Turkey condemns US over Syrian Kurdish fighters
Turkey's top officials have sharply criticised a decision by the United States to arm Kurdish fighters battling ISIL in Syria - with Washington responding that it will address Ankara's security concerns, according to Al Jazeera.
Dana White, the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, said in a written statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump decided to "equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian..
‘Trump’s Muslim ban is a dangerous distraction’
Suad Abdul Khabeer is an assistant professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Purdue University.
On January 27, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order to make good on his promised Muslim Ban. One of the primary provisions of the order is a ban on visas to the US to nationals from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which..
‘Clinton will not run for office again’
Hillary Clinton confidante Neera Tanden says she doesn't expect Clinton to run for New York mayor -- or anything else, ever again.
"I think she's going to figure out ways to help kids and families. That's been what she's been focused on her whole life, and a lot of issues that are affecting them, over the next couple of years," Tanden told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union"..
Obama bans oil drilling ‘permanently’ Arctic
Outgoing US President Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore oil and gas drilling in the "vast majority" of US-owned northern waters, BBC report.
Mr Obama designated areas in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans as "indefinitely off limits" to future leasing.
The move is widely seen as an attempt to protect the region before Mr Obama leaves office in January.
Supporters of president-elect..
The dark side of China’s anti-corruption crackdown
The gray, concrete building looms over the street in central Beijing, CNN report.
Completely unmarked aside from a street number, its entrance is buttressed by barriers and fencing.
Inside lies an organization that strikes terror into the hearts of some of China's most powerful people, and oversees a sprawling network of secret prisons where experts say torture and abuse are..
Can Donald Trump Reboot ?
Donald Trump will have to do more than hold his tongue for a day and offer an olive branch to Paul Ryan to steady his faltering campaign, CNN report.
But the Republican nominee is at least making a start.
After a week of brutal self-inflicted wounds, Trump moved to get back on track Monday amid mounting questions about his character and suitability for the presidency.
Tragedy in Afghan capital raises many questions
When Nepal partially lifted the ban on Nepalis from working in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) had defended the decision, arguing that workers would be allowed to work for selected employers including the United Nations, the Nato and Western missions. The ministry had claimed that it was safe to work for the “listed employers” as they had better safety..
Former PM Sir John Major shows anger over misled vote leave
Former PM Sir John Major has hit out at the "squalid" and "deceitful" campaign to get Britain out of the EU, BBC reports.
He told Andrew Marr he was "angry about the way the British people are being misled" by fellow Conservative Boris Johnson and Vote Leave.
He urged Mr Johnson to stop putting out information on immigration and the NHS which he knew to be false.
Mr Johnson stood by Vote..
Comments over footballer Boateng regarded as racist
The German right-wing Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party has come under fire over comments by one of its leaders about footballer Jerome Boateng that are widely regarded as racist according to BBC.
AfD deputy chief Alexander Gauland told a newspaper that Germans would not like to have Boateng, whose father is Ghanaian, as a neighbour.
Boateng, 27, is a defender for German champions..
Who is clipping Nepali wings here?
It’s going to taste bitter, yet this is the truth. It is the nature of truth to taste bitter. And, it applies perfectly well with Nepali community in the United States.
While storming the coffee cups, one most common question on the table that arises is, “why Nepali community in US does not prosper?” With all the statistics about Nepali organizations registered under 501 © in United..
Can Sanders stop Clinton ?
It is mathematically impossible for Bernie Sanders to win enough delegates in the remaining Democratic contests to secure the nomination, but his aides see a path through a convention battle in Philadelphia that would target the party's super delegates, Tom Lobianco writes in for CNN.
The Democratic nominee must win 2,383 delegates to secure the nomination, but with only 933 delegates up..
Message of Bangaladeshi bloggers to the world
Bangladesh has become a dangerous place for anyone who dares to cross an invisible line set by Islamic extremists intent on silencing dissenting voices with knives and guns.
In the last two years, at least eight atheists and gay rights campaigners have been killed in attacks in the majority Muslim country, CNN special reports shows.
CNN approached three bloggers who know their lives are..
Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest?
AFTER the New York primary, the betting websites are giving Hillary Clinton about a 94 percent chance of being the Democratic nominee, and Donald Trump a 66 percent chance of ending up as the Republican nominee.
But Clinton’s big challenge is the trust issue: The share of voters who have negative feelings toward her has soared from 25 percent in early 2013 to 56 percent today, and a reason..
Sue Saudi for 9/11 and U.S. for all its wars
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say that allowing family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its complicity in that crime would set a terrible precedent that would open the United States up to lawsuits from abroad.
Wonderful! Let the lawsuits rain down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream!
Suing Saudis over 9/11 will only set a precedent if..
What Putin says about Panama Papers link?
President Putin has denied "any element of corruption" over the Panama Papers leaks, saying his opponents are trying to destabilise Russia.
Mr Putin was speaking for the first time since the leak of millions of confidential documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca.
The papers revealed a number of offshore companies owned by close associates of Mr Putin.
They suggest the..
Donald Trump reverses on abortion amid outcry
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals according to Reuters.
After MSNBC broadcast a clip of an interview with Trump, the billionaire businessman rowed back his..
Why women can thrive in science fiction : International Women’s Day
Female characters are often given a raw deal in action films - simply fulfilling the role of love interest or assistant - but the flexible rules of the science fiction setting can empower and liberate female protagonists.
Twenty years before Jurassic World's heroine, with impractical high heels, would inspire eye rolls around the world, Laura Dern's no-nonsense paleobotanist responded to..
A turning point for Hilary Clinton
Bernie Sanders and his followers have every right to feel energized by his second-place finish in Nevada: Only a few weeks ago, Sanders was more than 20 points behind Clinton, and yet he managed to build momentum, swiftly close the gap and nearly overtake her. But things didn't break his way, for reasons that could prove to be fatal to his presidential hopes: Economically hard-pressed voters in..
Trump will not be president : Barak Obama
Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it's a "serious job", President Barack Obama has said.
"I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Mr Obama.
Mr Trump, a billionaire businessman, is the frontrunner in the race to be his party's choice for the White House.
He has won one..
US senator McCain slams Russia over Syria war
A day after Russia's prime minister spoke of a renewed "Cold War" between his country and the West, a senior U.S. senator accused of Moscow of treating Syria "as a live-fire exercise" for its military as it sought to carve out a sphere of influence in the Middle East.
Speaking Sunday at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, U.S. Sen. John McCain criticized Russian President Vladimir..