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Muslim Began Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia Muslim Began Hajj Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia
- August 22, 2018

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam which every able-bodied Muslim with the means must fulfil once. Makkah, Aug. 16 (BNA): Saudi Arabia's Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. The worst in recorded history took place only three years ago. Over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from overseas have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage . (more...)
Israel rejects United Nations proposals to protect Palestinians Israel rejects United Nations proposals to protect Palestinians
- August 22, 2018

The United Nations General Assembly requested the report in a resolution adopted in June that condemned Israel for excessive force against Palestinian civilians and denounced the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli civilian areas, but did not mention Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza. (more...)
Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela after riots Brazil to send troops to town bordering Venezuela after riots
- August 22, 2018

The Ministry of Public Security informed reporters that although soldiers were already stationed at the border towns, it would send an addition 60 soldiers to Roraima on Monday, to reinforce them. "They are burning the belonging of Venezuelans who were camped out here", Ismael said. In Ecuador, desperate Venezuelans were reported to be crossing the border in defiance of new entry requirements. (more...)
U.S. arrests two Iranians on spying charges U.S. arrests two Iranians on spying charges
- August 22, 2018

He then traveled to California where he met Ghorbani, apparently for the first time, according to the indictment. "Both defendants were arrested on August 9, pursuant to criminal complaints issued by the U.S. In December 2017, Doostdar returned to the USA from Iran and made contact with Ghorbani in the Los Angeles area. Doostdar and Ghorbani were both charged with acting as unregistered agents of the Iranian government and providing it with services in violation of sanctions. (more...)
Iran to continue cooperating with Turkey: FM spokesman Iran to continue cooperating with Turkey: FM spokesman
- August 22, 2018

Decades of hostility eased somewhat with the 2015 nuclear deal signed by six world powers, including the United States, and Iran. European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal, which Trump said was "deeply flawed". (more...)
Possible Xi Jinping visit to North Korea raises concerns in Seoul Possible Xi Jinping visit to North Korea raises concerns in Seoul
- August 21, 2018

In an interview with Reuters , Trump , who held a landmark summit with Kim on June 12, said he believed North Korea had taken specific steps toward denuclearisation, despite widespread doubts about Kim's willingness to abandon his arsenal. (more...)
Nazi concentration camp guard Jakiw Palik, 95, deported back to Germany Nazi concentration camp guard Jakiw Palik, 95, deported back to Germany
- August 21, 2018

Palij was flown to Germany on a specially chartered air ambulance from Teterboro, New Jersey, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and arrived in Dusseldorf at 8 a.m. Jakiw Palij , 95, hid his involvement in the slaughter of Jews at the Trawniki concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and gained entry to the U.S. (more...)
US Sends Nazi Guard to Germany
- August 21, 2018

Jakiw Palij , a former concentration camp guard, was removed from the country a quarter century after immigration authorities first approached him about his activities in World War II and more than a decade after he was ordered deported. (more...)
Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart Koreans meet relatives in North after decades apart
- August 21, 2018

So far, 4,120 families were given the chance to meet their family members still in the North through 20 reunion events that took place at Mount Kumgang in North Korea . On the eve of the reunion, the hallways of the resort where the families are staying were silent, interrupted only by the knocking of doctors conducting last minute health check-ups of the frail attendees. (more...)
Eid al-Adha 2018: Everything you need to know about Bakrid Eid al-Adha 2018: Everything you need to know about Bakrid
- August 21, 2018

The pilgrimage is required of all Muslims with the financial and physical means to perform it. In the village of Mina , near the Muslim holy city of Mecca, it marks the day, millions of pilgrims perform the symbolic stoning of the devil. (more...)
Afghanistan: Rockets hit Kabul diplomatic area, clashes underway Afghanistan: Rockets hit Kabul diplomatic area, clashes underway
- August 21, 2018

While Afghans were still waiting for the militants' official response to president Ashraf Ghani's proposal, two Taliban commanders said the leadership opposed a repeat of June's ceasefire . Militants from both the Taliban and so-called Islamic State have carried out attacks in Afghanistan this month that left hundreds of people dead. But one of the Taliban commanders said the June ceasefire had only helped US forces, who the Taliban are trying to drive out of the country, and Taliban leader ... (more...)
Taiwan set to lose its third diplomatic ally this year Taiwan set to lose its third diplomatic ally this year
- August 21, 2018

Foreign minister Joseph Wu condemned China's "crude actions" as he made the announcement. Despite Taiwan's dwindling number of formal allies globally - with the remaining 17 mostly small and poor countries in the Pacific and the Caribbean - the government in Taipei is not preparing for the prospect of not having any diplomatic partners. (more...)
More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps More heavy rains likely in India's Kerala as flood death toll jumps
- August 21, 2018

Global media has started to take note of the dire situation of Kerala , which is famously known as God's own Country. As Kerala battles one of the worst floods in its history, people from all over the country have been admiring the commitment of the forces who are on the ground and working day and night to rescue the stranded people. (more...)
Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters
- August 21, 2018

In addition to five counts of murder, three for pre-meditated murder and two for killing a child under 12, Watts is also facing counts of unlawful termination of pregnancy and tampering with a deceased human body , court documents showed. "She went inside, turned around and waved at me and shut the door", Atkinson said. In an interview Tuesday - after his family disappeared but before his arrest - Chris Watts said his wife got home from a business trip about 2 a.m. (more...)
Peter Dutton delivers mortal blow to Turnbull in first installment of #libspill Peter Dutton delivers mortal blow to Turnbull in first installment of #libspill
- August 21, 2018

