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  • Transgender members in US military may serve until study completed: Mattis

    Aug 30:WASHINGTON: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday current policy regarding transgender personnel serving in the military would remain in place until he advises President Donald Trump on how to implement his directive on a transgender ban. Mattis said in a statement he would set up a panel of experts serving in the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security to provide recommendations on implementing the ban.   He said he would advise the president after the panel reports...

    North Korea ‘fires’ missile over Japan

    29 Aug,North Korea fired a ballistic missile that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said on Tuesday, a step the Japanese prime minister termed a “grave threat”. The launch appears to be the first to cross over Japan since 2009, and comes amid ongoing annual military drill being carried out between the US and its close ally in the region, South Korea. Their outrageous act of firing a missile over our country is an unprecedented, serious and...

    Canadian pastor escaped execution due to foreign citizenship: CBC

    28 Aug,TORONTO: A Canadian pastor whom North Korea released this month after two years of imprisonment escaped execution and torture during his captivity because of his nationality, he told CBC News in his first interview since his return. Hyeon Soo Lim, the pastor from Toronto, said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he was never harmed and that he would not hesitate to go back to North Korea if the country allowed him. A transcript of the interview was...

    Korean peninsula crisis to trim Chinese airline profits

    August 28,SHANGHAI: Beijing’s curbs on travel to South Korea are expected to take some shine off the first-half results of China’s top-three airlines, which have slashed seat numbers on flights between the countries amid tensions over North Korea. Air China (601111.SS), China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) and China Southern Airlines (600029.SS) are expected to report higher earnings this week on the back of foreign exchange gains, but cuts on lucrative routes to South Korea could crimp yields.   Data compiled by...

    Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL

    27 August Lebanon’s army has announced a ceasefire in its offensive against ISIL fighters at the country’s northeast border with Syria. The ceasefire took effect at 7am local time (04:00 GMT) on Sunday in order to determine the fate of Lebanese soldiers who are in ISIL captivity, the military statement said. Reporting from Beirut, Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom said that the ceasefire was a significant development in Lebanon, given that “the army seemed very confident just a couple of...

    When Facebook and Instagram shut down for half an hour, the worldwide crisis is such a trick!

    27 Aug The news on Facebook and Instagram down Saturday has been public. This problem was felt by the users of the world.According to the information, facebook and instagram remained closed for users of worldwide for more than half an hour.Facebook users have also shared the picture of the blackout in Twitter. Some users were unable to login to Facebook too. When Facebook is closed for half an hour, people of the world have the following responses  Follow Angella Mustakidou @Angimst #instagramdown...

    China says nothing will stop its long-range air force drills

     August 25, BEIJING: No amount of interference or shadowing of its aircraft will stop the Chinese air force from carrying out long-range drills, the defense ministry said, announcing another round of exercises of the type that have unnerved Taiwan and Japan. The air force carried out further long-range exercises on Thursday, the ministry said late that same day, without giving details of where they happened. Such “normal” drills accord with international law and practices and are part of an “ordinary need”...

    Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis

    August 24, 2017,DUBAI: Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran. In announcing its decision, Qatar did not mention the diplomatic crisis roiling Gulf Arab nations since June, when Qatar found its land, sea and air routes cut off by its neighbors over Doha’s policies across the Mideast. However, the move comes just days after Saudi...

    Trump says he is willing to ‘close government’ to build Mexico wall

    Aug 22 Donald Trump says he will close down the US government if necessary to build his wall along the Mexico border. The president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far right groups “a platform”. But he selectively quoted his initial response to violence at a far-right rally that left one...

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