Categories Archives: Regions

Attacks may divide city, fear Parisians.

Tony Balet came to work on Saturday with a ribbon pinned on his shirt. It was red, white, blue and black. “People died because they were innocent and they were young,” he said. “They had nothing to do with anything; they were just out to ...

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in US presidential race.

The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in US politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the Unit ...

Donald Trump does not rule out Muslim database.

S Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has created a controversy by saying he “would certainly implement” a database system tracking Muslims in the US to protect the country against terrorism. “I would certainly implement tha ...

Saudi voters elect 20 women candidates for the first time.

The women who won hail from vastly different parts of the country, ranging from Saudi Arabia’s largest city to a small village near Islam’s holiest site. Saudi voters have elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results, a ...

Fake eyelashes of groom cost marriage.

Wearing fake eyelashes cost a Saudi groom his marriage as the bride’s family called off the engagement ceremony, a media report said on Thursday. At the ceremony in Riyadh, the bride’s brother noticed that the groom was having tears in his e ...

North Korea says it has conducted hydrogen bomb test.

North Korea on Wednesday said it has successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. The surprise announcement that complicates already difficult efforts to curb the country’s push for a working nuclear arsenal. A hydrogen bomb is generally more power ...

Massive blizzard leaves 19 dead in U.S..

Washington hit with two feet of snow while NY City just shy of all-time record; flooding hits New Jersey, Delaware Millions of residents, business owners and workers began digging out on Sunday from a massive blizzard that brought Washington, New York and ...

U.S. asks China to follow India on SCS dispute resolution.

Refers to how In 2014, India abided by the verdict of the the Permanent Court of Arbitration in favour of Bangladesh in a three-decade-old maritime row. The United States has asked China to learn from India’s handling of its maritime disputes with ...

French court suspends burkini ban.

The court in Nice concluded on Thursday the Riviera city’s decree is illegal because there were no proven risks of disruption to public order. French court has overturned a ban on “burkinis” in Nice, the last of a series of similar deci ...

Three days of national mourning in Haiti.

Matthew, meanwhile, lost its hurricane status, subsiding to a “post-tropical cyclone” after cutting a swath from Florida to South Carolina. Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas and one shattered by a 2010 earthquake and ravaged by a chol ...

Four shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large.

Four male suspects wearing dark hoodies and jeans were seen running away from the area. Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools Tuesday, and one of the students is in critical condition, authorities said ...

I’ll accept elections if I win, says Trump.

Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged on Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month’s presidential election if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions ...

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban.

UNITED NATIONS, United States: A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world’s nuclear powers. A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Me ...

88 dead in Turkish raids on IS-held Syria town: Monitor.

BEIRUT: At least 88 civilians have been killed in 24 hours of Turkish air strikes on an Islamic State group bastion in northern Syria, a monitoring group said Friday. A barrage of raids hit Al-Bab on Thursday, killing 72 civilians including 21 children, a ...