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Iran says tanker crew safe, warns UK against rising tensions Stena Impero’s crew is in good health, authorities say as they seek access to ‘evidence’ for a probe into alleged crash.

Iran says tanker crew safe, warns UK against rising tensions Stena Impero’s crew is in good health, authorities say as they seek access to ‘evidence’ for a probe into alleged crash.

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, is seen at Bander Abass port [Tasnim News Agency/Handout via Reuters] Iran has warned the United Kingdom against escalating tensions between the two countries in the wake of its seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker – an act the UK government has called “hostile”. Britain has rejected Tehran’s explanation […]

Zarif says U.S. has ‘shot itself in the foot’ by leaving JCPOA

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Zarif says U.S. has ‘shot itself in the foot’ by leaving JCPOA

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the U.S. has “shot itself in the foot” by withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the JCPOA. “The U.S. has basically in my view shot itself in the foot by withdrawing from this agreement,” he told Bloomberg in an interview aired […]

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Friends, community gather to celebrate legacy of Hodan Nalayeh

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Friends, community gather to celebrate legacy of Hodan Nalayeh

About 50 people gathered in northeast Edmonton Friday to mourn and celebrate Hodan Nalayeh, the beloved Canadian-Somali journalist with roots in the city. (Jordan Omstead/CBC) Members of the Somali community in Edmonton organized a memorial Friday for the woman who dedicated her life to telling their stories. Local politicians, community leaders and high school friends were among […]

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Terrorist who killed Turkish diplomat in Irbil captured in northern Iraq’s KRG

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Terrorist who killed Turkish diplomat in Irbil captured in northern Iraq’s KRG

  A group of four terrorists including Mazlum Dağ, the assailant implicated in the killing of Turkish diplomat Osman Köse in Irbil, has been captured alive and detained in northern Iraq a statement from the Irbil Security Directorate said Saturday. The arrest by Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) internal security service Asayish reportedly took place on […]

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Trump personally vouches for A$AP Rocky in call with Swedish leader By ChristianVasquez

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Trump personally vouches for A$AP Rocky in call with Swedish leader  By ChristianVasquez

m “I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative,” President Donald Trump wrote. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump on Saturday advocated for A$AP Rocky’s release from Swedish custody in a call with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, saying he “personally” vouched […]

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Death toll from Kismayu hotel attack in Somalia rises to 26

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Death toll from Kismayu hotel attack in Somalia rises to 26

A man passes in front of the rubbles of the popular Medina hotel of Kismayo on July 13, 2019, a day after a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabab militants targeted it. (AFP Photo) Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo, in […]

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Pentagon silent on Turkey’s S-400 delivery as Congress demands immediate sanctions

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Pentagon silent on Turkey’s S-400 delivery as Congress demands immediate sanctions

Russian S-400 missile defense systems unloaded from a plane at Akinci Air Base, near Ankara, Turkey, July 12, 2019. ©  Turkish Defence Ministry via Reuters As Turkey beamed out images of Russian S-400 air defense systems being delivered, US lawmakers demanded immediate sanctions against Ankara, while the Pentagon and the State Department remained strangely silent. House Foreign […]

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S-400 delivery process has started, Turkey says

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S-400 delivery process has started, Turkey says

AA Photo The delivery process of Russian-made surface-to-air S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey has begun, the Defense Ministry said Friday. The first batch of S-400 parts started arriving Friday at Mürted Air Base, formerly called the Akıncı Air Base, near capital Ankara, the ministry said in a statement. Meanwhile, Russia’s federal service for military […]

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‘Lame duck failure’: Trump assails Paul Ryan after book details criticism

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‘Lame duck failure’: Trump assails Paul Ryan after book details criticism

Former House Speaker Paul Ryan “ultimately became a long running lame duck failure, leaving his Party in the lurch both as a fundraiser & leader,” President Donald Trump wrote. | Alex Wong/Getty Images   President Donald Trump late Thursday blasted former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “lame duck failure” who lost the majority […]

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Khat is big business in Ethiopia and Around 90 percent of adult males in Somaliland chew the narcotic plant khat

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Khat is big business in Ethiopia and Around 90 percent of adult males in Somaliland chew the narcotic plant khat

Khat is a thriving business in Ethiopia. The country is the world’s biggest exporter for the amphetamine-like leaf. Despite health risks, trade is so lucrative that it is unlikely to slow down any time soon. Jarra Teklay Yohannes had had just settled down on the floor of his office in Awoday – a small, carpeted room […]

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