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New UN draft on Syria ceasefire seeks to win Russian backing

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New UN draft on Syria ceasefire seeks to win Russian backing

Sweden and Kuwait on Thursday presented a revised draft UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria that diplomats said could win backing from Russia. The draft calls for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. ( (File photo: AFP) The new text, obtained by AFP, specifies that the 30-day humanitarian truce would not apply […]

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EU citizens able to take social networks to court in their own respective European jurisdictions

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EU citizens able to take social networks to court in their own respective European jurisdictions

From March onwards, EU citizens will be able to have recourse to courts in their respective countries in disputes with Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Despite the changes, more work is required on the part of social media giants The American social media giants have altered their conditions of use to enable this, in compliance with […]

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Japanese chemist finds way to improve production of clean energy using egg whites

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Japanese chemist finds way to improve production of clean energy using egg whites

A Japanese scientist says his team has hatched a way to improve production of carbon-free energy by using proteins taken from egg whites. Japanese scientist Yusuke Yamada has discovered a way to use the protein in egg whites to produce hydrogen. | ISTOCK Yusuke Yamada, a professor at Osaka City University, said his team found […]

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Egyptian army kills 3 ‘takfiris’, arrests 224 ‘criminal elements’

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Egyptian army kills 3 ‘takfiris’, arrests 224 ‘criminal elements’

Three “takfiris” were killed by the Egyptian armed forces in northern and central Sinai on Friday, the army said in a statement. Army vehicles and soldiers on the seventh day of opetration “Sinai 2018” (Photo: Egyptian army spokesperson Facebook page) Military spokesman Tamer El-Rifai said forces also arrested 224 “wanted criminal elements”, destroyed 10 4×4 […]

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Hurdles remain to rebuild damaged relations with Turkey, says Merkel

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Hurdles remain to rebuild damaged relations with Turkey, says Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday told Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim that hurdles remain on the path to restoring frayed ties while a German-Turkish journalist remains in jail. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Photo: DPA Speaking at a Berlin joint press conference with Yildirim, Merkel said that both sides “have an […]

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Florida school shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz?

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Florida school shooting: Who is Nikolas Cruz?

A 19-year-old man has confessed to the shooting at a Florida high school that resulted in the deaths of at least 17 people, including students and adults, police say. Nikolas Cruz “stated that he was the gunman who entered the school campus armed with a AR-15 and began shooting students that he saw in the hallways and […]

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UPDATE: Hailemariam Resigns from EPRDF Chairmanship, For Now

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UPDATE: Hailemariam Resigns from EPRDF Chairmanship, For Now

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn Hailemariam Desalegn’s resignation today is from the chairmanship of the EPRDF, but will amount to his departure from the Prime Minister’s role in due times, according to people in the government. His request to resign, second to an earlier made during the EPRDF`s Executive Committee meeting held in December 2017, […]

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White House blames Russia for massive Ukraine cyberattack By Eric Geller

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White House blames Russia for massive Ukraine cyberattack By Eric Geller

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for launching a massive cyberattack on Ukraine last year — even threatening “consequences” against President Vladimir Putin’s regime. The White House’s statement came hours after the British and Danish governments blamed Russia for the June cyberattack. | Michel Spingler | AP Photo The June malware attack, […]

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ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

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ISIS is almost gone but the fighting continues: Who’s still in Syria?

The battle against Islamic State in Syria may be nearing its end, but the conflict in this war-torn country seems far from over. Competing factions and old rivalries have created a complicated, uncertain future for Syria. FILE PHOTO: Soldiers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad hold a Syrian national flag with a picture of Assad […]

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Russia and China are developing ‘destructive’ space weapons, US intelligence warns

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Russia and China are developing ‘destructive’ space weapons, US intelligence warns

Russia and China could soon possess “destructive” space weapons that could be used against the U.S., according to American intelligence agencies. The two United Nations Security Council members are pursuing such “anti-satellite weapons as a means to reduce U.S. and allied military effectiveness,” the report said. Russia and China developing ‘destructive’ space weapons Within the next […]

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