Death toll from Taliban attack in Kabul hits 22: ministry

On Sept. 2, Khalilzad announced the two sides had a draft peace deal "in principle" that included withdrawing 5,400 USA troops from the country and closing five US military bases over 135 days, in exchange for the Taliban taking action to reduce viol... More..

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Trump Names Hostage Envoy Robert O’Brien as National Security Adviser
by | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Trump Names Hostage Envoy Robert O’Brien as National Security Adviser

Department of State since May 2018 and has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles. It's unclear what Trump meant when he said he's worked "long and hard" with O'Brien. Trump said last week that h...More..

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes
by | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes

Shares in ITC , India's top cigarette maker, ended up almost one per cent, while its rival Godfrey Phillips surged 5.2 per cent. E-cigarettes form just a tiny part of their product range. This is the sixth...More..

Iran Leader Rules Out US Talks As Tensions Rise Over Saudi Attacks
by | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Iran Leader Rules Out US Talks As Tensions Rise Over Saudi Attacks

Referring to the recent remarks by a USA official who said "we should negotiate with Iran, and we should say so and so, and Iran must agree", the leader of the Islamic Revolution held: For such negotiations, th...More..

Oil’s Dramatic Advance Pauses as Market Awaits Saudi Clarity
by | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Oil’s Dramatic Advance Pauses as Market Awaits Saudi Clarity

Europe's benchmark Brent crude surged by 20 per cent and United States counterpart WTI by 15 per cent as commodities trading got underway and after President Donald Trump warned that the USA was " locked and ...More..

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply
by | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Oil prices jump as attack on Saudi plant jolts supply

US President Donald Trump said "there is reason to believe that we know the culprit", adding that Washington is "locked and loaded" to respond, pending verification and information from Saudi Arabia . It a...More..

Humberto strengthens into Category 1 hurricane
by | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Humberto strengthens into Category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Dorian is approaching Florida as a possible Category 4 storm, and "Everyday Millionaires" author Chris Hogan explains whether small businesses can still get insurance ahead of the storm. "We want to ...More..

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family says
by | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Zimbabwe's Mugabe to be buried at national shrine, family says

Mugabe, who was 95, died last week while being treated in Singapore . "Nigeria most respectfully condoles with the Republic of Zimbabwe on the passing of her President, Robert Mugabe - who led the republ...More..

Afghan peace deal in doldrums
by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Afghan peace deal in doldrums

The president's comments came as Ayman al-Zawahiri - the leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist network that carried out the 2001 attacks on US soil - in a video recording called for assaults on "the interests of Isr...More..

by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Google Earth satellite photo helps crack Florida missing person case from 1997

On Aug. 28, a property surveyor looking at Google Earth spotted the vehicle in a retention pond in a housing development in Wellington, Florida, according to the Charley Project , which profiles unsolved mis...More..

Israel Minister: US Treasury Official Said No Change on Iran Sanctions
by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Israel Minister: US Treasury Official Said No Change on Iran Sanctions

Two of Donald Trump's top lieutenants said Tuesday he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart without preconditions after the U.S. president sacked his hawkish national security advisor, while insisting th...More..

Maximum pressure: China urges U.S. to 'make efforts' on North Korea
by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Maximum pressure: China urges U.S. to 'make efforts' on North Korea

North Korea yesterday morning fired two unidentified projectiles, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said, hours after a senior diplomat announced that Pyongyang would be willing to resume negotia...More..

Tonight's Democratic Debate: MichaelAngelo Makes Demands!! | Armstrong and Getty
by | Friday, September 13, 2019

Tonight's Democratic Debate: MichaelAngelo Makes Demands!! | Armstrong and Getty

In highlighting Harris's struggles since the second televised debate, Politico obtained an internal memo and talking points from her campaign, which apparently was left behind at a New Hampshire restaurant ...More..

Canadian federal election officially underway, voters head to polls on October 21
by | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Canadian federal election officially underway, voters head to polls on October 21

Opinion polls are indicating it will be a tough race for Mr Trudeau, who is seeking a second term in office. After the meeting, Mr Trudeau faced a barrage of questions from journalists about the SNC-Lavalin s...More..

Tom Watson calls for second Brexit referendum as Parliament suspension ruled unlawful
by | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tom Watson calls for second Brexit referendum as Parliament suspension ruled unlawful

The prime minister lurched into his own unique French translation of "give me a break" to insist the five-week closure had nothing to do with Brexit. "The prime minister will not be doing a deal with Nigel F...More..

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules
by | Thursday, September 12, 2019

Parliament suspension 'unlawful', court rules

Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh said the government's action was illegal "because it had the objective of stymieing Parliament". They stated the "improper goal of stymying Parliament" was behind...More..

UNHRC Session Begins With Commissioner's Concerns Over Kashmir and NRC
by | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

UNHRC Session Begins With Commissioner's Concerns Over Kashmir and NRC

The Indian side, led by Secretary (East) in the External Affairs Ministry Vijay Thakur Singh and expelled Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will counter Pakistan's propaganda and block any...More..

U.S. Air Force Responds to Trump Hotel Controversy
by | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

U.S. Air Force Responds to Trump Hotel Controversy

In a statement released Sunday evening, the Air Force admitted that while those crews appeared to follow all guidelines and procedures, staying at the president's higher-end hotels might be allowed "but not adv...More..

Top US, Pakistan military officials discuss Afghanistan, Kashmir
by | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Top US, Pakistan military officials discuss Afghanistan, Kashmir

On Sunday Pompeo suggested on " Meet the Press " that there would be no USA withdrawal unless the violence in Afghanistan was reduced and the US could be assured that the country wouldn't again serve as the sta...More..

Robert Mugabe, ex-leader of Zimbabwe, dead at 95
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

Robert Mugabe, ex-leader of Zimbabwe, dead at 95

His successor, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa , expressed his "utmost sadness", calling Mr Mugabe "Zimbabwe's founding father" and "an icon of liberation". Mugabe was jailed for 10 years in 1964 for...More..

Where do the opposition parties stand on a no-deal Brexit?
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

Where do the opposition parties stand on a no-deal Brexit?

The rebels have had the upper hand so far and they've managed to derail Mr. Johnson's Brexit strategy by passing legislation that compels the Prime Minister to seek an extension if he hasn't struck a deal w...More..

NJ officials investigate 15 cases of possible vaping illnesses
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

NJ officials investigate 15 cases of possible vaping illnesses

No cause for the mystery illness has so far been identified - and the link to THC products is not yet clear. The Oregon patient, whose age and gender wasn't revealed, reportedly had similar symptoms to ot...More..

Nigerians to leave South Africa on Friday
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

Nigerians to leave South Africa on Friday

The convoy is expected to arrive in South Africa on September 5 2019. South African Foreign Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor said on Thursday that the embassy was closed temporarily after threats led to fears...More..

Boris Johnson fails in high stakes attempt to call snap general election
by | Thursday, September 05, 2019

Boris Johnson fails in high stakes attempt to call snap general election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on October 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after opposition lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the...More..

Boris Johnson loses major vote on Brexit, snap elections likely
by | Thursday, September 05, 2019

Boris Johnson loses major vote on Brexit, snap elections likely

The government received 301 votes but failed to beat the motion after 328 MPs including more than 20 Tory MPs voted for it. The successful vote makes time in the House of Commons on Wednesday to introduce leg...More..