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Onslaught on Islamic State’s last havens in Iraq imminent: command

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Onslaught on Islamic State’s last havens in Iraq imminent: command

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq’s military commanders said Wednesday they were nearing a military offensive targeting the Islamic State’s last havens in Iraq in western Anbar. MIraqi government forces are seen near the Falahat village west of Fallujah on June 27, 2016. Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group’s last positions in the city of Fallujah on […]

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Afghan deportation flight takes off despite protest

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Afghan deportation flight takes off despite protest

Police outside the detention centre. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT A flight deporting refugees from Sweden to Afghanistan departed on Tuesday evening despite protests from human rights organizations and members of the public. The chartered plane left Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport with ten Afghans, some of whom arrived in Sweden as unaccompanied minors, whose requests for asylum in […]

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Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test, deepening feud

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Trump challenges Tillerson to IQ test, deepening feud

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump challenged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to “compare IQ tests,” delivering a sharp-edged ribbing that threw a bright spotlight on his seemingly shaky relationship with his top diplomat. The White House insisted the president was only joking. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, speaks following a meeting […]

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Beijing sends frigate & jets to warn off US destroyer near disputed South China Sea islands

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Beijing sends frigate & jets to warn off US destroyer near disputed South China Sea islands

China sent a guided-missile frigate, two fighter jets and a helicopter to warn off the USS ‘Chafee’ near disputed islands in the South China Sea, accusing the US of damaging the country’s sovereignty and security interests in the region. FILE PHOTO. CNS Huangshan (FFG-570) © Wikipedia Beijing condemned the mission of the guided-missile destroyer USS […]

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Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdistan referendum commission

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Iraq issues arrest warrant for Kurdistan referendum commission

Iraq’s Federal Judicial Authority  Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq ordered on Wednesday the arrest of officials in charge of Kurdistan’s commission that supervised the highly divisive referendum on independence from Iraq in September 25th. The Higher Judicial Council said the Rusafa investigation court in Baghdad ordered the arrest of commission officials based on a petition filed by […]

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Russian MPs return from Pyongyang, say Kim Jong-un furious and ready for war

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Russian MPs return from Pyongyang, say Kim Jong-un furious and ready for war

Deputies of the State Duma from the Liberal Democratic Part of Russia (LDPR), who visited North Korea (the DPRK) in early October, were asked to support the intention of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to fight back the United States. A delegation of three LDPR members paid a visit to Pyongyang on October 2-6, […]

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10 AP officers escape Shabaab attack in Lamu

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10 AP officers escape Shabaab attack in Lamu

      Kenya Navy officers patrol Hindi in Lamu County after the start of Operation Linda Boni. Ten AP officers narrowly escaped death on Tuesday evening in a Shabaab ambush. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP  More than 10 administration police officers escaped death after the vehicle they were travelling in narrowly missed running over a […]

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Record-breaking new cable car for tallest mountain in Germany near completion

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Record-breaking new cable car for tallest mountain in Germany near completion

A view from Zugspitze inside the old cable car. Photo: DPA. Operation of the new cable car which will take visitors up the 2,962 metre-high Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, is set to start in about ten weeks’ time. But not everyone is looking forward to it. The new cable car in the Bavarian Alps, which […]

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2 US B-1B strategic bombers conduct firing drills with South Korea & Japan

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2 US B-1B strategic bombers conduct firing drills with South Korea & Japan

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, takes-off to fly a bilateral mission with Japanese and South Korea Air Force jets in the vicinity of the Sea of Japan, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, October 10, 2017. © Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot / U.S. Air Force / Reuters […]

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Sex with minor wife is to be considered rape’, says Supreme Court 

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Sex with minor wife is to be considered rape’, says Supreme Court 

NEW DELHI: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ruled that sex with a wife who is under 18 years of age is rape and therefore a crime. The top court did not rule on ‘marital rape’, which is sexual intercourse forced upon a spouse no matter what their age. Before today’s SC ruling, there was […]

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