Sarah Palin has offered unsolicited advice to US President Barack Obama on containing Russian aggression, saying “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke”. The Republican former vice presidential candidate used a predominantly crass tone throughout her appearance at the ... Read More »
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Sarah Palin has offered unsolicited advice to US President Barack Obama on containing Russian aggres...
North Koreans voted Sunday in a predetermined election for a rubberstamp parliament — an exercise th...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced he and his deputy William Ruto will be taking a 20-per...
China has declared a “red line” on North Korea, saying it will not permit chaos or war o...
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has gone missing over the South China...
North Koreans voted Sunday in a predetermined election for a rubberstamp parliament — an exercise that doubles as a national headcount and may offer clues to power shifts in Pyongyang. The vote to elect representatives for the Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) was taking place as scheduled, the state-run KCNA news ... Read More »
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced he and his deputy William Ruto will be taking a 20-percent pay cut and ministers’ salaries will be reduced by 10 percent in a bid to rein in the country’s soaring public wage bill. The pay cuts will take place “with immediate effect,” Kenyatta ... Read More »
China has declared a “red line” on North Korea, saying it will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that denuclearisation is the only way to achieve peace. China is the most important diplomatic and economic supporter of North Korea, a country largely isolated as it faces UN sanctions for refusing ... Read More »
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew has gone missing over the South China Sea. Naval official tells Vietnam state media rescue teams have been sent to assumed crash site, based on the flight path. The airline also said on Saturday that search and rescue teams from ... Read More »
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has declared that achieving equality for women and girls is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” The potential 2016 presidential candidate galvanised the UN commemoration of International Women’s Day, repeating her resounding declaration as first lady at the 1995 UN women’s ... Read More »
A growing middle class culminating into rising costs in the past one year has seen Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi depose Lagos – Nigeria’s commercial hub – as the most expensive city to live in Africa. According to a new report on ‘world’s most expensive places to live in’ by the ... Read More »
Saudi Arabia, Friday, listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment. The move represents a major escalation against the Brotherhood of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi and indicates rising concern in Riyadh ... Read More »
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly conducted another purge of a top official. South Korea is investigating reports that Choi Ryong Hae, the second most powerful man in the North Korean regime, has been arrested and is undergoing interrogation, reports The Times UK . Choi is believed to have ... Read More »
Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday said that he only helped his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, for “humanitarian reasons”, as protesters would have killed him if he remained in Kiev. Putin said this said this when he answered questions from newsmen, adding that Yanukovych has no future in politics. “We ... Read More »
Hundreds of Muslims have protested in Nouakchott, Mauritania’s capital city, after news spread that the Quran had allegedly been desecrated at a mosque. According to an imam, four men with their faces covered by turbans entered the mosque, tearing copies of the Quran and throwing them into a toilet. Police ... Read More »
Israel’s prime minister has pledged to resist what he called pressures as he left for Washington on a visit expected to centre on peace talks with the Palestinians and the Iranian nuclear dispute. “We will discuss the Iranian issue and the diplomatic process… In recent years the state of Israel ... Read More »
Saudi women activists have petitioned the country’s consultative council to back a demand to curb the “absolute authority” of male guardians over women in the kingdom, a signatory has said. Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency on Sunday that “rights activists have petitioned the Shura (consultative) Council on the ... Read More »
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has warned that his crisis-hit country was on the “brink of disaster”, accusing Russia of declaring war on his country. “If President Putin wants to be the president who started a war between two neighbouring and friendly countries, between Ukraine and Russia, he has reached ... Read More »
Authorities have blamed a slashing rampage that killed 29 people and wounded 143 at a train station in southern China on separatists from the country’s far west and vowed a harsh crackdown Sunday, while residents wondered why their laid-back city was targeted. Police fatally shot four of the assailants — ... Read More »
Russian President Vladimir Putin won the green light from parliament Saturday to send troops into Ukraine after a bloody three-month uprising swept new pro-EU leaders to power while also sparking unrest in the pro-Kremlin Crimean peninsula. Putin’s shock decision to seek the upper house of parliament’s authorisation to use force ... Read More »
The UN Security Council will meet Saturday for a second round of emergency consultations, officials said, after Russia’s parliament approved the deployment of troops to Ukraine. The president of the Security Council, currently Luxembourg, invited members to “informal consultations” at 1900 GMT, a statement said. The announcement came just hours ... Read More »
More than 100 people have been arrested in Spain, Britain, Serbia and the United States over a massive scam that tricked people into buying millions of pounds of worthless shares, British police say. Spanish and British officers launched a joint operation against criminal gangs behind the so-called “boiler room” fraud, ... Read More »
Judge Robin Spencer,Friday sentenced a British female serial killer who admitted murdering three men and dumping their bodies in ditches has been sentenced to a life in prison without parole at the Old Bailey court in London. Joanna Dennehy, 31, had expressed no remorse for killing the men, who she ... Read More »
The Vatican is about to unveil a Facebook page for Pope Francis, as part of its strategy to expand the Catholic Church’s presence on social media, according to reports yesterday. The pope already has nine different-language profiles on Twitter, attracting more than 12 million followers. His predecessor, Benedict XVI, opened ... Read More »