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Russia ramps up defense measures after Turkey downs Russian fighter jet

[flexiblemap title=”Latakia, Syria” address=”Latakia, Syria” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Wednesday announced new measures to step up protection of the country’s military personnel and aircraft stationed at Hmeimim airbase in Syria. New-generation S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft missile systems would be deployed in Hmeimim […]

Payback: Muslim teen seeks $15-M from Texas school district

For bringing homemade clock to impress teachers was arrested and suspended. The clock has turned counter clockwise, literally. The attorneys for the Texas teen who made a splash in global headlines following his arrest over a homemade clock, announced on Monday that they are seeking a $15 million settlement for […]

Regional powers criticize PRC over South China Sea conduct

China on Sunday found itself on the receiving end of criticism from many Asia-Pacific leaders over its recent aggressive actions to enforce territorial claims to the South China Sea. While leaders from the region, who gathered for an annual regional summit in Kuala Lumpur, spoke with one voice against terrorism, […]

The 2015 Kuala Lumpur Declaration mark birth of ASEAN Community

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 22 (PNA/Kyodo/Xinhua) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced here Sunday at the 27th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) the establishment of ASEAN Community on Dec. 31, 2015. Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries on Sunday formally declared the establishment of a single […]

Malaysian PM urges ASEAN leaders to combat terrrorism

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on the Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday to confront extremist groups after a string of terror attacks killed 130 people in Paris, as well as 224 aboard a downed Russian plane. In his opening speech at the ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Razak said, […]

UN body adopts resolution against IS terrorist attacks

The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday, calling on all countries to coordinate efforts to prevent further terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) and similar groups. The unanimously-adopted resolution calls upon member states that have the capacity to do so to “take all necessary measures” to “redouble […]

APEC Declaration: Int’l cooperation urgent in fight against terrorism

Leaders of 21 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) said it strongly condemned all acts of terrorism and stressed that there is urgent need to increase international cooperation to fight it. “Under the shadow cast by the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, and against Russian aircraft over the […]

US offers $5-M bounty for info on key Islamic State leader

Five million U.S. dollars is being offered as reward money by the US State Department for information on a key Islamic State leader. In a press release, the State Department said Wednesday it offers a reward worth 5 million dollars for “information leading to the location or identification of Tirad […]

US to extend $250-M military aid to allies in Southeast Asia

The United States will contribute more than a quarter of a billion dollars to its allies in Southeast Asia to enhance regional maritime security, the White House said in a press release on Tuesday. “Committing USD119 million in Fiscal Year 2015 to develop Southeast Asian maritime capabilities and will seek […]

UN’s Ban Ki-moon bats for compromise on climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday called on world leaders to step up their efforts to eliminate their differences in order to reach an agreement in Paris in late November on tackling the climate challenge for the global community. “With two weeks left before the start of COP-21, it is […]

French warplanes carry massive airstrikes over IS de facto capital

French warplanes carried out over 30 airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) de facto capital of al-Raqqa in northern Syria late Sunday, a monitor group reported. The strikes targeted the city of al-Raqqa and its surroundings, amid a state of alert among IS militants in the city, according […]

Paris Attack ‘Act of War,’ says French President Hollande

PARIS, Nov. 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — French President Francois Hollande announced a national mourning for three days after attacks claimed by the Islamic State (IS) radical cell that struck the French capital, causing 129 dead and 352 injured among whom at least 99 are in very critical situations, Paris Prosecutor Francois […]

Turkey heightens G-20 leaders summit venue

[flexiblemap title=”Anatalya-Turkey” address=”Anatalya, Turkey” region=”Middle East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] Ahead of the G20 summit, Turkish police detained 20 suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in Antalya province as part of the crack down on extremist group. Twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 that killed 102 people, the worst […]

Islamic State claims responsibility as 150 killed in attacks across Paris

Islamic State claims responsibility of Paris attacks that took place Friday night in an online press release Saturday. “Eight brothers carrying explosive belts and assault rifles targeted the places previously carefully selected,” it said. “They triggered their belts amid these disbelievers after having used up their ammunitions,” continued the statement. […]

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Payback: Muslim teen seeks $15-M from Texas school district

For bringing homemade clock to impress teachers was arrested and suspended. The clock has turned counter clockwise, literally. The attorneys for the Texas teen who made a splash in global headlines following his arrest over a homemade clock, announced on Monday that they are seeking a $15 million settlement for […]

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African Union urges members to use science to transform agri sector

NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — The African Union on Monday urged the continent’s governments to embrace the use of science in order to transform its agricultural sector. Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Peace Tumusiime told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that all known advances in humanity are based […]

Sochi Olympic torch completes longest relay in history

With the XXII Winter Olympic Games formally open in Sochi, Russia, the athletes who compete must turn their eyes to the sky to see how far the torch that is lighting the Olympic flame has traveled. This torch, which has journeyed farther than any torch in Olympic relay history, arrived […]

Scottish Facebook joke offends Kyrgyz people, may land in slammer

Posting and sharing photos on one’s Facebook page is so OK. But be careful in adding a description or comment, more specially when it can offend other people. Take this case when an immigrant worker Michael McFeat from Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland (Great Britain) posted on December 31st a New Year […]

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Bull shark attacks spear fisherman in heart-pounding footage

A spear fisherman’s presence attracted the attention of a wandering bull shark off the coast of north Queensland, Australia. Thirty five year old Kerry Daniel was diving off the Australian coast when he spotted a ‘killer’ bull shark thrust toward him. The man related that he was fishing in a […]

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Russian Emergency Ministry on alert mode, Moscow suspends Egypt flights

[flexiblemap title=”Moscow” address=”Moscow, Russian Federation” region=”Russian Federation” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”10″] The Russian Emergencies Ministry’s Moscow unit is currently on a high alert mode amid Moscow’s suspension of flights to and from Egypt, the ministry’s press service said Saturday. The ministry has also organized the 24-hour work of the task […]

Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK

Yes, Chinese couples can have 2 kids, no need for government OK. Good news for them. China on Tuesday stopped requiring couples to apply for official approval before having a first or second child, following the end of one-child policy. The move which entered effect immediately was announced by the […]

Donald Trump is new US president, Clinton concedes defeat

Former United States presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded defeat from Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump. The defeated Democratic candidate and former US Secretary of State called by phone the winning Mr. Trump a few minutes ago. The ongoing election tally being broadcast live by major US news […]

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