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Feature :A Woman´s Strengh is Unlimited says Award winning UN peaceekeeper

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Feature :A Woman´s Strengh is Unlimited says Award winning UN peaceekeeper

Annah Chota, UN Police Officer serving with the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Photo: UNPOL  “Being a girl child, I dreamt of occupying a powerful position to influence and create change in the community. It was the segregation of women that I experienced in my childhood that gave me the strength to add […]

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Ratings agency warns of Catalan recession if crisis drags on

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Ratings agency warns of Catalan recession if crisis drags on

Ratings agency Standard and Poor’s on Thursday warned that the crisis over Catalan independence from Spain could push the region into recession. “We do not believe that Catalan independence will occur,” S&P’s chief rating officer Moritz Kramer said in a statement as the agency underlined the potential fallout from prolonged uncertainty over the fate of […]

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No problem in buying Russian S-400s, Erdogan says, hints at S-500 talks

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No problem in buying Russian S-400s, Erdogan says, hints at S-500 talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said there was no problem with the purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems, adding that Ankara also held talks on the S-500, a THAAD-type system, currently under development. “In our talks with [Russia President Vladimir] Putin we are not thinking of stopping with the S-400s. We have had talks on the […]

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Spanish pilot dies in crash following National Day parade

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Spanish pilot dies in crash following National Day parade

Spanish Eurofighters flying over Madrid during National Day celebrations earlier in the day. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP A pilot died when a Spanish military plane crashed on Thursday after taking part in a display in Madrid for Spain’s National Day. “I can confirm a plane has crashed,” a ministry spokeswoman said, with local media reporting that […]

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‘We don’t need you’: Erdogan accuses Washington of ‘sacrificing’ relations with Turkey

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‘We don’t need you’: Erdogan accuses Washington of ‘sacrificing’ relations with Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Washington of “sacrificing” relations with Ankara, and has blamed the ongoing diplomatic dispute on a US ambassador “who doesn’t know his place.” Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan © Umit Bektas / Reuters “Let me be very clear, the person who caused this is the ambassador here. It is unacceptable […]

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North German state prohibits refugees from moving to one of its cities

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North German state prohibits refugees from moving to one of its cities

Refugees arriving in Göttingen, Lower Saxony in 2016. Photo: DPA. Refugees in Germany will no longer be allowed to settle in the city of Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, according to a decree that was issued by the state’s ministry of the interior on Wednesday. The government of Lower Saxony stated that they imposed immigration restrictions on […]

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Islamic State still holds pockets in Mosul, vow revenge via SMS

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Islamic State still holds pockets in Mosul, vow revenge via SMS

Islamic State militants. Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A security source has unveiled that Islamic State militants are still holding pockets in southern Mosul, three months after the Iraqi government declared the recapture of the city. Anadolu Agency quoted Abdul-Salam al-Jubouri, an Iraqi army lieutenant colonel, saying Thursday that an indefinite number of Islamic State members are still […]

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Iran intelligence minister defends jailed nuclear negotiator

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Iran intelligence minister defends jailed nuclear negotiator

Iran’s intelligence minister on Wednesday defended a nuclear negotiator imprisoned on spying charges in a rare implied criticism of the judiciary. Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, a Canadian-Iranian, was given a five-year prison sentence this month, with the judiciary saying he had provided “information for foreigners and had links with two espionage services”. Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani (right) was […]

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US already ‘lit fuse of war,’ nuclear arms not subject to negotiations – N. Korea’s FM

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US already ‘lit fuse of war,’ nuclear arms not subject to negotiations – N. Korea’s FM

Pyongyang will not give up its nuclear program under any conditions, North Korea’s Foreign Minister has emphasized, stating that the US has “lit the fuse of war” and that Washington should cease its hostile actions first. © KCNA / Reuters US President Donald Trump, who has been eagerly exchanging personal insults with North Korean leader Kim […]

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Spain sets deadline in Catalan independence dispute

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Spain sets deadline in Catalan independence dispute

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP Spain has given Catalonia’s separatist leader until October 16th to clarify whether he intends to push ahead with independence, warning that Madrid could take control of the region if it insisted on breaking away. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to do everything in his power […]

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