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Saudi Cleric Says Women Need Not Wear Abaya In Public

Saudi Cleric Says Women Need Not Wear Abaya In Public Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars - the highest religious body in the country, made the remark in an interview with a local broadcaster on Friday. The Kingdom has seen an expansion in women's rights recently, such as the decision passed to allow women to attend mixed public sporting events and the announcement that Saudi Arabia would grant them the right to driv... [Full Article...]

Beijing police detain man after knife attack in shopping district

Beijing police detain man after knife attack in shopping district Police said they acted quickly in handling the incident and identified the detained man as a 35-year-old surnamed Zhu from the northern province of Henan. The injured have been taken to hospital, but there is no update yet on their condition, the report said. In one piece of footage that appeared to be surveillance video of a restaurant, a man could be seen lunging at someone seated at a table w... [Full Article...]

1266 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation

1266 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's Afrin operation After Erdogan declared "one of our helicopters was also downed", the Turkish prime minister said that the cause of the helicopter's crash was not yet clear and investigations were ongoing. In another development on Saturday, two Turkish soldiers were killed after a military helicopter was downed during the Afrin operation. Western powers have expressed alarm over the government's campaign agai... [Full Article...]

Kerry associate played middleman for Hillary agents' smut and dossier's Christopher Steele

Regarding your editorial "A Reckoning for the FBI " (Feb. 3): Poor Carter Page , who had been monitored by the FBI for being a probable Russian agent at least since 2013. Which may even be true. The FISA act was meant to authorize spying on foreigners, and it takes extraordinary evidence to permit spying on an American citizen. [Full Article...]

For South Korea, the North is both a friend and an enemy

For South Korea, the North is both a friend and an enemy The flurry of last-minute diplomacy running up to the Winter Games , suddenly transformed the narrative. Mr Pence stayed seated when South and North Korean athletes marched together under a unified flag, and also skipped a dinner with the North Korean delegation. [Full Article...]

Christy Clark wades into pipeline dispute

Christy Clark wades into pipeline dispute Alberta has also said it will not negotiate to import electricity from B.C., including that produced by the Site C hydroelectric megaproject on the Peace River. On the pipeline issue, Weaver said he supports Horgan's position and feels the premier is doing the right thing in the interest of British Columbians and the environment. [Full Article...]

At least 19 dead after double-decker bus crash in Hong Kong

At least 19 dead after double-decker bus crash in Hong Kong The government press release stated that last evening the "30-year old male bus driver was arrested for risky driving causing death and unsafe driving causing grievous bodily harm". "People fell on one another and got tossed from side to side". Rescuers cut open the top of the bus to save the passengers trapped inside. He also called for action on the issue of Hong Kong drivers working too many ... [Full Article...]

Trump won't release Schiff response to Nunes memo, for now

Trump won't release Schiff response to Nunes memo, for now Citing national security concerns, the White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that the president was "unable" to declassify the Democratic memo. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has read the classified information both memos are based on. The Nunes memo was released without redactions. [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un's sister met with South Korea's president

Moon said in response to the invitation that he hopes that the right conditions will be created so that the proposed visit will be realized. Their final schedule in South Korea was joining Moon at a Seoul concert of a visiting North Korean art troupe, led by the head of the immensely popular Moranbong band, whose young female members are hand-picked by Kim Jong Un. [Full Article...]

United States professor fired after telling student 'Australia isn't a country'

United States professor fired after telling student 'Australia isn't a country' The full name of the country is the Commonwealth of Australia , meaning Australia is both a continent and a country. Ashley Arnold , a 27-year-old student working toward an online sociology degree, spoke to Buzzfeed after her professor refused to accept that Australia is a country. [Full Article...]

Passenger plane with 71 on board crashes in Moscow

Passenger plane with 71 on board crashes in Moscow Trackers showed that it had reached an altitude of around 6,400 feet. The An-148, Flight 6W703 of Saratov Airlines stopped transmitting signals about its whereabouts in the area of Argunovo village, where the crash presumably occurred. Officials still do not know what caused the crash. The Russian Transport Ministry was considering various possible reasons, including weather conditions and a pil... [Full Article...]

Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria

Iran urges Turkey to respect sovereignty of Syria A Syrian man searches for people in a fire following regime air strikes on the rebel-held besieged town of Douma in the eastern Ghouta region, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 7, 2018. U.S. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the United States supports the UN ceasefire call . The Syrian Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets, said the 35 casualties we... [Full Article...]

Korean unity, historic handshake as Pyeongchang Olympics open

The North Korean delegation arrived in the South on Kim's private plane on Friday via Incheon global airport to attend the opening ceremony of the Pyongchang Winter Olympics where Seoul and Pyongyang are represented by joint teams. "The Koreans will think it's a mood kill", said Frank Jannuzi, an expert on East Asia at the Mansfield Foundation in Washington. The State Department on Thursday ca... [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang According to Pence's office, there was "no interaction" between the USA vice president and the North Korean officials. North Korea has invited South Korean leader President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang. A man wearing a South Korea hockey jersey offered a sharp thumbs down when asked if he were happy about the team's North Korean presence. But it lost 8-0, and the chances of the dazzling ... [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang

Winter Olympics 2018: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang Pyongyang's self-promotion campaign began at the start of the year. "My message in Japan , my message in South Korea, my message in meeting with leaders of both of those countries is that we are going to continue to stand together along with our other allies and partners to continue to intensify the economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea until they permanently abandon their nuclear a... [Full Article...]

Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues

Kim Yo-jong meets South Korean president in Seoul as thaw continues The highest profile member of the North Korean delegation to the Games, she is the first immediate member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the 1950-1953 Korean war. "And it also is a signal that North Korea is not this insane, weird former Cold War state - but it too has young women that are capable and are the future leadership". [Full Article...]

Wisconsin 78, IL 69

Wisconsin 78, IL 69 Ethan Happ scored 27 points on 12-of-20 shooting to lead Wisconsin to its 13th straight win over IL, 78-69. He scored 27 points and notched eight assists. Wisconsin, now 11-15, 4-9 in the Big Ten, will host MI on Sunday. The win snaps a five game losing streak for the Badgers, and extends their winning streak over IL to thirteen. [Full Article...]

CDC: This flu season now worse than 2009 swine flu epidemic

CDC: This flu season now worse than 2009 swine flu epidemic It is not too late to get your flu shot this flu season . United States researchers have not yet projected vaccine effectiveness for this season, but Canadian researchers estimate the vaccine is about 55% effective against influenza B, a vast improvement over the 17% effectiveness estimated for influenza A, a finding that wasn't even statistically significant. [Full Article...]

Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive

Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive Accounts associated with the Azerbaijani lobby in Turkey distributed photos, apparently taken in the war zone, showing messages written on shells like "Karabakh is Turkish, will remain Turkish" with a hashtag for the Turkish official name for the Afrin operation, "Olive Branch". [Full Article...]

Another Trump aide resigns following accusations of domestic abuse

Another Trump aide resigns following accusations of domestic abuse Porter ", Rather noted . On Saturday, Trump weighed in on the two staffers who resigned . "Porter despite the fact that he could not get a security clearance and that you were aware of the specific domestic violence allegations made against him", it continues. [Full Article...]


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