Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport fears death if returned to family

The teenager has tweeted a video which shows her barricading her hotel door with a table and a mattress. "They said "you have three minutes to pack, and you will be flown back to Kuwait tomorrow at 11.15am, then returned to Saudi Arabia"," the ... More..

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DR Congo election results delayed
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

DR Congo election results delayed

In its last-minute announcement of the postponement on Sunday, the election commission did not say when it would release the results, deepening the mystery and the political tensions. The leading opposition can...More..

Malaysia’s King Abdicates After Two Years on Throne
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Malaysia’s King Abdicates After Two Years on Throne

Malaysia's king, Sultan Muhammad V, has unexpectedly abdicated in an historic first. Prior to his resignation, the 49-year-old had been on a two-month medical leave from November last year before announcing h...More..

Explosives expert killed defusing bomb near Cairo church
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Explosives expert killed defusing bomb near Cairo church

Access to the place of worship is only to be allowed after passing through at least three metal detecting gates. There was no immediate confirmation from officials. The pope will hold a midnight mass Sunday i...More..

ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

ISIS attack in Syria leaves 2 British soldiers seriously injured, report says

Trump said the withdrawal will be completed once the Daesh terror group is eliminated. Earlier in the day, Bolton noted that the U-S troops' withdrawal from Syria depends on guarantees from Turkey. It was als...More..

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan, $3 Billion Deal Expected

The importance of the relationship to Islamabad was underlined by the warm welcome given to Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince. The UAE announced on December 21 a $3 billion bailout package for Pakistan to overcome i...More..

Hundreds of Women Rallying in Paris During ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Hundreds of Women Rallying in Paris During ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests

Protests against high living costs continued for the eighth consecutive weekend, with at least 50,000 people rallying nationwide. Some confrontations took place in other cities around France, with tear gas fi...More..

US Democrats act to end government shutdown
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

US Democrats act to end government shutdown

The White House issued a veto threat Thursday on Democrats' new bill to end the government shutdown, saying it shortchanged "the nation's urgent border security needs". After the November congressional election...More..

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

Trump said he was open to working on a path to legal status for hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, pointing toward a potential broader deal with Democrats that could resolve ...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Russian Federation 'not ruling out prisoner exhange' for Briton held on spying charges

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine who also holds Canadian, British and Irish citizenship, was detained in Moscow in late December. Whelan was taken into custody by Russia's Federal Security Service on Dec...More..

Yosemite Visitor During Shutdown Killed After Falling Into River
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Yosemite Visitor During Shutdown Killed After Falling Into River

The following day, Christmas, a man died at Yosemite National Park in California after suffering a head injury from a fall. Medical attention was provided, but the visitor died from his injuries, according ...More..

Claims that Turkey targets Kurds are irrational: Spokesman Kalin
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Claims that Turkey targets Kurds are irrational: Spokesman Kalin

United States officials have told Reuters a withdrawal could take several months, potentially giving time for US-backed forces to deal parting blows to the militant group that once held broad swathes of territo...More..

Pentagon: Airstrike may have killed USS Cole bombing suspect
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pentagon: Airstrike may have killed USS Cole bombing suspect

Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. Another key al-Qaeda operative, bombmaker Ibrahim al-Asiri, is believed to have been killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2017. The AQ...More..

by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Bolton warns Turkey against attacking Kurdish fighters after USA pullout from Syria

The United States of America leaves some of the forces in southern Syria for an unknown period of time after withdrawal of the main troops, reports NBC with the reference to its sources in the Pentagon. Turk...More..

Pope urges Europe to save migrants stranded off Malta
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Pope urges Europe to save migrants stranded off Malta

The two ships, operated by NGOs Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye, are now close to the Maltese coast having been allowed to take up shelter from bad weather three nautical miles off the island. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese ...More..

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

The woman thought fast, fighting back and then running into the ideal place to protect herself - a karate studio. As for the sensei, Ephraim says he is no hero, but he would be happy to teach anyone who walks...More..

Trump Tweets Confirmation Al-Qaida Leader Killed
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Trump Tweets Confirmation Al-Qaida Leader Killed

Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali al-Badawi was convicted of plotting the USS Cole attack that left 17 US sailors dead and more than 39 wounded. "Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged w...More..

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

Our work against al-Qaeda continues", tweeted Trump. Seventeen US sailors were killed and at least 40 people were wounded in the attack which happened as the destroyer was refuelling in the port of Aden. Cent...More..

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year

The guidance issued Friday night by Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, stated that the 2018 pay freeze for certain political officials would be "generally applicable...More..

by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Woman in vegetative state for over a decade reportedly gives birth

Her identity was not reported , and was not immediately known if she has family or a guardian. KPHO also learned that the baby is alive. Sources quoted said the baby's head was starting to emerge when a ...More..

DUP politician rules out backing Theresa May's Brexit deal
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

DUP politician rules out backing Theresa May's Brexit deal

He reiterated the party's concerns over the proposed Northern Ireland border backstop, which proponents in Europe and the Irish Republic have called an insurance policy to protect frictionless all-island trade....More..

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Flynas said it would start recruiting Saudi women to work as air hostesses by this month, in a new first while creating new job opportunities for women. Past year a decades-old driving ban on women was reversed...More..

New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

New Brazilian president wants to privatise airports

Bolsonaro has also unveiled plans to raise the minimum wage to a rate lower than that which was recommended by Michel Temer's outgoing government, bringing it to about $260 per month-eight dollars less than p...More..

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

President el-Sisi: Egypt, Israel in close cooperation against Sinai fighters

He also denied Egypt was detaining any political prisoners and defended a deadly crackdown on protesters in 2013. USA television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his count...More..

Defense Department announces departure of Chief of Staff
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Defense Department announces departure of Chief of Staff

Department spokeswoman Dana White also left her post after the president's surprise announcement on Syria. Another top Pentagon official announced Saturday he would step down from his role, following the resi...More..

Trump Calls Those Who Don't Support His Wall 'Criminals'
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Trump Calls Those Who Don't Support His Wall 'Criminals'

Democrats reported little progress; Trump framed the weekend talks as a key step forward. Thom Tillis of North Carolina penned an op-ed for The Hill, arguing that Congress should end the shutdown and make a dea...More..

by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Malaysia's king steps down cutting short his five-year term

He is said to have married a 25-year-old former Russian beauty queen in November. "To Malaysian citizens, Seri Paduka Baginda Tuanku has urged that they unite to maintain unity, be tolerant and together assum...More..

Whelan’s Brother Confirms Spy Suspect Has Four Citizenships
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Whelan’s Brother Confirms Spy Suspect Has Four Citizenships

One former senior CIA official, Steven Hall, said the fact that Whelan may hold multiple passports doesn't suggest anything nefarious and said many people have multiple passports for perfectly legitimate reason...More..

AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

AU urges 'respect' for results of DR Congo vote

Preliminary results from Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election will be delayed beyond Sunday's deadline, Reuters reported , citing the head of the electoral commission. "Everybody at this poin...More..

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address
by | Sunday, January 06, 2019

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Republicans blasted the vote as a pointless political gimmick that would do little to provide the resources necessary to secure the border, and said Democrats were not negotiating in good faith. Republican Kevi...More..