Latest top news

Fifty Years Later: U.S. Intelligence Shortcomings in the Nigerian Civil War

The Nigerian Civil war, which lasted from July 1966 to January 1970, remains the most significant

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

Trump threatens to 'destroy North Korea' if necessary

US president expresses hope military action will not be necessary to thwart risk of North Korean nuclear attack.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Trump To Outline His Foreign Policy Vision To U.N. General Assembly

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Elliott Abrams, a veteran U.S. diplomat who served as deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush ...

- NPR - US

A Russian helicopter accidentally fired on spectators during war games, state TV says

The Russian defense ministry denied the claim of injured onlookers as purposeful provocation.'

- Washington Post - US

As Rohingya Muslims flee Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi says: 'We want to find out why this exodus is happening'

MUMBAI, India — Under mounting pressure to address Myanmar's bloody military crackdown against Rohingya Muslims, Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday that ...

- The Raw Story - US

Suu Kyi's Rohingya speech: Too little, too late?

Rights activists have expressed their disappointment over Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis. DW examines why ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

With eye on North Korea and Iran, Trump makes first appearance at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS - U.S. President Donald Trump urged United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its ...

- Reuters - US

Yemen's Reality: Cholera, Starvation and Civil War

Members 17 Oct 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Nawal Al-Maghafi, News Correspondent, BBCFurther speakers to be ...

- Chatham House - UK

How Communist Party of China elects its leader

Five of the seven members of China's Politburo Standing Committee — the country's supreme decision-making body – are due to retire in a massive ...

- The Hindu - IN

Won't keep Rohingya asylum-seekers for long: Colombo

Influential monks have asked the govt. to deny them refuge

- The Hindu - IN

Has Aung San Suu Kyi changed her stance on Rohingya crisis?

Some see hope in Myanmar leader's 1st national address on claims of persecution of Muslim minority, but others see "victim blaming"

- CBS NEWS - US

Copying Bill Gates is a bad idea if you want to get rich

Copying Bill Gates is a bad idea if you want to get rich...

- MENAFN - JO

Sierra Leone: Schools reopen after mudslide disaster

Schools in Sierra Leone have reopened more than a month after a mudslide devastated communities around Freetown. But not all students can return as ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Talking about the laws of war in a peaceful Pacific

Article | While currently known as a relatively stable part of the world, the Pacific is no stranger to the devastating impacts of conflict.

- ICRC - INT

Hurricane Maria ravages eastern Caribbean after Irma

Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Dominica on Monday, hampering efforts to recover after Hurricane Irma.

- UPI - US

Toys 'R' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

On Monday night, Toys 'R' Us announced that it is following Kay Bee Toys and FAO Schwartz into bankruptcy court, but said that unlike its onetime ...

- The Week - US

Catalan mayors exercise right to remain silent in referendum questioning

BARCELONA - The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors summoned to answer questions on why they have backed a banned Oct. 1 referendum on independence ...

- Reuters - US

Russia rejects request to release files on Swedish diplomat who saved WWII Jews

A Russian court has denied a request to release FSB files on Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg's fate. He saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Next Generation Nigeria: What Is Restructuring and Does Nigeria Need It?

Research Event 21 Sep 2017 - 09:30 to 10:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo HE Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor, Kaduna State, ...

- Chatham House - UK

Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?

Dani McClain You could be forgiven for thinking the movement has gone quiet. But you'd be wrong. The post Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of ...

- The Nation - US

John Bolton declares Trump's U.N. debut his 'best' speech ever

John Bolton, a United Nations ambassador under former President George W. Bush, deemed President Trump's debut address Tuesday before the U.N. General ...

- The Week - US

Twitter reports progress on weeding out users advocating violence

Twitter Inc said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for “promotion of terrorism” earlier rather ...

- The Raw Story - US

Mass-Migration: The Tiniest Dose of Reality Hits

If you do not have control of your borders, with a meaningful set of immigration laws and the right to keep people out of your country, then you do ...

- Hudson New York - US

In Photos: Hurricane Maria lashes Martinique and Guadeloupe

No description available

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Report: 40 million people victims of modern slavery

More than 40 million people were living in modern slavery last year, according to a new report. More than 25 million people were forced into labor and ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kalashnikov monument unveiled in Moscow

Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said that the AK-47 rifle has become Russia's cultural brand'.

