Iran's Rouhani Lauds Signing of Caspian Sea Legal Regime Convention

Gathering in Kazakhstan, the Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev , said before the signing that the leaders were "participants in a historic event". Speaking to IRIB in an interview on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi... More..

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Dhaka 2nd least liveable city on earth
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dhaka 2nd least liveable city on earth

To determine the most liveable cities in the world, the index uses more than 30 qualitative and quantitative factors across five broad categories - stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and...More..

Ivanka Trump Speaks Out Against White Nationalist Rallies, Twitter Blasts Back
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ivanka Trump Speaks Out Against White Nationalist Rallies, Twitter Blasts Back

Trump took to Twitter Saturday to mark the anniversary of the Charlottesville rally, writing, "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division". Members of the Virginia Stat...More..

Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Iran said to cancel visit by Iraq's prime minister

It also buys in Iranian-generated electricity in efforts to deal with chronic power cuts that have been a key factor sparking mass protests in recent weeks. Burt said the deal was an important part of regional ...More..

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

'Dozens Of Deaths' As Motorway Bridge Collapses In Italian City Of Genoa

One person has been found alive so far and flown to hospital by helicopter. Photo and video footage on social media show a huge portion of the bridge missing and rubble on the ground beneath . The bridge is ...More..

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trump signs defence bill preventing weapons sales to Turkey

Despite the Fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill being named after the senior Arizona senator and Armed Services Committee chairman, and who is fighting cancer back in the Grand Canyon State, the president m...More..

Armed police at London’s Parliament after vehicle smashes into barriers
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Armed police at London’s Parliament after vehicle smashes into barriers

The driver of the vehicle was detained by officers at the scene. Images circulating on social media showed several police vans at the scene, and surrounding streets in the central London district cordoned o...More..

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: ministry
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang: ministry

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in cross the border line at the border village of Panmunjom in Demilitarized Zone, April 27, 2018. "And we are hoping that Secretary Pomp...More..

Taliban attackers bloody Afghan city
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Taliban attackers bloody Afghan city

There aren't enough soldiers and police in the city right now to resist", Mr. Faqiri said. Short videos circulating on social media, purported to be from Ghazni , show a number of heavily armed Taleban patro...More..

Cat carer job on Greek island paradise is flooded with applications
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cat carer job on Greek island paradise is flooded with applications

According to God's Little People Cat Rescue's Facebook post , the organization is looking for someone who can look over 55 cats. However, shortly after the God's Little People Cat Rescue posted the job oppo...More..

People Killed by Explosion in Syrian Town Near Turkish Border
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

People Killed by Explosion in Syrian Town Near Turkish Border

Most of those in the building are believed to have belonged to the families of jihadist fighters who have taken refuge in Idlib after being driven out of other areas of Syria . In recent months, a series of e...More..

Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Iran's Khamenei bans holding direct talks with United States

Khamenei also took the opportunity during his Monday diatribe to take a jab at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and the country's faltering economy. Trump has threatened another round of sanctions on November...More..

Mexico: Nafta is back on the front-burner - ING
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Mexico: Nafta is back on the front-burner - ING

Will tax cars if we can't make a deal!". Trump did not clarify in his tweet whether he referred to the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with his two neighbors or to indiv...More..

by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Iran's leader orders government not to talk to US

Washington reimposed the sanctions last week after pulling out of a 2015 global deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for an easing of economic sanctions. "Not that sanctions don t have an imp...More..

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period

The Associated Press reports the Center for Whale Research in Washington state said it watched "J35", also known as Tahlequah, chase a school of salmon on Saturday afternoon. The calf is believed to have died...More..

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

In a statement, Strzok's lawyer Aitan Goelman said the firing was a "deeply troubling" departure from established precedent, and that "the decision to terminate was taken in response to political pressure, and ...More..

Turkish lira hammered again as crisis spills into Asian markets
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkish lira hammered again as crisis spills into Asian markets

The Turkish lira hit a fresh record low on Monday with a further 6 per cent drop after the Trump administration's doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the nation sent the currency tumbling ...More..

Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute

Tensions have been high since Monday, when Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and froze all new trade and investments after Ottawa denounced a crackdown on rights activists in Saudi A...More..

