Friday, January 19, 2018

North Korea prepares for massive military parade ahead of Olympic Games

North Korea is preparing to stage a major military parade on the opening night of its Winter Games in its southern neighbor next month, despite a rare consensus with Seoul, media reported on Thursday. Pyongyang,...

European Union agrees to impose new sanctions on Venezuela

The 28-member European Union on Thursday gave the green light to new sanctions against Venezuela over opposition repression, the first to target senior officials in President Nicolas Maduro's regime, a European source told AFP...

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said...

Heavy clashes erupt between Turkish army and Kurdish YPG forces

Heavy clashes erupt between Turkish army and Kurdish YPG forces in Al-Hasakah province along the Turkey-Syria border. --- This is a breaking news, we are working and more details will be published as soon as they...

Human Rights Watch welcomes populist “resistance”

Resistance to populism is possible, praising the political "counter-attack" or by mass movements in the world under the impact of Donald Trump's election last year, without forgetting the ongoing crises in Yemen, Human Rights...

Global economic leader: China beats the US by 2032

The growth of the Chinese economy could exceed the GDP of the United States by 2032, thus becoming the world economic leader, while France would, in turn, beaten by India, predicts the Center for...

Heavy storms hit Europe and killed four people

Heavy storms swept through parts of northern Europe and elsewhere on Thursday, causing train traffic to be paralyzed and four people killed by falling trees. The Netherlands was the biggest hit by the stormy winter...

In Stockholm, two men were stabbed

Two men were stabbed in the center of Stockholm, police said the Swedish capital. The incident occurred next to the Medborgarplatsen square. The injured were taken to the hospital, one of them seriously injured. Details of...

Trump has a disastrous impact on the protection of human rights: HRW

Head of the organization Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth has sharply criticized the US President Donald Trump. According to Reuters, Roth emphasized that the attitude of the head of state to the protection of human...

Damascus condemns Tillerson’s statements on Syria

Damascus on Thursday condemned US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's statement that his country would maintain its military presence in Syria and would not provide international aid for the reconstruction of any area under...

Damascus warns Turkey of launching military operation in Afrin, northern Syria

Damascus on Thursday warned Turkey against launching a military operation in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin region of northern Syria, asserting that air defense forces were ready to destroy Turkish airliners. "We warn the Turkish leadership that...

Qatar signs security agreement with NATO

Qatar's Defense Ministry on Thursday signed a security agreement with NATO to cooperate with the two sides and provide a framework to protect the exchange of information. The State Department of Moral Guidance said in...

Damascus announces it will participate in the Vienna talks next week

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Miqdad said on Thursday that Damascus would participate in UN-sponsored peace talks scheduled for next week in Vienna. "Syria will participate in the Vienna meeting," the official Syrian news agency...

2017 among the three warmest years since 1880

Last year, 2017, was among the three warmest years since the modern recording began in 1880, two US government agencies said on Thursday.

DPRK urges the United States and South Korea to suspend their joint military exercises

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday urged the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK) to suspend their joint military exercises. "This is only a cheap trick from the United States...

Houthis announce the launch of a missile at the Saudi air defense camp

The Houthis announced on Thursday the launch of a ballistic missile on a Saudi army camp south of the kingdom, the second of its kind within 24 hours. "The rocket force of the army and...

US calls on Turkey not to deploy forces to Afrin in Syria

The US State Department urged Turkey on Thursday not to take military action against Afrin region in Syria and called instead for Ankara to remain focused on fighting IS militants in the region. This was...

California: parents of chained-up children charged with torture

Parents of California children who were chained up were charged with "torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment" Riverside County district attorney Mike Hestrin told reports Thursday (January 18). Prosecutors said the victims were "beaten, starved,...

Nine policemen were killed in an internal attack in southern Afghanistan

An internal attack on police in the southern province of Helmand killed nine policemen on Thursday, a local official said. "A man in police uniform believed to belong to an armed group fired at police...