Obama cuts independence leader’s jail term
Thursday 19th Jan 2017
posted by James Tweedie in Britain
ISIS terrorists made a new attempt to overrun the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor yesterday — but beleaguered government troops clung on.
Isis cut the city off from its lifeline airport to the southeast at the weekend, leaving its 200,000 inhabitants with the choice...
posted by James Tweedie in World
BRITAIN’S Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said yesterday that snap elections to the Stormont assembly are still likely despite unionists trying to buy their way out of the crisis.
He spoke after Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Communities Minister Paul Givan reversed...
Friday 13th Jan 2017
VENEZUELAN counterintelligence agents arrested seven high-ranking military officers yesterday morning over an apparent coup plot.
The recently formed anticoup commando of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service also had an arrest warrant for former interior minister Major General...
THE South African Communist Party denied yesterday that it was backing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to lead the ANC.
Spokesman Alex Mashilo denounced media reports that the party supported the former miners’ union NUM leader, now a millionaire businessman, at December’s...
PALESTINIAN citizens of Israel launched a general strike yesterday after authorities bulldozed 11 homes in the city of Kalansua.
Tuesday’s demolition of the homes allegedly built without planning permission was ordered by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, it appears in retaliation...
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
Recapture spells setback for YPG guerillas
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
COLOMBIA’S communist former rebels will form a “grand front” for peace in next year’s presidential elections, guerilla leader Timochenko has said.
His comments came before tomorrow’s resumption of the long-stalled peace talks with Colombia’s...
Power-sharing government collapses as Sinn Fein deputy first minister pulls out
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017
MILLIONS of Syrians faced freezing conditions without heating or tap water yesterday as Isis stepped up its scorchedearth campaign.
The extremist group released a video of its zealots blowing up the Hayyan Gas Company plant near Palmyra in eastern Homs province — the...