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Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue By Jun Ji-hye 

Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue By Jun Ji-hye 

A Chinese special envoy’s visit to North Korea is  raising cautious hopes for resumption of dialogue on the North’s nuclear  and missile issues. Chinese envoy’s visit to North Korea raises hope for dialogue A Chinese special envoy’s visit to North Korea is raising cautious hopes for resumption of dialogue on the North’s nuclear and missile issues. Chinese diplomats including Song Tao, the special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, arrived in Pyongyang Friday to […]

Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits

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Arab League: Iran’s regional threats have crossed all limits

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates supported the Saudi request, which was also approved by Djibouti, the current chair of the pan-Arab bloc. (File photo) The Secretary-General of the Arab League has said that Iran seeks to be a “dangerous dagger” in the region, especially toward Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries. Ahmed Aboul Gheit also […]

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

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French police officer kills three before committing suicide

A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning his gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his girlfriend, the local prosecutor said on Sunday. Police patrol the scene in Sarcelles. Photo: Thomas Samson/AFP The news comes with France already grappling with the surge in police suicides this […]

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Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwean president

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Robert Mugabe remains Zimbabwean president

This file photo taken on August 22, 2013 shows Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his inauguration and swearing-in ceremony in Harare. Mugabe remains the president of Zimbabwe despite earlier speculation that he would resign. PHOTO | ALEXANDER JOE | AFP Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe remained in power even as many expected he would resign, following news of […]

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Syrian Army drive out Islamic State and retakes Albukamal City

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Syrian Army drive out Islamic State and retakes Albukamal City

Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Syrian army forces and their allied militias managed to retake the city of Albukamal, located on the eastern borders with Iraq, after driving out the Islamic State militants, a source told AFP as an update on the latest Islamic State news on Sunday. Syrian army troops The source informed that the […]

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How does North Korea track its long-distance missile tests?

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How does North Korea track its long-distance missile tests?

North Korea faces significant hurdles to collect real-time telemetry from long-distance missile tests North Korea’s two most recent intermediate range missile tests, which both involved the newly developed Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBM), demonstrated an ever-improving capability to reach targets far, far away from the peninsula. The August 28 Hwasong-12 launch resulted in splashdown 2,700km from launch, […]

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France to ‘prevent’ Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

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France to ‘prevent’ Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country’s interior minister said on Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an unacceptable use of public space. Photo: Alain Jocard/AFP “They will not have prayers on the street, we will prevent street […]

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ZANU-PF tells Mugabe to resign or face impeachment

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ZANU-PF tells Mugabe to resign or face impeachment

Zimbabwe‘s ruling party has told Robert Mugabethat he must resign as president of the country by midday on Monday, or face impeachment. Thousands demonstrated in Harare on Sunday demanding Mugabe’s resignation [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters] The ultimatum given to the veteran leader, who has been in power for 37 years, came five days after the military seized power and placed […]

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General in charge of US nukes says he can defy an ‘illegal’ strike order from Trump

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General in charge of US nukes says he can defy an ‘illegal’ strike order from Trump

  U.S. Air Force General John Hyten, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command. © Yuri Gripas / Reuters In the wake of recent Senate debates on the US President’s supposedly unquestionable authority to start a nuclear war, a top general says it’s not as easy as pushing a red button. All the US top brass, himself included, […]

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Simple apology’ is not enough: Insulted Erdogan on NATO ‘impudence’ over enemy-chart scandal

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Simple apology’ is not enough: Insulted Erdogan on NATO ‘impudence’ over enemy-chart scandal

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan © Murat Cetinmuhurdar / Reuters On Friday, Ankara ordered its troops to pull out of NATO military games in Norway after the incumbent Turkish leader and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish state, appeared in an “enemy” list. Following the scandal, both NATO and Norway offered their apologies for the incident, […]

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