Category: World

20 Syrian civilians as new US-led airstrikes target Dayr al-Zawr

Nearly two dozen civilians, mostly women and children, have been killed after the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh terrorist group carried out a series of aerial assaults in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr. Local sources, speaking on Read More

Iranian journalist Marzieh Hashemi Hashemi due in US court on Friday

Iranian journalist and news presenter Marzieh Hashemi, who has been imprisoned by the FBI on unspecified charges, is due to appear in a Washington, DC, court on Friday. The 59-year-old US citizen, who is based in Iran, was detained as Read More

Indigenous Peoples Stage Solidarity March on Washington

“U.S. political leaders and the media have ignored us long enough.” That’s the message thousands of international indigenous activists will be bringing to Washington Friday for the first ever Indigenous Peoples March. They are seeking to bring national attention to Read More

Saudis cut, Russians hiked output ahead of pact: IEA

Saudi Arabia demonstrated its resolve to lift oil prices by slashing output ahead of the entry into force of new pact limiting production while Russia boosted output to a record level, the International Energy Agency said Friday. World oil markets Read More

China offers Iran $3bn oilfield deal despite US sanctions: Wall Street Journal

State-run Chinese energy giant Sinopec has offered Iran a $3-billion deal on further development of an Iranian oilfield the two countries are already working on, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The offer made by the China Petroleum & Chemical Read More

Macron says France seeks to remain in Syria, 'militarily engaged' in Mideast

President Emmanuel Macron says France will keep its forces in Syria and remain “militarily engaged” in the Middle East despite US plans to withdraw from the Arab country. Addressing military officials at an army base near the city of Toulouse, Read More

21 dead in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

Colombia´s government declared three days of mourning Thursday after at least 21 people died in a car bomb at a Bogota police cadet training academy, and 68 were wounded — the worst such incident in the city in 16 years. Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her first speech on the House floor to rip Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used her first speech on the House floor on Wednesday to rip President Donald Trump over the ongoing partial government shutdown, saying that the closure was not about the border wall but “the erosion of American democracy.” Read More

At least 9 killed in Bogota police academy car bombing

A car bomb has exploded at Bogota’s General Santander Police Academy, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. Authorities say they have identified the attacker. A car bomb blast ripped through the General Santander Police Academy in Bogota, Read More

Prince Philip unhurt in crash while driving

The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a car crash while driving near the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the accident, which happened as he drove a Range Rover out Read More