But the result - narrow by historical standards for a first strike against a prime minister - sets the Turnbull government up for further instability and the possibility of another ballot before the next federal election. I've always had a very good working and productive working relationship with Malcolm Turnbull . But when Hockey refused to oppose a carbon emissions trading scheme, Abbott stood at the December 1 ballot and defeated Turnbull by one vote. (more...)
China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers China rejects 'irresponsible' Pentagon report on bombers
- August 21, 2018

China "has been developing strike capabilities to engage targets as far away from China as possible", the report states. The analysis adds that China may be seeking the "capability to strike US and allied forces and military bases in the western Pacific Ocean, including Guam", and that Beijing is developing a "stealthy, long-range strategic bomber with a nuclear delivery capability that could be operational within the next 10 years". (more...)
Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull
- August 21, 2018

But the bill had support from lawmakers outside Turnbull's center-right Liberal Party , and it appears likely that the leader is caving to pressure from conservative members of his own party, according to the Times. Coincidentally, Turnbull as opposition leader in November 2009 faced a spill motion. "He has given me his absolute support", Turnbull said of Dutton. (more...)
Peter Dutton to challenge Turnbull in Liberal leadership spill Peter Dutton to challenge Turnbull in Liberal leadership spill
- August 21, 2018

Dutton, the Home Affairs minister who has been urged by rebel conservative elements to stand against the Prime Minister, would reportedly challenge Turnbull himself in the partyroom, rather than have a motion to spill the leadership proposed by a backbencher. (more...)
Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years
- August 21, 2018

Lee Keum-seom asked her son Ri Sang Chol during their long-awaited encounter at the North's Diamond Mountain resort. "Do you have a son?" The event comes as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve a standoff over North Korea's drive for a nuclear weapons program. (more...)
Trump keeps up attacks on Mueller probe following McGahn revelation Trump keeps up attacks on Mueller probe following McGahn revelation
- August 20, 2018

In fact, Trump's legal team has for months been delaying a Mueller interview with Trump, which may force the investigation past the midterm elections - something Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested could be a good thing for Republicans' electoral hopes in November. (more...)
Knife attack on police in Barcelona being treated as a 'terrorist incident' Knife attack on police in Barcelona being treated as a 'terrorist incident'
- August 20, 2018

The suspect repeatedly pressed the buzzer to be let in at around 5.45am and spoke with officers inside over an intercom. After they made a decision to let him in, he pulled out "a large knife" and lunged at officers, according to Mr Comes. (more...)
#FreePress: Hundreds of US newspapers hit back at Trump #FreePress: Hundreds of US newspapers hit back at Trump
- August 20, 2018

The Boston Globe for the coordinated action and organised the countrywide effort that was eventually embraced by more than 350 publications. The paper said neither the press nor Donald Trump was the enemy of the people , noting that "the true enemy of any democracy is ignorance". (more...)
Superdry co-founder gives £1m to Brexit vote campaign Superdry co-founder gives £1m to Brexit vote campaign
- August 20, 2018

Last week Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics put the chances of getting a Brexit deal at 50-50. London and Brussels hope to agree a Brexit deal at a summit in October but May faces splits within her party and the tough task of securing parliamentary approval for the final agreement. (more...)
Smoky skies in Minnesota Smoky skies in Minnesota
- August 20, 2018

Smoky, hazy conditions are making a return to the Puget Sound region because of wildfires in British Columbia and the Cascade Mountains, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency . Thick smoke from wildfires raging in British Columbia, Canada, and in the eastern portion of the state started to spread into Western Washington on Sunday. (more...)
North Korea to host emotional family reunions North Korea to host emotional family reunions
- August 20, 2018

Leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a son of North Korean war refugees, agreed to resume the reunions during the first of their two summits this year in April. On Monday morning, numerous South Korean participants were in wheelchairs or helped by family members or support staff as they arrived at a Seoul-run front-line immigration office. (more...)
18-Year-Old Charged for Pushing Friend off 60-Foot Bridge
- August 20, 2018

KGW television station reported Friday that charging documents filed by the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's office say Taylor Smith , 18, created "a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury" to the 16-year-old girl. Then one day Holgerson stopped replying. Despite facing one count of reckless endangerment, Smith said she is willing to accept the prosecutors decision since she caused Holgerson bodily harm and emotional trauma. (more...)
Death toll 'rises to 41' in Genoa bridge collapse Death toll 'rises to 41' in Genoa bridge collapse
- August 20, 2018

Public outrage over the tragedy was mounting as Italian politicians spoke of repercussions for the private companies involved in maintaining the country's creaking infrastructure. Players and managers of Genoa's two football teams were among those attending the funeral. The funeral for 19 victims was held in a pavilion on the city's fair grounds. (more...)
Trump weighs Blackwater founder's pitch to privatize Afghanistan war Trump weighs Blackwater founder's pitch to privatize Afghanistan war
- August 20, 2018

News reports that administration officials often emphasize political resolutions with the Taliban and downplay military frustrations on the ground. So far, Prince has not met with neocon John Bolton , Trump's national security advisor. (more...)
Hundreds of South Koreans Head North to Reunite With Their Loved Ones
- August 20, 2018

The runions are a reminder of the painful divisions that remain more than six decades after the end of the 1950-53 Korean war, and come in the wake of a summit between the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and Kim in April. Over the next three days, the participants will spend only about 11 hours - mostly under the watchful eyes of North Korean agents - with their relatives in the North. (more...)
Debt-laden Malaysia ‘wants fair and free’ trade with China Debt-laden Malaysia ‘wants fair and free’ trade with China
- August 20, 2018

Malaysia wants to learn from Chinese manufacturers, Prime Minister Mahathir said, as he encouraged Chinese businesses to invest in his country. After returning as prime minister, Dr Mahathir said in an interview that he inherited a government rife with corrupt officials and practices, declaring most of the top echelon of the civil service to be tainted. (more...)

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