Category Archives: World News

Ankara summons US charge d’affaires over Syria issue

ANKARA, Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Philip Kosnett in capital Ankara to express its “discomfort” over the U.S support for the PKK/ PYD terror group, according to a diplomatic source.

Ottawa seeks to halt border jumpers

OTTAWA — The federal Liberals recently dispatched their immigration minister to Minnesota in the hopes of preventing another wave of asylum seekers from crossing into Manitoba this year. The move comes as officials near Emerson prepare for the risk of mass arrivals of border jumpers.

Jordan pilot flies over ‘Palestinian capital Jerusalem’

ANKARA

In defiance of U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Jordanian airline pilot recently told his passengers that they were about to fly over Jerusalem, “the Palestinian capital”.

OIC top official calls for establishment of doctors’ network

JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yousef Al-Othaimeen, has proposed the establishment of a voluntary network of Muslim doctors affiliated to the OIC to help alleviate the sufferings of those in need of medical assistance in member states.

Nigeria inks deal to repatriate $321M of ‘stolen funds’

LAGOS, Nigeria

Nigeria has signed a tripartite agreement with Switzerland and the World Bank to repatriate at least $321 million worth of funds said to have been stashed abroad by the late military dictator Sani Abacha.

US top court allows Trump’s latest travel ban to go into full effect

The Supreme Court action means that Trumps ban will now go fully into effect for people seeking to enter the United States from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, in addition to people from North Korea and certain officials from Venezuela.

Migrant crisis: ‘I was sold three times by slave traders’

Harun Ahmed is one of thousands of young Ethiopians who have attempted the journey across the Sahara to Libya – and from there to Europe.

He eventually made it to Germany, but only after surviving months of torture and starvation at the hands of three separate slave traders who bought and sold migrants as if they were cattle.

China to deploy ‘Night Tigers’ to Syria in support of Assad’s forces

China will Send troops to Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, China is concerned about the presence of Islamic militants in its Xinjiang region.

The Chinese Ministry of Defence intends to deploy two units known as the “Tigers of Siberia” and the “Night Tigers” from the Special Operations Forces to aid Syrian troops against militant factions, New Khaleej reported.

Erdogan, Trump vow to fight against ‘all’ terror groups

Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Donald Trump have agreed to fight against “all kinds of terrorist groups”, according to the Turkish Presidency late Friday.

According to Anadolu Agency, in a statement, the Presidency said: “President Erdogan and U.S. President Trump exchanged opinions on Syria crisis and regional issues, as well as Turkey-U.S. bilateral issues.”

Pope arrives in Myanmar on first papal visit

YANGON, Myanmar

Tens of thousands of people welcomed Pope Francis as he arrived in Myanmar’s former capital Yangon on Monday, on his first papal visit to the country.

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