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Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

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Nearly 20,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar

Refugee flow gathers pace amid renewed fighting as the international community expresses concern for civilian safety. At least 18,500 Rohingya Muslims, many sick and some with bullet wounds, have fled into Bangladesh over the past six days amid renewed fighting in western Myanmar. The figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Wednesday came amid increasing concerns […]

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Foreign Minister joins call to withdraw US nukes from Germany

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Foreign Minister joins call to withdraw US nukes from Germany

Sigmar Gabriel. Photo: DPA German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has supported Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz’s pledge that he will push for the removal of US nuclear warheads from Germany if elected Chancellor. “Of course I am convinced that we need to finally start talking about demilitarization again,” Gabriel said at the end of […]

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N. Korean leader’s eldest child is a boy: spy agency By Ko Dong-hwan

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N. Korean leader’s eldest child is a boy: spy agency By Ko Dong-hwan

The Korea Central News Agency on Wednesday showed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watching the launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile over Japan the previous day. / Yonhap North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s eldest child ― whose gender has been unknown to the South since his birth in 2010 ― has been confirmed to […]

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Peshmerga kills 130 IS militants fleeing Tal Afar toward Syria

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Peshmerga kills 130 IS militants fleeing Tal Afar toward Syria

Erbil (IraqiNews.com) The general command of the Kurdish Peshmerga said 130 Islamic State militants were killed after fleeing Tal Afar town toward Syria. In a statement on Tuesday, the command said “after the militants were defeated in Tal Afar and Aiyadhiya, they attempted fleeing toward Syria.” “After fierce battles over the past 72 hours, 130 […]

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US deployment of new B61-12 nukes to Europe would violate non-proliferation treaty – Moscow

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US deployment of new B61-12 nukes to Europe would violate non-proliferation treaty – Moscow

© AiirSource Military / YouTube Washington will violate its commitment to the Non-Proliferation Treaty if it deploys the new B61-12 nuclear bombs to NATO allies in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry has warned. The statement comes after the recent second test of the weapon. “The most recent variations of the B61-12 bombs are also designed […]

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North Korea fires missile over Japan in sharp escalation of tensions By Jesse Johnson and Reiji Yoshida

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North Korea fires missile over Japan in sharp escalation of tensions By Jesse Johnson and Reiji Yoshida

An Air Self-Defense Force member stands guard as the ASDF demonstrates the training to utilize the PAC-3 surface to air interceptors at the U.S. Yokota Air Base in Fussa, on the outskirts of Tokyo, on Tuesday. | AP In an “unprecedented, grave and serious” threat, nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile over Hokkaido on […]

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Japan wakes up to N Korean missile warnings By Hiroshi HIYAMA

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Japan wakes up to N Korean missile warnings By Hiroshi HIYAMA

  Japan’s “J-alert” delivered ominous messages warning people to take cover after North Korea fired a missile over the north of the country  Photo: AFP Millions of Japanese awoke to ominous text messages Tuesday warning them to take cover as a North Korean missile flew overhead, with one train operator bluntly explaining its halted service as “Reason: […]

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Gang arrested for Dh14 million heist in Dubai

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Gang arrested for Dh14 million heist in Dubai

The nine-member gang robbed a money transporting vehicle last week Image Credit: Courtesy: Dubai Police Dubai: Dubai Police have arrested a nine-member gang for robbing Dh14 million from a money transporting vehicle. Major-General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs said on Monday that the nine Asian suspects […]

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600 empty buildings identified for migrants displaced by evictions

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600 empty buildings identified for migrants displaced by evictions

People evicted from a building in Rome hold a protest on August 26th. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti is set to propose a series of measures to relocate migrants who are evicted from occupied buildings, following meetings with key stakeholders this week in Rome. On Monday, Italian daily Repubblica reported that 600 empty buildings in various […]

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North Korea proves it has ability to strike Guam By Kim Rahn

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North Korea proves it has ability to strike Guam  By Kim Rahn

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects plans to fire missiles toward Guam at the Command of the Strategic Forces in Pyongyang in this photo released Aug. 15. / Yonhap North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile Tuesday showed that its threat to strike Guam was not a bluff, as the missile’s range was within the […]

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