Stories about World Media

May 11 2017

New Hamas Chief Makes First Public Appearance in Gaza

The newly-elected leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, has pledged his support for the Palestinian political prisoners now waging a historic mass strike in Israeli cells. Eve...

May 11 2017

BJP sweeps Delhi Municipal Corporation polls

It also finished third, behind the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, in by-election to the Rajouri Garden assembly seat in Delhi earlier this month. The floo...

May 11 2017

Philippines' Duterte says chat with Xi was at Trump's request

A White House statement described late Saturday's call as " very friendly " and said the U.S. "He has a very high approval rating in the Philippines". won't even pr...

May 11 2017

United Kingdom police shoot woman arrested four in counter-terrorism operation

He was handcuffed with his arms behind his back, one of his hands appearing to be wrapped up in a bandage as four officers stood next to him. "Everyone outside the church...

May 11 2017

2 killed when cargo plane goes off runway in West Virginia

It is not yet know what caused the aircraft to crash. "This is a tragic event not only for us at the airport, but for Air Cargo Carriers, the company that owned it, and...

May 11 2017

Fire forces evacuation in southern Georgia

Firefighters are battling to keep a month-long wildfire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge from spreading amid unfavorable weather conditions. More than 600 fir...

May 11 2017

White House says Trump pressed envoy on Syria

Later, giving details of the Trump-Lavrov meeting, the White House said, "President Trump emphasised the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular...

May 11 2017

Merkel's conservative party does well in German local vote

The Social Democrats are trying to deny Ms Merkel a fourth term in the national election scheduled for September 24. However, a survey by pollster Forschungsgruppe Wahl...

May 11 2017

Timing of FBI Director James Comey's firing raises the question: Why now?

Also such sudden headlines nearly on a daily basis have become the norm during the Presidency of Trump and this is likely to hit investor confidence in the markets as the...

May 11 2017

Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms

The spokesman for the USA -led coalition against IS, Col. John Dorrian, said US troops were about 6 miles from the strikes and put American forces at risk. Announcing t...

May 11 2017

Sanders Says 'Trump Is Right' About Australia's Health Care

The remarks were quickly seized upon by progressive critics of the president, including Sen. Sanders, the Vermont independent who sought the 2016 Democratic presidentia...

May 11 2017

Flynn associates subpoenaed in Russia probe

US President Donald Trump insisted there is no evidence he colluded with Russia after a Senate hearing that highlighted warnings that his former national security advis...

May 11 2017

Trump keeps low profile as Comey controversy churns

In defending the decision, officials leaned heavily on a memo from Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, that criticized Comey's handling of the Clinton investigation....

May 11 2017

New South Korean president willing to visit Pyongyang

Frank Jannuzi, president of the Mansfield Foundation, a U.S. -Asia policy think tank, said the Washington-Seoul partnership that is at stake can be saved "only if it's ca...

May 11 2017

With book, Ivanka Trump must walk complicated ethical line

I bet planning that weekend getaway to the Hampton's house was a logistical clusterfuck for you Ivanka, feels. In the same section, she also writes , "If you choose to...

May 11 2017

Reinforcements deployed to help battle rising flood waters in Quebec

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre declared a state of emergency for his city, allowing authorities to order mandatory evacuations from threatened areas. The province of Queb...

May 11 2017

Trump to receive Russia's foreign minister this week

It would also signal that the two countries have improved ties Trump recently described as being at an "all-time low". Lavrov's visit follows last week's talk between T...

May 11 2017

Trump meets Abbas, predicts 'very good chance' of peace with Israel

He stressed his commitment to work with both Palestinians and Israelis to reach a peace agreement between them, pointing out at the same time that the United States or ...

May 11 2017

Nepal to become part of Chinese OBOR initiative

According to Choi, in the same year when the United Nations set the 2030 sustainable development goals, China released a document to outline its vision and action plan fo...

May 11 2017

Kent woman arrested as police shoot Willesden woman in terror raid

The woman in her twenties was shot at an address in north-west London during an "ongoing counter terrorism investigation", police said in a statement. The news comes ev...