Category: Global News

California Wonders if North Korea Will Strike — and When reports: “U.S. public health and first responders in California and throughout the West Coast have begun preparing for the impact of a potential nuclear war after North Korea fired a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile […]

Hamas says it is ready to hold first elections since 2006

BBC News reports: “The Palestinian militant group Hamas says it is ready to dissolve the committee that rules Gaza and hold a general election for the first time since 2006. It also said it was […]

Blasphemy: A Life-and-death Issue in Pakistan

Voice of America News reports: “Blasphemy is an emotive topic in Pakistan, where strong religious sentiments have led in the past to mob violence and worse. For those accused of blasphemy – which can include […]

North Korea says it’s seeking military ‘equilibrium’ with US

Asia Times Online reports: “North Korea said on Saturday it aims to reach an ‘equilibrium’ of military force with the United States, which earlier signaled that its patience for diplomacy is wearing thin after Pyongyang […]

Iran: ‘Wrong move’ by US will face Iranian ‘reaction’

Israel National News reports: “Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a threat to the US on Sunday, asserting that the US would ‘face the reaction’ of Iran should it tamper with the Iran nuclear deal. […]

Moon, Trump vow stronger pressure against North Korea reports: “US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart have pledged ‘stronger pressure’ on Pyongyang, Seoul said Sunday, after North Korea defied tough new sanctions with a missile test and said it wanted […]

Mossad chief pushing to ‘act now’ to prevent Iranian nuclear bomb

The Times of Israel reports: “Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is leading Israel’s ‘hawkish line’ on Iran, calling for immediate action to ensure that Tehran cannot attain the bomb, an Israeli TV report said Sunday. The […]

London attack at Parsons Green station eyed as ‘terrorist incident,’ police say

Fox News reports: “A homemade bomb exploded at a packed London subway station during Friday morning rush hour, injuring at least 22 people. Police called it a ‘terrorist incident.’ The attack on the District Line […]

North Korea fires another missile over Japan

Asia Times Online reports: “North Korea fired a missile that flew over Japan’s northern Hokkaido far out into the Pacific Ocean on Friday, South Korean and Japanese officials said, further ratcheting up tensions after Pyongyang’s […]

Iraq: At least 60 die in twin attacks near Nasiriya

BBC News reports: “At least 60 people have been killed in two attacks in southern Iraq, police and health officials say. A suicide bomber detonated a vest and gunmen opened fire inside a restaurant near […]

Iran pays $830 million to Hezbollah

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Two years after the nuclear deal was signed by Iran and world powers, the Islamic Republic is reported to have boosted its financial support to Hezbollah to $800 million a year, […]

Armed ISIS children can be targeted, legal experts say

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Though children have always had a protected status in war, armed ISIS children can be targeted under the laws of armed conflict, IDC Herzliya Professor Daphne Richemond-Barak told the Jerusalem Post […]