• Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau
Convention on legal status of Caspian Sea signed in Aktau

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, according to the news agency Interfax, says "this issue will be settled additionally in the course of agreements between the relevant parties". Nevertheless, Rouhani hailed a stipulation in the convention that prevents non-Caspian countries from deploying military forces on the sea. The agreement apparently permit...

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  • Romanians return to streets to protest corruption
Romanians return to streets to protest corruption

Others threw bottles and rocks at riot police, who called the groups "provocateurs". About a thousand officers in riot gear intervened to clear the crowds assembled in a central square outside the main government building after some protesters tried to break through the police cordon.

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  • Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand
Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

Between the civilians have left the city and those too fearful to venture from their homes into the streets, " Ghazni has become a ghost town", said Ghulam Mustafa, who made it to neighbouring Maidan Wardak province with 14 of his relatives.

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  • FBI agent, Strzok, fired for criticizing Trump
FBI agent, Strzok, fired for criticizing Trump

Strzok's lawyer, Aitan Goelman, said he was sacked late on Friday by Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director David Bowdich. It is a total Hoax. Strzok became emblematic of Trump's unfounded assertions that a so-called deep state of bureaucrats opposed to him was undermining his presidency. On Monday, Strzok's team launched a GoFundMe page...

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  • Fmr, Current WH Officials: Manigault's Claims In New Book Are 'Completely False'
Fmr, Current WH Officials: Manigault's Claims In New Book Are 'Completely False'

In the tape, played on NBC's Today programme, Mr Trump says: " Omarosa? ". White House officials and Trump have portrayed Manigault Newman and Cohen, who is under investigation in NY, as disgruntled and discredited figures. She said she released the clip - which security experts have declared a massive breach of standards - to defend hersel...

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  • Grassley: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Scheduled to Start Sept. 4
Grassley: Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings Scheduled to Start Sept. 4

Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he expects the hearings to last a maximum of four days. Opening statements will be delivered on September 4 and Kavanaugh will begin questioning on September 5. Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill ...

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  • Wrong of United States to threaten Turkey, says Erdogan
Wrong of United States to threaten Turkey, says Erdogan

The lira tumbled 16 percent against the dollar on Friday. After the US President's tweet , shares of Turkish steelmakers Kardemir and Erdemir plunged as much as eight percent and 9.9 percent respectively. But Erdogan said Turks should not be alarmed by exchange rate movements. "The country is neither crumbling, nor being destroyed or bankr...

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  • Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville
Trump condemns racism, year after Charlottesville

There, a woman named Heather Heyer was killed when a man drove a auto into a crowd of counter-demonstrators. President Trump grew criticism a year ago for his initial response the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally as he said "hate" came from "all sides".

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  • #2018ZimElections: Chamisa files court challenge to election result
#2018ZimElections: Chamisa files court challenge to election result

In his application court challenge, Chamisa cited Mnangagwa as the first respondent, ZEC, and all other 22 presidential contestants as respondents as well. Analysts say that the legal challenge has little chance of success given the courts' historic tilt towards ZANU-PF, which has ruled since independence from British colonial rule in 1980.

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  • Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app
Apple says it's monitoring Infowars app

Two weeks ago, United States campaigner Jared Holt wrote a message on Twitter that sparked the collapse of alt-right information channel Infowars' lifeline to four major media sites. The moves by Apple, Facebook and YouTube shut down key distribution channels that had given Jones easy access to millions of internet users. "We'll enforce if he...

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  • State of emergency declared in preparation of Unite the Right anniversary
State of emergency declared in preparation of Unite the Right anniversary

Antifascist Collective, and the Frederick Socialists have teamed up for an event called Shut It Down D.C . Members of the Charlottesville community meditate outside the Renaissance School in the downtown area August 11, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia .

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  • Gates on the witness stand | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
Gates on the witness stand | LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The testimony, stretching across three days, created an extraordinary courtroom showdown between the two former Trump campaign aides who were indicted together by Mueller but who have since opted for radically different strategies: Manafort is the lone American charged by Mueller to opt for trial , whereas Gates pleaded guilty and agreed to co-o...

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  • Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack - Red Cross
Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack - Red Cross

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets. Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, said: "Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of ten". The missile was sacked from the rebel-held Yemeni province of Amran towards Jizan, the coalition said. "Centra...

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  • Space Force: Trump 2020 asks supporters to vote on logo
Space Force: Trump 2020 asks supporters to vote on logo

So we gotta ask. The US has outlined plans to "prepare for the next battlefield" by creating a new "Space Force" to counter the threat of China and Russian Federation. The Pentagon proposal delivered to Congress Thursday lays out plans to consolidate the Pentagon's warfighting space forces and make organizational changes to boost the acquisitio...

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  • United States to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over Skripal attack
United States to impose sanctions on Russian Federation over Skripal attack

The State Department says Wednesday the sanctions will be imposed on Russian Federation because it used a chemical weapon in violation of global law. Sergei Skripal , a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia Skripal were hospitalized and treated for a nerve-agent attack in March.

