More dirt on President Trump? Cohen’s lawyer suggests so

What other dirt might Michael Cohen have on Donald Trump? Cohen’s lawyer says the president’s former “fixer” has information “on certain subjects that should be of interest” to the special prosecutor beyond his allegations made while pleading guilty Tuesday that Trump directed him to make hush-money payments to fend off damage to his White House […]

Israel holds 10 tons of Palestinian mail for 8 years

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for the past several days after Israeli […]

Iranian spiritual leader sentenced for ‘insulting Islam’

An Iranian court has sentenced the founder of a spiritual movement to five years in jail, his lawyer told ILNA news agency on Saturday, after he was accused of corrupting Muslims. Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of Erfan Halgheh, which calls itself “Interuniversalism” in English, was arrested in 2011 and charged with “insulting Islamic sanctities” and […]

Former UN chief Kofi Annan has died at age 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.  His foundation announced his death in a tweet on Saturday, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness. It is […]

U.S. warns on Russia’s new space weapons

The United States voiced deep concern on Tuesday about Russia’s pursuit of weapons including a mobile laser system to destroy satellites in space, as well as its putting into orbit of a new “space apparatus inspector”. Yleem D.S. Poblete, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, was addressing the U.N.’s Conference […]

Russia confirms proposed Syria cooperation with U.S.

Russia’s Defence Ministry confirmed on Saturday that it had proposed cooperating with the United States on Syrian refugees and de-mining in a letter sent to the top U.S. general in July. The proposals on refugees concerned a refugee camp in Rukban, the ministry said in a statement.  In the letter, Valery Gerasimov, chief of the […]

North Korea hasn’t stopped its nuclear, missile programs, continues to defy the UN sanctions

North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by “a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products,” U.N. experts said in a new report.  A summary of the report by experts monitoring U.N. sanctions against North Korea, which was sent to the Security Council Friday […]

Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

Protesters marched in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities on Sunday, waving rainbow flags and briefly blocking a major highway. The community is outraged that after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to pass legislation supporting surrogacy for gay fathers, he then voted against it, apparently under pressure from his ultra-Orthodox Jewish coalition partners. Hundreds protested […]