by Our Foreign Desk
ANKARA and Washington were close to agreement yesterday on a Turkish offensive against Islamic State (Isis) in northern Syria.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey and the US had no plans to send ground troops into Syria but that they had...
Tuesday 28th Jul 2015
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THE gunman who killed two people and wounded nine more in a Louisiana cinema last Thursday was able to buy a gun despite a history of mental illness, police acknowledged at the weekend.
A judge in Georgia had ordered John Russell Houser to undergo treatment in 2008 after concluding he...
Monday 27th Jul 2015
THE US Senate appropriations committee voted on Thursday in favour of legislation to lift a ban on travel to Cuba.
The Republican-dominated committee also backed a proposal to block enforcement of a law prohibiting banks and other businesses from financing sales of agricultural exports...
Saturday 25th Jul 2015
A RETIRED US police officer plans to perform a blackface concert in aid of six colleagues charged over the death of black man Freddie Gray in custody.
Bobby Berger, who was dismissed by the Baltimore police department in the 1980s over his Al Jolson...
Friday 24th Jul 2015
SENATE hawks led a backlash to the Iran nuclear deal yesterday in Congress, buoyed by an anti-Tehran protest in New York.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew faced a grilling from the...
US DEFENCE Secretary Ashton Carter paid a surprise visit to Iraq yesterday to oversee the country’s war against Islamic State (Isis).
His first stop on a one-day visit to the capital Baghdad was the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service Academy, where he told commanders: “Your...
State Trooper on administrative leave after arrest video emerges
Thursday 23rd Jul 2015
THE restoration of diplomatic links between Cuba and the US was warmly welcomed by Latin American countries on Tuesday, renewing demands that Washington drop its blockade against the revolutionary island.
Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez...
Washington strives to appease Netanyahu
Tuesday 21st Jul 2015
ALAN MACKINNON explains how the military alliance is geared to promote Washington’s interests
Monday 20th Jul 2015
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