US Senate passes $700bn military bill

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:24 Written by

The US Senate has passed a massive military bill for the year 2018 that far exceeds President Donald Trump's previous budget request, despite a fight over amendments that slowed down the legislation.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned Washington against walking out of the Iran nuclear deal, telling CNN that the exit touted by Donald Trump would taint the US’s reputation as a reliable partner and quickly be followed by repercussions.

Over 40 million living in slavery worldwide: Study

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 03:23 Written by

A new global slavery study shows more than 40 million people are living as slaves in different regions of the world, particularly Africa.

The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack. 

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for harsh international sanctions against the Myanmar military over its brutal “ethnic cleansing campaign” against the country’s Rohingya Muslims.

China, Russia begin joint drills near North Korea

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:46 Written by

China and Russia have started joint naval drills near North Korea, amid continuing tensions chiefly between Pyongyang and Washington that risk turning into a military conflict.

Hamas agrees to steps towards Palestinian unity

Monday, 18 September 2017 03:25 Written by

Palestine's Hamas group has agreed to talks with the rival Fatah movement to form a unity government and hold general elections.

U.S. denies U-turn on Paris Climate Accord

Monday, 18 September 2017 03:24 Written by

The United States has refuted reports that it was softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, insisting that Washington will still withdraw from the agreement unless it can re-enter on more favorable terms.

UN: Suu Kyi has 'last chance' on Rohingya

Monday, 18 September 2017 03:24 Written by

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has "a last chance" to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said.

Iraq is prepared to intervene militarily if the Kurdish region's planned independence referendum results in violence, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview.