News : World

Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims

Thursday  14:12,   17 august 2017
BBC News

The move comes after the first high-level meeting between the two neighbours since ties were cut.The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the two sides since the Saudis and their allies cut all links with Qatar in[...]

U.S. Signals Firepower to Russia With Romania Drills

Thursday  13:40,   17 august 2017
NBC News

The 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron's 300 airmen have been running training missions across Europe this summer as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.Moments later, two Romanian MiG-21s follow them for a simulated dogfight over the hilly[...]

Malala Yousafzai Has Been Accepted to Study at Oxford University

Thursday  13:30,   17 august 2017
Time

Pakistani human-rights and education advocate Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in the U.K. Pakistani human-rights and education advocate Malala Yousafzai has been accepted to study at the University of [...]

China and India are dangerously close to military conflict in the Himalayas

Thursday  12:31,   17 august 2017
MSN

Tensions are higher than at almost any time since the two countries went to war in 1962.For the past two months, Indian and Chinese troops have faced off on a plateau in the Himalayas in tense proximity, in a dispute prompted by moves by the Chinese [...]

Indians more amused than outraged by Chinese '7 Sins' video

Thursday  12:31,   17 august 2017
Reuters

Indians have been more amused than outraged by an agitprop video released by a Chinese state news agency that accuses India of perpetrating "Seven Sins" in a two-month-old frontier standoff and resorts to a racial stereotype to make its[...]

SKorea looks to jumpstart diplomacy in NKorea standoff

Thursday  10:10,   17 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he'll consider sending a special envoy to North Korea for talks if North stops provocations.</p>He also declared, amid fears in South Korea that threats from President Donald Trump to unleash[...]

Australia Rules That Sending Refugees to Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea is Legal

Thursday  10:10,   17 august 2017
Time

<p>Australia’s highest court ruled on Thursday that the country’s policy of sending asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat to migrant camps in Papua New Guinea is valid, despite Papua New Guinea’s court ruling the practice[...]

Did Americans Know About Torture at Africa’s ‘Guantanamo’?

Thursday  09:51,   17 august 2017
The Daily Beast

<p>Ordinary people in Cameroon, if they know anything about the main camp of their country’s Bataillon d’Intervention Rapide (BIR) at Salak airbase near the borders of Nigeria and Chad, understand that it’s a center of counterterrorism operations [...]

Iran supreme leader mocks US over Charlottesville

Thursday  09:21,   17 august 2017
AFP

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei joined the international criticism of race-related violence in the United States on Wednesday with a mocking tweet. "If US has any power, they better manage their country, tackle #WhiteSupremacy[...]

China military criticizes 'wrong' U.S. moves on Taiwan, South China Sea

Thursday  09:10,   17 august 2017
Reuters

The "wrong" actions of the United States on Taiwan, its South China Sea patrols and deployment of an advanced anti-missile system in South Korea have had a large, negative influence on military trust, a senior Chinese officer said on[...]

Pauline Hanson wears burka in parliament

Thursday  09:10,   17 august 2017
BBC News

<p>The leader of Australia's far-right One Nation party has worn a burka on the floor of the nation's Senate.</p>Pauline Hanson walked into the chamber and sat down ahead of her party's bid to ban the garment in[...]

Second Man Arrested in British Model Chloe Ayling’s Kidnapping

Thursday  07:33,   17 august 2017
The Daily Beast

<p>Michal Konrad Herba, the 36-year-old brother of Lukasz Pawel Herba, who is being held in an Italian jail on kidnapping charges for his role in the alleged abduction of British model Chloe Ayling, has been arrested at his home in the West[...]

Thousands of Mexicans march to scrap NAFTA, as government fights to save it

Thursday  07:20,   17 august 2017
Reuters

<p>While Mexican government negotiators fought tooth and nail to save the North American Free Trade Agreement during talks in Washington, thousands of Mexican farmers and workers took to the streets on Wednesday demanding the deal be[...]

Sierra Leone mudslide victims buried

Thursday  07:10,   17 august 2017
BBC News

<p>Nearly half of the 400 people known to have died in a mudslide and flooding on the outskirts of the Sierra Leone capital Freetown have already been buried, health officials say.</p>The government had said mass burials would be postponed[...]

ANALYSIS - With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

Thursday  06:21,   17 august 2017
Reuters

It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle [...]