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North Korea says missile ready for mass production, U.S. questions progress

North Korea said on Monday it has successfully tested an intermediate-range ballistic missile to confirm the reliability of the late-stage guidance of the nuclear warhead, indicating further advances in the ability to hit U.S. targets. The North’s KCNA news agency said leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test which also verified the functioning of the solid-fuel engine for the Pukguksong-2 ...

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Standing In Solidarity With Bahrain's Blindfolded Political Prisoners

0SHARESShare Close your eyes and imagine what it’s like to be blindfolded as a prisoner. Do it for just a few minutes. When you’ve finished reading this article tightly shut your eyes and try to picture yourself in a jail in a repressive country known for torturing prisoners. In a country like Washington’s military ally Bahrain, where the authorities routinely ...

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With Rouhani, Iran Has Extended Its Hand. Now The World Needs To Unclench Its Fist.

In a region rife with wars, occupation and a distinct lack of democratic freedoms, Iranian voters overwhelmingly re-elected pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani to a second four-year term. They did so knowing that fulfilling their long-standing political, economic and social aspirations will be a marathon, not a sprint. To that end, their willingness to double down on Rouhani demonstrates savvy, strategic ...

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Saudi Arabia, UAE Donate $100 Million To Women’s Fund Proposed By Ivanka Trump

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are donating $100 million to a women’s empowerment fund proposed by Ivanka Trump , President Donald Trump ’s elder daughter and a senior White House adviser.  World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced the contribution to the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs Fund at a meeting in Riyadh between Ivanka Trump and 15 Saudi ...

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Erdogan Reasserts Power Over AK Party Weeks After Controversial Referendum

ANKARA, May 21 (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to fight Turkey’s enemies at home and abroad on Sunday as he was elected leader of the ruling AK Party, a move enabling him to reassert his grip on the party and its legislative work. Erdogan, who founded the Islamist-rooted AKP in 2001 and led it to victory in a general ...

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Netanyahu Orders Cabinet Ministers To Attend Trump's Welcoming Ceremony

Angered by the news that several of his colleagues planned to skip a welcoming ceremony for President Donald Trump , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday made attendance to the event mandatory for cabinet members. Netanyahu became incensed when he learned during a meeting with coalition leaders that several ministers were not planning to attend Trump’s arrival at Ben-Gurion ...

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At Least 3 Climbers Dead, 1 Missing After Tragic Weekend On Mount Everest

Three Mount Everest climbers were reported dead Sunday, with a fourth climber missing after getting separated from his guide. Roland Yearwood, a 50-year-old Alabama doctor, was among those who died, Nepal tourism officials told The Washington Post. Yearwood had taken on the world’s highest mountain before, surviving a massive earthquake during his 2015 attempt to scale Everest, according to AL.com. ...

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France's Macron to meet unions on Tuesday on labor reform

0SHARESShare French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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