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A Rare Glimpse Inside France's Anti-ISIS Unit
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:20:00 GMTNEAR DIJON, FRANCE — The assault team advanced in a line, stacked up behind the point man. He was carrying a 60-pound shield capable of stopping rounds from a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle, equipped with a sophisticated infrared camera and viewscreen.

North Korea test fires ballistic missile from sub
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:11:00 GMT(CNN)North Korea test fired a submarine-based ballistic missile from its east coast on Wednesday, said South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Korea's launch took place in the waters, off Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, in the early morning. The US ...

Abu Zubaydah, Tortured Guantánamo Detainee, Makes Case for Release
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:23:00 GMTWASHINGTON — Over 14 years in American custody, Abu Zubaydah has come to symbolize, perhaps more than any other prisoner, how fear of terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks changed the United States. He was the first detainee to be waterboarded, and ...

Anti-Americanism surges in Turkey, fueled by politicians and a fervent press
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:17:00 GMTIstanbul, Turkey — Just days after Turkey’s failed coup attempt on July 15, pro-government newspapers splashed front page “news” that CIA agents had orchestrated the bid to topple President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from a resort island near Istanbul.

East Asia’s Foreign Ministers Hold Talks Amid Regional Tensions
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:18:00 GMTThe foreign ministers of Japan, China and South Korea will have plenty to discuss when they sit Wednesday morning in Tokyo for their first formal talks in five years. Japan’s Fumio Kishida hosted an informal dinner Tuesday evening for South Korea’s Yun ...

Cameraman Who Filmed Omran Daqneesh's Rescue in Aleppo Recounts Boy's Silence
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:50:00 GMTMustafa al-Sarut is used to watching helpless Syrian children being dug out of bombed-out homes. But he never saw a kid like Omran Daqneesh. "Honestly, to this day, I haven't seen a look of shock on someone's face as I saw with Omran," al-Sarut told NBC ...

Rio Police Expand Scalping Probe of Irish Olympic Council
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:23:00 GMTThe man named to head Ireland's Olympic committee after its president was arrested in a ticket-scalping case during the Rio Games is also suspected of participating in the scheme but left Brazil before he could be questioned, police said Tuesday.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:27:00 GMTROME — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 has rattled Rome and central Italy in the middle of the night. There were no immediate reports of damage early Wednesday, but state-run RAI radio said people ran into the streets in ...

Growth prospects of the rubber glove markets in the world to 2020 available in new report
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:28:00 GMTThe research includes historic data from 2009 to 2015 and forecasts until 2020 which makes the reports an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, consultants, analysts, and other people looking for key industry ...

Nation-builder: Self-styled 'president' of Liberland fights for his so-called country
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:56:00 GMTA self-styled head of state arrived in New York this week seeking, like countless others before him, to establish goodwill, form diplomatic ties and attract investment. But Vít Jedlička's most important and daunting task is to make the case that his ...

Ecuadorian Embassy break-in: Police took 2hrs to reach building where Assange is holed up
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:26:00 GMTEcuador has criticized British police for their slow response to a call reporting that an unknown man was trying to break into at its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for four years. The Ecuadorian government condemned ...

Turkey prepares for offensive in Syria
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:00 GMTANKARA, Turkey — Turkey signaled Tuesday it would step up its engagement in the Syrian war, as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels massed along the border to assault one of the last Syrian frontier towns held by Islamic State militants. Foreign Minister Mevlet ...

How Angela Merkel and Theresa May are the same
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:18:00 GMTGermany, thanks in no small part to Chancellor Angela Merkel, has become a leader in Europe. The county's been at the heart of negotiations on Greece's debt, the refugee crisis and now what to do about Brexit. Just yesterday, Merkel set off on a weeklong ...

Please take the train if you plan to pay your last respects to the late S R Nathan
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:12:00 GMTFormer president S R Nathan passed away peacefully at 9.48pm on Monday evening (Aug 22) at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). You can pay your last respects to him when his body lies in state at Parliament House from 10.00am to 8.00pm on Thursday (August 25).



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