May 17
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In a stunning embarrassment for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, one of its employees with a top-secret security clearance travelled to Syria in 2014 and married a key Islamic State operative she had been assigned to investigate, according to a media report.

Rogue employee Daniela Greene married Denis Cuspert also known as Abu Talha al-Almani, a German rapper turned IS pitchman, whose...Read More

Turkish President Recep Erdogan to land in India today
  • Published on: 1:03pm Sunday 30th April 17
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday on a two-day visit to India.

 

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has directed security agencies to ensure that he be provided the highest security cover in the wake of threats from ISIS.

 

The IB has even demanded that his aircraft be guarded at all times during...Read More

New administration takes shape in U.S.
  • Published on: 8:22pm Saturday 19th November 16
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Michael Flynn picked as NSA and Sen. Sessions as Attorney General; Rep. Pompeo to head CIA

President-elect Donald Trump is moving ahead with filling key posts in his administration, picking Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the job of attorney general and Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA.

The announcements came on the heels of Mr. Trump’s decision to tap former...Read More

Britain plans £369 mn refit for Buckingham Palace
  • Published on: 8:21pm Saturday 19th November 16
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Buckingham Palace is set to get a £369 million overhaul to replace leaky pipes and fire-risk cables under a taxpayer-funded plan unveiled on Friday that would see Queen Elizabeth II forced to move rooms.

The works are to start next year and last until 2027 and will see solar panels installed on the roof of the palace as well as more...Read More

Turkey’s free press withers under crackdown
  • Published on: 8:18pm Saturday 19th November 16
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A prominent columnist wrote recently about how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey hates cigarettes so much that he confiscates packs from his followers, lecturing them on the evils of smoking.

The columnist, Kadri Gursel, then urged his readers to protest the President’s anti-democratic ways by lighting a cigarette and not putting it out.

For that, Mr. Gursel was arrested on terrorism...Read More

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Japan's tabloid press has reported that Ivanka might replace JFK's daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. envoy to Tokyo.

Photos of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump’s landmark first talks with a foreign leader show his daughter Ivanka was present, underscoring the family’s influence as he readies to take power.

In the meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the mogul’s Trump Plaza residence,...Read More

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"I want to see this as a smooth process, an orderly process, working towards a solution that is in the interests of both the United Kingdom but also in the interests of our European partners too," May said.

Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday assured her German counterpart that preparations for Britain’s exit from the European Union were on schedule, and...Read More

Anti-Muslim Buddhist monk in Myanmar: Trump ‘similar to me’
  • Published on: 9:36pm Friday 18th November 16
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Shunned by Myanmar’s new government and its Buddhist hierarchy, a nationalist monk blamed for whipping up at times bloody anti-Muslim fervor said he feels vindicated by U.S. voters who elected Donald Trump to be president.

Ashin Wirathu, a high-profile leader of the Myanmar Buddhist organization known as Ma Ba Tha, drew parallels between his views on Islam and those of the...Read More

Hillary reflects on loss, urges backers to ‘stay engaged’
  • Published on: 8:51pm Thursday 17th November 16
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Hillary Clinton reflected on her devastating defeat evening, acknowledging the difficulty of her loss for her supporters and urging them to persevere through the Donald Trump era.

In remarks that were equal parts pep talk and funeral dirge, Ms. Clinton encouraged her backers to “never, ever give up.”

“I know this isn’t easy. I know that over the past week a lot...Read More

Nikki Haley to meet Trump, considered for Secretary’s post
  • Published on: 8:50pm Thursday 17th November 16
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Indian-American Nikki Haley will meet U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday, the presidential transition team has said amid reports that the two-term Governor of South Carolina is being considered for a Cabinet position, particularly for the high-profile post of Secretary of State.

In a conference call with reporters last night, the transition team’s spokesman Sean Spicer listed 44-year-old Haley as one...Read More

No surge of white nationalism: Dhillon
  • Published on: 8:39pm Thursday 17th November 16
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The interpretation of Donald Trump’s victory as a resurgence of white Christian nationalism in the U.S. is a false narrative created by the media, said Harmeet K. Dhillon, the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Republican Party.

