MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA NEWS
Syrian troops recapture 12 settlements east of Aleppo - SANA World - May 28, 7:09 UTC+3 BEIRUT - The troops now move toward Maskanah, a town some 100 kilometres (62 miles) southeast of Aleppo that remains the last outpost of the IS in the region.
Jason Greenblatt meets Palestinian leader in Ramallah to follow up on US president’s visit.
Magnitude5 earthquake rattles central Taiwan
Iranians Vote to Reelect President Rouhani, Reject Hardliner Raisi.
Rouhani’s government has slowly expanded social freedoms. Under his stewardship, Iran also signed a pivotal nuclear agreement with world powers.
al-Qaeda affiliate escapes from Canada’s terror list. Failure to list group keeps Canada in line with U.S., but complicates potential prosecutions
White House: North Korea has been 'flagrant menace for far too long’
Manila, Beijing to open South China Sea talks next week: envoy
New South Korean President Signals Policy Shift on Pyongyang
Strong quake hits southern Japan
Twin blasts in Philippine capital kill at least two
Syria’s Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea. Kurdish expansion plans putting the group on a collision course with neighbouring Turkey.
India’s top court upholds death sentences of 4 men convicted in fatal gang-rape, torture of student
Fires burning near Fukushima plant — Officials ask Japan gov’t to send in troops to help fight blaze — Strong winds hindering firefighters (VIDEO)
Philippines says it has killed commander of Abu Sayyaf extremist group. Leader’s body identified by other captured Abu Sayyaf militants, says Philippine military chief.
Report: Turkish military convoy moves closer to Syrian Kurds
Traffickers ensnaring easy targets in Nepal 2 years after quakes
Nervous over North Korea, Japan issues guidelines for missile attack
North Korean missile launch fails almost immediately
U.S. ‘mother of all bombs’ death toll rises to 94- The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said..
Duterte bows to China’s demand not to raise flag on disputed island
Russia to strengthen Syria’s defenses from future US strikes
Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by earlier chemical weapons attack
Donald Trump carried out Syria missile strike ‘after being convinced by daughter Ivanka’ -- U.S. official: DONALD Trump’s decision to rain down 59 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian air base was sparked by his daughter Ivanka’s “heartbroken” response to Assad’s chemical attack, insiders have claimed… - Apr 9 2017, 9:29 am ET
U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula
Trump’s military action unnerves GOP libertarians, Dems.
US president criticized for not seeking congressional approval for Syria strike, abandoning non-interventionist promises
Israel may be heading for a harder time with Russia in Syria. Putin picked sides long ago, and made that crystal clear to Netanyahu this week
Indian girl found in jungle was not living with monkeys, officials say
Philippines’ Duterte orders occupation of isles in disputed South China Sea
Mall opens in Fukushima town near disaster-stricken nuclear plant
After new building restrictions, Israeli settlers lower expectations for Trump era
Understanding GCC malls: who goes where?
DOWNTOWN DUBAI IS ABLAZE
Accident or Assassination? Rumors swirl after death of Iraqi journalist
Panic spreads in Iraq, Syria as record numbers of civilians reported killed in U.S. strikes...
Link repaired: Students feared dead after avalanche hits Japan ski resort.
N. Korea blasts U.S. bombing drills in S. Korea
Catholics Plan For a Future Free From Nuclear Threats
Fukushima evacuation has killed more than earthquake and tsunami, survey says
South Korea president Park Geun-hye ousted by court
Canada calls Israel to ban all binary options ‘immediately’.
‘Every day that this continues to operate, there are more and more Canadian victims’, says head of new government task force. ‘These companies are outright frauds’
Why Mahmoud Abbas Is Israel’s Best Partner for Peace