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  • Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel
Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel

Smoke plumes rising following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City tonight. Under the agreement's terms, according to the same Hamas official, the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip would be opened on a permanent basis, and Israeli restrictions on the Kerem Shalom border crossing would also be eased "dramatically".

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  • Israel Mum on Gaza Ceasefire Decision After Cabinet Meeting
Israel Mum on Gaza Ceasefire Decision After Cabinet Meeting

These specifics were not officially confirmed. They are in custody and will be put on flights home, a spokeswoman for the Israeli Immigration Authority said. The people on board were taken for "further inquiry". Hamas has said such an Egypt-brokered deal must include a significant easing of an 11-year-old border blockade of Gaza and a United Na...

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  • Iran naval drills created to send message to Washington, US general says
Iran naval drills created to send message to Washington, US general says

Iran's labor minister was sacked on Wednesday as the fall-out grew over the country's economic meltdown in the face of new United States sanctions . Iran launched the exercise in the Gulf last week, sending dozens of small attack boats out into the Strait of Hormuz - a vital, oil-shipping waterway that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last mo...

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  • Mossad accused of killing top Syrian rocket scientist
Mossad accused of killing top Syrian rocket scientist

Israel has not commented on the assassination. Separate western reports have also indicated Iranian missile operation at the site. NYT spelled it as Absar, the Israeli newspaper called him Abzar while Syrian official agency described him as Isber.

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  • California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse
California's Carr Fire Was Bad. The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Worse

California Governor Jerry Brown said around 10,000 people had been evacuated in the areas surrounding the Mendocino Complex fire, which has destroyed 100 structures and threatens approximately 10,000 more. It has destroyed more than 100 structures since July 27, the Frisco Fire Department said. Three specialist firefighters from South Australia...

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  • DMK chief Kalaignar passes away; supporters throng, security beefed up
DMK chief Kalaignar passes away; supporters throng, security beefed up

Karunanidhi breathed his last on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan had said Karunanidhi will not be buried by the Anna Memorial on the beach, Puthiya Thalaimurai reported. This morning, his family members including son and DMK working president M K Stalin, daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and others visited the hospi...

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  • Rick Gates Shows Why Trump Is So Worried About Witness Flipping
Rick Gates Shows Why Trump Is So Worried About Witness Flipping

The testimony from Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump , comes after reaching a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller earlier this year to testify against his former partner in a lucrative worldwide political consulting firm.

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  • Saudi airline stops flights to Canada amid escalating diplomatic row
Saudi airline stops flights to Canada amid escalating diplomatic row

Matt Pascuzzo said the Canadian government is in constant contact with Saudi Arabia and still waiting to get all the facts from the Saudis. 'We consider the Canadian ambassador to the kingdom persona non grata and order him to leave within the next 24 hours'.

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  • Fireball near Bologna airport after road crash explosion
Fireball near Bologna airport after road crash explosion

No further details were immediately available. The explosion sent flames soaring into the air. Bologna is in northern Italy , and is located some 374 kilometres from Rome , the capital. In a tweet, Bologna Airport said it wasn't affected by the explosion. They wrote: "tanker explosion: extinguished the flames, in progress the cooling operat...

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  • United States will 'enforce the sanctions' against Iran: Pompeo
United States will 'enforce the sanctions' against Iran: Pompeo

The second administration official said Iran's economy was already on a "downward spiral" before Trump chose to reimpose sanctions and pointed to Iran's weakening currency, rising unemployment and growing protests across the country as evidence.

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  • 11 'starving' children found on U.S. compound
11 'starving' children found on U.S. compound

Authorities found what Mr Hogrefe called "the saddest living conditions and poverty" he has seen in 30 years on the job. He added: "The only food we saw were a few potatoes and a box of rice in the filthy trailer". The search for the young child began back in January, when Wahhaj's estranged wife, Hakima Ramzi, reportedly recorded a video on...

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  • Trump’s Ex-Advisor Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort
Trump’s Ex-Advisor Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort

The jury has heard how Manafort made tens of millions of dollars for work with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. Within moments of taking the stand, Gates - seated just twenty feet from Manafort in the Alexandria, Virginia, courthouse - conceded to jurors that he aided Manafort in committing crimes.

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  • 5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot
5 killed in plane crash in California parking lot

In what local authorities call a miracle , no one was hurt on the ground. A small plane crashed near the parking lot of a mall in the USA state of California, killing all five people on board, the authorities said. Dashboard from a vehicle in the area shows the plane as it nose-dived to the ground. The 1973 Cessna 414 was registered to Catego...

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  • Gun violence roils sweltering Chicago: 41 shot, 5 fatally, police say
Gun violence roils sweltering Chicago: 41 shot, 5 fatally, police say

The city's police chief said some of the incidents were targeted and others were gang related. CHICAGO: A burst of shootings over the weekend left 12 people dead and dozens more wounded in Chicago, the latest evidence of runaway gun violence in the third largest United States city.

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  • John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally
John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

He is there to drum up support for Republican state senator Troy Balderson, who is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a Tuesday special election in the state's 12th Congressional District. He blasted the media as "fake news" and said journalists "were bad people". He went on a screed against illegal immigration and basked in cheers as the...

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