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France’s ‘first lady’: Is Brigitte Macron set to be the French Michelle Obama?

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France’s ‘first lady’: Is Brigitte Macron set to be the French Michelle Obama?

 While questions hang over of what Macron’s future presidency will hold, one thing the French people can count on is that his wife, Brigitte, one of the stars of his election campaign, will have role to play. But how official will it be? “It’s necessary that the person who lives with you has a role,” […]

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James Comey, FBI director, fired by Donald Trump

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James Comey, FBI director, fired by Donald Trump

US president says move essential to restore “public trust” but fuels concerns about integrity of Clinton emails inquiry.  US President Donald Trump has abruptly dismissed the director of FBI, saying that James Comey was no longer able to effectively lead the law-enforcement agency. Comey had been leading an FBI investigation into allegations of Russian meddling […]

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Housewife wins $1m in latest Dubai raffleMariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter

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Housewife wins $1m in latest Dubai raffleMariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Web Reporter

The raffle was part of Dubai Duty Free’s Millennium Millionaire Promotion Dubai Duty Free officials draw the lucky winner of the latest Millennium Millionaire raffle. Dubai: Indian housewife Shanthi Achuthan Kutty could not believe her luck when she won $1 million (Dh3.67) in the latest Dubai Duty Free raffle. Dubai Duty Free officials draw the […]

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Norway accused of antisemitism, Islamophobia as circumcision, hijabs banned

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Norway accused of antisemitism, Islamophobia as circumcision, hijabs banned

Norway’s anti-immigrant and libertarian Progress Party (FrP) voted on Tuesday to ban circumcision for boys under 16 and bar hijabs in public schools. The decisions were taken in the national annual conference of the FrP, in which the advocates of the circumcision ban claimed it causes “mental and physical harm to children.” A child is […]

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South Korea’s New President Could Make Life Harder for Donald Trump by ASHLEY DEJEAN

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South Korea’s New President Could Make Life Harder for Donald Trump by ASHLEY DEJEAN

Moon Jae-in wants to take a very different approach with North Korea.While much of the world has been focused on the elections in France, another hugely consequential political contest just wrapped up 5,500 miles away in South Korea. The election of Moon Jae-in, a left-leaning presidential candidate from the liberal Democratic Party, signals the end […]

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Iraqi forces take over western Mosul’s 30 Tamuz district

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Iraqi forces take over western Mosul’s 30 Tamuz district

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces took over the western Mosul’s 30 Tamuz (July 30th), making another step forward on its new axis of operations against Islamic State militants. Nineveh Operaions commander, Lt. Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said the forces recaptured the 30 Tamuz neighborhood and became on the outskirts of 10 Tamuz and al-Haramat al-Thaletha. Iraqi […]

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Illegal immigration across southwest border down 70 percent under Trump By Stephen Dinan and Andrea Noble

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Illegal immigration across southwest border down 70 percent under Trump By Stephen Dinan and Andrea Noble

– The Washington Times – Updated: 1:17 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Illegal immigration across the southwest border dropped yet again in April, with the number of illegal immigrant children fallen below 1,000 for the first time in recent records, Homeland Security announced Tuesday. mIn this Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, a Customs and […]

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Kidnapped Indian priest in Yemen pleads again for help

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Kidnapped Indian priest in Yemen pleads again for help

“They are treating me well to the extent they are able”  An Indian priest from Kerala, who was kidnapped by Daesh militants in Yemen last year, has again appealed for help in a new video. Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who hails from Kottayam, was abducted in March last year by Daesh terror group which attacked an […]

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Why Turkish diplomats are pressuring Canada’s Somali diaspora

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Why Turkish diplomats are pressuring Canada’s Somali diaspora

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime is flexing its diplomatic muscles to hunt its opponents wherever they are in the world Adnan R. Early last August, a group of Somali community leaders was invited to the Turkish consulate in Toronto to meet with some Turkish parliamentarians. The meeting was one leg of a Canadian tour for the […]

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Oslo host to North Korea-USA ‘informal’ talks: reports

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Oslo host to North Korea-USA ‘informal’ talks: reports

North Korean and American representatives are holding informal discussions in Norway this week, according to reports by South Korean and Japanese media. China hopes that the talks will make a “positive contribution” to relations between the two countries, a spokesperson was reported as saying by Japanese news service TBS News. The spokesperson for Shi Xiang, […]

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