Malcolm Turnbull - Australia Politics Today

Former Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke to reporters after meeting Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the tourist island of Bali on Monday to discuss a bilateral free trade deal.

“The president expressed to me … the very serious concern held in Indonesia about the prospect of the Australian Embassy in Israel being moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Turnbull told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview aired on Tuesday. “There’s no question that were that move to occur, it would be met with a very negative reaction in Indonesia.”Continue reading

Mukhtar Robow - Somalia Politics Headline Today

Stunned, Somalia’s federal government is in an awkward spot. If Mukhtar Robow’s campaign for a regional presidency goes forward, observers say the man who once praised Osama bin Laden and tried to impose an Islamic state has a good chance at winning next month’s election.

“The Robow case is really jeopardizing any chance of another al-Shabab leader to consider defecting to the government side,” said Sheikh-Ali, who advocates dialogue with the extremist group. “Somalia needs peace.”Continue reading

Donald Trump - Hatice Cengiz - Jamal Khashoggi Fiancee - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, said: “This is an incident that took place in a diplomatic mission … In such a situation the Saudi Arabian authorities are responsible for this… The Saudi Arabian authorities know how such a murder was carried out… They need to explain. President Trump should help reveal the truth and ensure justice be served. He should not pave the way for a cover-up of my fiancée’s murder. Let’s not let money taint our conscience and compromise our values.”Continue reading

Israel Iron Dome missile system

The Iron Dome Weapon System, developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, works to detect, assess and intercept incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. Raytheon teams with Rafael on the production of Iron Dome’s Tamir interceptor missiles, which strike down incoming threats launched from ranges of 4-70 km.Continue reading

Mass Shooting - America Gun News

In 2018 alone, including the most recent carnage at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, there have been 47,220 gun-related incidents resulting in 11,984 deaths in the United States, according to data compiled by Gun Violence Archive, an independent data-collection and research group.

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Donald Trump - USA Politics News Headline

The leaders of a progressive Jewish organization in Pittsburgh said President Donald Trump should not visit the city as it mourns the 11 people murdered in a mass shooting at a synagogue until he changes his tone.

“President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism,” the leaders of the local chapter of Bend the Arc wrote.Continue reading

Benjamin Netanyahu and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman - Israel and Saudi Arabia News Today

Saudi Arabia and Israel have secretly reached an estimated $250-million deal, which includes supplying the kingdom with Israeli espionage technologies, a report says.

“Some of the spy systems, which are the most sophisticated systems Israel has ever sold to any Arab country, have already been transferred to Saudi Arabia and put into use after a Saudi technical team received training in operating them,” the srael’s Jerusalem Post said.Continue reading

Mahinda Rajapaksa vs Ranil Wickremesinghe - Sri Lanka

Former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the new prime minister and Parliament was suspended, sowing economic and political uncertainty in the South Asian island nation. A look at Sri Lanka and the origins of its ongoing political crisis…Continue reading

John Dramani Mahama - Ghana Politics Headline News Today

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to lead the party to victory in the 2020 general elections. Mahama will visit Trobu, Amasaman, Domeabra Obom, Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfrom, Weija Gbawe, Anya Sowutuom and Okaikoi North.Continue reading

Turkish Army - Turkey Flag - Syria Flag

But its influence became more explicit in 2016, when Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched a military operation against both the Islamic State group and Kurdish fighters.

"We used to have two foreign languages in our curriculum: English and French. Because of the rapprochement between us and Turkey, all the teachers and administrators decided to switch" from French to Turkish, said Keno.

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