Ms. Dhillon is a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) and had recited Ardas, a Sikh prayer, at the party national convention in July. “I...Read More

Obama confident of policy continuity
  • Published on: 8:17pm Wednesday 16th November 16
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On his final foreign tour, U.S. President says Trump is committed to NATO and other key alliances

President Barack Obama sought to reassure the global and domestic audiences that his successor in waiting, Donald Trump, would ensure continuity in policy even as the latter continues to send out conflicting signals on domestic and foreign policy questions.

Ahead of embarking on his last...Read More

UN chief Ban hopes U.S. doesn’t abandon Paris pact under Trump
  • Published on: 8:09pm Wednesday 16th November 16
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110 countries have ratified Paris Agreement covering 75 per cent of global emissions

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), assured the press here on Tuesday that the U.S. will not abandon the Paris Agreement under a Trump administration.

“I have spoken to President-elect Donald Trump last week and I remain optimistic about our efforts to control climate change,” he told...Read More

Trump, Pence meeting in New York on Cabinet picks
  • Published on: 8:23pm Tuesday 15th November 16
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"Our work will provide a strong foundation for the new transition team leadership as they move into the post-election phase, which naturally is incorporating the campaign team in New York who drove President-elect Trump to an incredible victory last Tuesday," Mr. Rogers said.

President-elect Donald Trump planned to meet with Vice President-elect Mike Pence in New York on Tuesday to discuss...Read More

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"I spoke to the President-elect last week and I remain optimistic about our efforts to control climate change," says Ban Ki-moon.

As speculations of United States President-elect Donald Trump appointing oil moguls and corporate executives to his administrative team continued, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon assured the press here on Tuesday that the country will not abandon the Paris Agreement under...Read More

Russia launches offensive in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo
  • Published on: 8:20pm Tuesday 15th November 16
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The offensive began hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump discussed Syria over the phone and agreed on the need to combine efforts in the fight against terrorism.

Russia announced a major air offensive in Syria on Tuesday as Syrian opposition activists reported the first airstrikes in three weeks in the besieged, rebel-held part of the northern...Read More

Trump names Priebus, Bannon to senior White House roles
  • Published on: 8:54pm Monday 14th November 16
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Trump said he would eschew the $400,000 annual salary for the president, taking only $1 a year.

President-elect Donald Trump made his first two key personnel appointments on Sunday, one an overture to Republican circles by naming GOP chief Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff, the other a shot across the bow of the Washington establishment by tabbing...Read More

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Swedish officials on Monday questioned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for over four years, over sexual assault charges.

The 45-year-old Australian national has been living in the embassy for more than four years after he was granted political asylum by Ecuador amid fears he will be extradited to the U.S. and...Read More

Two killed as powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand
  • Published on: 8:47pm Monday 14th November 16
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A powerful earthquake that rocked New Zealand on Monday triggered landslides and a small tsunami, cracked apart roads and homes and left two people dead, but largely spared the country the devastation it saw five years ago when a deadly earthquake struck the same region.

Strong aftershocks continued to shake the country on Monday, rattling the nerves of exhausted residents, many...Read More

Trump open to keeping ‘amended’ version of Obamacare: WSJ
  • Published on: 10:06pm Saturday 12th November 16
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Trump said he would create jobs through nationwide infrastructure projects and improved international trade deals

Donald Trump has indicated that he will consider retaining an “amended” version of the Affordable Care Act, a marked shift in stance on his major campaign promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s flagship healthcare law.

The President-elect made the apparent U-turn after his meeting with Obama at...Read More

Bernie urges Democrats to change
  • Published on: 9:46pm Saturday 12th November 16
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Asks party leaders to pick their side between the Wall Street billionaire class and working people

Far from the fireworks they had planned for Tuesday evening, the Democrats are struggling to find a spark for their future that looks dark now.

“…the Democratic Party needs to look itself in the mirror and work tirelessly to become once again the party that working...Read More