Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan being welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi Photo courtesy PTI
India

USHA Denounces Turkish Offer to Negotiate the Kashmir Dispute

ATLANTA (TIP): “The US Hindu Alliance (USHA), representing 3 million Hindus in America, strongly denounces Turkey‘s desire to intervene in the internal affairs of India. We also ask the Government of India to strongly reject […]

Middle East

Israel shows off F-35 stealth fighters for first time

TEL AVIV (TIP): Israel on May 1 showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations. Three of […]

In this picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdel Hameed Alyousef holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack
Middle East

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

WASHINGTON (TIP): The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their presumed role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early […]

Asia

‘Unchecked’ Iran could become another NKorea: US

WASHINGTON (TIP): US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has termed the Iran nuclear deal a failure and said an “unchecked” Tehran could become another North Korea, but stopped short of threatening to derail the landmark […]

Asia

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

GENEVA (TIP): The UN’s Syria envoy said today that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were “postponed”. UN peace mediator […]

Middle East

Dubai gurdwara creates world record with breakfast for people from 101 nations

A gurdwara in Dubai broke the world record for serving free breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar entered the Guinness World Record on Thursday for serving continental […]

Middle East

Nearly 100 migrants feared missing after boat sinks off Libya: Coastguard

TRIPOLI (TIP): Close to 100 migrants were feared missing after their boat sank off the Libyan coast near Tripoli on Thursday, a coastguard official said. Coastguard spokesman Ayoub Qassem said 23 migrants were rescued from […]

Middle East

Assad says army ‘gave up’ all chemical weapons in 2013

DAMASCUS (TIP): Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government handed over all its chemical weapons stockpiles in 2013 and could not have been behind last week’s suspected sarin attack. “There was no order to make […]

Middle East

Coalition airstrike mistakenly kills 18 Syrian rebels: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (TIP): An airstrike on Tuesday by a US-led coalition fighting Islamic State mistakenly killed 18 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces south of the city of Tabqa, Syria, the Pentagon said on Thursday. “The […]

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter moves through the Mediterranean Sea in early March. The warship was one of two that fired Tomahawk missiles Thursday, April6 night into Syria, the first direct American assault on the Syrian government and Donald Trump's most dramatic military order since becoming president. U.S. Navy via AP
Middle East

America Launches Missile Attack at Syrian Base after Chemical Weapons Attack kills 100

Piqued by Syria‘s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, the U.S. military launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday, April 6 night at a Syrian airfield Two U.S. warships in the […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

EU to start checks at external borders

BRUSSELS (TIP): Europeans will face systematic checks at the external borders of the EU‘s Schengen border area from Friday under legislation designed to tackle “foreign fighters” returning from Iraq and Syria. “Member States will as […]

Middle East

Hamas execute 3 Palestinians over Israel ties

GAZA CITY (TIP): The Islamic militant Hamas group ruling the Gaza Strip says it has executed three Palestinians accused of `collaborating’ with Israel. Hamas says they were hanged at a police compound on Thursday morning […]

In this picture taken on Tuesday April 4, 2017, Abdel Hameed Alyousef holds his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack
Middle East

Chemical attack kills 22 members of a single family in Syria

BEIRUT (TIP): The grief-stricken father cradled his 9-month-old twins, Aya and Ahmed, each in the crook of an arm. Stroking their hair, he choked back tears, mumbling, “Say goodbye, baby, say goodbye” to their lifeless […]

Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials
Middle East

Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad: Iraqi officials

BAGHDAD (TIP): A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials. The bomber detonated the vehicle, an oil tanker laden […]

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey's Brussels consulate
Middle East

Several hurt in clashes at Turkey’s Brussels consulate

BRUSSELS (TIP): Several people were injured and taken to hospital after supporters and opponents of the Turkish government clashed outside the country’s consulate in central Brussels on Thursday, Belgian police said. Belgian Prime Minister Charles […]

Middle East

Suicide attack kills 25 in Damascus court house

BEIRUT: At least 25 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a court house in Damascus on Wednesday, state media reported, the second bomb attack in the Syrian capital in five days. The […]

Iraqi forces retake over a third of west Mosul- Commander
Middle East

Iraqi forces retake over a third of west Mosul: Commander

MOSUL (TIP): Iraqi security forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the Islamic State group since launching an assault on the area last month, a commander said today. “Around more than […]

Middle East

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released

CAIRO (TIP): Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown as president of Egypt in an uprising in 2011, will be released from detention in a military hospital, the public prosecutor ruled on March 14, his lawyers and […]

Middle East

Iran successfully tests ballistic missile

TEHRAN (TIP): Iran‘s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country’s Revolutionary Guard has successfully tested a ballistic missile. The Thursday report quotes Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, chief of the Guard’s airspace division, as […]

Middle East

Saudi king Salman visits Indonesia with huge entourage, tons of gear

JAKARTA (TIP): King Salman today began the first visit by a Saudi monarch to Indonesia in almost 50 years, seeking to strengthen economic ties with the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. The king — who […]

Car blast kills 51 in Iraq
Middle East

Car blast kills 51 in Iraq, scores wounded Islamic State claims responsibility

BAGHDAD (TIP): A car packed with explosives blew up on Thursday, February 16, in southern Baghdad, killing at least 51 people and wounding 55, security and medical sources said, in the deadliest such attack in […]

Detail from a US visa document. Selective focus with point of focus in the center of the picture.
Middle East

Hundreds of Yemenis with US visas stranded in Djibouti

JOHANNESBURG (TIP): Hundreds of Yemenis with US visas are stranded in the tiny African state of Djibouti because of President Donald Trump‘s ban on entry for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, an American lawyer there […]

Middle East

In shift, Donald Trump warns Israel against new settlements

WASHINGTON (TIP): President Donald Trump on Feb 2 warned Israel that constructing new settlements “may not be helpful” to Middle East peace efforts, striking a tougher line with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s government. Trump […]

Penn told the donors it was a beautiful way to resist and to show love
India

Indian American actor Kal Penn raises thousands of dollars for Syrian refugees

NEW YORK (TIP): Indian American actor Kal Penn launched a fundraising campaign to aid Syrian refugees after being asked to leave the US by an online troll. The 39-year-old “House” star launched a Crowdrise.com appeal […]

Middle East

ISRAEL’S FLYING CAR PASSENGER DRONE MOVES CLOSER TO DELIVERY

The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) of weight and travelling at 185 km (115 miles) per hour. It completed its first automated solo flight over […]