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South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

South Korea on alert as North Korea readies for army anniversary

🕔20:57, 22.Apr 2017

South Korea was on heightened alert on Friday ahead of another important anniversary in North Korea, with a large concentration of military hardware amassed on both sides of the border amid concerns about a new nuclear test by Pyongyang. North

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Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

🕔20:54, 22.Apr 2017

President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base. The defense ministry has said more

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IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

IS claims Paris shooting, one policeman killed

🕔09:02, 21.Apr 2017

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in central Paris on Thursday night in an attack carried out days before presidential elections and quickly claimed by the Islamic State militant group. President Francois Hollande said he

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Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

Russian court bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as extremist

🕔08:59, 21.Apr 2017

Russia’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Jehovah’s Witnesses were an “extremist” organization and must disband and hand over all property to the state, local media said. The religious grouping confirmed the ruling about its “liquidation” in Russia. “We are

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Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

Trump praises Chinese efforts on North Korea

🕔08:54, 21.Apr 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump praised Chinese efforts to rein in “the menace of North Korea” on Thursday, after North Korean state media warned the United States of a “super-mighty preemptive strike.” Trump told a news conference “some very unusual moves

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US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

US accuses Iran of alarming provocations

🕔09:01, 20.Apr 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” to destabilize countries in the Middle East and of undermining U.S. interests in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the

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Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

🕔08:55, 20.Apr 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain. May surprised allies and opponents on

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Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 as rains lash Andes

🕔08:45, 20.Apr 2017

At least 17 people were killed and seven are missing after a landslide sent mud and rocks crashing into several neighborhoods in Manizales, Colombia, the government said on Wednesday, the second deadly landslide in the country this month. Recent heavy

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Trump orders review of visa program

Trump orders review of visa program

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country, putting technology firms and the outsourcing companies that serve them on notice that possible changes may be ahead. Seeking

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Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

Death toll from air strikes in east Syria exceeds 30

🕔09:05, 19.Apr 2017

Air strikes, thought to be by planes from a U.S.-led military coalition, killed at least 30 people in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Monday, including women and children, residents and activists said. Coalition spokesman U.S. Air Force

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New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

New Zealand tightens immigration rules in ‘Kiwi-first’ crackdown

🕔09:00, 19.Apr 2017

New Zealand said on Wednesday it will tighten access to its skilled work visas, just a day after the United States and neighboring Australia announced similar restrictions on immigration. New Zealand’s immigration minister said he was taking a “Kiwis-first approach

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UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

UK PM announces snap polls linked to Brexit

🕔15:49, 18.Apr 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a snap general election in a statement outside Downing Street. She made the announcement immediately following a meeting of her Cabinet. Stay with us for the latest updates. Justifying the decision, Mrs May said:

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Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaeda

Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaeda

🕔07:15, 18.Apr 2017

Islamic State is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on IS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday. Allawi said he got the information on Monday

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Prince Harry sought counseling more than a decade after mother’s death

Prince Harry sought counseling more than a decade after mother’s death

🕔07:12, 18.Apr 2017

Britain’s Prince Harry sought counseling in his late twenties to help deal with the grief of losing his mother more than a decade earlier, he told the Telegraph newspaper. Harry, whose mother Diana died in a car crash in Paris

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Syrian envoy slams U.S. airfield attack ‘message’ to North Korea

Syrian envoy slams U.S. airfield attack ‘message’ to North Korea

🕔07:09, 18.Apr 2017

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible. North Korea has

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Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum win

Turkey’s Erdogan declares referendum win

🕔08:39, 17.Apr 2017

President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. Turkey’s mainly

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Melenchon draws big crowd as French election enters final straight

Melenchon draws big crowd as French election enters final straight

🕔08:37, 17.Apr 2017

Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon drew tens of thousands to a rally on Sunday, aiming to maintain momentum that has pushed the one-time outsider into contention in the French presidential election, with the first round of voting a week away. Opinion

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Pakistan probe hate speech on clerics following death

Pakistan probe hate speech on clerics following death

🕔08:20, 17.Apr 2017

Pakistani police opened a hate speech investigation involving two Muslim clerics on Sunday after the killing of a university student over allegations he committed blasphemy. The clerics are accused of attempting to disrupt the funeral of student Mashal Khan, who

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Pope denounces “oppressive regimes”

Pope denounces “oppressive regimes”

🕔19:11, 16.Apr 2017

Pope Francis denounced “oppressive regimes” in his Easter message on Sunday but in an apparent call for restraint urged world leaders to prevent the spread of conflicts, as tensions rose in North Korea and Syria. Francis, marking the fifth Easter

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Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126

Death toll from Aleppo bus convoy bomb attack at least 126

🕔19:09, 16.Apr 2017

The death toll from a bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached at least 126 in the deadliest such incident in Syria in almost a year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on

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