US blasts Russia over Ghouta strikes; Security Council to vote on ceasefire

Friday, 23 February 2018

The United States blasted Russia on Thursday over the bombing of Syria's Eastern Ghouta, saying it has a “unique responsibility” for the more than 400 deaths in the Damascus suburb. After fresh air and rocket strikes by Syrian government forces killed another 46, State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert blamed Russia for not reeling in the regime of its ally President Bashar al-Assad. ALSO READ: Samir Geagea: What is happening in eastern Ghouta is a disgrace “Without ...

Study reveals precision cancer therapy works in 3/4 of patients

Thursday, 22 February 2018

A precision cancer treatment that targets rare genetic mutations that exist in about 5,000 people in the United States instead of the tumor’s location in the body has shown success in three-quarters of patients, researchers said Wednesday.The medicine, called larotrectinib, is made by Loxo Oncology of Stamford, Connecticut and was granted breakthrough therapy designation by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2016. Taken orally once or twice a day, it interferes with an on-switch for ...

US embassy compound in Montenegro comes under grenade attack

Thursday, 22 February 2018

An unknown attacker blew himself up after throwing a suspected grenade into the US embassy compound in Podgorica, the Montenegrin government said Thursday. “In front of the @USEmbassyMNE building in #Podgorica, #Montenegro an unknown person committed suicide with an explosive device. Immediately before, that person threw an explosive device,” the official government account tweeted, adding that the device was “most probably” a hand grenade. An AFP correspondent could not ...

North Korea cancels planned meeting with Pence

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

US Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, US officials said on Tuesday. “North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the Vice President softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics,” Pence’s chief of staff, Nick Ayers, said in a ...

Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan faces US charges as ‘Muslim victim comes forward’

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Rape-accused Muslim academic Tariq Ramadan could now face charges in the United States after American attorney Rabia Chaudry said she had referred an alleged victim to a federal prosecutor this week. Ramadan is currently being held in a French prison since February 2 on charges that he raped two women in Paris and Lyon. Chaudry confirmed to Al Arabiya English that she had referred “a Muslim victim” to the prosecutor, declining to comment on the matter further or explaining exactly ...

Is China winning ‘quantum race’ against the US?

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Although science often appears hostile to the irrational and the fantastic, it paradoxically manifests the stuff of fairy tales into reality. In fact, when it comes to quantum mechanics (the physics of subatomic particles), the scientific gobbledegook often appears more bizarre than the sophistry of the magic arts. The space within Thus quantum physicists posit that we live in an 11-dimensional reality (c.f. the superstring theory) but are consciously aware of only three dimensions – ...

Adil Rasheed

Russia ‘hacking’ American elections

Monday, 19 February 2018

US special counsel Robert Mueller’s recent report which he discussed at a Congress hearing session frankly indicted Russian figures and exposed the depth of Russia’s infiltration of American affairs and not just of American elections.Mueller’s report accused 13 Russians of involvement in a conspiracy that aims to influence the results of the 2016 presidential elections by using Facebook and Instagram accounts.Mueller’s report and American media reports have spoken about ...

Mashari Althaydi

US still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian deaths

Sunday, 18 February 2018

The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved. Reuters has reported that about 300 men working for a Kremlin-linked Russian private military firm were either killed or injured in Syria. The U.S. has estimated about 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed by U.S. strikes to repel the ...

Saudi student in the US dies as he prepares to return home after 11 years

Saturday, 17 February 2018

After nearly 11 years of hard work to fulfil his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree, Saudi expat in the US, Fares al-Salameh, suddenly died of natural causes just before returning to Saudi Arabia. Salameh was sent on a scholarship to complete his higher education in the US by Majmaah University in Saudi Arabia. Salameh pursued the field of Computer Science. The Saudi Cultureal Attaché in the US, Dr. Mohammed al-Essa, said that Fares died of natural causes as there were no criminal ...

Trump visits Florida hospital to pay respects after shooting

Saturday, 17 February 2018

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital Friday to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school.The first couple visited Broward Health North Hospital, where a white house official said they would thank medical staff “for their life-saving assistance.”The pair are also expected to visit the Broward County sheriff's office “to meet with the law enforcement officials whose bravery ...

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