Syrian army moves to confront Turkish forces as US withdraws14 Oct, 2019
The Syrian army’s deployment near the Turkish border came hours after Syrian Kurdish forces previously allied with the U.S. said they had reached a deal with President Bashar Assad’s government to help fend off Turkey’s invasion, now in its sixth day.
Deaths, displacement as Turkey’s Syria offensive in 3rd day11 Oct, 2019
There were casualties on both sides and Turkey reported its first military fatality, saying a soldier was “martyred” in the fighting.
Xi meets Pakistani PM, calls for forging closer community of shared future10 Oct, 2019
China has always viewed relations with Pakistan as a diplomatic priority and will continue to firmly support Pakistan on issues concerning its core interests and of major concern to it, Xi said
2 killed in shooting in eastern Germany, 1 arrested09 Oct, 2019
Police said in a tweet that the suspects fled in a car, and soon after reported that one person had been arrested. They gave no information about the arrested person or reasons why they thought the attack could have been carried out by more than one person.
Impeachment probe reaches into White House with new subpoena05 Oct, 2019
But Democrats accused Trump of speeding down “a path of defiance, obstruction and cover-up” and warned that defying the House subpoena would in itself be considered “evidence of obstruction” and a potentially an impeachable offense.
UN nuclear watchdog says Iran taking 'step in right direction'By RSS
He added that "engagement doesn't mean that the issues are completely addressed but it's a step in the right direction."
Employee kills 4 officers in knife attack at Paris police HQ03 Oct, 2019
Travers said the motive is unknown, but that the 20-year police employee allegedly responsible for the attack worked in the intelligence unit and had not posed known problems until Thursday.
Prince Harry lashes out at UK press for treatment of Meghan02 Oct, 2019
“My deepest fear is history repeating itself. I’ve seen what happens when someone I love is commoditized to the point that they are no longer treated or seen as a real person. I lost my mother and now I watch my wife falling victim to the same powerful forces,” Harry said.
Deaths from heavy monsoon rise to nearly 140 in eastern IndiaBy RSS
Residents of Patna - the capital of Bihar, home to two million people - used lifeboats to escape heavily water-logged homes.
Death toll of quake in east Indonesia rises to 30, with 25,000 flee homeBy RSS
The jolts damaged 534 houses, one bride, nine office buildings, six education facilities, one health facility and two other infrastructure facilities, according to the spokesman of national disaster management agency Agus Wibowo.
Afghans vote for president amid Taliban attacks, fraud fears28 Sep, 2019
In the capital of Kabul, turnout was sporadic and in the morning hours it was rare to see a crowded polling center.
Chinese FM rejects groundless criticism of Xinjiang, Hong Kong issuesBy RSS
China does not accept any groundless criticism, Wang said in response to questions raised by Reuters on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Former French president Chirac dies at 8626 Sep, 2019
The centre-right Chirac rose to prominence as mayor of Paris before becoming prime minister and then serving as head of state from 1995-2007.
Angry lawmakers challenge attorney general on Brexit advice25 Sep, 2019
“This Parliament should have the courage to face the electorate, but it won’t, because so many of them are really all about preventing us leaving the European Union,” he told lawmakers. “But the time is coming. The time is coming, Mr. Speaker, when even these turkeys won’t be able to prevent Christmas.”
UN chief warns of a world divided between US and China25 Sep, 2019
“We must do everything possible to avert the great fracture and maintain a universal system, a universal economy with universal respect for international law; a multipolar world with strong multilateral institutions,” he told presidents, prime ministers, monarchs and ministers from the U.N.’s 193 member states.
At UN, Trump to face questions about Ukraine, Iran, allies23 Sep, 2019
Trump will address a meeting about the persecution of religious minorities, particularly Christians, an issue that resonates with Trump’s evangelical supporters.
Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened22 Sep, 2019
President Hassan Rouhani separately promised to unveil a regional peace plan at this week’s upcoming high-level meetings at the United Nations, which comes amid heightened Mideast tensions following a series of attacks, including a missile-and-drone assault on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry.
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran21 Sep, 2019
The announcement reflected Trump’s comments earlier in the day when he told reporters that showing restraint “shows far more strength” than launching military strikes and he wanted to avoid an all-out war with Iran.
Israel’s election highlights secular-religious divide20 Sep, 2019
“Something has changed in recent years, the coercion has gone overboard,” said Dulberg, who runs a small family-run jewelry business. “We are a Jewish state, but not a religious state.”