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President-elect Biden likely to provide US citizenship to over 5,00,000 Indians

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President-elect Joe Biden will work towards providing a roadmap to American citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 5,00,000 from India, and will also establish a minimum admission number of […]

Opinions

Clash of Civilizations

 Islam, more than any other religion, smells apostasy in rejection of its beliefs More than any other religion in our universe, Islam smells apostasy and insult in any rejection of its beliefs, however casual the […]

United States

Chinese Military is Willing to Help the Syrian Army Retake Idlib

The way China, an increasingly powerful nation in the midst of a great power competition with the United States, interacts with the rest of the world will have significant global implications. Syria could be a […]

United States

Trump keeps everyone guessing on Syria attack- “Could be very soon or not so soon at all!”

WASHINGTON(TIP): US President Donald Trump cast doubt on Thursday, April 12, over the timing of his threatened strike on Syria in response to a reported poison gas attack, while France said it had proof of […]

World

Mosul is a graveyard: Final ISIS battle kills 9,000 civilians

MOSUL (TIP): The price Mosul’s residents paid in blood to see their city freed was 9,000 to 11,000 dead, a civilian casualty rate nearly 10 times higher than what has been previously reported. The number killed in the nine-month battle to liberate […]

World

First Turkish military convoy enters Syria’s Idlib

BEIRUT (TIP): A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria‘s Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said. The convoy included about 30 military vehicles, said Abu […]

World

ISIS used UK companies to finance terror: Report

LONDON (TIP): The Islamic State terror group has used a network of companies operating out of Wales in the UK to finance terror plots, including the recent attacks in Spain, a media report said on Sunday. In an incident in […]

World

Russia signs deal to use Syria air base for 49 years

MOSCOW (TIP): President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. The original deal, signed in […]

Asia

Nikki Haley says cannot overlook what is happening in Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (TIP): Myanmar should let the UN fact-finding mission probe the alleged human rights violations by the country’s military and security forces, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, underlining that the international community cannot overlook the situation there. […]

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Syria monitor says IS chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi dead

BEIRUT (TIP): The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said July 11 it had information from top Islamic State group leaders confirming the death of the jihadist organisation’s chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “Top tier commanders from IS […]

World

Cyprus reunification talks collapse UN chief very sorry

CRANS-MONTANA (TIP): Talks to reunify the divided island of Cyprus collapsed in the early hours of July 7, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said after a stormy final session. “I’m very sorry to tell you that despite the very strong commitment and […]

Americas

TRUMP PULLS US OUT OF PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

● Speaks of negotiations to re-enter green pact on terms fair to US ● Many States and Cities pledge to abide by Paris climate accord Donald Trump on Thursday, June 1, withdrew the US from the […]

World

RED CROSS SAYS IT HAS STEPPED UP AID ACROSS SYRIAN FRONT LINES

BEIRUT (TIP): Aid deliveries across front lines in war-torn Syria have significantly stepped up, compared to earlier years of the now 6- year-old conflict, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said in a statement May 25. This […]

Europe

Manchester terror attack: Top developments

LONDON (TIP): British police are rushing to uncover a possible terror network thought to have helped Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi in the attack on the Ariana Grande concert on Monday. Greater Manchester Police say two men were arrested overnight […]

Blog

Fake News Hyperventilating or Constitutional Crisis, with Brutus lurking in the Ides of March?

  By Ravi Batra The cascading events, generally are layered and rarely, as now, erupt into a crescendo from an approaching constitutional crisis. Initially, let me disclose that I am a registered Democrat, and seeing […]

World

34 dead, 2,000 sick with suspected cholera in Yemen: WHO

34 dead, 2,000 sick with suspected cholera in Yemen: WHO SANAA (TIP): Thirty-four people have died of cholerarelated causes and more than 2,000 have been taken ill in less than two weeks in Yemen, the World Health Organization said on […]

World

Monitor says air strikes kill 11 people north of Syria’s Raqqa

Monitor says air strikes kill 11 people north of Syria‘s Raqqa BEIRUT (TIP): Air strikes killed at least 11 people, including four children, in a village north of the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, a war monitoring […]

United States

US may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

US may ban laptops on all flights from Europe WASHINGTON (TIP): The Department of Homeland Security is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices from carry-on bags on flights from Europe to the United States, a department spokesman […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]