Air strikes kill at least 17 civilians in Syria rebel enclave

Regime and Russian air strikes on a rebel-held enclave near the Syrian capital killed at least 17 civilians on Saturday, a war monitor said. Eastern Ghouta, one of the last remaining opposition strongholds in the country, is the target of near-daily air raids. “Syrian and Russian aircraft on Saturday continued their intense bombardment of Eastern […]

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US to provide Ukraine with ‘enhanced defensive capabilities’

The US announced Friday it would provide Ukraine with “enhanced defensive capabilities,” a move that could escalate a conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists that has claimed more than 10,000 lives since 2014. It also threatens to undermine President Donald Trump’s calls for improved relations with Moscow. “The United States has decided to provide […]


US envoy Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in Washington on Thursday on Iran’s “ongoing destabilizing activities in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.” The United States and Saudi Arabia have […]


North Korean Threat to Top Trump’s Agenda in Asia

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia, the White House said Thursday that the threat from Pyongyang would be at the top of his agenda in his meetings with leaders and that denuclearization of North Korea was the only acceptable outcome. If this is not achieved through pressure by economic sanctions and […]


U.S. Marines Prep For Potential Conflict with Russia

The U.S. Marine Corps is seriously considering the prospect of a conflict with Russia in Eastern Europe and dedicating more resources to its Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters, Military Times reported Tuesday. A Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) is the largest type of Marine combat force and can include up to 25,000 Marines. In recent years, the […]


3,000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017

Syria’s war killed at least 3,000 people including 955 civilians in September, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Sunday, in the deadliest month of the conflict this year. “More than 70 percent of the civilians were killed in regime and Russian air strikes, or in air raids of the international coalition” fighting the […]


Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace,” said […]


North Korea Threatens U.S. Planes After Trump Tweet

North Korea’s top diplomat warned Friday that his country reserved the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers that have flown historically close as a nuclear standoff between the two countries becomes increasingly critical. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho accused President Donald Trump of “clearly” declaring war on Pyongyang after the Republican leader […]


North Korea says Trump has declared war

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The latest threats stoked a week-long war of words that began when the American leader threatened in his address to the United Nations General Assembly […]

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Bomb blast kills four police in Indian Kashmir

Four policemen were killed Saturday in a bomb blast set off by suspected Islamist militants in Indian Kashmir, police and reports said, marking a deadly start to the new year in the restive valley. They were on patrol when the improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in Sopore, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the main […]

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Trump says he would talk to North Korea

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump, who has threatened to annihilate a nuclear-armed North Korea, said Saturday that he would talk to that country’s leadership under certain conditions. Asked at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland about a renewed rapprochement between North and South Korea that threatens to leave out Washington, Trump said he “always believes in […]

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Arabs seek recognition for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem: Jordan

Jordan said on Saturday the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognised the Holy City as Israel’s capital. Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a joint news conference with Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit after talks in Amman on the […]

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UN to Hold Emergency Meeting on Iran Unrest

Pro-government supporters held large rallies Friday across Iran as the United Nations Security Council prepares to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the ongoing unrest. Thousands of government advocates rallied for a third straight day in dozens of locations around Tehran and several cities after Tehran’s prayer leader urged authorities to deal “firmly” with those […]