“We stopped having menstruation”: the hard life of women in the North Korean army

“We stopped having menstruation”: the hard life of women in the North Korean army

A former soldier says that life as a woman in the fourth largest army in the world, North Korea, was so hard that many stopped having menstruation. And the violations, he says, were one more thing in life for many of the women he served in the Armed Forces. For...

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The unexpected end of Robert Mugabe, the independence hero of Zimbabwe who held on to power for 37 years

The unexpected end of Robert Mugabe, the independence hero of Zimbabwe who held on to power for 37 years

Most people in Zimbabwe assumed that the way 93-year-old Robert Mugabe would cease to be president would be when he died in his bed. Probably he thought the same thing. But the decisions that the president took in recent times cost him his exit from the government he led for 37 years. Zimbabwe’s...

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Hariri returns to Lebanon for the first time after resignation

Hariri returns to Lebanon for the first time after resignation

Hours before arriving in his country, the Lebanese prime minister met with the Egyptian president, Abdelfatah al Sisi, and also made an unforeseen stopover in Cyprus. The resigned Lebanese prime minister, Saad Hariri, returned on Tuesday (21.11.2017) to Beirut almost three weeks after he announced by surprise his resignation in...

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India’s candidate re-elected to International Court of Justice as Britain pulls out of race

India’s candidate re-elected to International Court of Justice as Britain pulls out of race

Britain on Monday pulled its candidate from a hard-fought race for a seat on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), allowing a judge from India to take the position. It will be the first time since the ICJ was established in 1945 that there will be no British judge. The election had...

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Angela Merkel, willing to stand as a candidate in case of new elections

Angela Merkel, willing to stand as a candidate in case of new elections

The acting German chancellor said she prefers new elections to a possible minority government. In an interview, she expressed her willingness to lead her party in case of a new electoral process. The president of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Angela Merkel, today announced her desire to re-lead her party should...

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Trump declares North Korea “sponsor of terrorism”

Trump declares North Korea “sponsor of terrorism”

Currently, the list of these countries is made up of Iran, Syria and Sudan. Trump also insisted on the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. US President Donald Trump today announced his decision to declare North Korea as a “sponsor of terrorism” and include it in a list...

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The images that show the secret program of North Korea to develop “submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles”

The images that show the secret program of North Korea to develop “submarines capable of launching ballistic missiles”

The North Korean government develops “an aggressive program” to build and deploy its first submarine capable of launching operational ballistic missiles, according to an analysis of new satellite images made by the 38 North specialized website. The photos represent a powerful reminder that, in addition to developing intercontinental ballistic missiles...

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India’s Manushi Chhillar bags Miss World title

India’s Manushi Chhillar bags Miss World title

An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant’s history. Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian winner of the long-running contest, following in the footsteps of Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and...

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Mugabe does not resign and asks Zimbabwe to return to normal

Mugabe does not resign and asks Zimbabwe to return to normal

Mugabe, accompanied by the high command of the Army, demanded that the country not be “carried away by bitterness” and said that it “takes into account” all the complaints made by different strata of society. The president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, did not resign this Sunday (19.11.2017) as expected, and...

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Saudi King Salman to step down next week

Saudi King Salman to step down next week

Saudi monarch King Salman is set to step down and announce his son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as his successor next week, sources said. The 81-year-old king will continue as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son — often referred to as MBS,...

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Russia vetoes extension of research on chemical attacks in Syria

Russia vetoes extension of research on chemical attacks in Syria

Russia vetoed a resolution promoted by the United States to extend the mandate of the team investigating chemical attacks in Syria. Russia vetoed today (16.11.2017) in the UN Security Council the continuity of the group of international experts that investigates the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The “no” of...

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Opinion: Donald Trump, the false giant

Opinion: Donald Trump, the false giant

By far he said a lot and in Beijing he was soft. Trump’s first trip to Asia showed, above all, that the president of the United States. UU can hardly oppose the future world power in China, says Thomas Latschan. That the president of China, Xi Jinping, read the German children’s books is...

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Grace Mugabe, the controversial first lady of Zimbabwe at the center of the struggle for power in the African nation

Grace Mugabe, the controversial first lady of Zimbabwe at the center of the struggle for power in the African nation

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe said in early November of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa that it was “a poisonous snake” that “must be hit on the head”. Just one day later, President Robert Mugabe, dismissed Mnangagwa, who was accused of disloyalty and left the country. The presidential marriage was then...

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Mugabe is arrested and preparing to resign, says press

Mugabe is arrested and preparing to resign, says press

A confusing situation affects Zimbabwe. The armed forces deny a coup, but detained ministers and surrounded Parliament. The confusing situation that affects this Wednesday (15.11.2017) to Zimbabwe after the military intervention, which the high command of the Army refuses to call coup, continues to give news. According to the South African TV...

