Afghan president appoints Pakistan critics to 2 top posts

At the end of his visit to Iran, Qureshi will set off for China and Russian Federation. Qureshi arrived in Beijing earlier today following visits to Afghanistan and Iran on Monday. The two parties discussed bilateral relations, promotion of regio... More..

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P: Dry weather for Christmas, but expect a soaker Thursday
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

P: Dry weather for Christmas, but expect a soaker Thursday

Dry and cold weather will return tomorrow for Christmas and last until Friday when the next weather system brings a renewed chance of rain. After a little bit of morning fog, mild conditions are expecte...More..

Volcanic ash forces overnight closure of Catania airport
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Volcanic ash forces overnight closure of Catania airport

Etna is one of the volcanoes with the longest historic records of eruptions, going back more than 2000 years. Throughout the afternoon, the ash covered surrounding villages and led to the sporadic closure o...More..

United States move to leave Syria may increase Israel's aggressiveness
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

United States move to leave Syria may increase Israel's aggressiveness

Washington has always been supporting the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, an anti-Damascus coalition of Kurdish militants, as its most effective partner in Syria. for damage caused to Syria by US, UK, Saudi...More..

At Least The U.S Government Shutdown Won't Cancel Santa
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

At Least The U.S Government Shutdown Won't Cancel Santa

Northern Command. The US President and his wife were sitting in the State Dining Room at the White House, engaging in small talk with children, a White House pool report said. The calls flooded in and Shoup i...More..

Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Attack on government building in Afghan capital leaves 43 dead

All three gunmen were killed. One of the wounded civilians broke several bones after jumping from the third floor of a building to escape the attackers, an AFP correspondent at a hospital said. As they ente...More..

PHOTOS of Runaway Dubai Princess Released for First Time Since Her Disappearance
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

PHOTOS of Runaway Dubai Princess Released for First Time Since Her Disappearance

The United Arab Emirates has released photos of the daughter of one of the country's rulers after friends said they believe she was forcibly returned to Dubai after fleeing. "Photographs taken during the afte...More..

Turkey pursues freedom of Arabs, Kurds in Syria: Erdogan
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Turkey pursues freedom of Arabs, Kurds in Syria: Erdogan

USA troops based around Manbij patrolled the town and surrounding area on Sunday and were photographed speaking with the residents. Turkey ensured the security in the Jarabulus city of northern Syria and Afri...More..

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

It crashed in the municipality of Santa Maria Coronango, which is about 3.5 miles (5.5 kilometers) north of the city's main airport on the western outskirts, federal Public Security Secretary Alfonso Durazo tol...More..

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy Christmas Eve
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy Christmas Eve

Typically this time of year we're talking about somebody getting clobbered with a storm", said the network's chief meteorologist Chris Scott. Snow levels will remain high today, but lower behind the front thi...More..

US agree on inter-Korean groundbreaking ceremony for rail, road connection: Seoul
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

US agree on inter-Korean groundbreaking ceremony for rail, road connection: Seoul

The statement could jeopardize a second Trump-Kim summit as the United States may have difficulty negotiating further if the North ties the future of its nukes to the US military presence in the South, analysts...More..

Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Otto Warmbier: Family given £390m payout after North Korea death

United States courts can compensate holders of judgments against foreign powers by ordering the seizure of funds or other assets located within the country, but that is unlikely in this case because sanctions p...More..

People Arrested in Morocco Tourist Beheadings
by | Tuesday, December 25, 2018

People Arrested in Morocco Tourist Beheadings

Morocco has been spared jihadist attacks since 2011, when a bomb attack on a cafe in Marrakesh's famed Jamaa El Fna Square killed 17 people, majority European tourists. Boubker Sabik, a spokesman for the Morocc...More..

American has damaged the Christmas tree in front of the White house
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

American has damaged the Christmas tree in front of the White house

The pre-Christmas festivities in D.C. hit a snag tonight when a man actually climbed up the National Christmas Tree. The man made it about 15 feet up the tree before coming down on his own at about 7 p.m., Delg...More..

Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Thousands evacuated after 'loud crack' in Sydney tower

The residents living in or near the Opal Tower complex in the city's Olympic Park were moved out on Christmas Eve. Fire and Rescue New South Wales reported that an emergency services operation was underway ...More..

Kasich vetoes bill to ban abortions after heartbeat begins
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Kasich vetoes bill to ban abortions after heartbeat begins

There are legislative sessions scheduled next week, but it's looking less likely that the House and Senate will have enough votes to override the veto on the " Heartbeat Bill ". The bill passed the Ohio Senat...More..

Video captures horrific moments tsunami hit Carita, Indonesia
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Video captures horrific moments tsunami hit Carita, Indonesia

Saturday's disaster brought back memories of the magnitude 9.1 quake which spawned a giant tsunami off Sumatra on Boxing Day in 2004. He joined the chorus of world leaders voicing condolences after the destru...More..

Partial government shutdown has minimal impact locally
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Partial government shutdown has minimal impact locally

Almost 90 percent of the Homeland Security staff is deemed essential. Doctors and hospitals will get their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. The U.S. The US government is going through a partial shutdown ...More..

Death roll from Somali bombing rises to 20
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Death roll from Somali bombing rises to 20

Mohamed Hussein says the bomber targeted a military checkpoint near the rear entrance of the heavily fortified palace. Later in the day, media reported that another explosion took place in Mogadishu allegedly...More..

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced to seven years in prison
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sentenced to seven years in prison

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested from court premises on Monday after an accountability court sentenced him to seven years in prison and slapped a fine of $25 million in Al Azizia corruption c...More..

Israel reaffirms plans to keep Iran at bay in Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Israel reaffirms plans to keep Iran at bay in Syria

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has signed an order outlining the details and timeframe for US troops to leave Syria , officials confirmed. The announcement came in direct opposition to his own military...More..

The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

The Government Shutdown Could Last Until January as Leaders Leave Washington

A budget deal to end the partial shutdown - which forced several key USA agencies to cease operations on Saturday - appears a distant prospect as Congress adjourned for the weekend ahead of Christmas. Typically...More..

Turkey deploys more troops around Kurdish stronghold in Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Turkey deploys more troops around Kurdish stronghold in Syria

Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by telephone on Sunday and "agreed to ensure coordination between their countries' military, diplomatic and other officials to avoid a power vacuum which could r...More..

U.S. troop withdrawal emboldens Isis to launch 'intense attack' in Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

U.S. troop withdrawal emboldens Isis to launch 'intense attack' in Syria

Trump said on Sunday he had discussed the "slow & highly co-ordinated pullout of United States troops from the area" with Erdogan in a phone call. The "heavily expanded trade" between Turkey and the USA was...More..

Santa Tracker to continue in event of government shutdown
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Santa Tracker to continue in event of government shutdown

The Santa-tracking website for NORAD, which is based near Colorado Springs, Colo., is noradsanta.org. Even though the USA government's shutdown has forced agencies to run with a skeleton staff, it won't be af...More..

Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Light wintry mix possible Sunday; snow chances Christmas Day?

By Monday, a new system will approach the California coast from the west - accompanied by more rain and snow. Remember, the odds of a white Christmas in Boston are slim in spite of what the songs might say. Thi...More..

Trump would accept less money for border wall, White House says
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump would accept less money for border wall, White House says

McConnell left open the possibility of a Senate vote should a deal to re-open the government be reached in the coming days, but the logistics of staging votes in the Senate and then the House of Representatives...More..

Pakistan praises plan for US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Pakistan praises plan for US troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

The US has about 14,000 troops in Afghanistan, most of which are present as part of a larger NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces. withdrawal from the country would complicate their negoti...More..

Acting US attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Acting US attorney general disregards advice on Russia probe recusal

In considering whether he should seek an ethics review, Whitaker was briefed on what the results of such a review would be. CREW argued that "ethics officials determin [ing] that a reasonable person would lik...More..

Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria
by | Monday, December 24, 2018

Trump and Erdogan discuss 'slow' USA military pull-out from Syria

President Trump is speaking out against the recent resignation of the U.S. Special Envoy to combat ISIS Brett McGurk . On Wednesday, Washington announced it will be withdrawing all of its troops from Sy...More..