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US Admiral: North Korea ‘Threat to the Entire World’

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US Admiral: North Korea ‘Threat to the Entire World’

In a speech delivered at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in Tokyo on May 17, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM), Admiral Harry Harris, called for deeper trilateral cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan to address North Korea’s recent military actions and provocations. Image Credit: Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs The U.S. […]

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Iraqi forces recapture western Mosul’s al-Rifaie district, a major IS bastion

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Iraqi forces recapture western Mosul’s al-Rifaie district, a major IS bastion

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces recaptured on Wednesday al-Rifaie district, a major area held by the Islamic State where intense battles have been running to retake the region. The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service took over the district completely and raised the Iraqi flags above its buildings. Iraqi soldiers […]

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Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success

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Trump presses more countries take back U.S. deportees in immigration success

Between cajoling, threats and actual punishments, Homeland Security has managed to drastically cut the number of countries that habitually refuse to take back immigrants whom the U.S. is trying to deport, officials said Tuesday, notching an early immigration success for President Trump. The number of recalcitrant countries has dropped from 20 to 12 over the […]

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14 companies report ‘WannaCry’ damage in S. Korea

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14 companies report ‘WannaCry’ damage in S. Korea

South Korea’s state-run cybersecurity agency said Wednesday that 14 companies have been struck by the crippling ransomware “WannaCry” so far, which has been emerging as one of the biggest threats to global cybersecurity. Ransomware refers to malware that locks up files on a computer with encryption until the victims pay a certain amount of money […]

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An imminent new page in Turkey-US economic relations

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An imminent new page in Turkey-US economic relations

S. President Donald Trump’s preference for bilateral partnerships rather than multinational trade agreements may be the beginning of a new era for the economic relations between the U.S. and Turkey. Economic relations are expected to be discussed during the bilateral meeting to be held between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.S. President Donald Trump in […]

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66.5% of doctors in Saudi public hospitals are foreigners

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66.5% of doctors in Saudi public hospitals are foreigners

JEDDAH – Foreign doctors constituted 66.5 percent of 42,768 doctors working at public hospitals according to a 2016 survey. There are a total of 28,464 expatriate doctors while Saudis numbered 14,304. The survey, which was published by local media, showed that the number of male and female nurses totaled 101,256. Saudis account for about 57.5 […]

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Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

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Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron secured backing on Monday from key ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for his bid to shake up the EU, despite scepticism in Berlin over his proposed reforms. Travelling to the German capital to meet the veteran leader in his first official trip abroad, Macron used the opportunity to call for a […]

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King Salman optimistic about ‘historic’ US summit

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King Salman optimistic about ‘historic’ US summit

JEDDAH: King Salman on Monday expressed hope a “historic” summit between Arab and Muslim nations and US President Donald Trump will enhance ties and promote tolerance. The king, during the weekly Cabinet meeting, welcomed the pending visit of Trump and other Arab and Islamic leaders to the Kingdom. The leaders will join the 17th consultative […]

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N. Korea behind globe-spanning ‘Wannacry’ cyberattack?

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N. Korea behind globe-spanning ‘Wannacry’ cyberattack?

Is North Korea behind the devastating globe-spanning cyberattack that has crippled countless of computer systems in recent days? Two major software security firms, Kaspersky and Symantec, claim they have evidence linking the Wannacry ransomware attack to North Korea’s notorious Lazarus Group. The worldwide cyber ransomware extortion attack, which started on May 12, has crippled tens […]

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Trump disclosed secrets to Russia: Washington Post

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Trump disclosed secrets to Russia: Washington Post

US President Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russian officials during a meeting last week, potentially jeopardising a source of intelligence about ISIL, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former US officials. The newspaper said the information Trump relayed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak had […]

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