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Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse
18 Oct 2016 11:32

Rejecting Trump, Wall Street Republican donors scatter largesse

Largely united in their dislike of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some ultra-wealthy U.S. investors who play in conservative politics are warily weighing their choices, torn between third-party candidates, simply focusing on down-ballot contests or even voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton....

 
Refugee from Iraq pleads guilty in U.S. to attempting to join Islamic State
18 Oct 2016 11:30

Refugee from Iraq pleads guilty in U.S. to attempting to join Islamic State

An Iraqi-born man who entered the United States as a refugee pleaded guilty on Monday in Texas to attempting to volunteer to fight with Islamic State, federal prosecutors said. Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan, ۲۴, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Houston to one count of attempting to provide material ...

 
For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk
18 Oct 2016 11:27

For U.S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk

Iraq and the United States have launched a crucial battle to liberate the city of Mosul without determining how its volatile region will be governed once Islamic State militants are ejected, U.S. and other officials said. U.S. officials acknowledge gaps and risks in the plan for Mosul, amid worries ...

 
Austria to demolish Hitler’s birth house
18 Oct 2016 11:24

Austria to demolish Hitler’s birth house

The Austrian government says the house where Adolf Hitler was born is to be torn down to stop it from becoming a shrine for neo-Nazis. The mansion will be replaced with a new building that has no association with the Nazi dictator and used by either a charity or the local authorities, according to Interior ...

 
US preparing for invasion of Yemen’s western coast: Houthi
14 Oct 2016 11:13

US preparing for invasion of Yemen’s western coast: Houthi

The leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement has warned that the US military is preparing the ground for an act of aggression against the war-torn Arab country.In a televised speech on Thursday, Abdul Malik Badreddin al-Houthi slammed Washington’s recent missile attacks against three mobile ...

 
Michelle Obama rebukes Trump
14 Oct 2016 11:06

Michelle Obama rebukes Trump's 'sexually predatory behavior'

US First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a scintillating attack against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s “sexually predatory behavior.”Speaking in support of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Thursday, Mrs. Obama said that lewd comments made by Trump ...

 
Iran urges UN to fight extremism under Guterres
14 Oct 2016 11:05

Iran urges UN to fight extremism under Guterres' leadership

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has offered his heart-felt congratulation to Antonio Guterres on his election as the new UN secretary general, expressing hope that he would engage in an all-out fight against extremism and help find peaceful solutions to the crises in Syria and Yemen. ...

 
Chibok girls: Nigeria denies Boko Haram prisoner swap
14 Oct 2016 11:03

Chibok girls: Nigeria denies Boko Haram prisoner swap

Nigeria's government has denied that it traded Boko Haram prisoners for 21 schoolgirls freed by the armed group.Speaking to reporters, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said that no prisoner swap had taken place, reiterating that the release on Thursday of the girls who had been kidnapped from the town of ...

 
China sentences former Yunnan party boss to death with reprieve for bribery
9 Oct 2016 10:29

China sentences former Yunnan party boss to death with reprieve for bribery

China has sentenced the former Communist Party boss from the southwestern province of Yunnan to death with a two-year reprieve for bribery, the latest official to fall in President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on graft. Bai Enpei, ۷۰, abused his posts, including as party chief in Yunnan until ۲۰۱۱ and ...

 
Weakened Hurricane Matthew still deadly as it buffets U.S. Southeast
9 Oct 2016 10:17

Weakened Hurricane Matthew still deadly as it buffets U.S. Southeast

Hurricane Matthew slammed into South Carolina on Saturday, packing a diminished yet still potent punch after killing almost ۹۰۰ people in Haiti and causing major flooding and widespread power outages as it skirted Florida and Georgia. Now weakened, the most powerful Atlantic storm since ۲۰۰۷ unleashed ...

 
Three officers shot, two fatally, in Palm Springs, California
9 Oct 2016 10:12

Three officers shot, two fatally, in Palm Springs, California

Two police officers have been killed and another one injured in an exchange of gunfire in Palm Springs, California, authorities say. Officers Jose Gilbert Vega, ۶۳, and Lesley Zerebny, ۲۷, were fatally shot on Saturday while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance. Vega, a ۳۵-year veteran ...

 
Leaked Clinton emails unveil distance from US mid class, Wall St. ties
9 Oct 2016 10:07

Leaked Clinton emails unveil distance from US mid class, Wall St. ties

Leaked emails of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reveal her disconnection from struggles of the middle class – contrary to her campaign rhetoric -- and her behind the scene advocacy for further prosperity of the Wall Street. According to the leaked remarks made in highly-paid ...

 
Obama declares state of emergency in Georgia state as Matthew moves closer
7 Oct 2016 10:47

Obama declares state of emergency in Georgia state as Matthew moves closer

Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Georgia. US President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency in the state of Georgia as Hurricane Matthew is approaching. Earlier on Thursday, Obama signed an emergency declaration for the state of South Carolina. A state of ...

 
Russian upper house to review aerospace forces
7 Oct 2016 10:41

Russian upper house to review aerospace forces' Syria deployment on Oct. 12

onstantin Kosachev, head of the Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, said this week that deliberations over the agreement authorizing a Russian air group to be stationed at the Hmeimim airbase for an unspecified period would come as early as next Wednesday.On Monday, a source in the lower ...

 
Malaysia says debris found in Mauritius is from missing Flight MH370
7 Oct 2016 10:33

Malaysia says debris found in Mauritius is from missing Flight MH370

Malaysia said on Friday that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.The Boeing 777 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a two-year search has turned ...

 
Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media
7 Oct 2016 10:31

Turkey orders detention of 166 people in coup-related operation: media

Turkish authorities issued detention warrants on Friday for 166 people, including police chiefs, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, in an operation linked to July's attempted coup, which Ankara blames on followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.The operation was aimed at Istanbul police headquarters ...

 
At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain
2 Oct 2016 10:03

At least 77 hurt after gas cylinder explodes in southern Spain

At least 77 people have been injured, five of them seriously, after a gas cylinder exploded on Saturday in a restaurant in the Spanish town of Velez-Malaga on the southern coast, a spokesman for the Andalucia region's emergency unit said. The spokesman said the explosion occurred at about 1.00 p....

 
Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end
2 Oct 2016 10:01

Australia says MH17 missile suspects might be confirmed by year-end

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Sunday the names of those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 might be confirmed by the end of the year. "By the end of the year, maybe early next year, the list of those that we believe should be held accountable ...

 
Southern Philippines rebels free three Indonesian hostages
2 Oct 2016 09:59

Southern Philippines rebels free three Indonesian hostages

Abu Sayyaf rebels linked to Islamic State freed three more Indonesian captives on Sunday after a three-month ordeal, the Philippine government said, taking the number of hostages released to nine in the past two weeks. They were handed over in Sulu to Nur Misuari, founder of the Moro National Liberation ...

 
Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum
2 Oct 2016 09:57

Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum

Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory ...