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Over the line: India and Pakistan

Adnan Sami became an Indian citizen in January 2015. A senior home ministry official, however, said there was nothing to worry as there were no specific inputs on possible attacks by Pakistan. Now there are at least 11 Islamist militancy groups... More..

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Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 12
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 12

The rebel stronghold has been battered by renewed airstrikes over the past week, with two hospitals destroyed and food supplies growing shorter for tormented residents. Under the agreement, Russian Federation w...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks

Lawyers have told WIPR that if SCOTUS agrees with the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, "it will mean a change to 70 years of trademark office practice". In June, The Slants asked the Supreme Cou...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Pope urges greater efforts for peace in Middle East

At least six people were killed by artillery shelling in the al-Maadi neighborhood while they queued for bread at the bakery, residents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Departing from his prepa...More..

Five killed as massive typhoon hits eastern China and Taiwan
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Five killed as massive typhoon hits eastern China and Taiwan

Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau lifted the land typhoon warning Wednesday after the storm's eastern edge left the island. Megi will continue to weaken as it tracks inland across China. Megi is the fourth t...More..

Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to sailors on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif. He has said repeatedly and does seem ...More..

United Kingdom services sector grew more than expected after Brexit vote
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

United Kingdom services sector grew more than expected after Brexit vote

Business investment grew 1 percent on the quarter, compared with an earlier estimate of 0.5 percent growth. The deficit hit a record 7 per cent at the end of a year ago. It comes as official figures for the c...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Dr Liam Fox delivers bitter medicine to United Kingdom companies on exports

Long-serving MP and former chancellor Ken Clarke also said the prime minister for leading "government with no policies". Fox said Britain would take part in WTO efforts to reduce red tape across borders, ...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Church welcomes signing of Colombia peace deal

In a ceremony in the Colombian city of Cartagena, more than 2,500 foreign and domestic dignitaries, all dressed in white as a symbol of peace, saw the Farc leader and the country's president sign the historic d...More..

Dueling Truths Follow Indian Raid in Pakistani Kashmir
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

Dueling Truths Follow Indian Raid in Pakistani Kashmir

Sharif's comments came a day after India said it had carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC. The surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), wi...More..

In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner's Weight
by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

In Post-Debate Interview, Trump Again Criticizes Pageant-Winner's Weight

The host went through the GOP candidate's disturbing history of commenting on women's looks, which included a clip from 1994 that showed Trump wondering if his then-one-year-old daughter had inherited her m...More..

by | Saturday, October 01, 2016

French fighter jets on mission against IS in Mosul

Iraqi forces will lead the operation, backed by western special forces and aircraft including the RAF, once it starts - possibly in October. It was not, however, immediately clear whether the French Rafale j...More..

Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton
by | Friday, September 30, 2016

Arizona Newspaper Breaks With Tradition, Backs Clinton

During a Thursday conference call with reporters, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta announced the new endorsements , including former GOP administration officials, former lawmakers and prominent Repub...More..

by | Friday, September 30, 2016

Justices take up trademark case that could affect Redskins

The case is one of eight that the justices picked among hundreds of petitions. The case has major implications for the Washington Redskins, whose trademark was stripped by the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO...More..

Senate votes down bill to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia
by | Friday, September 30, 2016

Senate votes down bill to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said he expected the Senate to vote on an override before lawmakers leave town sometime next week for a recess that lasts until after the November electi...More..

Obama's $38 Billion Israel Aid Deal Has Some Big Strings Attached
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Obama's $38 Billion Israel Aid Deal Has Some Big Strings Attached

After 10 months of negotiations, The United States and Israel have finally agreed on one of the largest military aid packages in modern times. The US has announced that an agreement has reached to provide$38 ...More..

Gabon court expected on disputed presidential election
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gabon court expected on disputed presidential election

Incumbent President Ali Bongo, the son of late autocratic ruler Omar Bongo, was declared the victor of the August 27 election by a margin of fewer than 6,000 votes. In his legal challenge, Ping asked for a reco...More..

Iraqi town south of Mosul celebrates freedom from Islamic State
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Iraqi town south of Mosul celebrates freedom from Islamic State

The town's proximity to Iraqi supply lines reaching Qayyara airbase further north, which will be used as a logistics hub for the push on Mosul, lends it strategic importance. "They are going to have to make har...More..

Pakistan's HC rejects Indian allegations of Uri attack
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pakistan's HC rejects Indian allegations of Uri attack

Pakistan, she said, demanded a full and impartial investigation of Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Kashmir. "These atrocities have intensified since the extra-judicial killing of Kashmiri youth...More..

MH17 shot down by missile from Russian Federation, investigators say
by | Thursday, September 29, 2016

MH17 shot down by missile from Russian Federation, investigators say

After the shooting, the surface-to-air missile launcher was transferred back to Russian Federation. The investigators said it was sacked from a field in a part of eastern Ukraine under the control of pro-Ru...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How to register to vote for the General Election in November

Tom Wolf at the launch of Pennsylvania's online voter registration system in 2015. In Larimer County, 202 people registered to vote on Thursday. Facebook has launched a new feature urging users to registe...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Obama says Trump knows less than 8-year-olds about black history

Considering Trump's Southern venue, one might conclude that this was at least a bit hyperbolic. The comments drew immediate criticism on social media from critics who accused him of failing to consider the Un...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Christie Rejects Testimony He Knew About Bridgegate

Wildstein pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges a year ago and is now cooperating with the government. The message, Wildstein said, was that the Port Authority was not to communicate with either mayor. Baroni ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Saudis, Iran dash hopes for OPEC oil deal in Algeria

US crude oil recently fell $1.61, or 3.5%, to $44.32 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. While Tehran wants to set its production target at about 4.2 million barrels per day, Riyadh last week asked it...More..

by | Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Held on Suspicion of Murder in Triple Homicide at Fullerton Home

Fullerton Police spokesman John Radus said that the missing girl, identified as Katlynn was found safe and unharmed, but did not disclose the identity of the arrested teen, citing state laws for juveniles. " W...More..

by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pakistan demands worldwide probe into Uri attack

She also made a strong pitch for isolating such nations. Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday responded to Sushma Swaraj's speech at the United Nations General Assembly in NY by saying that Ind...More..

by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hard-line former president of Iran won't seek re-election

Ahmadinejad's election in 2009 sparked mass protests in Iran, threatening the country's stability, and he oversaw deteriorating relations with the West, with bellicose rhetoric aimed at Israel, and a questionin...More..

by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump face off in first presidential debate

This had been called for by a number of regional MPs, but it must be noted that among them was George Christensen, who threatened to leave the LNP if he did not get his way. If Mr Trump were to win in Novembe...More..

by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

German Ifo business climate index rises to 2-year high in September

There was an improvement in the current conditions index to 114.7 from 112.9 in August with the expectations index advancing to 104.5 from 100.1 previously and both elements were also notably stronger than the ...More..

by | Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Clinton, Trump clash over race, experience in first debate

Hillary Clinton at a post-debate party in Westbury, New York on Monday. The Democratic candidate said Trump has "consistently insulted Muslims overseas, Muslims at home". Twitter served as a giant spin roo...More..