- The Hindu - IN

Police Cells Are No Place for Migrant Kids

Expand Unaccompanied children line up for an evening meal at a detention facility run by the Greek police.   © 2015 Kelly Lynn Lunde Is it ever ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Jihadist fighters assault government targets in western Syria, complicating cease-fire talks

The offensive is led by an al-Qaeda-linked group and is the biggest in the area since March, activists said.

- Washington Post - US

David Maraga hits back at 'threats' over Kenya election re-run

The chief justice is defiant amid violent protests and criticism after he annulled last month's poll.

- BBC - UK

WATCH LIVE: Donald Trump to embrace nationalist tone in address to United Nations General Assembly

US President Donald Trump will take aim at Iran and North Korea and strike a stridently nationalistic tone in his maiden address to the UN General ...

- The Raw Story - US

Special Report: Trump addresses U.N. General Assembly

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump told world leaders they meet at a time of "immense promise and ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Rahul Gandhi leaves experts impressed with substantive talk on policy

Rahul Gandhi leaves experts impressed with substantive talk on policy...

- MENAFN - JO

Calls for more security after series of rapes in Italy

Far-right parties gain traction claiming link between immigrants and crime as Rome's mayor demands increased police patrols

- CBS NEWS - US

France Jumpstarts Initiative to Protect Environment

Expand French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, September 15, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters Today, in ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Smelly snake breaks into home in Essen, then let off scot-free

As one family in western Germany has learned, you never know what might be hiding in your basement. The reptilian intruder turned out to be a harmless ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump's pick for Russia ambassador says 'no question' of Moscow election meddling

Jon Huntsman says he would raise the issue with Russian authorities

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Hurricane Jose producing 'dangerous' surf along East Coast

Hurricane Jose is expected to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the eastern coast for several more days.

- UPI - US

Trump slams North Korea, Iran deal in UN General Assembly -- live updates

In his speech, Trump called the North Koreans a "depraved regime" and a "band of criminals"

- CBS NEWS - US

Louisiana's secretary of health is against GOP Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's health-care bill

Louisiana Secretary of Health Rebekah Gee sent a letter on Monday to Sen. Bill Cassidy expressing her "deep concerns" about his proposed ...

- The Week - US

Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

NAYPYITAW - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but ...

- Reuters - US

Myanmar's leader orders probe of abuses, says some Rohingya can return

Myanmar leader Sung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday that some of the ethnic Muslim Rohingya who have fled the country can start to return.

- UPI - US

Between Berlin and a bad place: The Left party stronghold of Lichtenberg

Germany's Left party continues to dominate elections in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg. But 27 years after reunification, how much does the party ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | Is this the final stretch in the Pistorius case?

Oscar Pistorius' legal team will face the State again in the appeal court in November, in what could be the final stretch in a marathon three-year ...

- News24.com - ZA

Mumbai: Mother sexually abused by own son gets him killed

Mumbai: Mother sexually abused by own son gets him killed...

- MENAFN - JO

Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government

RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Hamas called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday to respond to the disbanding of its shadow government in the Gaza ...

- Reuters - US

Trump is boosting Merkel's re-election campaign because he is so unpopular in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats saw a slight uptick in membership after Trump's election.         

- USA TODAY - US

News Analysis: Hamas Offer Reflects Pressure From Egypt and Fatah

The militant group that controls Gaza agreed to Palestinian Authority demands, but said nothing about disarming. In the past, hopes for unity have ...

- New York Times - US

Turkey not in direct talks for return of intelligence officers from Iraq: minister

ANKARA - A Turkish minister appeared to confirm for the first time that two Turkish intelligence officers have been captured in northern Iraq, saying ...

- Reuters - US

Sebastian Gorka's post-White House job involves rallying support for a Senate candidate Trump opposes

President Trump's former deputy assistant, Sebastian Gorka, was ousted last month shortly after Gorka's "economic nationalist" ally, Stephen Bannon, ...

- The Week - US

News24.com | Zim embassy takes on AfriForum as Grace Mugabe saga unfolds

The Zimbabwean embassy has applied to become an intervening party in AfriForum's application to see a decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic ...

- News24.com - ZA