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UN chief calls for prevention of full-scale attack on Syria’s Idlib

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday that it is “absolutely essential” to avoid a full-scale attack on Syria’s Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in the country. “This (A full-scale attack) would unleash a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict,” said the UN chief in a press encounter at UN Headquarters in New ...

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Novichok Poisoning Suspects Identified By Russia, Says Putin

Vladimir Putin says Russia has identified the two men suspected of poisoning a former Russian spy in Britain. The Russian President said there is “nothing criminal” about the suspects who were identified by the UK as Russian military intelligence officers Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Putin said on Wednesday that Russian officials “know who these…

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Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon

SYDNEY: An Australian newspaper defied international criticism and allegations of racism on Wednesday when it reprinted a controversial cartoon on its front page depicting US tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the US Open. The Herald Sun, owned by News Corp, first published the caricature of Williams with exaggerated lips and tongue and curly hair…

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German spy chief backtracks over Chemnitz protest video doubts -papers

BERLIN, Sept 11 (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s domestic spy agency, facing calls to quit for questioning whether a video showing far-right gangs hounding migrants in the city of Chemnitz was genuine, now accepts the footage was real, two papers reported on Tuesday. Germany’s most violent far-right protests in decades, which took place in the eastern city over the…

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