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Twin suicide attacks leave scores dead in southern Iraq

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Twin suicide attacks leave scores dead in southern Iraq

Shooting and car bomb attacks claimed by ISIL kill at least 74 people in southern Thi Qar province. Thi Qar is located about 320km southeast of Baghdad [Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images] At least 74 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in twin gun and car bombing attacks near the city of Nasiriyah in southern Iraq, according to a […]

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Zimbabwe needs wide reforms for credible election but it may be too late

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Zimbabwe needs wide reforms for credible election but it may be too late

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe leaves the stage after participating in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa May 4, 2017./REUTERS Zimbabwe Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the countrys political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election […]

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Which of the smaller parties is Merkel going to take to the ball this time?

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Which of the smaller parties is Merkel going to take to the ball this time?

Photo: DPA Chancellor Angela Merkel is the clear frontrunner in general elections 10 days away, but a sleepy campaign is now heating up as other parties jostle to rule with her. The battle over the make-up of Merkel’s fourth government would potentially impact Berlin policy on everything from immigration and Russia relations to climate. “The […]

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Keramat tahfiz school fire: Here’s what we know so far

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Keramat tahfiz school fire: Here’s what we know so far

Six students who survived the pre-dawn blaze at a religious school here are in critical condition, a Hospital Kuala Lumpur spokesman said today. (Bernama photo) The nation was rocked today with news that a deadly fire broke out at a religious school in Kampung Datuk Keramat. The blaze, at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school, […]

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Muslim Model Halima Aden on Defying Beauty Standards

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Muslim Model Halima Aden on Defying Beauty Standards

People are staring at Halima Aden, and it’s for one of two reasons: She’s dressed very differently from everyone else at this New York City restaurant, and she’s stunningly beautiful. The people gawking at the model include a family in matching pastel-blue sweaters, a jet-lagged Italian couple, and a bevy of thin blondes swaddled in […]

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N. Korea vows to sink Japan for ‘dancing to US tune’ & reduce US to ‘ashes and darkness’

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N. Korea vows to sink Japan for ‘dancing to US tune’ & reduce US to ‘ashes and darkness’

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a military drill in Pyongyang. © KCNA / Reuters Pyongyang says it is the time to “annihilate” the US and turn it into “ashes” for initiating the latest round of sanctions. The North has also threatened Washington’s allies in the region, vowing to “sink” Japan and […]

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Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save ‘dreamers’ from deportation

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Trump, top Democrats agree to work on deal to save ‘dreamers’ from deportation

President Trump meets Sept. 6 with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House. (Evan Vucci/AP) Democratic leaders announced late Wednesday that they agreed with President Trump to pursue a legislative deal that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation and […]

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24 hours on Stockholm’s streets with refugee protesters

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24 hours on Stockholm’s streets with refugee protesters

Led by Fatemeh Khavari, refugees and their supporters have been holding a sit-down strike in Stockholm for over a month, protesting deportations to Afghanistan. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT What drives someone to spend over a month sleeping outdoors in protest? The Local spent 24 hours with refugee youngsters on Stockholm’s streets to find out why they […]

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Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told

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Somalia facing complex immediate and long-term challenges, UN Security Council told

A wide view of the Security Council Chamber as Michael Keating (left on screen), Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), briefs the Council via video link. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 13 September 2017 – Highlighting complex immediate and long-term challenges in Somalia, the head of the United […]

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Irma: Six dead at Florida nursing home left without power(BBC)

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Irma: Six dead at Florida nursing home left without power(BBC)

Media captionFlorida nursing home survivors evacuated Six people at a Florida nursing home that was left without power for days after Hurricane Irma have died. Police evacuated 115 residents on Wednesday from the facility, whose air conditioning was cut by the storm. Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said three were found dead at the nursing […]

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