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US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

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US House passes sanctions on Iran-backed Hezbollah

Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is seen on a video screen as he addresses his supporters during a ceremony of the latest day of Ashoura in Beirut. (Reuters) The US House of Representatives on Wednesday backed new sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah militia, part of an effort to take a tough line against Tehran […]

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Final deadline looms in Spain-Catalonia standoff

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Final deadline looms in Spain-Catalonia standoff

File photo of Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP Both parties were standing firm. “The government is not giving us any option other than defending the civil liberties of citizens through the best institutional instruments,” Catalan vice president Ori ol Junqueres told Spanish television on Wednesday. Sp  ain’s justice minister Rafael Catalá insisted […]

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N. Korea advises US to take warning of hydrogen bomb test ‘literally’

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N. Korea advises US to take warning of hydrogen bomb test ‘literally’

The US and its allies could indeed witness a hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific, unless they stop devising military options against Pyongyang, a senior North Korean diplomat has warned. This, as the US Navy beefs up its presence ahead of Donald Trump’s visit in the region USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) © c7f.navy.mil Speaking […]

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the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

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the Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Mourners carrying flowers carved from sandalwood began gathering at the replica of the royal crematorium in Khon Muang Plaza at Bangkok City Hall at 6am on Thursday. Second procession of Royal Cremation begins Breaking News October 26, 2017 10:59 Live update : Royal Cremation Ceremony for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej Photo gallery of foreign guests […]

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Uhuru: I may reach out to Raila after poll

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Uhuru: I may reach out to Raila after poll

President Uhuru Kenyatta ready to cast his vote at Mutomo Primary School in Gatundu South, Kiambu County on October 26, 2017. PHOTO | PSCU President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have cast their ballots in the repeat presidential election. Mr Kenyatta voted at Mutomo Primary School in Gatundu South Constituency. Mr Ruto cast his […]

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Germany steps up pressure to cut international funding to Turkey

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Germany steps up pressure to cut international funding to Turkey

EPA Photo The German government stepped up its pressure on banks and international development institutions to cut funding to Turkey, sending the lira to a new low, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the matter.” According to the report, more than a dozen government and banking officials confirmed Germany’s effort to cut funding to […]

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Saudi Arabia lists two entities and eleven names supporting al-Qaeda, ISIS

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Saudi Arabia lists two entities and eleven names supporting al-Qaeda, ISIS

Saudi Special Forces members of an anti-terror unit take part in an exercise in the Dorma region, 100 kms west of Riyadh. (File photo: AFP) As part of the efforts targeting terrorism, Saudi State Security has listed two entities and 11 names of leaders, financiers and supporters of Al Qaeda and ISIS organization. The Saudi […]

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Envoys urge for dialogue after repeat presidential election

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Envoys urge for dialogue after repeat presidential election

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec reads a joint statement by heads of mission in Kenya on Kenya’s general elections at Bomas on August 11, 2017. The envoys have expressed disappointment at the failure by the Supreme Court to hear a case that sought to delay the repeat presidential poll. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | […]

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Kaspersky denies Russia used anti-virus software to steal NSA spying tools

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Kaspersky denies Russia used anti-virus software to steal NSA spying tools

Kaspersky Lab has denied US media reports which claim the Russian government may have used the company’s anti-virus programs to steal digital-surveillance tools from an NSA employee, citing preliminary results of an internal investigation © Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP The statement from Kaspersky comes after the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal […]

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Police seize large arms stock in raids on Islamist scene in Berlin

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Police seize large arms stock in raids on Islamist scene in Berlin

Authorities in Berlin raided four addresses in the north and west of the city early on Wednesday morning, seizing combat weapons and a large stock of ammo. Photo: DPA A 40-year-old German citizen was arrested in the raids, police announced. Police had been investigating the man for several months and claim he belonged to the […]

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