Category Archives: U.S.A.

Women elected to power in Saudi Arabia. What now?

For the first time ever in the conservative Islamic kingdom, Saudi Arabians elected women into public office, as 17 women won Saturday’s municipal council elections.  The voting experience was emotionally moving…

Exclusive: 'Large Numbers' Of IS Fighters Killed

Kurdish fighters say they have killed large numbers of Islamic State fighters in northern Syria after they launched a major offensive. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds –…

Merkel dismisses U.S. request for more military help against Islamic State

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday brushed off what a Germany magazine said was a request from the United States to provide more military assist in the fight…

Powers back unity government in Libya to deter Islamic State

By Lesley Wroughton & Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) – Global powers on Sunday backed the formation of a national unity government in Libya, pledging economic & security support to assist…

As Cruz rises in U.S. presidential polls, Trump calls him 'maniac'

By Doina Chiacu & Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump had a new target on Sunday, calling fellow White House contender Ted Cruz "a little…

Clinton Killed 'Hundreds Of Thousands' – Trump

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "killed hundreds of thousands of people with her stupidity". Speaking on Fox News Sunday, the real…

Kurds Killing IS Fighters 'In Large Numbers'

Islamic State fighters are being killed in large numbers in northern Syria after a major offensive by Kurdish fighters. The YPG – a militia of Syrian Kurds – has told…

New York, Washington bask in warm winter weather records

Shorts instead of scarves: New York City & the Washington area shattered or matched warm weather records Sunday for December 13, less than two weeks before the usually chilly Christmas…

Obama Hails 'Best Chance To Save Planet'

Barack Obama has hailed the Paris climate alter agreement as "the best chance we have to save the one planet we have". The US President spoke hours after the final…

Cruz extends Iowa lead among 2016 US Republican hopefuls

Texas US Senator Ted Cruz has solidified his lead among Republican presidential contenders in the politically crucial state of Iowa, a new poll showed. The Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll,…