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Military temporarily assume control in Zimbabwe

Military temporarily assume control in Zimbabwe

A Zimbabwe military spokesman sent a message to the people to say that both the country’s president, Robert Mugabe, and his family are “safe” and denied that a “military takeover” of the government is taking place. The military forces have temporarily taken over Zimbabwe to “overcome the increasingly worse political,...

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School Shooting in California – Atleast 4 killed

School Shooting in California – Atleast 4 killed

LOS ANGELES: At least four people were killed and nearly a dozen people were wounded, including three young children, when a shooting broke out Tuesday at a school in rural northern California. Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston told the KCRA news network that the assailant was killed by police following the shooting,...

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Trump defends human rights with the criticized Duterte

Trump defends human rights with the criticized Duterte

The leaders, however, avoided stating the bloody and controversial “war on drugs” of the Filipino. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, and that of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, highlighted on Tuesday (14.11.2017) the importance of preserving life and human rights, but avoided objecting to the violent “war against...

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APEC: Trump advocates bilateral agreements and China responds

APEC: Trump advocates bilateral agreements and China responds

The president of the United States insisted that bilateral trade relations must “comply with the rules” and offered “fair and reciprocal treatment.” China has already responded. US President Donald Trump said today that he will strengthen bilateral relations with whomever he wishes and abide by the rules, in a speech at...

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Images of the destruction and pain after the devastating earthquake that shook the border between Iraq and Iran

Images of the destruction and pain after the devastating earthquake that shook the border between Iraq and Iran

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale rocked the mountainous area between Iran and the Kurdish semi-autonomous region in Iraq and left more than 320 dead . The quake felt as far away asin Lebanon, Israel and Turkey . The Iranian state news agency Irinn quoted an emergency service official as saying that there...

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Lebanon, battlefield of Riyadh and Tehran

Lebanon, battlefield of Riyadh and Tehran

Lebanon is about to become another battlefield for Saudi Arabia and Iran. And the longstanding conflict between Riyadh and Tehran threatens to engage other regional and global players, as it has done in the past. The surprise resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is a new milestone in the long-standing...

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Opinion: Donald Trump’s policies have fueled the rise of China

Opinion: Donald Trump’s policies have fueled the rise of China

The slogan “USA first” earned Trump the triumph, but in exchange the country could cost him his place as superpower. The days of Washington in the first place are numbered, opines Miodrag Soric. During his election campaign, US President Donald Trump’s complaints about China were strong and clear. Trump went on to...

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Atleast 210 killed as 7.the earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Atleast 210 killed as 7.the earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

The 7.3-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Iranian province of Kermanshah, bordering Iraq. Local media speak of about a thousand injured. More than 210 people died and more than 800 were injured by a strong earthquake that occurred today on the Iran-Iraq border, the Iranian government reported. The provisional death toll has...

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Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Opinion: Could there be a darker alternative to Donald Trump?

Trump’s victory a year ago showed that an incompetent politician can become president by appealing to the most basic instincts of voters. However, he could only be a harbinger of things to come. Even after saying and writing the name of Donald Trump hundreds or even thousands of times since his...

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Yemen: a headache for Saudi Arabia

Yemen: a headache for Saudi Arabia

The intervention in Yemen is causing more and more problems to Saudi Arabia: politically and humanitarianly, but also as regards the reputation of the kingdom. Now Russia offers its help. For some time, the Yemeni president, Abdo Rabu Mansur Hadi, is a man without power. Reports from the AP news agency now...

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First woman appointed by Shura Council: Qatar

First woman appointed by Shura Council: Qatar

DOHA: Qatar has appointed women to one of its most important consultative bodies, the Shura Council, for the first time in the country’s history, according to a royal decree announced Thursday. Four women will sit on the 45-strong council, which is responsible for discussing draft laws approved by the cabinet, general...

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Trump: China can solve “easily” the North Korean crisis

Trump: China can solve “easily” the North Korean crisis

The US president stressed that he had agreed with Xi “not to replicate the failed approaches of the past, there were many,” in efforts to end Pyongyang’s atomic program. hina “can easily and quickly solve” the crisis created by North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, US President Donald...

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Yemen faces “biggest hunger in decades” : UN

Yemen faces “biggest hunger in decades” : UN

On Sunday, the coalition led by Saudi Arabia “decided to temporarily close Yemeni soil, air and ports” a day after a missile was fired from the border with Yemen to the Saudi capital, Riyadh. Millions of people will die of hunger in Yemen if the coalition led by Saudi Arabia...

