Sunday, July 22, 2018

US-Led Coalition Reportedly Targets Civilians in Syria

US-Led Coalition Reportedly Targets Civilians in Syria
The warplanes of US-led coalition carried out an airstrike targeting a group of civilians fleeing al-Sousa town southeast of Deir Ezzor, SANA reported, citing its sources.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Over 400,000 People Living in 'Modern Slavery' in US: Report

working under forced labor conditions
More than 400,000 people could be living in “modern slavery” in the US, a condition of servitude broadly defined in a new study as forced and state-imposed labor, sexual servitude and forced marriage.

Israel, Hamas Agree to Restore Peace in Gaza Strip - Reports

aircraft and tanks targeted 40 Hamas posts
Israel and Hamas have agreed to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for Hamas told Reuters on Saturday.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

German Bill to Cut Asylum seekers from North Africa, Georgia

German Bill to Cut Asylum seekers from North Africa, Georgia
Germany's government launched a renewed attempt Wednesday to declare three North African states and Georgia "safe countries of origin", which would raise the hurdles for asylum requests by its citizens.

Britain provides anti-knife lessons to students for safety in summer holidays

Britain provides anti-knife lessons to students
Secondary school students in England are having safety lessons designed by the Home Office to reduce the risk of knife violence in the summer holidays, British media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza over arson attacks

Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza
Israel has tightened restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip, after Palestinians carried out fresh attacks with incendiary balloons.

Trump faces bipartisan rebuke over 'treasonous' summit with Putin

interference in the US elections
Republican politicians in the US have joined the Democrats and intelligence officials in denouncing President Donald Trump's failure to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin over interference in the US elections, calling his response as "shameful" and "disgraceful".

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cuba to recognise private property under new constitution

Cuba to recognise private property
Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

France celebrates Bastille Day, eyes World Cup final

France celebrates Bastille Day
France marked Bastille Day on Saturday with a military parade, an appearance by the president and an aeronautical flub, all under the eye of extra security as the country prepares for its first World Cup final since 2006.

12 Russians indicted in US for meddling in 2016 elections

2016 elections
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 12 Russian hackers for interfering with the U.S. 2016 presidential elections.

Friday, July 13, 2018

US-Led Airstrikes Kill over 30 Civilians in Syria’s Al-Bukamal

US-Led Airstrikes Kill over 30 Civilians in Syria
At least 30 civilians were killed and many more injured after the US-led coalition pounded residential areas in Syria’s eastern city of Al-Bukamal, Deir ez-Zor province, purportedly targeting Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.

Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability for their conduct in Yemen war

Saudi King absolves troops of any future accountability
A royal decree by Saudi King Salman has ‘pre-exonerated’ all troops fighting in Yemen from any accountability issues they may face over their conduct in the war, in which thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cuba urges US to comply with migration agreements despite setback in ties

Cuba urges US to comply with migration agreements
Cuba on Wednesday urged US authorities to comply with the 1994 migration agreements which stipulate 20,000 immigrant visas should be granted annually to Cuban nationals, pressing Washington to restart consular services in Havana.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump calls for allies to spend more on defense at NATO summit

Trump calls for allies to spend more on defense
President Donald Trump started the NATO summit Wednesday with criticism, saying certain Western nations need to spend more on defense and calling Germany a "captive" of Russia.

US accuses Iran of using diplomats as cover for terrorism

US accuses Iran of using diplomats as cover for terrorism
The US views Iranian embassies in Europe as a cover for plotting terrorist attacks, State Department officials said, after Tehran slammed the arrest of its diplomatic envoy as an outlandish ‘false flag’ operation.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Italy stops ship with migrants

Italy stops ship with migrants
Italy has refused to allow a commercial vessel flying an Italian flag to bring ashore rescued migrants, sticking to a hardline policy on new arrivals as it presses European allies to share the burden of hosting an influx of displaced people.

UNSC adopts resolution to protect children in armed conflict

UNSC adopts resolution to protect children in armed conflict
The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution aimed at a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Anti-gun violence protesters shut down Chicago highway, governor gets blasted for calling it 'chaos'

Anti-gun violence protesters shut down Chicago highway
The governor of Illinois has been accused of living in a “fantasy land” after he condemned Chicago’s mayor on social media for allowing the rally that saw the city’s interstate shut down by anti-violence protesters.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

'Fighting Traffickers': EU Commission Launches New Migration Programs in Africa

The European Commission
The European Commission said Friday it had approved three new programs worth 90.5 million euros ($106 million) to strengthen border management and protection of migrants in North Africa.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow prompt concern

Europe: Moves to further limit refugee flow
Rights groups and watchdogs have expressed concern over several countries' proposals to return asylum seekers to Greece as several European leaders call for refugee routes to be closed.

