Tuesday, September 25, 2018

China says 2015 defense budget to rise about 10 percent

China's defense budget this year will rise about 10 percent compared with 2014, the spokeswoman for the country's parliament said on Wednesday, outpacing the...

Israel destroys thousands of acres of crops in Palestine

Thousands of acres of wheat and other cereal crops have been destroyed by Israeli police in the Palestinian Bedouin village of Rakhama in Negev. According...

North Korea warns U.S. about pre-emptive strike ‘if necessary

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong said on Tuesday that his country had the power to deter an "ever-increasing nuclear threat" by the...

China’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’: The video which exposes country’s deepening smog crisis – and has...

Chinese politicians have been scrambling to respond to a hit video that details the country’s deepening pollution problems. The film, made by Chai Jing, has...

ISIS leaders pull back from Tikrit amid massive Iraqi assault on stronghold – reports

The Islamic State is reportedly pulling back from Tikrit as Iraqi troops, backed by a Shiite and Sunni alliance and led by a top...

Iraqi army and militia begin assault on Isis strongholds north of Baghdad + Video

Shia-backed military operation is biggest in Salahuddin since Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of northern Iraq last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4wWlZURCdU Iraq’s armed forces, backed by Shia militia,...

Iraq’s assault on Isis sparks fears of new atrocities in the Sunni triangle

Push to retake areas held by Islamic State leaves minority Sunnis at risk of becoming human shields or victims of revenge-seeking Shia militiaThe large-scale...

Palestinians to file first ICC case against Israel in April

Palestinian officials say the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority is planning to lodge its first case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) later this year against...

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...

Sheikha Lubna retains top spot in female power list

HE Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi has topped the CEO Middle East list of the Arab world’s most powerful women for the fifth year in...

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Gass shuffles cards as Puntland security undergoes unpredictable shifts

As Puntland inches nearer to the December presidential 'elections', security issues seem to be dominating attention more than should be the case in similar circumstances. Not...

Somalia: Assailants hit Puntland President where it hurts most killing one of his guards

A witness says assailants killed a member of Puntland Presidential guard unit and injured another in a shooting in the commercial city of Bossasso...

Somalia regional states’ leaders fail to turn up for meeting with Farmajo

Leaders of Somalia’s regional states did not turn up to a meeting with the country’s president which was scheduled to take place in the...