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Eighty people killed as huge car bomb hits Kabul diplomatic quarter

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Eighty people killed as huge car bomb hits Kabul diplomatic quarter

 At least 80 people were killed in a massive blast which ripped through the diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital Kabul early Wednesday, the health ministry said, warning the toll would rise further. “Unfortunately the toll has reached 80 martyred (killed) and over 300 wounded, including many women and children,” said ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh, […]

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New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

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New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

The transatlantic diplomatic rift widened on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump responded to criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel with a new attack on German trade tactics and defense spending. Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer insisted that the leaders “get on very well” but – as is often the case – his warm words from the […]

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Russia fires missiles at ISIS targets from Mediterranean

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Russia fires missiles at ISIS targets from Mediterranean

A Russian warship and submarine have fired cruise missiles at ISIS group targets around Palmyra in Syria from the Mediterranean, Moscow said Wednesday, the first such strikes announced in months. The frigate Admiral Essen and submarine Krasnodar carried out four strikes against military hardware and fighters from the extremist group who had left its de-facto […]

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Germany must pay more for NATO military alliance, Trump says

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Germany must pay more for NATO military alliance, Trump says

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to complain about a U.S. trade deficit with Germany and his belief that the country must pay more for the NATO military alliance. “We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military,” he wrote. “Very bad […]

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Stop inventing fictional threats from Russia – Putin to Le Figaro

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Stop inventing fictional threats from Russia – Putin to Le Figaro

Russian President Vladimir Putin © Sergey Guneev / Sputnik With bombings in Paris and elsewhere across Europe and war in the Middle East, it’s strange to hear speculation about a fictional Russian threat, Vladimir Putin said in an exclusive interview with Le Figaro. The Russian president, who visited Paris to meet with his French counterpart, […]

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US Air Force to test-launch interception missile in landmark trial

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US Air Force to test-launch interception missile in landmark trial

This still image from video obtained from SpaceX shows a Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on January 14, 2017HO (SPACEX/AFP) Analysts have said North Korea’s test launch earlier this month was its longest-range rocket yet Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California is reportedly planning an unprecedented missile test […]

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Supreme Court to rule on states’ ability to clean up voter lists

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Supreme Court to rule on states’ ability to clean up voter lists

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving whether Ohio’s rules for cleaning up its voter rolls are too draconian, the justices announced Tuesday. At a time when voter integrity is increasingly in the spotlight, the case will put the justices front and center in a debate about how far states can go to […]

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Army warplanes, mobilization forces kill 38 IS militants west of Mosul

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Army warplanes, mobilization forces kill 38 IS militants west of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com)  Iraqi army warplanes and paramilitary forces killed 38 Islamic State militants during operations at areas west of Mosul and near the Syrian borders on Tuesday. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said warplanes killed 25 IS members at gatherings in Tel Fares, Baaj and Badush region west Mosul. Three vehicles carrying guns were destroyed […]

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Saudi deputy crown prince: Russia and Kingdom have no contradictions on oil market

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Saudi deputy crown prince: Russia and Kingdom have no contradictions on oil market

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman met Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to discuss bilateral issues. During the meeting Prince Mohammed told Putin that there were no contradictions between Saudi Arabia and Russia regarding the oil market and that even though a lot has been achieved there is […]

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Teen arrested in Brandenburg over suspected terror plot in Berlin

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Teen arrested in Brandenburg over suspected terror plot in Berlin

A 17-year-old from Syria was arrested in Brandenburg over suspicions that he was planning a terror attack in Berlin. Brandenburg state interior minister Karl-Heinz Schröter announced on Tuesday that the teenager had been arrested in Gerswalde over suspicions that he was plotting a suicide attack in the German capital. The eastern state that surrounds Berlin […]

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