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Trump demands answers in missing Saudi journalist case

Trump demands answers in missing Saudi journalist case That Saudi Arabia would allow foreigners to enter a consulate and search it shows the growing global pressure the kingdom faces over the disappearance of Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post . The Aljazeera correspondent Jamal Elshayyal reports from Istanbul that the investigators have heard testimony from a source who was inside the Saudi consulate at the time of Khashoggi's dis... [Full Article...]

18 members elected to fill UN Human Rights Council vacancies

18 members elected to fill UN Human Rights Council vacancies India was competing for a seat in the Asia Pacific class. Campaigners had urged United Nations member states to oppose the candidacy of the Philippines and Eritrea and said the choice of Bahrain and Cameroon raised "significant concerns". [Full Article...]

Bodies of all nine killed in Mt Gurja snowstorm retrieved

Bodies of all nine killed in Mt Gurja snowstorm retrieved The permit listed four South Korean climbers, but a fifth member had joined the team later, according to Suresh Dakal of Trekking Camp Nepal. The group of South Korean climbers and their Nepali guides had been camped at the foot of the 7,193-metre (23,599-foot) Mount Gurja since early October, waiting for a window of good weather so they could attempt to reach the summit. [Full Article...]

Is the United States the odd man out on the Korean peninsula?

Is the United States the odd man out on the Korean peninsula? South Korea last imposed unilateral sanctions on the DPRK in December 2017, in measures targeting 20 North Korean entities and 12 individuals. South Korea's unification minister Cho Myoung-gyon added Thursday that there has been "no detailed review" on lifting sanctions but said Seoul has taken measures for cross-border cooperation "in a flexible manner". [Full Article...]

Indonesia extends search for quake, tsunami victims

Indonesia extends search for quake, tsunami victims The magnitude 6.0 quake struck at 7.44am on Thursday (NZT) at a depth of 9 kilometres. Another natural disaster rattled the region Thursday, killing at least three people in Java and sending tourists and International Monetary Fund delegates in Bali for a major summit scrambling from hotels. [Full Article...]

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing The Palestinian deaths bring to around 200 the number of Gazans killed since the border protests began on March 30, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. Settlements Israel has built in the West Bank, where Palestinians have limited self-rule, are deemed illegal by most countries. The change in attitude comes after seven Palestinians were killed in Friday's protests as well as the ... [Full Article...]

International Monetary Fund lowers global growth estimates

International Monetary Fund lowers global growth estimates The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning the trade war launched by US president Donald Trump against the rest of the world stands to impoverish world economies if not immediately resolved. The three leading economies of the continent, Nigeria, South Africa and Angola were projected "to witness sluggish growth in 2019 and beyond". It urged the government to relax controls on its curre... [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Saudis must prove missing reporter left consulate

Erdogan: Saudis must prove missing reporter left consulate Turkish officials said they had concrete evidence missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, with a friend of the prominent writer saying they think he might have been dismembered . "As we speak today, there are Saudi intellectuals and journalists jailed". While a military conflict is not likely to arise between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this new development will place more strai... [Full Article...]

N. Korea’s Kim invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang

N. Korea’s Kim invites Pope Francis to Pyongyang Wang Yi said he told Pompeo during a meeting Monday that a shadow has been cast "over the future of China-U.S. relations". This time , Kim was satisfied with the "productive and wonderful talks" with Pompeo, according to the regime's Korean Central News Agency. [Full Article...]

'Stop and frisk' - the solution for Chicago?

'Stop and frisk' - the solution for Chicago? It was not immediately clear what Trump had asked Sessions to do, and the attorney general's Tuesday statement did not elaborate on next steps. President Donald Trump on Monday said he had no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, putting a halt to rumors that he would do so. [Full Article...]

Washington Post publishes possible last photo of missing Saudi journalist

Washington Post publishes possible last photo of missing Saudi journalist Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) adviser Yassin Aktay said Ankara did not accuse Saudi Arabia in the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi . Khashoggi hadn't lived in Saudi Arabia since he moved to the United States previous year. Turkish security sources confirmed the newspaper's report to MEE, and added that "there were intensive moves in and out of the consulate"... [Full Article...]

Trump says he'll name Haley successor in 'next 2 or 3 weeks'

Trump says he'll name Haley successor in 'next 2 or 3 weeks' And you can read the charges against Nikki Haley here. "It has been an honour of a lifetime". Despite the speculation, Haley said during the meeting with Trump: "No, I'm not running in 2020". "Countries may not like what we do but they respect what we do...nations get that the President means business", she said. For the last month she served as temporary president of the council. [Full Article...]

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida

'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 2, targets Florida In its 8 a.m. ET report Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center reported the Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph was 395 miles south of Panama City, FL. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was moving north-northwestward through the southern Gulf of Mexico, and that storm surge and hurricane warnings were in effect for the northeastern Gulf coast. [Full Article...]

Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks

Fox Hires Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks The Hicks hire sent shockwaves through the Fox offices, surprising many. Mr Trump is also reported to have a close relationship with host Sean Hannity, a leading cable news cheerleader of the president. When she left the White House, she was replaced by Bill Shine , who had been serving as Fox News's senior vice president. Those deals are expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, pe... [Full Article...]

Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter

Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Marries Screenwriter Henry Hager, Jenna Bush , Laura Bush , Margaret Hager, George W. Bush , Barbara Bush , Craig Coyne , Barbara Bush and Poppy Louise Hager at Barbara and Craig's wedding on October 7. Laura had a family-only wedding at the family's Kennebunkport, Maine , home, and was surrounded by her nearest and dearest including her parents and twin sister, Jenna Bush Hager . [Full Article...]

Florida declares emergency in 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael approaches

Florida declares emergency in 26 counties as Tropical Storm Michael approaches Energy companies halted almost a fifth of Gulf of Mexico oil production and evacuated staff from 10 platforms on Monday as Michael was forecast to become the strongest of three named storms to affect the U.S. Michael has intensified into a hurricane and the National Weather Service has issued a hurricane watch for most of the Florida Panhandle and the Big Bend. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice

Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on a final vote of 50 to 48. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), facing a tough re-election battle in his deep-red state, was the lone Democrat to break from his party and vote in Kavanaugh's favor. [Full Article...]

Suze Orman: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation is a 'devastating blow for women'

Suze Orman: Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation is a 'devastating blow for women' He described Kavanaugh as "a man that did nothing wrong, a man that was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats, using the Democrats" lawyers'. "By the early spring at the latest you'll be seeing debates, and I think probably in the first quarter of 2019", David Axelrod, a top adviser to former President Barack Obama, said on his recent podcast. [Full Article...]

Japan officials to work together on North Korea

Japan officials to work together on North Korea Prior to leaving Tokyo, Japan, for the North Korean capital, Pompeo had tweeted that he was heading to Pyongyang "to meet with Chairman Kim", suggesting that the United States had confirmed in advance that the North Korean leader would meet the US secretary of state. [Full Article...]

Interpol president resigns after being detained in China

Interpol president resigns after being detained in China She said she was taking the unusual step of speaking out because she felt a greater responsibility. However, it was not clear if the Interpol president, Meng Hongwei , was detained. He had been on a three-country tour, to Norway, Sweden and Serbia, for Interpol before his latest trip back to China, she said. At a press conference on Sunday, she said that the last text message she had receiv... [Full Article...]


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