Latest News

  • Iranian Protesters: The Jeannie Is Out Of The Bottle
    2018-01-02 07:21:13 UTC
    <blockquote><h3> Demonstrations in a number of Iranian cities have taken an unexpected turn. Initially instigated by the clerics, they've been taken over by secular forces predominantly opposed to the mullahs’ regime.</h3>Be careful, Iranian Vice...

  • Ten people killed in Iran unrest on Sunday: Iranian state television
    2018-01-01 18:43:08 UTC
    At least ten people have now died in the protests against the Islamic Republic’s government and a clerical elite who have been in power since a revolution in 1979. The demonstrations began on Thursday and have drawn in tens of thousands of people....

  • Countries around the world celebrating start of 2018
    2018-01-01 00:21:15 UTC
    In the heart of Berlin, fireworks are igniting the night sky behind the Brandenburg Gate. Similar celebrations are taking place across Germany, including Cologne, Hamburg and Munich. The Chancellor of the Free World, Angela Merkel used her tele...

  • Protesters in Iran shouted “Khamenei, shame on you, leave the country alone"
    2017-12-31 21:31:24 UTC
    Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009....

  • America's mental health crisis goes deeper than imagined
    2017-12-31 07:23:14 UTC
    The scandal of a US teenager locked up for almost four years without trial revealed serious failings in Mississippi's criminal justice system. But Sarah Smith, the reporter on the BBC News-ProPublica investigation, says America's mental health cri...

  • IRAN: Street Protests Continue for Third Straight Day
    2017-12-30 21:39:41 UTC
    REUTERS — Anti-government protests broke out in Iran for the third day running on Saturday as separate state-sponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009, according to Iranian news agencies and state media...

  • Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
    2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll. On De...

  • Anti-government protests spread in Iran
    2017-12-30 21:28:37 UTC
    Demonstrators took to the streets of several Iranian cities on Friday, marking the second day of rare protests against high prices and a sluggish economy that have turned political. <h2> >> <a href="http://www.global-gathering.com/news/18262"...

  • South Korea holding a ship alleged to have transferred oil to North Korea
    2017-12-29 16:41:50 UTC
    The South Korean government announced that it seized the Lighthouse Winmore, a Hong Kong-flagged tanker carrying Japanese oil, in late November. The ship, chartered by the Taiwanese company Billions Bunker Group, was loaded with 600 tons of re...

  • Apple issues apology for purposely slowed down older iPhones
    2017-12-29 07:48:52 UTC
    The tech giant has offered a major price cut to replace out-of-warranty batteries that affect iPhone performance. Days before issuing an apology, it acknowledged it purposely slowed down older iPhones to prevent issues. In a posting on its webs...

  • New York: GOP-Trump Tax Bill May Be Unconstitutional
    2017-12-29 06:21:30 UTC
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. tax code targets high-tax states and may be unconstitutional, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday, saying that the bill may violate New York residents’ rights to due process and equal protec...

  • Daughter died in a windowless room where her parents locked her up for 15 years
    2017-12-28 22:14:21 UTC
    JAPAN, OSAKA – A couple who were arrested after the death of their 33-year-old daughter have confessed to confining her in a tiny room for around 15 years because, they said, she had a form of mental illness that made her violent, according to pol...

  • Erdogan praises Europe for its anti Trump stance on Jerusalem
    2017-12-28 17:31:22 UTC
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan praised EU countries for their stance against the US decision on Jerusalem. He said that after an overwhelming UN Generally Assembly vote this month against the United States' Jerusalem stance he hoped t...

  • At least 40 people killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul
    2017-12-28 08:11:03 UTC
    KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students. Interior Ministry...

  • UNICEF: 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts
    2017-12-28 07:09:25 UTC
    Warring parties in 2017 had a blatant disregarded for international law when it came to the protection of children, an official from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. A UNICEF report found that in conflict-ridden re...

  • The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny?
    2017-12-28 04:53:20 UTC
    The Face of Russia's Opposition - Who Is Alexei Navalny? The lawyer-turned-political campaigner has been among the most prominent figures of Russia's opposition to President Vladimir Putin. Navalny came to prominence in 2008, when his blog e...

  • China is winning the race for new energy vehicles
    2017-12-27 09:26:31 UTC
    BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will extend a tax rebate on purchases of so-called new-energy vehicles (NEV) until the end of 2020, a boost for hybrid and electric car makers amid a shift by policy-makers away from the traditional internal comb...

  • Marlene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday
    2017-12-27 09:06:37 UTC
    Described as "a wild original", and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday. In her honor, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle. Durin...

  • Vietnam to evacuate a million people as typhoon approaches
    2017-12-25 19:34:46 UTC
    HANOI/MANILA (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam prepared to move a million people from low-lying areas along the south coast on Monday as a typhoon approached after it battered the Philippines with floods and landslides that killed more than 230 p...

  • Pope Francis calls for two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    2017-12-25 18:21:39 UTC
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jeru...

  • Pope Francis equates the story of Joseph and Mary to the current refugee crisis
    2017-12-25 11:16:38 UTC
    Pope Francis strongly defended immigrants at his Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's Basilica on Sunday. , comparing them to Mary and Joseph finding no place to stay in Bethlehem and saying faith demands that foreigners be welcomed and the respect f...

  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...

  • North Korea: The Latest U.N. Sanctions Are an Act of War
    2017-12-24 05:14:52 UTC
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against the country, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the me...

  • U.S. President's Moral Failure: How Low Can He Go?
    2017-12-23 22:16:08 UTC
    So even if the comments reported by the New York Times on Saturday go one step beyond what Trump might say in public (and it’s a small step), they certainly feel like a plausible representation of the man 63 million Americans voted for — the man w...

  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga as party VP
    2017-12-23 20:52:38 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The appointments paved the w...