Hong Kong extradition bill finally withdrawn, but protestors say it is only one of five demands
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has finally withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that has riven the former British colony with protests since June.

Hong Kong leader pulls extradition bill, but too little too late, say some
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday withdrew an extradition bill that triggered months of often violent protests so the Chinese-ruled city can move forward from a 'highly vulnerable and dangerous' place and find solutions.

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US adds new sanctions and reward to further pressure Iran
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Trump administration stepped up pressure on Iran on Wednesday, imposing sanctions on an oil shipping network with ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard and offering a reward of up to $15 million for anyone with information that could disrupt its faltering economy even further.

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Secretary of State Pompeo Declines to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The U.S. is closing in on a deal with the Taliban that is designed to wind down America’s 18-year war in Afghanistan, but the best indication of how risky the pact maybe is this: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign it, according to senior U.S., Afghan and European officials.

Major defeat for British PM as lawmakers seize Brexit agenda
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize control of the Brexit agenda, prompting the embattled prime minister to say he would call for a new general election.

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Hurricane Dorian's devastation in the Bahamas revealed
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

After battering the Bahamas for more than a day and a half, Hurricane Dorian finally began to move away from the islands on Tuesday as the scope of the devastation began to emerge.

US State and Treasury Departments Slap First-Ever Sanctions on Iran’s Space Program
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Both the US State and Treasury Departments announced on Tuesday the slapping of sanctions on Iran’s space agency for the first time, accusing it of developing weapons of mass destruction and other weapon capabilities, such as space-launch vehicle technologies, which the State Department alleged were 'virtually identical and interchangeable with those used in ballistic missiles.'

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Saudi Arabia Boosts Troop Levels in South Yemen as Tensions Rise
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Saudi Arabia has deployed more troops in southern Yemen to try to contain clashes between nominal allies in the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis that risks further fragmenting the country.

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Iran building new classified military base in Syria: intelligence sources
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Iran has established a new military base in Syria and has plans to house thousands of troops at the location, according to multiple Western intelligence sources.

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Britain, US and France may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, UN says
Posted on:Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Britain, the US, and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by supporting a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations has said.

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UN Atomic Agency Confirms Iran Breach of Nuclear Deal, Could Enrich Up to 20% by Friday
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The UN nuclear watchdog announced Friday that Iran had made good on its threat to enrich uranium above the prescribed limits of the 2015 nuclear accord.

Iran warns EU over nuclear commitments as deadline for further steps looms
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Iran said on Monday it would further reduce its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal if European parties failed to shield Tehran’s economy from sanctions reimposed by the United States after Washington quit the accord last year.

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Iran said hindering IAEA probe at alleged nuclear warehouse exposed by Netanyahu
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Iran is obstructing a UN investigation into a site first identified by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last year as a secret nuclear warehouse used to store radioactive material, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night.

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Hurricane Dorian causes 'unprecedented' damage to Bahamas
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The Bahamas were feeling the full force of Hurricane Dorian on Monday as the storm swept across the archipelago with 185mph winds, leading the prime minister of the islands to report that 'devastation is unprecedented'.

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UK PM Johnson threatens election ahead of Brexit battle in parliament
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson implicitly warned lawmakers on Monday that he would seek an election if they tied his hands on Brexit, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union.

U.S. to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close bases
Posted on:Tuesday, September 3, 2019

The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said on Monday.

IAEA report raises suspicion Iran is hiding 'undeclared nuclear material'
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

A forthcoming report from the International Atomic Energy Agency has stoked concerns that Iran is hiding illicit nuclear activity, according to government officials familiar with the agency’s still-unpublished assessment.

Syria war: US missile strike on 'al-Qaeda leaders' in Idlib
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

The US says it has carried out an attack on leaders of a group it calls al-Qaeda in Syria, in the country's rebel-held Idlib province.

Hong Kong Protestors March for 13th Straight Weekend Despite Ban on Demonstration
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

Hong Kong protestors marched out Saturday night in spite of city officials having banned a petition for a demonstration commemorating the 5th anniversary of China’s ruling against fully democratic elections in the former British colony.

Pro-Democracy Protest Leaders Arrested in Hong Kong Amid Fears of Crackdown
Posted on:Monday, September 2, 2019

Hong Kong authorities arrested two young leaders of the pro-democracy protests sweeping the former British colony Friday.

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