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Iran says its economy not at "dead end" from U.S. sanctions

Iran says its economy not at Accusing Iran of unleashing a "torrent of violence and destabilizing behavior against the United States , our allies, our partners and, indeed, the Iranian people themselves", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on August 16 announced the creation of the Iran Action Group, saying it will drive USA policy in Washington and overseas. [Full Article...]

'Allahu Akbar': Two Killed, Attacker Shot by Police After Paris Mass Stabbing

'Allahu Akbar': Two Killed, Attacker Shot by Police After Paris Mass Stabbing The young man, who killed his victims out in the street before taking refuge in a house, was later shot dead by police when he left that house and ran towards them in a threatening way, a police source said. On the other hand, ISIS the extremist group claimed t the knife attack that killed two people 30 Km outside the French capital on Thursday. Locals said the killer was separated from his wi... [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen reaches plea deal with USA prosecutors

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen reaches plea deal with USA prosecutors The second is a charge of making an excessive donation to a campaign, and that appears to be for the payment of $130,000 that was given to Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels , the porn star, just before the election, again, to buy her silence. [Full Article...]

S.Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet

S.Africa hits back at Trump over land 'seizure' tweet South Africa has accused US President Donald Trump of seeking to sow division after his tweet referring to the " large-scale killing of farmers". Trump's tweet also comes after United States think-tank the Cato Institute published an editorial calling on his administration to act against SA‚ possibly by removing it from the Agoa trade deal‚ which allows favourable South African exports to t... [Full Article...]

Famale Activist Faces Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia

Famale Activist Faces Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia For the first time in its history, Saudi Arabia is looking to execute a woman - who's a noted human rights activist - with several others. Saudi government officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Shiite woman and four other activists will be executed if a Saudi prosecutor gets his way. Even in the justice system, they do not receive the same treatment as Sunnis. [Full Article...]

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'New audio' of IS leader released

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'New audio' of IS leader released If the voice on the audio is confirmed to be that of al-Baghdadi, it would indicate he is still alive. Daesh ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on followers of the Takfiri outfit to keep up their terror attacks after the militant group suffered a crushing defeat in Iraq and Syria and lost all the territories it had seized there. [Full Article...]

Facebook assigns trustworthiness scores to users

Facebook assigns trustworthiness scores to users SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook acknowledged Tuesday it has developed tools to identify users "indiscriminately" flagging fake news as it refines its effort to combat misinformation . Her hesitation stems from not wanting to tip off bad actors on how the process works as doing so could allow them to easily game the system. It's a tricky position for a company claiming commitment to transparency. [Full Article...]

Peter Dutton Launches Second Leadership Coup Against Malcolm Turnbull

Peter Dutton Launches Second Leadership Coup Against Malcolm Turnbull Sources denied Senator Cormann, one of the party's leading conservatives and a friend of Mr Dutton, had withdrawn support from Mr Turnbull but the Finance Minister would not comment. Steve Ciobo, Greg Hunt, Michael Keenan, Angus Taylor and Alan Tudge also resigned from their ministry positions. "In my view, the Walker opinion raises sufficient doubt that it is appropriate for the matter to be ad... [Full Article...]

Trump Fears Mueller May Use Interview to Charge Him with Perjury

Trump Fears Mueller May Use Interview to Charge Him with Perjury Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe has become "an intergalactic disgrace", Dan Bongino said , arguing no wrongdoings by President Trump have been found even after White House Counsel Don McGahn willingly spoke with members of the special counsel's team. [Full Article...]

Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage limited

Powerful quake hits Venezuela coast, damage limited The US Geological Survey said Tuesday's quake had a depth of 76 miles (123 kilometers), while its epicenter was around 12 miles (20 kilometers) northwest of the Venezuelan city of Yaguaraparo. Residents and office workers in Caracas fled from their buildings and homes. It was centred near the Atlantic Ocean town of Carupano and was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7 and then 7.0. [Full Article...]

