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Trump to host Spanish PM Rajoy at White House

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Trump to host Spanish PM Rajoy at White House

Composite: AFP US President Donald Trump and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold their first one-on-one talks on September 26th at the White House, Spain’s government announced Friday. The two leaders have already met at a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany and a NATO  summit in Brussels, but this will be their first scheduled […]

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Arson attacks push thousands more Rohingya from Myanmar

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Arson attacks push thousands more Rohingya from Myanmar

Myanmar blames armed Rohingya group for burning homes in Rakhine, but survivors pin responsibility on soldiers.   Myanmar officials blamed a Rohingya armed group for the mass torching of homes [Bernat Armangue/AP] More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s restive northwest in the last week, as tens of thousands […]

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Moon, Trump agree to build up missile deterrence, bring N. Korea back to dialogue

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Moon, Trump agree to build up missile deterrence, bring N. Korea back to dialogue

The leaders of South Korea and the United States have agreed to enhance Seoul’s deterrence against North Korea by increasing its missile capabilities, but also reaffirmed the need to bring the communist state back to the dialogue table, Seoul’s presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae, said Saturday. The agreement came in a telephone conversation between South […]

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Condemning violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, UN chief urges restraint

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Condemning violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, UN chief urges restraint

Kyein Ni Pyin camp, Pauktaw Township, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Photo: OCHA/Htet Htet Oo 1 September 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged restraint and calm in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, cautioning that the situation may otherwise lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed deep concern about reported violence since […]

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Mother murders teenage boy in suspected revenge killing for 6-year-old daughter’s rape

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Mother murders teenage boy in suspected revenge killing for 6-year-old daughter’s rape

 Connie Serbu called police herself after the attack and admitted shooting 18-year-old Xavier Sierra A woman from Florida has been arrested on suspicion of murder over the death of a teenager who she allegedly lured into a wood and shot dead because she suspected him of raping her young daughter several years previously. Connie Serbu, a […]

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China accuses Japan of ‘exaggerating’ threats amid record $48bn defense budget request

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China accuses Japan of ‘exaggerating’ threats amid record $48bn defense budget request

A Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldier takes part in a drill to mobilize their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to a recent missile launch by North Korea © Issei Kato / Reuters China has accused Tokyo of “exaggerating” the threats it faces, urging it to explain its “true intentions” behind boosting military […]

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Somaliland:Exclusive interview with Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo on the frankincense economy and on being an American working in Somaliland

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Somaliland:Exclusive interview with Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo on the frankincense economy and on being an American working in Somaliland

Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo Horndiplomat- Exclusive interview with Dr. Anjanette DeCarlo, Ph.D.,Resident Research Scholar REDSEA Cultural Center, Hargeysa. Research Scholar, Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security, University of Vermont and Project Director, Conserve Cal Madow; Frankincense Systems Analysis. A former Visiting Professor of Environmental Studies at St. Michael’s College. Previously she was a Senior Jeffords Fellow […]

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Nasa supporters celebrate Supreme Court decision

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Nasa supporters celebrate Supreme Court decision

A Nasa supporter in Karen, Nairobi, on September 1, 2017 expresses her happiness with the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify Mr Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory. PHOTO | RAPHAEL NJOROGE Opposition supporters in different parts of the country on Friday celebrated the Supreme Court’s decision to annul Mr Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in last month’s presidential election. National […]

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Kurdish-led, US-backed group says its fighters have taken full control of the Old City in Raqqa after clashes with ISIL.

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Kurdish-led, US-backed group says its fighters have taken full control of the Old City in Raqqa after clashes with ISIL.

The SDF’s fighters first broke into Raqqa in early June and penetrated its Old City a month later [File: Reuters] US-backed fighters in Syria say they have removed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) from Raqqa’s Old City, bringing them closer than ever to the armed group’s most well-defended […]

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France warns North Korea could nuke US, Europe ‘within months’

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France warns North Korea could nuke US, Europe ‘within months’

AFP France’s foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe “within months”. Jean-Yves Le Drian called the situation following a string of missile tests by Pyongyang “extremely serious” and urged the reclusive state to turn to dialogue to ease spiralling […]

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