Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bana Alabed: Syrian Tweeting Girl Pens Letter to Trump

By BBC News Staff, BBC NEWS Bana Alabed, the seven-year-old Aleppo girl known worldwide for her tweets from Aleppo, has written an open letter to Donald Trump. "You must do something...

These Stunning Photos Show the Reality of Life for Homeless People Around the World

PICTURED BY HANNAH FERRETT, The Sun Shine Gonzalvez took the images in the UK, New York and Spain as she wanted to spotlight people who are often ignored. A PHOTOGRAPHER has spent years...

Syria Talks Set to Begin in Astana as Ceasefire Holds

By Zena Tahhan & Dylan Collins, AlJazeera News The Astana meeting marks a distinct change from what has previously been a diplomatic process led by UN, say analysts. Astana, Kazakhstan -  Key...

America’s Secret War in Laos

By Joshua Kurlantzick, The Economist A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. THE bombing of Laos in the 1960s and early...

The Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh ‘to quit and leave’

By BBC News, The Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh is to step down and leave the country, officials involved in negotiations say. West African mediators spent several hours with Mr Jammeh on...

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill to Boost Erdogan Powers

By Assosiated Press Staff, AP News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that...

Mexico Extradites Top Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

By REUTERS staff Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited from a prison in northern Mexico to the United States, the Mexican government said on Thursday,...

Cartels, Smugglers Exploit Border Ahead of Trump Presidency

By Barnini Chakraborty, FOX NEWS MCALLEN, Texas –  Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers are cashing in ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration by exploiting anxiety over his vow to build a...

ISIS Committed Genocide Against Yazidis in Syria and Iraq, U.N. Panel Says

By Nick Cumming-Bruce (New York Times) GENEVA — Islamic State forces have committed genocide and other war crimes in a continuing effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority in Syria and Iraq, United Nations investigators...

Human Rights Group Portrays U.S. as Major Threat, Citing Trump

By Mark Landler (New York Times) WASHINGTON — Human Rights Watch on Thursday released its annual report on threats to human rights around the world, and for the first time in the 27 years...