Category: Global News

North Korea ‘not afraid’ as it plans new nuclear test, says ambassador in UK

News.sky.com reports: “North Korea’s ambassador to the UK has told Sky News his country will go ahead with its sixth nuclear test at the time and place of its leader’s choosing. In his first interview […]

China says it tested new missile in northeastern sea

SpaceDaily.com reports: “China has recently tested a new type of guided missile in a northeastern sea near the Korean peninsula, the defence ministry said Tuesday, hours after South Korean elections held amid regional tensions. The […]

Blasphemy Laws Still Reign in Many Muslim Countries

Voice of America News reports: “Blasphemy laws across the world were brought back into the spotlight this week after a court in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, sentenced Jakarta’s Chinese-Christian governor to two […]

Iran Guards Look Beyond Election to Next Supreme Leader

Voice of America News reports: “Determined to protect a dominant security role and vast economic interests, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards military force is quietly backing a hardliner in May 19 presidential polls, with an eye towards […]

Study: Nearly 10,000 Yazidis Killed, Kidnapped by Islamic State in 2014

Voice of America News reports: “At least 9,900 of Iraq’s Yazidis were killed or kidnapped in just days in an Islamic State attack in 2014, according to the first study to document the number of […]

Erdogan lashes ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount

The Times of Israel reports: “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged Muslims to throng to the Temple Mount in a show of solidarity with Palestinians as he issued a string of challenges to […]

Russia’s RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield

SpaceWar.com reports: “With its state-of-art heavy liquid-propelled RS-28 Sarmat ICBM the Russian military has obviously surpassed their US counterparts, Russian military expert Alexei Leonkov told Radio Sputnik, adding that the cutting-edge weaponry is due to […]

Rouhani blasts his opponents

Israel National News reports: “Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday launched a scathing attack on his conservative election rivals, saying their era of ‘violence and extremism’ was over, reports AFP. ‘The people of Iran shall […]

Erdogan says he is working to halt ‘judaization’ of Jerusalem

The Times of Israel reports: “Hours after launching a scathing attack on Israel, calling on Muslims to flood the Temple Mount in protest at the ‘occupation’ of Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed ways […]

Islamic State Claims Beheading of Russian Officer Captured in Syria

Haaretz reports: “The Islamic State has issued a video showing the beheading of a man it described as a Russian intelligence officer captured in Syria, the U.S.-based SITE monitoring website reported on Tuesday. The Russian […]

Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed for 2 years for blasphemy

The Times of Israel reports: “Jakarta’s Christian governor was jailed for two years Tuesday after being found guilty of blasphemy, in a shock decision that has stoked concerns over rising religious intolerance in the world’s […]

Iran Warns Nothing to Be ‘Left in Saudi Arabia Except Mecca and Medina’ if War Breaks Out

Haaretz reports: “Iran’s defense minister on Monday lashed back at Saudi Arabia, slamming the kingdom’s deputy crown prince over belligerent comments last week that underscored the deep rivalries between the Sunni and Shiite power. In […]