Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi's Victory in the DRC Is Historic - but Controversial

More than one million people were kept from voting on election day on December 30 because of an Ebola outbreak and militia violence in opposition strongholds mainly in the east of the country. Some protest violence was reported in Kikwit, a Fayulu ... More..

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Unredacted Manafort filing hints at Russian Federation collusion
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Unredacted Manafort filing hints at Russian Federation collusion

In section of a PDF filed with the court, Manafort's attorneys said their client "conceded" (quoting a Mueller filing) that Manafort had spoken with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian linked with Kremlin intelligen...More..

Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds even if USA doesn't withdraw: FM
by | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Turkey to attack Syrian Kurds even if USA doesn't withdraw: FM

In his June 2009 speech at Cairo University, Obama called for better mutual understanding between the Islamic world and the West and said both should do more to confront violent extremism. In remarks aime...More..

Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab said in his dissent note that the bill contravenes the provisions of the principal Act and goes against the spirit of the Assam Accord. Even the governments of Meghalaya and Mizora...More..

UNHCR investigates Rahaf Alqanun's case for asylum
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

UNHCR investigates Rahaf Alqanun's case for asylum

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun , 18, was stopped in Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on January 5 while attempting to fly from Kuwait to Australia. "No one, no embassy can force her to go anywhere", Surac...More..

UNHCR finds Australia-bound Saudi teen to be refugee
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

UNHCR finds Australia-bound Saudi teen to be refugee

Thai officials confiscated the 18-year-old's passport when she flew into Bangkok . But when she arrived in Bangkok she said a Saudi diplomat met her at the airport and tricked her into handing over her p...More..

Kim Jong Un makes 4th visit to China in a year
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Kim Jong Un makes 4th visit to China in a year

President Donald Trump. The trip coincides with what is believed to be his 35th birthday. Kim, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and senior officials including Kim Yong-chol - his right-hand man in diplomatic...More..

US, Turkey set for negotiations on fate of Kurds
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

US, Turkey set for negotiations on fate of Kurds

How seriously we should take it remains to be seen. The State Department said Israel will continue to receive USA support in its fight against "Iranian regional actors". Bolton's clarification follows a bac...More..

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Trump plans border visit as shutdown lurches into 3rd week

President Trump's recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents' club. The visit likely will highlight security concerns pushed by ...More..

Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Ukraine Orthodox Church granted independence from Russian Church

The Istanbul-based Orthodox patriarch on Sunday handed over a formal decree confirming the creation of an independent Ukrainian church to its leader, Metropolitan Yepifaniy. The patriarch first endorsed Ukr...More..

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

TSA Screeners Working Without Pay During Government Shutdown Calling Out Sick

At Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International, the wait time was slightly longer than in NY but still within TSA standards . TSA union officials claim the call-ins are not an organized protest, explaining worke...More..

United States issues new China travel warning amid detentions
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

United States issues new China travel warning amid detentions

Overall, there are about 200 Canadians who have been detained in China for a variety of alleged infractions who continue to face on-going legal proceedings. She has been released on bail and is living in an ups...More..

China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

China trade delegation to meet Monday, Tuesday

In a separate statement on Friday, USTR said the delegation will also include Under Secretaries from the US Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy and Treasury, as well as senior officials from those agen...More..

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut
by | Monday, January 07, 2019

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

MARTIN: So what are the voters hearing from her? The former first lady released her memoir Becoming late previous year and it took just 15 days for it to become the highest-selling book published in the U.S. ...More..

3rd Woman Enters Sacred Hindu Temple In Southern India Amid Protests
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

3rd Woman Enters Sacred Hindu Temple In Southern India Amid Protests

The Supreme Court had on November 13 chose to go for open court hearing on January 22 of the almost 50 petitions seeking a recall of its order permitting women of all age groups to pray at the Kerala templ...More..

House Dems Announce Bill That Would Force Trump to Disclose Tax Returns
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

House Dems Announce Bill That Would Force Trump to Disclose Tax Returns

Republicans said the new round of talks might be more productive now that Pelosi is speaker. Among them are the first Muslim congresswomen - Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar - and the first...More..

Trump Mocks Warren Again Over Her Claims of Native American Ancestry
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Trump Mocks Warren Again Over Her Claims of Native American Ancestry

Curiously, Warren claimed the results proved her Native American ancestry claims. Warren's positions put her in the extremely liberal camp, but public perception places her more within the risk-averse establi...More..

Rashida Tlaib: 'We're Going to Impeach the Motherf*cker'
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Rashida Tlaib: 'We're Going to Impeach the Motherf*cker'

Newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have said they want to wait for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to issue a final report from his Russian Federation probe before deciding wheth...More..

US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown

Day twelve of the partial government shutdown has carried us into the new year. Joshua Tree National Park is one of many examples of a park feeling the effects of the shutdown. In most of the parks, service...More..

RNC Chair Slams Uncle Mitt Romney for Trump Attacks
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

RNC Chair Slams Uncle Mitt Romney for Trump Attacks

With a government shutdown and a new party taking over the House of Representatives, it would be almost impossible for any newly elected official to get attention in Washington D.C. When a questioner confront...More..