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Trump arrives in China in the middle of a commercial dispute

Trump arrives in China in the middle of a commercial dispute

The US president has repeatedly referred to the trade deficit of his country with China. Trump and Xi Jinping will head business forum. Agreements were signed for 9,000 million dollars. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, arrived today, accompanied by his wife Melania, to Beijing, to carry out a state...

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The Ritz-Carlton that ”serves as a prison” for the princes of Saudi Arabia

The Ritz-Carlton that ”serves as a prison” for the princes of Saudi Arabia

It is a brand that boasts of having “luxury hotels and resorts that create unforgettable travel experiences in the main destinations of the world”. Presidents, prime ministers and royals have stayed at the exclusive Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, a home away from home for the wealthy. But, according to media reports,...

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Trump to North Korea: “Do not underestimate us or put us to the test”

Trump to North Korea: “Do not underestimate us or put us to the test”

In a particularly harsh speech, he once again defended the display of strength carried out by his country in the region with the deployment of important military assets. He said he wants “peace through force”. US President Donald Trump urged the North Korean regime not to underestimate or “test” the governments...

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“New Delhi is becoming uninhabitable”: the return of a thick fog that has alarmed the residents of the capital of India

“New Delhi is becoming uninhabitable”: the return of a thick fog that has alarmed the residents of the capital of India

Panic seized the Indian capital, New Delhi, when residents woke up on Tuesday covered by a layer of thick gray fog. The visibility is bad since the pollution levels in some areas exceeded 30 times the limit recommended by the World Health Organization. The Indian Medical Association (AMI) declared ” the state of medical emergency” and...

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The woman who was dismissed from her job for showing the middle finger to President Donald Trump

The woman who was dismissed from her job for showing the middle finger to President Donald Trump

Farewell. Thus ended a woman after she was photographed showing the middle finger to the delegation of President Donald Trump on October 28, in Virginia, United States. Juli Briskman, who was identified as the cyclist in the image, alleges that she was dismissed by the managers of the Akima LLC company after she posted the...

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Trump continues his Asian tour: landed in South Korea

Trump continues his Asian tour: landed in South Korea

After passing through Japan, Seoul is the second stop on his Asian tour. The North Korean threat and bilateral trade relations will take over the agenda. The president of EE. UU., Donald Trump, landed in South Korea after passing through Japan. The North Korean threat and bilateral trade relations will take over the...

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Saudi Arabia says Lebanon would have declared war

Saudi Arabia says Lebanon would have declared war

Saudi Arabia’s Gulf Affairs Minister Thamer al-Sabhan warned that the Lebanese government “would be treated as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia.” Lebanon accuses Riyadh of creating more tension. Saudi Arabia described the actions of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah backed by Iran as an aggression against the Kingdom. For...

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Saudi Arabia: arrest of ministers and princes ordered

Saudi Arabia: arrest of ministers and princes ordered

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia began a process of reform in the world’s largest oil exporter. At least eleven princes, four ministers and “dozens” of former ministers were arrested in Saudi Arabia by order of an anti-corruption committee created hours before by King Salman bin Abdulaziz. Saad Hariri...

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“Paradise Papers”: expose ties between Trump administration and Russia

“Paradise Papers”: expose ties between Trump administration and Russia

Reporters have discovered some 13.4 million secret documents that detail evidence of tax evasion among high-ranking politicians. Some in Donald Trump’s cabinet have been implicated. A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on tax havens, known as “Paradise Papers”, revealed today (05.11.2017) that there are commercial links...

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Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash near Yemen border

RIYADH: A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday when a helicopter crashed near the kingdom’s southern border with war-torn Yemen, state television said. The news channel Al Ekhbariya announced the death of Prince Mansour bin Moqren, the deputy governor of Asir province. It said the helicopter had several officials on board,...

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United States: how one man who carried out the deadliest shooting in Texas history by killing 26 people is not a terrorist

United States: how one man who carried out the deadliest shooting in Texas history by killing 26 people is not a terrorist

26 people died in a Texas Baptist church (USA) as a result of a shooting initiated by an unidentified person, local authorities reported.   The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, confirmed that 26 people died in the shooting started this Sunday (05.11.2017) by a person in a Baptist church in...

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“I thought of my family, if they were still waiting for me and if they were alive”: how was my life in the 5 years that I was held hostage by al Qaeda

“I thought of my family, if they were still waiting for me and if they were alive”: how was my life in the 5 years that I was held hostage by al Qaeda

It was a clear, cold night in the Sahara desert and Stephen McGown lay on his back staring at the stars. Covering himself with a blanket, he traced the constellations he had learned as a child in South Africa. “These could be the holidays of my life,” he thought, “if it...

