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‘Here we are dying’: Migrants wait in limbo as Italy moves to send them home

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‘Here we are dying’: Migrants wait in limbo as Italy moves to send them home

Behind the high fences of the repatriation centre at Ponte Galeria, just down the road from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, dozens of women sit outside, waiting for word on whether they will have to leave Italy. But as the government steps up its efforts to send more migrants home, many who pinned their hopes on asylum […]

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There’s an Asia nuclear crisis going on, and the US still doesn’t have ambassadors in China, South Korea or Japan

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There’s an Asia nuclear crisis going on, and the US still doesn’t have ambassadors in China, South Korea or Japan

Behind the high fences of the repatriation centre at Ponte Galeria, just down the road from Rome’s Fiumicino airport, dozens of women sit outside, waiting for word on whether they will have to leave Italy. But as the government steps up its efforts to send more migrants home, many who pinned their hopes on asylum […]

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Tony Blair tells new French president Macron what he needs to do

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Tony Blair tells new French president Macron what he needs to do

Recently elected Emmanuel Macron, who is due to take over the French presidency on Sunday, has received some sage words of advice from a former UK Prime Minister to whom he has previously been compared.Ex-British Labour prime minister, Tony Blair has sent a message to France’s new president Emmanuel Macron, in an editorial for in Le […]

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Pentagon: US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE

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Pentagon: US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE

AFP, WashingtonFriday, 12 May 2017The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles with canisters and 100 Patriot guidan ce enhanced missiles, among other military […]

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The Pentagon would consider sending more US troops to Somalia

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The Pentagon would consider sending more US troops to Somalia

The Trump administration would consider deploying additional U.S. troops to Somalia should the troubled African nation request greater military aid to combat al-Qaida loyalists there, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis indicated Thursday. “That’s a decision we’ll take if it’s broached to us, and we’ll decide yes or no,” Mattis told reporters after attending a London security conference […]

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Military media map suggests only 10% of western Mosul under IS control

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Military media map suggests only 10% of western Mosul under IS control

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A map released by the Iraqi military media on Thursday suggested that government troops became in control over 90 percent of western Mosul. The map, posted by the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, shows that only 10 percent remain under Islamic State militants’ control as the forces opened a new front of operations […]

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North Korea’s parliament has sent a rare letter of protest to the US House of Representatives over its new package of tougher sanctions.

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North Korea’s parliament has sent a rare letter of protest to the US House of Representatives over its new package of tougher sanctions.

North Korea’s parliament has sent a rare letter of protest to the US House of Representatives over its new package of tougher sanctions.  The sanctions were condemned as a “heinous act against humanity” by the foreign affairs committee of the North’s Supreme People’s Assembly, according to a state media report today. North Korea’s leader Kim […]

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‘Hysteria over my White House shoot is nonsense’ – Russian photographer who filmed Lavrov & Trump

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‘Hysteria over my White House shoot is nonsense’ – Russian photographer who filmed Lavrov & Trump

A Russian photographer from the TASS news agency, who was the official photographer for Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov during his US trip, has spoken out about the hype surrounding his recent work assignment, describing the criticism as “absurd and ludicrous.” On Wednesday, photographer Aleksandr Shcherbak, together with an American photojournalist, were in the Oval Office […]

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Macron poised to launch next stage of his French ‘revolution’

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Macron poised to launch next stage of his French ‘revolution’

Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday reveal a list of hundreds of candidates for his new centrist political party, as he seeks to win a parliamentary majority in next month’s general election. The presidential election left France’s traditional parties on the sidelines, with the conservative Republicans and ruling Socialists eliminated in the first […]

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Sister says that she is grateful for the care provided by treating doctors and medical staff in the UAE

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Sister says that she is grateful for the care provided by treating doctors and medical staff in the UAE

Eman’s family appreciate respect for privacy Abu Dhabi: Eman Abdul Atti has been in the UAE for nearly a week, and her family is delighted at the level of compassion she has received so far. Once billed as the heaviest woman in the world, the 36-year-old Egyptian is now being treated at the Burjeel Hospital […]

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