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Hostage-taker shot dead at synagogue in Texas ‘was British’

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Hostage-taker shot dead at synagogue in Texas ‘was British’

A man who took four people hostage at a synagogue before being shot dead was a British citizen, it is understood. The hours-long stand-off ended in Texas at around 9pm local time on Saturday night when an FBI swat team entered the building. The final three hostages who had been taken at the Congregation Beth […]

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Russia could invade Ukraine after failure of talks, U.S. warns 

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Russia could invade Ukraine after failure of talks, U.S. warns 

 US officials warned on Friday that a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to invade Ukraine. “We are concerned that the Russian government is preparing for an invasion in Ukraine that may result in widespread human rights violations and war crimes should diplomacy fail to meet their objectives,” said White […]

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A Week of Russia-West Diplomacy Ends in Deadlock

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A Week of Russia-West Diplomacy Ends in Deadlock

    As a week of high-profile talks between Russia and the West ended in failure to resolve soaring tensions over Ukraine and NATO expansion, experts told The Moscow Times that stalemate had always been the probable outcome. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.MFA Russia / flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) “The result was more or less predictable, given […]

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Italian push for ‘colonial language’ comeback in Somalia met with anger. People in Horn of Africa country say move to revive Italian language, influence makes no sense

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Italian push for ‘colonial language’ comeback in Somalia met with anger. People in Horn of Africa country say move to revive Italian language, influence makes no sense

MOGADISHU, Somalia When Somalia’s state-run Radio Mogadishu began airing an Italian-language program earlier this month under a new agreement with Italy, it led to an uproar. Somalis both at home and abroad reacted with anger, calling it an attempt by Italy to influence the country and reintroduce its brutal form of colonialism. Italy is trying […]

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‘Turkey’s eyes, ears at sea’: 1st intelligence ship joins naval fleet

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‘Turkey’s eyes, ears at sea’: 1st intelligence ship joins naval fleet

The Turkish defense industry has made a rapid start to 2022 and the public witnessed another breakthrough on Friday as Naval Forces Command received the country’s first intelligence collection ship. Defined as a test and training ship, TCG Ufuk (A-591) has been developed and built with national resources and capabilities, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told […]

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US says new sanctions on N. Korea don’t close door for dialogue.This is the first time the Biden administration has sanctioned North Korea over its weapons program

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US says new sanctions on N. Korea don’t close door for dialogue.This is the first time the Biden administration has sanctioned North Korea over its weapons program

Rodong Sinmun reported on their front page on Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had been present at what they called a successful launch of a hypersonic missile on Tuesday. (KCNA/Yonhap News) The Biden administration in the US has imposed independent sanctions against North Korea in response to the North’s repeated ballistic missile launches. […]

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Swedish Prime Minister tests positive for Covid-19

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Swedish Prime Minister tests positive for Covid-19

Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, left, and Green Party leader Per Bolund at a party leader debate in parliament on Wednesday. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for Covid-19, the third party leader to get a positive test result after a cross-party meeting this week.  “The Prime Minister has tested positive […]

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We are witnessing ‘hell’ in Tigray, it’s an ‘insult to humanity’: WHO’s Tedros

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We are witnessing ‘hell’ in Tigray, it’s an ‘insult to humanity’: WHO’s Tedros

  A child, survivor of an air strike by Ethiopian government forces, receives treatment at the Shire Shul General hospital in the town of Dedebit , in the northern region of Tigray, Ethiopia January 8, 2022. (Reuters) WHO’s chief said on Wednesday the blockade on the Tigray region in war ravaged Ethiopia preventing access to […]

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Turkey starts offering 5th dose of COVID-19 booster shots

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Turkey starts offering 5th dose of COVID-19 booster shots

  A nurse prepares a syringe with a Turkovac COVID-19 vaccine at the Başakşehir Cam and Sakura City hospital, in Istanbul, Turkey, Dec. 31, 2021. (AP Photo)  The Health Ministry started offering the fifth booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for a specific group of people, the ministry said Friday. Individuals who received two doses of […]

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Somali-American Hamse Warfa Appointed to Biden-Harris Administration

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Somali-American Hamse Warfa Appointed to Biden-Harris Administration

   Somali-American Hamse Warfa picked to join Biden administration …  Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa said. “I am grateful to Governor Tim Walz and DEED Commissioner Steve Grove who empowered me to build on the vision of One Minnesota and create a more inclusive economy. As I prepare to represent all people of the United States, I […]

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