India’s court set to deliver verdict on temple dispute

 New Delhi - India’s security forces were on high alert ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict on Saturday in a decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a Hindu temple on a site where Hindu hard-liners demolished a 16th century mosque in 1992, spar


Vietnam arrests eight in connection with UK truck deaths

 Hanoi - Police in Vietnam have arrested eight people in relation to the discovery of 39 dead Vietnamese in a truck near London last month, state media said on Monday 11-4-2019. British police last week charged two men with manslaughter over the deaths of the group, whose bodies were found ins


ISIS names Baghdadi successor, threatens US

ISIS confirmed the death of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and named his replacement as Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Quraishi, the extremist terror group said a statement released Thursday 31 October 2019 . “We mourn you... commander of the faithful,” an audio statement read by Abu Hamza


Schumer warns Trump may shut down the government over impeachment

By Burgess Everett It's a nightmare scenario for Washington: A government shutdown smack in the middle of the House's impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. And Chuck Schumer says he's "increasingly worried" that it might come to fruition. As he and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell battle


Iraqi cleric al-Sadr calls for early election

Baghdad - Populist Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Monday 28 October 2019 called on Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi to announce early parliamentary elections overseen by the United Nations and without the participation of existing political parties. Al-Sadr’s bloc, Saeroon, which came fi


Samir Geagea announces resignation of his ministers from Hariri cabinet

The head of the Lebanese Forces Party Samir Geagea said in a televised speech late on Saturday that the challenges facing the country are unprecedented. “We have not seen any serious intention by the Lebanese officials to address the crises,” Geagea said. Geagea announced the resignati


Pence says Turkey to end military operation after Syrian Kurd withdrawal

, Ankara - Turkey has agreed to completely end military operations in northern Syria after Kurdish fighters withdraw from a safe zone, US Vice President Mike Pence said on Thursday 17 October 2019 . Turkey’s operation “will be halted entirely on completion” of the pullout, Pence t


US to step aside for Turkish assault on Kurds in Syria

WASHINGTON: The White House said Sunday 10-6-2019 that US forces in northeast Syria will move aside and clear the way for an expected Turkish assault, essentially abandoning Kurdish fighters who fought alongside American forces in the yearslong battle to defeat Daesh militants.Turkish President Rece


Bernie Sanders says he's reached 1 million individual donors

WASHINGTON  — Bernie Sanders' campaign says that it has received contributions from more than 1 million individual donors and that it's the first in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to do so. In a statement Thursday, the Vermont senator's campaign says more than 99.9% of th


Torrential Imelda rains kill 1, flood homes, snarl travel around Houston

 Houston - Authorities reported the first death linked to Tropical Storm Imelda, which dumped torrential rains over the Houston-area, while rescuers in boats pulled hundreds of people from flooded cars, the city’s airport temporarily halted flights and tens of thousands of people lost pow


World must transform food production, scientists say

LONDON - The world must diversify its food production and consumption, or face damaging supply disruptions that could lead to suffering and social unrest, scientists warned on Monday 9-15-2019. A new global study found the health and environmental benefits of transforming the way we farm would heav


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