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Ukraine nationalists try to tear down Soviet statues

    Ukraine nationalists try to tear down Soviet statues

Scuffles broke out as members of a Ukrainian nationalist group tried to destroy Soviet-era monuments during a protest in Kiev on Sunday. During the rally, activists and representatives from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) attempted to bring down a monument at the Arsenal plant in Kiev. Activists also threw eggs at a monument of…

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By-election on 35 constituencies held in Pakistan

    By-election on 35 constituencies held in Pakistan

Javed Rana Press TV, Islamabad Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party and his allies have won by-election. The voting was held over 35 seats in parliament.

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JP Morgan, Ford Motor pull out of Saudi investor conference

    JP Morgan, Ford Motor pull out of Saudi investor conference

JP Morgan Chase & Co chief executive Jamie Dimon and Ford chairman Bill Ford are the latest US firms that cancelled plans to attend a Saudi Arabian investor conference later this month following the disappearance of a dissident journalist at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Uber Technologies chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi,…

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Yemeni missile hits gathering of Saudi-backed forces

    Yemeni missile hits gathering of Saudi-backed forces

A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Army and popular Houthi Ansarullah movement has hit a gathering of Saudi-backed militants in Sana'a province, the country's Military Information Center said on Sunday.  The Zelzal-2 missile was fired at a military base in the Harib area of Nihm District early Sunday, “precisely” hitting its target.  “A number of militias were killed…

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Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim officially returns to political life after election win

  Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim officially returns to political life after election win

Anwar Ibrahim, a prominent politician and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, has won a seat in parliament in a crucial by-election, in a historic return to political life. Anwar won the overwhelming majority of votes in the southern coastal town of Port Dickson. He is believed to be the future successor of the current…

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Shanghai Masters: Coric beats Federer to reach final

  Shanghai Masters: Coric beats Federer to reach final

Roger Federer has crashed out of the Shanghai Masters, after a straight sets loss to Borna Coric in the semifinals. The Croat didn't give Federer a single break point opportunity, while managing to break Federer's serve in the opening game of both sets. Federer presented Coric with seven beak point possibilities. The Croatian won the…

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Responding to Intensifying US “Hostility” Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift

  Responding to Intensifying US “Hostility” Iran Announces Bold Foreign Policy Shift

The enemy has failed to know you! The enemy has failed to know the Iranian nation! He does not know the Revolution or the revolutionary and faith-based spirit!, proclaimed Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei to a gathering of Basij paramilitary forces on Thursday, October 4. In a typically combative fashion, the Iranian leader set out the…

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Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

  Trump Is Trying to Square a Globalized World Through Capitalism. It Won’t Work.

Trump is trying to square a globalized world through a national-based American capitalism. It won’t work. Former President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-09) described the essence of US foreign policy as “speaking softly while carrying a big stick”. Under the incumbent president, Donald Trump, it seems to be all about “speaking loudly”. What Trump is carrying in…

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Donald Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

  Donald Trump Vows “Severe Punishment” If Saudi Arabia Killed Khashoggi

Facing pressure from Congress to act, President Donald Trump vowed “severe punishment” on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that missing WaPo reporter Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, as Trump turned up the pressure on the kingdom in an interview to be broadcast Sunday night. “Nobody knows” whether Saudi officials are involved…

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US arms companies worried Congress might block Saudi deals

  US arms companies worried Congress might block Saudi deals

American weapons manufacturers have expressed concerns to the White House that Congress might block further arms deals with Saudi Arabia over the suspected murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, according to reports. Democrats and some Republicans have indicated that the Khashoggi case had created resistance in Congress to proposed weapons sales to the…

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