Friday, January 19, 2018

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore around Southeast Asia, describing killings, extortion and near-starvation after surviving...

Saudi prince and Emirate’s first female fighter pilot take part in Syria air strikes

Saudi Arabia has offered a royal seal of approval to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group, sending its top pilot prince on...

Iran charges woman over alleged 10-marriage con trick

  A young Iranian woman accused of marrying -- and divorcing -- 10 men in less than two years under an elaborate con trick has...

Yemeni forces fight off Shi’ite militia heading for Aden: sources

Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite Houthi militiamen heading for the Sunni leader's seat of power in...

Malaysia finds mass graves of suspected migrants near detention camps

Malaysia said on Sunday it had found mass graves feared to contain the bodies of Bangladeshi and Rohingya migrants at the centre of a...

How Islamic is Islamic State group? Not very, experts say

Three British schoolgirls believed to have gone to Syria to become "jihadi" brides. Three young men charged in New York with plotting to join...

How private sources of development finance could be key to Asia’s future

As leaders gather for the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, we look at how private investment is key to sustainable development in...

Islamic State torches oil field east of Tikrit: witness

Islamic State militants have set fire to oil wells in the Ajil field east of the city of Tikrit to try to hinder aerial...

U.S. Strategy in Iraq Increasingly Relies on Iran

At a time when President Obama is under political pressure from congressional Republicans over negotiations to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, a startling paradox...

Houthi Militants Launch Offensive on Yemeni City of Taiz

Hundreds of Houthi militants launched an offensive on the Yemeni city of Taiz Sunday, overrunning its international airport and taking over key government buildings,...

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Trump gives out his ‘Fake News Awards’ to CNN, N.Y. Times, Wash Post, others

The president highlighted negative coverage he said showed bias. President Donald Trump tweeted out the winners of his “Fake News Awards” on Wednesday night, proclaiming, “And...

United States: ‘New California’ movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half

Two men have launched a campaign to divide rural California from the coastal cities, motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form...

President Behi Discusses Bilateral Relations with Prime Minister Dessalegn

His Excellency Musa Behi Abdi, President of the Republic of Somaliland, embarked on a three-day visit to neighboring Ethiopia, on his second foreign visit...