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Number of migrants arriving in Spain soars: minister

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Number of migrants arriving in Spain soars: minister

Would-be immigrants atop a border fence separating Morocco from the north African Spanish enclave of Melilla. Photo: AFP The number of migrants arriving in Spain so far this year has soared more than 88 percent from the same period in 2016, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said on Tuesday. Speaking in a parliamentary commission on […]

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Seoul detects radioactive gas from N. Korea nuke test

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Seoul detects radioactive gas from N. Korea nuke test

FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. KCNA / Reuters   A radioactive gas, xenon-133, has been detected from the recent North Korean nuclear test, the South’s nuclear watchdog said, adding that it is still unclear whether it was from a hydrogen bomb test as Pyongyang claimed. Read […]

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France considers banning mobile phones in schools

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France considers banning mobile phones in schools

School students with their mobiles. AFP French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has touched off a public debate about banning phones in schools as he seeks to implement a campaign pledge by President Emmanuel Macron. In an interview with Express magazine, the minister suggested that pupils might be asked to deposit their phones in secure boxes […]

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Army secures Deir Ezzor Airport’s landing strips, gains control over new areas in eastern countryside of Homs

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Army secures Deir Ezzor Airport’s landing strips, gains control over new areas in eastern countryside of Homs

Deir Ezzor/Homs, SANA – Syrian Arab Army units continued operations to secure the perimeter of Deir Ezzor Military Airport and Regiment 137, in conjunction with concentrated operations to eliminate ISIS terrorists form the province’s southeastern countryside. SANA’s correspondent said that an army unit that established control over al-Thurda Mountains and met with the Airport’s garrison a few days […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

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Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

Myanmar leader faces mounting criticism globally over ethnic cleansing campaign targeting country’s Rohingya Muslims Myanmar’s national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York. A spokesperson for her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), told Reuters news agency late on Tuesday that the Nobel Peace Prize […]

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Russia sends 4,000 tons of pipes, cables & machinery in reconstruction aid to Syria – MoD

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Russia sends 4,000 tons of pipes, cables & machinery in reconstruction aid to Syria – MoD

© Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation Russia is preparing to send more than 4,000 tons of materials and over 40 pieces of construction equipment to Syria to help the war-torn country in its multibillion-dollar reconstruction effort. TrendsRussian anti-terror op in Syria, Syria war The shipment of industrial aid that is currently being readied for […]

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Bomb Threats Across Russia Prompt Mass Evacuations

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Bomb Threats Across Russia Prompt Mass Evacuations

Moskva News Agency Dozens of buildings including schools and malls in more than 12 Russian cities have been evacuated since Sunday after authorities received a series of anonymous bomb threats, the Interfax news agency reports. Interfax cited a law enforcement official in Chelyabinsk as saying that the evacuations were prompted by bomb scares across cities in Russia. “There’s reason […]

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Welcoming UN sanctions, Seoul urges N. Korea to return to dialogue

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Welcoming UN sanctions, Seoul urges N. Korea to return to dialogue

The presidential office said Tuesday it supports the United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) adoption of a new resolution for tougher sanctions on North Korea for its sixth nuclear test. It demanded the Kim Jong-un regime stop further provocations and come to negotiations. “We highly evaluate the UNSC’s prompt and unanimous adoption of Resolution 2375 today,” […]

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China backs Myanmar government efforts to ´safeguard stability´

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China backs Myanmar government efforts to ´safeguard stability´

BEIJING: China said Tuesday it backs the Myanmar government´s efforts to “uphold peace and stability” in Rakhine state, where a military crackdown has sent more than 300,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing for Bangladesh. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments as the United Nations Security Council prepared to hold an urgent meeting on the crisis […]

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Italy floods: Death toll rises to eight as body of final missing person found

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Italy floods: Death toll rises to eight as body of final missing person found

Flood damage to homes in the Livorno area. Photo: STR/AFP Search teams on Tuesday morning found the body of a 67-year-old man killed in heavy flooding in the Tuscan city of Livorno over the weekend. The discovery brought the total death toll to eight, after six other bodies were found on Sunday and one on Monday, following […]

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