After Stormy Daniels, it's TV-star Manigault Newman vs Donald Trump
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

After Stormy Daniels, it's TV-star Manigault Newman vs Donald Trump

But then the former reality show contestant appeared to contradict herself during an interview with NPR, in which she claimed to have heard the tape herself. "I heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitti...More..

Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Mexico NAFTA talks drag on as autos sticking points emerge

The Trump administration is closing in on a deal with Mexico to raise wages in the auto sector and push more manufacturing jobs to the United States - a major breakthrough in the renegotiation of the North Amer...More..

Erdogan says Turkey has become 'target of economic war'
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Erdogan says Turkey has become 'target of economic war'

Harsher US tariffs were likely to punish Turkey's already faltering steel exports to the United States. Turkey was facing artificial financial volatility, Erdogan said, and people should not pay close att...More..

Turkey's Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan stands by opposition to high interest rates

Namely, within the tightening of economic measures, US President Donald Tramp made a decision to double customs duties on Turkish steel and aluminum, speeding up the fall of the Turkish currency, which lost 1...More..

Kangana Ranaut has a message for PM-Elect Imran Khan
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Kangana Ranaut has a message for PM-Elect Imran Khan

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut has a message for Pakistan's Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan . "For this, we have taken several well-known initiatives from the beginning of our term". Chinese official we...More..

Washington braces for white nationalists a year after Charlottesville clashes
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Washington braces for white nationalists a year after Charlottesville clashes

Past year in Charlottesville , neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other members of hate groups marched through the University of Virginia campus shouting anti-Semitic slogans, then fought with counterprotesters...More..

Turkish Currency Lira Plunges As Trump Piles On The Pressure
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Turkish Currency Lira Plunges As Trump Piles On The Pressure

The Turkish lira has always been falling on worries about Erdogan's influence over monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States. The currency drop is particularly painful for Turkey becaus...More..

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun'

Saturday morning's launch attempt was foiled by last-minute technical trouble. The Parker Solar Probe is now racing through space on a path that will eventually bring it within 4 million miles of the sun's su...More..

German man missing after floods rip through French campsite
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

German man missing after floods rip through French campsite

The Gard government also said four German children were hospitalized Thursday for hypothermia in Bagnols-sur-Ceze. A 70-year-old German man is now missing from a summer camp in Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, and o...More..

Trump condemns racism and violence ahead of anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Trump condemns racism and violence ahead of anniversary of fatal Charlottesville rally

More running. Not sure where the cops are going. On the lawn, protesters confronted a line of police wearing riot gear. After a few minutes, most of the demonstrators began to walk away. Fox News host La...More..

All the Best Memes & Reactions — Space Force Logo
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

All the Best Memes & Reactions — Space Force Logo

Trump, in June, directed the Pentagon to "immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces". "Eventually, it'll settle out, but you will go through ...More..

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan took the extraordinary step of holding two members of President Donald Trump's cabinet personally accountable for an immigration proceeding after Sullivan learned while a he...More..

Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Zimbabwe opposition on deadline to appeal election result

At the same time, Zimbabwe's Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said President Emmerson Mnangagwa's inauguration that had been set for Sunday had been deferred after opposition leader Nelson Chamisa challen...More..

State of emergency declared in preparation of Unite the Right anniversary
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

State of emergency declared in preparation of Unite the Right anniversary

Last year, when white supremacy groups collided in Charlottesville , Virginia , the confrontations were deadly. Ahead of the weekend, Virginia Gov. that will take place this weekend. "We draw a line at gi...More..

Death toll from California fires rises to 10
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Death toll from California fires rises to 10

That's an assessment climate scientists and fire ecologists agree with, as NPR's Kirk Siegler reports : "People should not take solace that this is the worst it's going to get". Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Milli...More..

Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Trump doubles tariffs on Turkey, stoking jitters

Both currencies added to losses after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had authorized a doubling of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey . That indicates that people are buying dollars an...More..

Third Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesian Islands
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Third Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesian Islands

Indonesia's geological agency said the quake Thursday afternoon had a magnitude of 6.2 and was shallow, at a depth of 12 kilometres, centred in the northwest of the island. "There have been 355 aftershocks s...More..

