Israel, Aussie Jews respond to Morrison’s Jerusalem announcement

Both Israel and the Palestinians claim entire Jerusalem as their capital . The Arab League's Assistant Secretary General for Palestine and the Occupied Arab Territories, Saeed Abu Ali, condemned Australia's decision as a break with the globa... More..

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Trump claims US has defeated ISIS in Syria
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump claims US has defeated ISIS in Syria

Defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a decision that has not yet been announced , said the withdrawal was expected to occur as quickly as possible and would affect the entire force ...More..

Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Sudan's Bashir visits Damascus, meets Assad: Syrian presidency

Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir paid a surprise visit to Damascus on Sunday, expressing readiness to improve bilateral relation with the isolated Arab country. Al-Bashir's visit also came on the same day as ...More..

European Union urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

European Union urges Turkey to refrain from 'unilateral' Syria move

While press coverage of the "forever war" in Afghanistan periodically spikes amid US personnel losses or significant attacks against Afghan civilians and security forces, the emergence of another long-term mili...More..

With massive F-35 increase, Japan is now biggest global buyer
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

With massive F-35 increase, Japan is now biggest global buyer

The latest national defense guidelines, which are also expected to lead Japan to newly introduce USA -made F-35B fighter jets for defense of far-flung islands, were adopted as the government sees the security e...More..

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

South Africa issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

The assault took place in August 2017 and Engels described how she was allegedly attacked by Mugabe with an extension cord when she found her in a hotel room with her sons. There was no immediate comment from M...More..

Facebook blocked Netanyahu's son for anti-Muslim posts
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Facebook blocked Netanyahu's son for anti-Muslim posts

Facebook added to the outlet that Yair Netanyahu's claim "that we are censoring criticism of the company on the platform is plainly untrue" and that it never removes such posts. Facebook initially removed the...More..

What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

What are the chances Virginia sees a White Christmas?

Tuesday will bring tons of sun, so despite our colder start, temperatures will finish slightly above normal again, in the mid-30s. Right now, Christmas Eve/Day is trending dry and actually quite warm. With th...More..

NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

Bump stocks gained national attention past year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people . Following the Las Vegas shooting the devices beca...More..

Trump signs memo establishing US Space Command, separate from desired Space Force
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Trump signs memo establishing US Space Command, separate from desired Space Force

Pence will visit Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral on Tuesday, and is expected to visit the Pentagon this week, in part to discuss Trump's sought-after Space Force . "The [Defense] Department will move ...More..

McConnell Confident That A Government Shutdown Will Be Averted
by | Wednesday, December 19, 2018

McConnell Confident That A Government Shutdown Will Be Averted

Trump had stood firm for days, declaring he needed the funds to build the controversial wall, defiantly proclaiming last week that he would be "proud" to stop some government operations cold after a midnight...More..

United States 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

United States 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'

I would let her see him. Doctors have told Hassan that patients like his son are usually on life support for two or three weeks, or at maximum, a month. They're now urging authorities to grant her a waiver. ...More..

Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a success, despite skirmishes
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rebels hail Yemen ceasefire accord a success, despite skirmishes

The hostilities follow Thursday's agreement at United Nations -sponsored talks in Sweden on a cease-fire in Hodeida , through which about 70 percent of food aid and other imports come. On Sunday afternoo...More..

Trump's charity to be shut down amid illegality claims
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Trump's charity to be shut down amid illegality claims

Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision amid an ongoing lawsuit concerning its finances, according to a document filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court by the NY state Attorney Gen...More..

Chicago police officers killed by train while pursuing suspected gunman
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chicago police officers killed by train while pursuing suspected gunman

Associated Press Police investigate the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue in Chicago on Monday. Local media reported that ...More..

The Cambridges Pose For Rare Candid Snap Together For Christmas Card
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Cambridges Pose For Rare Candid Snap Together For Christmas Card

The Duke of Sussex, 34, has taken part in the shoot for more than 20 years alongside Prince William and Prince Charles. Harry's always loved hunting and it has provided them with a great chance to bond as b...More..

Xi Jinping says no one can 'dictate' China's economic path
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Xi Jinping says no one can 'dictate' China's economic path

Chinese President Xi Jinping addressed his nation Tuesday morning in Beijing to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's "reform and opening up", striking a relatively defiant tone to worldwide calls f...More..

Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Russia used all major social media platforms to aid Trump

The bipartisan panel has not said if it endorsed the findings of the report, which was compiled for the Senate by researchers associated with England's University of Oxford, the newspaper reported. The Russian ...More..

