Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents. "The Afghan government’s expansion of irregular forces could have enormously dangerous consequences for civilians," said Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.

To shoot down or not? North Korea launch highlights intercept issues. As US lawmakers demand use of anti-missile technology, experts warn it’ll be dangerous to expose limitations of capabilities to Pyongyang.

Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam with winds, rains

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’ — 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens Sep 12, 2017 - The Washington Post DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis that the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Hundreds of thousands of the long-persecuted ethnic minority continued to stream via land and rickety boats into Bangladesh this week, arriving exhausted, dehydrated …

In this super viral tweet of Anand Mahindra on Mumbai rains show helping and never-say-die spirit of Aamchi, Mumbai

Situation Report: Afghanistan Strategy Day at Camp David, USS FItzgerald Officers Sacked After Deadly Crash

Deadly Asian floods hit 16 million people

Situation Report: Afghanistan Strategy Day at Camp David, USS FItzgerald Officers Sacked After Deadly Crash

Yemen cholera cases exceed half a million

Huge 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Philippines - president’s palace evacuated

‘Trump might start a war’ South Koreans fear US president MORE than Kim Jong-un

Matthew Fisher: While everyone was distracted by North Korea and Manila, China scored a major win

The Greatest Exodus of Our Time. The emptying of Syria is the biggest forced migration of humanity since the Second World War. Millions of individually shattered lives will reshape the Middle East — and the world beyond — for generations to come

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines

Iraq sotands on the brink another devastating war

Vietnam floods kill 7 and leave 27 missing

South Korean’s rally in Seoul against THAAD deployment

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Resigns After High Court Ruling

Cholera spreads as war and famine batter yemen

Afghan soldiers killed in US friendly-fire air strike

Saudi prince arrested after violent viral clips (VIDEO)

Turkey’s ‘Arab Spring’ moment: No Sisi and no more Gulen

Israeli Daily News Stream

I’m Living Under Marshall Law - here’s what it’s like

Syrian Army

Syrian Army Takes More Oil Fields From Islamic State in Raqqa and Eastern Desert - July 15, 2017

Netanyahu convenes political allies as corruption allegations pile up. PM said to be planning media blitz after damning comptroller report and as submarine affair deepens, with other probes ong.oing

Israel, Palestinians reach landmark water deal for West Bank, Gaza. New desalination project is part of wider plan to run water through pipeline from Red Sea down to Dead Sea; US envoy Greenblatt hopes it’s a ‘harbinger of things to come’ - By Raphael Ahren and Melanie Lidman July 13, 2017, 1:42 pm - Source

Syrian Observatory says it has ‘confirmed information’ that Islamic State chief is dead

Floods in southern Japan force hundreds to flee; 2 dead

Israel grants Palestinians new power plant

Bangladesh garment factory blast raises fresh concerns over workers’ safety

Abe’s party suffers historic defeat in Tokyo poll, popular governor wins big. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese capital on Sunday, signaling trouble ahead for the premier, who has suffered from slumping support because of a favoritism …

Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes in Pakistan, Killing 153

Thailand to impose 20-year national strategy on future governments - By Southeast Asia correspondent - Posted June 23, 2017 17:11:28" - Thailand will begin drafting a 20-year national strategy that critics say will give the military power to control future governments and push through sweeping reforms

Palestine greatly disappointed with meeting with envoy

Despite challenges, startups see a bright future for tech companies in Hong Kong

Maldives to charge 7 people in blogger's death

About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief. The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency.

13 Philippine marines killed in fighting with militants< American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, officials said Saturday.

US commandos helping Philippines troop battle Islamist militants inMarawi

Putin sees chance to consolidate ceasefire in Syria.

Saudi Arabia, Gulf nations cut ties with Qatar amid deep diplomatic rift

Gambling debt was motive behind Philippines casino attack, not terrorism, police ysa

Explosion in diplomatic row of Kabul kills 90, wounds hundreds

Series of bombings kill nearly 40 people across Baghdad

At least six people have died since the cyclone, dubbed Mora, made landfall early Tuesday morning between the cities of Chittagong and Cox’ Bazar and is heading north, authorities in the capital Dhaka said.

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


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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

US military has launched more 50 than missiles aimed at Syria: NBC News

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