'Stolen' plane from Seattle airport crashes into sea
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

'Stolen' plane from Seattle airport crashes into sea

We believe there are no passengers on board. The Q400 did a loop the loop and nearly crashed into Chambers Bay, and then flew further south chased by two F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the Air National Guard in...More..

Ben Shapiro Offers $10K (Illegally) for Ocasio-Cortez Debate
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Ben Shapiro Offers $10K (Illegally) for Ocasio-Cortez Debate

Rick Snyder. Bill Schuette beat out fellow Republicans, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, State Senator Patrick Colbeck, and Saginaw doctor, Jim Hines. "We know we deserve better and we are ready to fight, ri...More..

Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Taliban launches brazen attack on strategic Afghan city of Ghazni

Taliban militants have launched an attack on an Afghan provincial capital and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to beat them back, with terrified residents cowering in their homes amid explosio...More..

Argentina's Senate Rejects Legalizing Abortion, Dashing Hopes Of Rights Advocates
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Argentina's Senate Rejects Legalizing Abortion, Dashing Hopes Of Rights Advocates

The Catholic Church and others, including some physicians groups, strongly opposed the legislation, arguing it would violate Argentine law that guarantees life from the moment of conception. Currently, it is on...More..

Kerala floods: Death toll reaches 27, Idukki dam water level rises
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kerala floods: Death toll reaches 27, Idukki dam water level rises

The water level at Idukki dam was 2,398 at 8 am 50 feet against the FRL of 2,403 feet. The army, which has been deployed in the flood-hit areas in Kerala , will be evacuating the tourists using helicopters...More..

Gaza ceasefire holds after two-day flare-up, protests expected
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Gaza ceasefire holds after two-day flare-up, protests expected

The U.N.'s Mideast envoy appealed for calm. "Israel is being inundated with Hamas rocket fire from Gaza ", the coalition said in a tweet that included a picture of the devastation and text saying "180 ro...More..

WikiLeaks posts letter from Senate asking for Assange to testify
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

WikiLeaks posts letter from Senate asking for Assange to testify

The U.S. committee's request comes at a time of growing speculation about Assange's future and his possible ejection from the embassy after six years. During the 2016 election campaign WikiLeaks released hacked...More..

Imran Khan's party nominates him as Pakistan's next prime minister
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Imran Khan's party nominates him as Pakistan's next prime minister

Imran Khan thanked the members for showing their trust in him. "This happens very rarely that in a two-party system a third one gets a chance". The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is also meeting t...More..

Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Watch Rare 'Firenado' as Firefighters Battle Blaze in the Sky

The fire began just after 1.40am yesterday and took the firefighters 12 hours to get under control. The cause of the fire at Ravensbourn Plastics Ltd on Occupation Lane, in Albert Village, Swadlincote is not ...More..

Multiple Fatalities in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Multiple Fatalities in Shooting in Fredericton, New Brunswick

They're also asking people to refrain from calling the police station because of the high volume of calls . Police asked residents to stay in their homes and lock their doors. Police said there is no further...More..

Calling Boris Johnson Islamophobic for criticising the burka is preposterous
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Calling Boris Johnson Islamophobic for criticising the burka is preposterous

He didn't think Britain should ban the veils in public places, as Denmark has done, but said they were "absolutely ridiculous". "These are the kind of comments we have seen that have been made by extremist fa...More..

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

Sessions said a year ago that he would keep his distance from inquiries related to the 2016 election owing to his role in Trump's campaign - a move that has frustrated the president, leading him to blame his ow...More..

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Koreas prepare for summit as North asks U.S. to ease sanctions

Notably, the statement didn't directly criticize Trump. "As long as the U.S. denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner and clings to the outdated acting script which the previous administrations ...More..

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Israeli strike kills at least two Palestinians at Hamas site in Gaza

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation army said that it shelled a Hamas post in response to firing from the Palestinian enclave that targeted Israeli troops. Tensions have escalated since late March, when Hamas...More..

Saudi Arabia-Canada spat explained
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Saudi Arabia-Canada spat explained

Countries in the Middle East are not exactly known for men supporting women in living their best lives. His case long has been raised by global human rights groups and Western diplomats, including Canadians, ...More..