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs as pressure mounts over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has brought criminal charges against Goldman Sachs for allegedly paying bribes and colluding in the theft of billions of dollars in a scheme said to have been masterminded by the country's previous pri...More..

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Confidence vote 'utterly irrelevant' to lives of people across the country

May said earlier she meant to hold the vote in the week starting on January 14, Reuters reports. She said this must involve "politicians of all sides coming together and acting in the national interest". Jere...More..

Al Shabaab terrorists killed by United States airstrikes in recent attacks
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Al Shabaab terrorists killed by United States airstrikes in recent attacks

Africa Command said Monday. - More than 500 American forces are partnering with African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali national security forces in counterterrorism operations, and have conducte...More..

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Former Canadian diplomat detained in China

Although it is not clear whether there is a link between Meng's case and Kovrig's detention, the timing of his disappearance will no doubt complicate the standoff over the Huawei case. ambassador to Beijing to ...More..

Tension as Israel rolls out barbed wire on Lebanon border
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tension as Israel rolls out barbed wire on Lebanon border

A spokesperson for the peacekeeping group said UNIFIL could not yet confirm the Israeli allegation that the tunnels were dug by Hezbollah, but said it was continuing to investigate the matter. Israel and Leba...More..

Yellow Vest Protests: Thousands Hit Paris Streets In Fifth Weekend Of Demonstrations
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Yellow Vest Protests: Thousands Hit Paris Streets In Fifth Weekend Of Demonstrations

He was hoping that the package of tax and minimum wage measures for low-income workers, coupled with bitter winter weather this weekend, would help bring calm to the country after more than month of clashes and...More..

Fired FBI Director James Comey Rips Republicans for 'Being Numb'
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fired FBI Director James Comey Rips Republicans for 'Being Numb'

On Sunday, he called his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, a "rat" because he has cooperated with prosecutors. Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans today, saying their ...More..

Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Fifth victim of Strasbourg market attack dies

The incident came at a tense time for the nation, shaken by what the authorities called a terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the "Yellow Vest" protests of recent weekends and a...More..

UN Climate conference finalises rules to implement Paris climate treaty
by | Tuesday, December 18, 2018

UN Climate conference finalises rules to implement Paris climate treaty

What exactly did they agree to? Among the more nettlesome issues is how nations report progress in implementing voluntary national plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The delegates postponed pledgi...More..

Amber weather warning for ice issued in Bradford
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Amber weather warning for ice issued in Bradford

According to the Met Office , freezing rain occurs when rain falls through sub-zero temperature air to become supercooled water that freezes "almost instantly" when it hits a cold surface. Freezing rain can qu...More..

Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire for key port at United Nations talks
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Yemen's warring parties agree ceasefire for key port at United Nations talks

ACLED's figures also do not include the last few months of 2014, when Yemen's Houthi rebels captured Sanaa and much of the country's north, nor the casualties in 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition joined the ...More..

Egypt Unveils
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Egypt Unveils "One of A Kind" Ancient Tomb in Saqqara

Archaeologists found five shafts inside the tomb, out of which only one was unsealed and empty. "This shaft should lead to a coffin or a sarcophagus of the owner of the tomb", said Waziri, indicating his best...More..

Michael Flynn's Business Partner Indicted Ahead of Trump Aide's Sentencing
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Michael Flynn's Business Partner Indicted Ahead of Trump Aide's Sentencing

Both Kian and Alptekin failed to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), under which Flynn, the former White House national security adviser, also failed to register connected with his work...More..

Trump 'to review' Mathew Golsteyn Afghan murder case
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Trump 'to review' Mathew Golsteyn Afghan murder case

The death occurred while Golsteyn was on deployment in with an Army Special Forces unit in Helmand Province in Southern Afghanistan . He reportedly admitted to killing the man seven years after it happened...More..

United States federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

United States federal judge strikes down Obamacare as unconstitutional

Outraged Democrats vowed to appeal a federal judge's ruling that could undo the US health care law known as Obamacare, saying on Saturday that they will use their new power in Congress to hold Republicans...More..

Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn 'about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May'

After May called off the scheduled vote last week amid near-unanimous predictions she would lose, Jeremy Corbyn was due to announce the no-confidence plan in his response to her statement. One senior member o...More..

White House, Democrats dig in as shutdown fears intensify
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

White House, Democrats dig in as shutdown fears intensify

Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have proposed no more than $1.6 billion for border fencing upgrades and other security measures - but not a wall - as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bi...More..