U.S. is not the leading economic power anymore
2014-12-10 19:33:20 UTC
The Chinese economy just overtook the United States economy to become the largest in the world. For the first time since Ulysses S. Grant was president, America is not the leading economic power on the planet. There’s no easy way to say this: USA ...
Kurdish forces stop ISIS attack on three fronts in Kobane
2014-12-07 08:25:02 UTC
KOBANE — Islamist militants attacked the Kurdish forces in Kobane on three fronts Friday morning, a commander told Rudaw - a Kurdish media network-, and the Kurds responded with heavy fire, stopping the attack and killing several militants.
US grand jury system 'broken'
2014-12-04 21:45:34 UTC
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton: We need to centralise and make clear that we want the justice department and the federal government to deal with the fact that the grand jury systems on a state level are broken and seem to lack the capaci...
Gorbachev accused the US of “triumphalism” after USSR collapse in 1991
2014-11-08 19:38:53 UTC
Mikhail Gorbachev, as leader of the USSR in the late 1980s, is credited with rapprochement with the West and creating a more liberal atmosphere which led to the collapse of communist regimes in Eastern Europe in 1989. Now he has warned that tensi...
Obama will send up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq
2014-11-07 22:05:36 UTC
WASHINGTON — U.S. troop levels in Iraq will soon stand at about 3,000. President Barack Obama ordered an additional 1,500 troops to Iraq on Friday to bolster the performance of Iraqi and Kurdish forces fighting Isis in ground combat. Those troops,...
Obama Wrote a Letter to Khamenei
2014-11-07 16:28:42 UTC
During his regularly scheduled press briefing, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked about the report that President Obama wrote a letter to Iran's supreme religious leader Khamenei this past October. He responded that he was "not in ...
Peshmerga fighters to deploy to Kobane with heavy weapons
2014-10-29 22:11:28 UTC
Turkey (AFP) - Crowds of flag-waving Kurds greeted Iraqi peshmerga forces travelling through Turkey Wednesday to join rebel fighters reinforcing the Syrian town of Kobane against an attack by the Islamic State group.
Flashing victory signs, the...
Not Friends At All: The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations
2014-10-29 22:12:22 UTC
By JEFFREY GOLDBERG -
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this o...
Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected president of Brazil
2014-10-27 01:42:16 UTC
An official count showed her rival, centrist candidate Aecio Neves, taking just over 48% of the vote.
In her victory speech, Ms Rousseff said she wanted to be "a much better president than I have been until now".
She faced protests last year...
Global Ebola outbreak - A call to action
2014-10-16 04:10:52 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
Unlike many of our recent crises, which feel unmanageable and beyond our influence- ISIS, climate change, Libya, Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and others- we can actually combat Ebola if we act immediately.
Ebola doesn't ha...
Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital
2014-10-10 17:18:59 UTC
A spokeswoman for Gorbachev’s foundation confirmed to AFP that the last leader of the USSR had arrived at their headquarters and that “everything was back to normal.”
Gorbachev — who has been suffering from ailing health — had earlier said he w...
Obama’s ‘red line’ on Syria damaged U.S. credibility
2014-10-07 17:05:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is criticizing President Barack Obama for leaning toward, then deciding against military action against Syria for its use of chemical weapons.
"By failing to respond, it sent the wrong mes...
Cameron: We must do everything we can to defeat ISIS
2014-10-04 16:08:15 UTC
CAIRO (AP) - The Islamic State extremists who have beheaded another Western hostage are deaf to reason and must be destroyed, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Saturday as Muslims worldwide were urged to pray for the victim on one of Islam...
British hostage beheaded by terror group ISIS
2014-10-04 05:56:52 UTC
CAIRO (AP) -- An Internet video released Friday purports to show an Islamic State group fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the extremist group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes.
The video mi...
Hong Kong Protesters Shelve Talks With Government
2014-10-03 18:40:24 UTC
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters called off planned talks with the government on electoral reforms Friday after mobs of people tried to drive them from streets they had occupied in one of the city's main shopping areas.
How ISIS protects against Air strikes
2014-10-15 05:53:26 UTC
By Orion Pegman
Two months after the U.S. air strike against ISIS, the signs show how well the Islamic State adapts to the new situation.
Most buildings are evacuated before the air strikes. In a village south of Kirkuk, fighters left one ...
Hong Kong pro-democracy rally on China’s National Day
2014-10-02 04:35:08 UTC
By Leonie Terfort
DIAAL NEWS - Tens of thousands of protesters remained in downtown Hong Kong, even after major confrontations with police, who used tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday resulting in widespread condemnation and thousands of a...
ISIS financed with stolen Art
2014-10-07 17:31:48 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - The Islamist militant group ISIS is proceeding with, not only incredible brutality against humanity but they are also systematically destroying Cultural Heritage in the controlled areas in Syria and Iraq.
Turkish government has its own plan for Syria
2014-10-01 06:52:47 UTC
By Orion Pegman
DIAAL NEWS - Syrian refugees are still escaping from ISIS to Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would like to set up a protection zone for them in northern Syria and solve several problems at once --push the ISIS b...
UN pledge action to curb climate change
2014-09-24 15:57:07 UTC
By Leonie Terfort,
DIAAL NEWS - Last sunday people protested against global warming. 675,000 protesters in 161 countries, according to the organizers.
There were upper east side strollers, wild costumes, drums, celebrities, well weathered p...
Worldwide marches to demand action on Global warming
2014-09-24 15:56:58 UTC
DIAAL NEWS - As many as 310,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of New York City to demand U.N. action on global warming just days before the United Nations’ 2014 Climate Summit, which will be held in Midtown Manhattan. The demonstration...
Final Outcome for Scotland – 55% Say“NO”
2014-09-19 18:30:17 UTC
Scotland has clearly decided against secession and thus remains part of the United Kingdom. Now Prime Minister must keep his promise of autonomy to Scotland.
After counting all the voting districts in Scotland the final result of the referendum...
Alibaba – What You Should Now About The Biggest IPO Ever
2014-09-22 05:40:13 UTC
Chinese Internet giant Alibaba is getting set for NYSE IPO. What does this mean for Yahoo stock?
<strong>Alibaba is trying its luck on a foreign stock exchange, the IPO is expected in the next few days - not in Hong Kong, but in New York. A bi...
3000 volunteers to help fight the Ebola Virus outbreak
2014-09-24 15:54:19 UTC
Diaal News - The US is sending 3000 military employees to the disaster region in West African to help in the fight against the Ebola epidemic, personnel include doctors, medics, engineers and logistics experts.
According to U.S. government of...
Ukraine Crisis: US Sanctions affect Russia's largest Bank
2014-09-17 17:51:51 UTC
Diaal News - Despite the slowdown in fighting in the Ukraine, the United States have tightened their sanctions against Russia. The focus is on the financial sector. The largest financial institution in Russia, Sberbank, was placed on the sanctions...