Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Heavy fighting continues in Yemen despite truce

With the UN announcing a  new plan  to shore up the December 2018  Stockholm Agreement between Yemen’s warring parties, the ...

Pompeo renews call for end to isolation of Qatar

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait  - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed a call for Gulf countries to settle their ...

Devastation in south-west Africa growing by the hour

The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said ...

Four road deaths in Ireland on bank holiday weekend

DUBLIN, Ireland - Over the 3-day holiday weekend, 16-18 March 2019, four people died in road traffic collisions in Ireland. ...

Stopping the spread of hatred on social media

The deadly  attack on two mosques in Christchurch , New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others ...

Northern Ireland mourns 3 teenagers who died in tragic circumstances

CO. TYRONE, Northern Ireland - A major investigation is continuing into the events of Sunday night in Cookstown, in County ...

Dozens of Afghan security forces 'surrender' to Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan - Authorities in Afghanistan confirmed Monday that the Taliban captured 58 government forces during recent fighting in a ...

Iran Expresses Regret over Iraq Ferry Sinking

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over the deadly sinking of a ferry in Iraq's Tigris ...

U.S. Rejects Ukraine Top Prosecutor's 'Don't Prosecute' Accusation

KYIV -- The U.S. State Department has denied an explosive claim by Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko that U.S. Ambassador to ...

Myanmar Military Shrugs Off U.S. Senators Call For Rohingya Sanctions

Myanmars military rejected as one-sided accusations on Thursday a call by U.S. senators to slap sanctions on Myanmar's army chief ...

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Walks into Twitter Feud with Finland

UNITED NATIONS - Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley found herself in a Twitter feud with the people of Finland on ...

River Ferry Sinks in Tigris Near Iraq's Mosul, Killing 83

MOSUL, IRAQ - A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mothers Day capsized in the Tigris ...

Thousands More Flee Last Islamic State Enclave in Syria

NEAR BAGHUZ IN SYRIA / IRBIL, IRAQ - It may be almost over for the last enclave of Islamic State ...

Malaysian Leader in Pakistan to Sign $900M in Investment Deals

ISLAMABAD - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad arrived Thursday in Pakistan on an official three-day visit, where his high-powered delegation ...

Chinese President Lands in Italy, Set to Sign Belt and Road Deal

ROME - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Rome on Thursday at the start of a three-day visit during which ...

Red Willow Production Cuts Unemployment in Iranian Village

A small village named Bezijan, located near the city of Arak in Irans Markazi Province, has come under the spotlight ...

Pound plunges as traders confront possibility of no-deal Brexit

The pound had its worst day in two months on Thursday as traders suddenly awoke to the prospect of a ...

Southgate supports Rice amid IRA storm

London - England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his support for Declan Rice after the West Ham midfielder apologised on Thursday ...

Experts dispute testosterone test for top female athletes

Paris - Barring South African runner CAS delays Semenya verdict until April Having unusually elevated levels of the hormone - ...

UN: Horrors Await Migrants in Libyan Detention Centers

GENEVA - A United Nations report finds migrants are being subjected to what it calls unimaginable horrors from the moment ...

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Demand for shares in Apple prompts buying of U.S. stocks

NEW YORK, New York - It was a good day on Wall Street on Thursday. No bad news, in fact ...

Hong Kong Hang Seng declines 249 points

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China, Japan and Australia rose on Thursday, but in Hong Stock the main index fell. ...

Omani nationals to be trained by PDO to enter workforce

MUSCAT, Oman - The government-owned Petroleum Development Oman is planning on training Omani nationals to enter not just the oil ...

Greenback dives after Federal Reserve says no more rate hikes in 2019

NEW YORK, New York - The U.S. Federal Resreve surprised on Wednesday, following its regular two day monthly meeting on ...

Tokyo stocks rise, rest of Asia slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Asian bourses were mixed on Wednesday with Australian and Chinese indices trading in the red, while markets ...

Creed busy in Brussels on no-deal Brexit impacts on Ireland

BRUSSELS, Belgium - The future of Irish beef exports, and other issues that will face European farmers in the event ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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