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“Sorry, that page does not exist!”: Why Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared for 11 minutes

“Sorry, that page does not exist!”: Why Donald Trump’s Twitter account disappeared for 11 minutes

If at any time on Thursday you searched for Donald Trump’s Twitter account, you may have seen the message “Sorry, that page does not exist!”. The page of the president of the United States in this social network disappeared briefly. The company explained that the @realdonaldtrump account had been “deactivated” by a worker and then...

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Suu Kyi makes her first visit to the troubled western Myanmar

Suu Kyi makes her first visit to the troubled western Myanmar

The de facto leader of the government of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, traveled on Thursday (02.11.2017) to Rakhine state, in the west of the country, marking her first visit to the area where hundreds of thousands of people from the Muslim minority Rohinyá have fled the violence to Bangladesh....

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From Tom and Jerry to Hamza Bin Laden’s wedding footage: Everything CIA has released about Osama Bin Laden

From Tom and Jerry to Hamza Bin Laden’s wedding footage: Everything CIA has released about Osama Bin Laden

The CIA has released hundreds of thousands of new documents, images, and computer files recovered during the May 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad. Many videos, documents, footage were recovered from the computers and other devices of Osama Bin Laden who was killed in a raid by American...

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Egyptian lawyer says it’s ‘national duty’ to harass girls wearing ripped jeans

Egyptian lawyer says it’s ‘national duty’ to harass girls wearing ripped jeans

CAIRO: An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage over inflammatory comments claiming that it’s a national duty of men to harass and rape women who wear ripped jeans. Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative, made the controversial comments during a TV panel show discussion debating a draft law on prostitution. “Are you...

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What is the US visa lottery, who benefits and why Donald Trump wants to eliminate it after the attack in New York

What is the US visa lottery, who benefits and why Donald Trump wants to eliminate it after the attack in New York

Every year, it offers thousands of people from all over the world the opportunity to reside permanently in the United States. Your requirements are few. And it costs nothing. But now President Donald Trump wants him to end. Its formal name is the Immigrant Diversity Visa Program , but it is popularly known simply...

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Another Shooting in USA: Walmart under Attack 2 men died.

Another Shooting in USA: Walmart under Attack 2 men died.

Two men have lost their lives Wednesday night during a mass shooting at a Walmart store in Denver, Colorado, police confirmed on Twitter. The Thornton Police Department has further confirmed that one woman is admitted in hospital who is in critical condition. ‘The shooting happened inside the store premises and...

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Climate change threatens the sacred Ganges

Climate change threatens the sacred Ganges

The Ganges River has a profound religious and ritual significance for millions of Hindus in India. But climate change is endangering the sacred river, reports Jasvinder Sehgal. Sunset in Rishikesh, an Indian city at the foot of the Himalayas. Hundreds of people gather on the banks of the Ganges to sing hymns...

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United States: at least 8 people killed in multiple hit in Manhattan described as “terrorist act” by the mayor of New York

United States: at least 8 people killed in multiple hit in Manhattan described as “terrorist act” by the mayor of New York

A multiple hit on Tuesday in a road for pedestrians and bicycles southwest of the island of Manhattan, in New York, left at least eight dead, of which five are Argentine. The mayor of New York, Bill de Blassio, confirmed the balance of eight deaths in what he called a “particularly...

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Where do the weapons that Spain sells to Saudi Arabia end up?

Where do the weapons that Spain sells to Saudi Arabia end up?

The questioned business of arms in Spain, and in particular arms exports to Saudi Arabia, is again in the eye of the hurricane, amidst the conflict in Yemen, which the UN described as a “humanitarian catastrophe”, and after the terrorist attacks that shook Barcelona last August. According to data from...

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“Fly Straight to PoK”: Hijack Note Found in Jet Airways Flight

“Fly Straight to PoK”: Hijack Note Found in Jet Airways Flight

A Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai was on Monday morning diverted to the Ahmedabad airport for “security reasons”. According to security agencies, a hijack note was found in the toilet. The note reportedly said: The aircraft is covered by hijackers, should not land in Delhi, should be flown straight...

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Saudi Arabia announces that women will be able to enter stadiums for the first time

Saudi Arabia announces that women will be able to enter stadiums for the first time

Saudi Arabia will allow women to enter major sporting events for the first time. This was announced by Saudi authorities this Sunday, so that full families can enter from 2018 to three stadiums whose access was allowed only for men . The kingdom, considered ultraconservative, has some of the strictest restrictions in...

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