S. Korea confirms ‘murder’ of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother

S. Korea confirms ‘murder’ of Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother

South Korea said on Wednesday it believed the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had been murdered, as Malaysian authorities moved the body to another hospital for an autopsy to identify the cause of death, sources told Reuters. U.S. government sources told Reuters they believed that Kim Jong Nam, who according to Malaysian […]

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

Senate confirms Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

The US Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly confirmed Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as US ambassador to the United Nations, delivering new President Donald Trump one of his most potent diplomatic tools. The nomination of Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants, sailed through the Senate by a vote of 96 to four. The 45-year-old […]

Surveillance video confirms Berlin attacker fled to Italy via Lyon

Surveillance video confirms Berlin attacker fled to Italy via Lyon

Surveillance footage confirms that Anis Amri, the suspected Berlin truck attacker gunned down by Italian police, transited through the French city of Lyon by train, a source close to the investigation said on Monday. “A man corresponding to the killer was spotted on the afternoon of Thursday, December 22, on a platform at the (Lyon-Part-Dieu) […]

Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Nigeria confirms release of 21 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Jihadist group Boko Haram released 21 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls to the Nigerian government following a prisoner swap, an official in the president’s office said Thursday. The Chibok girls were released as part of a prisoner swap deal struck between Boko Haram, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Nigerian and Swiss governments, said […]

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

White House confirms Kerry to meet Lavrov for Syria peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russia’s foreign minister in Geneva about a ceasefire deal for Syria, the State Department said on Thursday in a sudden about-face after saying it did not believe a meeting was worthwhile. Less than an hour after the U.S. State Department said it had no travel to announce […]

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

US military confirms more civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

The US military Thursday confirmed 14 new civilian deaths resulting from the bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, bringing the total official toll to 55 killed. The announcement from the US Central Command (Centcom) — which oversees US military operations in the Middle East — followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes between […]