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North Korea to hand over ‘nuke list’ to US: sources

North Korea to hand over ‘nuke list’ to US: sources

North Korea has agreed to provide key information to the United States about its nuclear warheads and secret test sites, sources said Tuesday. “North Korea plans to hand over a list of its secret nuclear test sites as well as information about its nuclear warheads to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he visits […]

Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet, President Rouhani checks out the cockpit (VIDEO)

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Iran unveils first domestic fighter jet, President Rouhani checks out the cockpit (VIDEO)

  Iraninan President Hassan Rouhani in the cockpit in the cockpit of the new “Kowsar” plane © Iranian President’s website Iran has revealed its first domestic fighter jet, “Kowsar,” at a defense show. President Hassan Rouhani has apparently been checking the readiness of the aircraft himself, as he was spotted sitting in the cockpit. The […]

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Spain:Police station knife attacker was ‘gay and suicidal’, claims his wife

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Spain:Police station knife attacker was ‘gay and suicidal’, claims his wife

A member of the special police forces leaves after searching the apartment of a man who tried to attack a police staion in Cornella. Photo: AFP A man shot dead as he tried to attack a Spanish police station had come out as gay months prior and wanted to commit suicide, his wife said according […]

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Russia says considering dropping US dollar in defense industry trade

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Russia says considering dropping US dollar in defense industry trade

File Photo Russia said the U.S. dollar’s instability is pushing it to search for for other ways to settle payments with its defense industry partners. “Today, there are a lot of questions regarding the U.S. dollar, the main currency for payments under export contracts. First, how reliable is this currency? There is no certainty what […]

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Afghanistan: Rockets hit near Kabul presidential palace Multiple rockets hit in capital’s diplomatic area, police say, as security forces and fighters clash in old quarter.

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Afghanistan: Rockets hit near Kabul presidential palace Multiple rockets hit in capital’s diplomatic area, police say, as security forces and fighters clash in old quarter.

  Security forces bombed a house where they believe the rockets were fired from [Rahmat Gul/AP Photo] The Taliban has fired several of rockets at the presidential palace in Kabul as the Afghan president was delivering his holiday message for the Muslim celebrations of Eid al-Adha, police said. The attack on Tuesday prompting a ferocious […]

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Two Islamic State sucide bombers killed before blowing themselves up in Mosul by by Mohammed Ebraheem

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Two Islamic State sucide bombers killed before  blowing themselves up in Mosul by by  Mohammed Ebraheem

An Islamic State militant Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Two suicide bombers of Islamic State were killed Monday before blowing themselves up in the city of Mosul, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Shafaq News website, the source said, “two IS members wearing explosive belts managed to infiltrate into al-Owainat village in Rabia district, […]

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What McDonald’s can teach us about the North Korean economy

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What McDonald’s can teach us about the North Korean economy

 There are some unlikely parallels between the Golden Arches and the DPRK’s nascent private sector North Korea is a very unusual place to do business. Markets are legal, but private property is not. Individuals cannot own machinery, land, or industrial buildings. Actually, North Koreans do not even own their own houses – they just hold tenancy rights.     Yet, […]

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War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

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War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Lee Keun-sum, left, 92, from South Korea, hugs her son Ri Sang-chul, 71, from the North, at Mount Kumgang, a scenic resort on the North’s east coast. They split in 1951, when the son was only four, at the height of Korean War. Eighty-nine South Koreans, mostly in their 70s and older, met about 180 […]

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German trade surplus still largest in the world

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German trade surplus still largest in the world

Container ships in Hamburg harbour. Experts put Germany’s account surplus down to a high proportion of exported goods. Photo: DPA According to the Institute of Economic Research (IfO), Germany will have the biggest account surplus in the world for the third successive year in 2018. It is not only Donald Trump who is irritated by […]

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US rejects Turkey’s offer to release pastor: report

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US rejects Turkey’s offer to release pastor: report

File photo of US pastor Andrew Brunson (C), arrives at his in Izmir, Turkey. (AP) President Donald Trump’s administration has rejected Turkey’s offer to condition the release of an American pastor on clearing a top Turkish bank of billions of dollars in US fines, media reported Monday. Washington and Ankara are locked in a bitter […]

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