World

USA inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

USA inks billion-dollar arms deal with Qatar despite Trump terror claims

President Trump said last week that Qatar had to put more effort to fight the funding of terrorist groups.The President said it's time for Qatar to put an end to funding terrorism . USA officials stressed neutrality towards the conflict at the time, highlighting the thousands of US troop based out of Qatar and its close relationship with Saudi Arabia .



'Trump factor' seen in naming of new Saudi crown prince

King Salman dismissed 57-year-old Prince bin Nayef by royal decree on Wednesday. In an unprecedented move, King Salman has amended the Saudi constitution, decreeing that only a son or grandson of a descendent of Faisal al-Saud, the first King and founder of the Saudi state, can be crowned King or Crown Prince of the Saudi monarchy.



Funeral to be held for USA student imprisoned by N. Korea

In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday that China has been trying continuously to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis, and that its efforts have always been "important and constructive". He finished by calling for Congress to wake up to the nature of North Korea's government. Why? To make a political point, to show the USA that this is what you get if you mess with North Korea.


Record 65 million people displaced in 2016

Record 65 million people displaced in 2016

UNHCR produces its Global Trends report annually ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20. To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.


IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq's Mosul

IS said American aircraft had destroyed the complex, a claim denied by the US. Iraq's military said in a statement that its forces were within 50 meters of the mosque when IS outfit committed another historical crime by blowing up the building.


Macron's party makes big win in legislative election

Macron's party makes big win in legislative election

Many voters stayed away from the polls, with turnout of only 50 per cent. Macron's opponents say this helped En Marche - and are now anxious about what the French President could achieve with such a thumping majority. "For the past month, the President has shown confidence, willingness and daring in France and on the global stage", Mr. Philippe said, calling the result a vindication of Mr.