Oil slicks are washing ashore in Japan after an Iranian tanker sunk in the East China Sea last month, local coastguards have confirmed.
North Korea’s Olympic “charm offensive” came to an end on Thursday as officials announced Pyongyang’s delegation to the closing ceremony would include Kim Yong-chol, who is currently vice chairman of the Workers’ Party Central Committee but formerly chief of the North Korean military intelligence agency blamed for the 2010 torpedo attack on the South Korean corvette Cheonan.
Chinese state media accused India of potentially triggering another showdown with Beijing along their mutual border, citing recent provocative comments by New Delhi officials and visits to the disputed border regions.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny recently launched a campaign to boycott Russia’s upcoming elections from which he has been banned. The police declared his protest illegal and arrested him, as they have done many times in the past, along with his campaign chief Leonid Volkov.
The Syrian government’s SANA news outlet reports that unspecified “popular forces” supporting dictator Bashar al-Assad have arrived in the northern province of Afrin, currently under invasion by the Turkish military.
The human rights crisis in Venezuela has further deteriorated as socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro seeks to destroy all opposition and turn the country into a one-party state.
Just when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemed to have smoothed out the rough patches in his relationship with India, he ignited another firestorm by inviting a convicted terrorist from the Sikh separatist movement to dinner.
Flooded with an influx of impoverished Venezuelan refugees fleeing the socialist failed state, Brazil has begun to implement a plan to relocate and assimilate hundreds of them throughout the nation.
Cuban officials prevented dissident Daniel Llorente, trapped in a psychiatric ward despite no official diagnosis or legal charges against him, from seeing his son this weekend after he made a sign reading “down with Raul Castro’s dictatorship” and held it up within the facility.
Not only is the Trump administration tough on Russia, but its toughness is also a function of a hard-headed strategy to diminish Russian power in Syria and throughout the Middle East.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has proposed holding a mega-election in order to provide a sense of “democratic renewal” as he continues to govern the country by decree.
The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro was attacked with an explosive device around midnight local time on Wednesday. The attacker, who has been identified as a 43-year-old former Serbian soldier named Dalibor Jaukovic, was the only casualty.
Turkey is already involved in a military incursion into Syria and might be on the verge of a full-scale conflict with the Syrian government, or even a confrontation with U.S. forces, but the Turkish ruling party is also surprisingly enthusiastic about invading Greece. Even some Turkish politicians are hot for a war with Greece they believe they would easily win.
China is “upgrading” its military theater command that covers operations at or near its border with India as it prepares to confront and repel “any threat” from the south, a Chinese armed forces specialist told the communist nation’s propaganda newspaper the Global Times.
A Saudi native jihadist held at the U.S. Guantánamo military prison in Cuba will keep enjoying the perks granted to him for becoming a witness for the prosecution now that authorities can no longer repatriate him until the U.S. and the Sunni kingdom finalize the agreement for his release.
OXON HILL, Maryland — CPAC attendees raucously cheered Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday when he harshly rebuked positive media coverage of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un’s sister at the Olympics.
TEL AVIV — Fatah criticized the Hamas terrorist group on Wednesday after spokespeople for Gaza’s Hamas rulers said that Palestinians should be preparing for life after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and that the PA has finished its historic role.
TEL AVIV – Despite the developments over the past two days regarding the Bezeq corruption case, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party would remain in power and even gain an additional four seats if elections were held today, a new poll released this week shows.
TEL AVIV – The nuclear deal gives Iran “a highway to a nuclear arsenal” and has only served to bolster the Islamic Republic’s aggression across the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday to U.S. Jewish leaders in Israel.
Contents: DR Congo’s corrupt leader, Joseph Kabila, seeks to cash in on rise in cobalt prices; Tanganyika province in DR Congo faces a humanitarian disaster of ‘extraordinary proportions’; Thousands of children work as cobalt miners in DR Congo
Police in Brussels have sealed parts of Brussels near a primary school in an operation against a possible gunman, according to reports.