Asylum seekers directly to the responsible countries : German ruling coalition agree on asylum policies

Asylum seekers directly to the responsible countries
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservatives Union on Thursday night reached an agreement on strengthened asylum policies with coalition partner Social Democratic Party (SPD), ending weeks-long dispute that almost toppled the government.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Maduro warns Venezuela army over Trump's 'invasion' plans

Maduro warns Venezuela army over Trump's 'invasion' plans
President Nicolas Maduro has urged his armed forces to be on guard following news reports in the United States that a year ago US President Donald Trump raised the possibility of invading Venezuela.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Demonstrations expected in Helsinki during Trump-Putin meeting

Demonstrations expected in Helsinki during Trump-Putin meeting
The police in Helsinki said on Tuesday it has received four advance notifications about planned demonstrations during the summit of US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin due on July 16.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Hamas invited for reconciliation talks in Cairo

Hamas invited for reconciliation talks in Cairo
Palestinian resistance group Hamas has been invited by Egypt for talks on inter-Palestinian reconciliation and tension along border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, according to a Hamas source on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Over 10 EU Countries Ready to Help Germany in Deporting Migrants – Reports

Migrants
More than 10 EU countries expressed their readiness to assist Germany in sending back migrants to countries of their first arrival in the bloc, local media reported.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution of death row jihadists

Iraq PM orders 'immediate' execution
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the immediate execution of hundreds of convicted jihadists on death row, in swift retaliation for the ISIS's execution of eight captives.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Migration Challenge Is Make-Or-Break for EU, Says Merkel

Migration Challenge Is Make-Or-Break for EU
The European Union’s fate rests on its ability to rise to the challenges of migration, a passionate Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germany’s parliament on Thursday ahead of a Brussels summit dominated by an issue that threatens her ruling coalition.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Palestinian presidency blasts US Middle East peace deal as dividing Palestinians

US Middle East peace deal as dividing Palestinians
Palestinian president spokesperson warned Tuesday that the US peace deal is using Gaza relief projects to divide Palestinians, reiterating Palestinian rejection towards it.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Israel parliamentary vote on Armenian genocide canceled

Israel parliamentary vote on Armenian genocide
Israeli parliamentary vote scheduled for today on recognising the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide has been cancelled because of government opposition, the lawmaker behind the initiative said.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

US-Backed Militias Continue Looting People's Assets in Northeastern Syria

US-Backed Militias Continue Looting People's Assets in Northeastern Syria
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continued to plunder civilians' properties and assets in Southeastern Hasaka.

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'

Italy says Malta not taking in migrant ship is 'inhumane'
Italy has said that Malta had refused to take in a Dutch-flagged ship carrying more than 200 rescued migrants and said the decision was "inhumane", ten days after shutting its own ports to a migrant vessel.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Two Koreas agree on dates for family reunions

Two Koreas agree on dates for family reunions
Officials from North and South Korea have agreed to arrange reunions for families separated by the Korean War from August 20 to August 26, South Korea's Ministry of Unification has said.

Israel Orders Eviction of Jordan Valley Families for Military Training

Jordan Valley
Israeli occupation authorities on Friday ordered 21 Palestinian families from Homsat al-Foqa, a small village in the Northern Jordan Valley region in the occupied West Bank, to leave their homes next Tuesday to make way for Israeli military training in the area.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition
Nearly a year after Mosul in Iraq was declared “liberated” from ISIS terrorists, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie said the stench of dead bodies buried under the rubble was still present, amid the “worst devastation” she has ever seen.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Italy, France call for EU to set up migrant centers in home countries

migrant centers
Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday called for the European Union to set up centers to process migrant asylum claims in their home countries, and the proposal was backed by French President Emmanuel Macron, AFP reported.

Israeli MP invokes the supremacy of ‘Jewish race’ in bizarre pro-Netanyahu tirade

Israeli MP invokes the supremacy of ‘Jewish race’ in bizarre pro-Netanyahu tirade
The ‘Jewish race’ is the smartest in the world and possesses the highest human capital, so Israelis ought to be skeptical about the current corruption probes into Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu, a Likud party lawmaker has claimed.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

US Unveils De Facto Embassy in Taiwan

US Unveils De Facto Embassy in Taiwan
The United States unveiled a new US$256 million (S$342 million) representative office in Taiwan yesterday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington's strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Annual British monarch's birthday celebrations

Annual British monarch's birthday celebrations
The annual birthday parade of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II took place in central London on Saturday, and saw the latest addition to the royal family in attendance for the first time.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

UN: 1.25 Million Somali Children Face Acute Malnourishment after Floods

1.25 Million Somali Children Face Acute Malnourishment after Floods
The UN Children's Agency (UNICEF) said more than 1.25 million children are expected to be acutely malnourished this year because of flooding in Somalia.

US New York State launches new suicide prevention program

suicide prevention program
US New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Friday announced to launch a pilot program aimed at reducing new suicide attempts among individuals who had previously attempted suicide.

Friday, June 8, 2018

U.N. Security Council sanctions accused Libyan human traffickers

a migrant slave auction in Libya
The United Nations Security Council sanctioned six accused leaders of human trafficking networks operating inside Libya on Friday -- marking the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list.

Ukrainian parliament rejects ban on 2018 World Cup broadcasts

Ukrainian parliament rejects ban on 2018 World Cup broadcasts
Members of the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, have turned down a proposal to ban broadcasts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a lawmaker from the "Opposition bloc" party has told TASS.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Turkey suspends migrant readmission deal with Greece

Turkey suspends migrant readmission deal with Greece
Turkey has suspended its migrant readmission deal with Greece, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by Hurriyet daily on Thursday.

Italy's new gov't moving fast in speaking out against refugees, asylum seekers

Salvini has vowed to expel as many as 500,000 migrants from the country
Less than a week into the mandate of Italy's newest government, officials are already raising eyebrows for the hardline stance they are taking against refugees.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.