Trump former aide Manafort found guilty on eight charges

Trump former aide Manafort found guilty on eight charges Manafort was convicted of five counts of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to file a report of a foreign bank account in 2012 and two counts of bank fraud. Cohen, as CBS News has previously reported, has been under intense pressure to cooperate with federal investigators. Mr Giuliani lashed out at Mr Cohen on Tuesday, calling him a "devious little rat" and saying he had... [Full Article...]

Italy floods: Girl is pulled to safety from Raganello river gorge

Italy floods: Girl is pulled to safety from Raganello river gorge Several hiking groups were caught yesterday afternoon by the flooding in the Raganello river gorge in southern Cozenza province, with local authorities saying that 23 people had been rescued . Imagine almost a kilometer in height. At its most narrow point, it is just yards wide and about 1,300 feet tall. Italian prosecutors on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation into the gorge deaths,... [Full Article...]

Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems

Mahathir says China will sympathise with Malaysia's problems During a press conference with Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Mahathir thanked China for agreeing to increase imports of speciality agricultural products, such as durian. The Malaysian premier said his trip had been fruitful and that he believed China would look sympathetically towards the problems both sides have to resolve. [Full Article...]

Family of Mollie Tibbetts releases statement: 'Our hearts are broken'

Family of Mollie Tibbetts releases statement: 'Our hearts are broken' The court filing comes a day after Rivera, 24, was charged with the murder of Mollie Tibbetts , a University of Iowa student. A murder charge has been filed against Cristhian Bahena Rivera , who will appear in Poweshiek District Court Wednesday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Seattle air quality on verge of major shift - back to normal

Seattle air quality on verge of major shift - back to normal Vancouver B.C. (146) ranked fourth. The worst of that blowback will occur Wednesday, but Johnson said there will be a "smoke presence" likely on Thursday. Concentrations of ozone are expected reach advisory levels in eastern Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, with high concentrations expected to persist until at least Thursday. [Full Article...]

Russian accused of spying in US faces 'borderline torture': Moscow

Russian accused of spying in US faces 'borderline torture': Moscow Maria Butina, 29, opened a website to raise money for her case after being arrested last month by counterintelligence agents and charged with acting illegally as an unregistered agent for the Russian government . Maria Butina, 29, was arrested in Washington on July 15, on the eve of the Helsinki summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his USA counterpart Donald Trump. [Full Article...]

Saudi disputes with Canada and Qatar bubble over into the Hajj

Saudi disputes with Canada and Qatar bubble over into the Hajj The oil-flush kingdom ended its ban on women driving in June and has boosted female employment in a male-dominated society. Considered one of the five pillars of the world's fastest growing religion that too in the era of science and technology, the hajj is expected to draw more than two million people from all over the world this year . [Full Article...]

Israel shuts Gaza crossing over violence

Israel shuts Gaza crossing over violence Israel's military said some Palestinians also threw improvised explosives and firebombs at the fence and that several were spotted briefly crossing into Israeli territory. "The US administration is a partner of the Israeli occupation government", the council said. Speaking in a televised program, Abbas said he rejects the USA mediation for Palestine-Israel peace talks and emphasized that there ... [Full Article...]

Chinese President Xi To Visit North Korea September

Chinese President Xi To Visit North Korea September The first batch of South Korean participants will be reunited with their families from Monday to Wednesday. "I really wish I could meet them, visit their place, bring them here and feed them some good food". He will meet his daughter-in-law and grandson for the first time. Once you have been selected for a reunion, you are excluded from future eligibility. [Full Article...]

Zarif: Iran will find many ways to circumvent USA sanctions

Zarif: Iran will find many ways to circumvent USA sanctions With the same objectives, he added, Washington has created a task force which dreams of repeating that history through pressure, disinformation and demagoguery. The group will be led by Brian Hook, who is now the State Department's director of policy planning. Mosaddeq, who was convicted of treason by a court martial, served three years in solitary confinement and then died under house arrest in... [Full Article...]


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