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Myanmar government evacuates 4000 non-Muslims from Rakhine state

Myanmar government evacuates 4000 non-Muslims from Rakhine state

Mr Annan said he was "gravely concerned" by the latest attacks. The government said it was investigating whether members of worldwide aid groups had been involved in an alleged siege by the insurgents of a village in Rakhine. Hundreds of men from the persecuted group appear to have organised under the banner of the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), which claims to be leading the insurgency that has scorched the area since October past year.



'Restraint' Appears To Be Over As North Korea Launches Missile Test Again

The presidential office in Seoul said the USA and South Korean militaries will proceed with their ongoing war games "even more thoroughly" in response to the launch. The North tends to carry out test-firing of missiles or other projectiles - including those from long-range multiple rocket launchers - in response to the US-South Korea joint military exercises.


Local Red Cross volunteers needed for Harvey relief efforts

Local Red Cross volunteers needed for Harvey relief efforts

When you go online there is an option to designate your donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. As of Saturday night, Harvey was downgraded to a tropical storm. Trump took to Twitter and wrote: "THANK YOU to all of the great volunteers helping out with #HurricaneHarvey relief in Texas!". While two volunteers are headed toward Texas this week, Bobalik said they had another 12 volunteers waiting on standby.


U.S. revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches

U.S. revises initial assessment on N. Korea's missile launches

In the latest launch, the U.S. Pacific Command says two of the North's missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. The second missile "appears to have blown up nearly immediately", the command said. If the South Korean assessments are correct, the North might have conducted tests to expand the range of its 300-millimeter multiple rocket launchers, which are believed to have a radius of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles), Kim said.


Majority of USA voters fear Trump will drag country into worldwide conflict

Majority of USA voters fear Trump will drag country into worldwide conflict

Much of the decline in Trump's approval rating appears to have come from self-identified Republican voters - 73 percent, down from 81 percent last week. He doubled down on his deeply controversial stance three days later, insisting there was "blame on both sides". The poll was conducted last Thursday through Saturday, all following Trump's comments on the violence that claimed the life of a woman protesting against white supremacists and neo-Nazis, but before his address Monday night ...


Lebanon's army declares ceasefire in fight against IS

Lebanon's army declares ceasefire in fight against IS

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea hit back at Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday, stressing that there can not be official coordination "with a regime that is more brutal than the Islamic State group". In this photo released Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, by the Lebanese Army official website, Lebanese soldiers sit a top armored personnel carriers during a battle against Daesh (ISIS) militants, on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek, northeast Lebanon.