Police in Edinburgh have revealed that a suspicious package initially thought to be a hoax bomb was real. The device was discovered in a public shelter in Princes Street Gardens, a public park lying between the historic Royal Mile and shopping
A 30-year-old Syrian medical student living in Germany and currently on trial for a plot targetting a Berlin synagogue has been accused of trying to train his girlfriend’s seven-year-old son as a jihadi soldier.
WARSAW, Poland — Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack in Israel from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran.
CAIRO — The Egyptian president declared on Wednesday that his country “scored a goal” by signing a $15 billion deal with an Israeli company to supply natural gas that will help turn Egypt into a regional energy hub.
Israeli intelligence services provided critical information that foiled a plot by the Islamic State terrorist group to blow up a plane mid-flight, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said.
In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose trip to India has been fraught with tension over the issue of Sikh separatists in Punjab, met with one of his chief antagonists on Wednesday and gave assurances that Canada does not support the separatist movement.
Thirty-eight more people were reportedly killed in the Assad regime’s bombing campaign against the Eastern Ghouta district near Damascus, bringing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ estimate to 310 killed and over 1,550 injured since Sunday.
A woman in India is fighting for her life at a hospital after she was brutally raped by a gang who used iron poles until they gouged out her intestines, marking the latest sex attack increasingly targeting women in India.
“Hundreds” of Iranian-allied Shiite troops loyal to the Russian-backed dictator Bashar al-Assad joined the U.S.-allied Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin to defend the territorial unity of Syria and its borders, the Kurds in the region reportedly confirmed.
An increasingly isolated Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro urged President Donald Trump to engage in a “dialogue” with him as soon as possible, shortly before the opening of the Summit of the Americas, which Maduro has threatened to attend despite not being invited.
The sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is reportedly pregnant with her second child.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s appearance at the Chinese-Filipino Business Club on Monday is proving to be a bottomless well of provocative comments. Not only did Duterte suggest, in a fit of bizarre black humor, that Beijing should consider annexing his country and turning it into a province of China, but he also proposed sending his troops to China for training instead of the United States.
Nigeria’s Justice Ministry announced on Monday that it had convicted 205 defendants accused of being members of the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram. Abuja freed over 500 such suspects this week, however, indicating that less than half of those processed by the Nigerian court system are being convicted.
The White House and State Department revealed on Tuesday that North Korean officials offered to meet with Vice President Mike Pence during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but retracted their offer at the last minute after Pence condemned North Korea’s human rights violations.
On his way home after the Munich Security Conference last week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis speculated that artificial intelligence could change the “fundamental nature of war.” The impression given by the security conference is that no one is truly prepared for that change.
Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, the recently elected Communist prime minister of Nepal, said in his first official interview on Monday that he wants to restart a Chinese-led hydroelectric project valued at $2.5 billion as part of a strategy to realign his country away from India and toward China.
Some parents who lost their children to fatal torture tactics at the hands the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are demanding justice for their loved ones, urging the Syrian Kurdish fighters who apprehended the two “hateful” terrorists behind the death of their sons and daughters to hand them over to the American justice system.
A Boko Haram attack on a secondary school in Nigeria’s Yobe state may have resulted in the kidnapping of 94 girls, recalling the mass abduction of nearly 300 by the Islamic State-affiliated terrorists in 2014.
Contents: 38North reports that North Korea continues nuclear weapons development; American politicians debate a ‘bloody nose attack’ on North Korea
The White House said Jared Kushner will not be affected by any policy changes made regarding security clearances, even though he still has an interim security clearance 13 months into the job.
After trouncing the incumbent Lampedusa mayor in elections this past summer, Salvatore Martello immediately began fulfilling campaign promises to get a grip on uncontrolled immigration and has now brought the population of the island’s welcome center down to a manageable 100.
TEL AVIV – Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Tuesday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for “running away” from negotiations after the Palestinian leader abruptly left the room following his Security Council speech.