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Russia again claims Syrian rebels preparing chemical attack

By JIM HEINTZ – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 MOSCOW (AP) – Russia on Tuesday again accused Syrian rebels of preparing a chemical attack which Moscow says will be used to justify a Western strike against Syrian troops. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee is preparing the attack in the northern […]

Iran president fails to appease lawmakers in economic crisis

Iran president fails to appease lawmakers in economic crisis

By NASSER KARIMI – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – President failed to convince parliament on Tuesday that his plans will pull the country out of an economic nosedive worsened by America’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, further isolating his relatively moderate administration amid nationwide anger. For only the second time in its history, parliament […]

China: Sanctions, criticism won‘t help settle Rohingya issue

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 BEIJING (AP) – said Tuesday it isn’t blocking action by the United Nations on the issue of Muslim Rohingya refugees, but that it doesn’t believe sanctions or criticism of Myanmar’s government will help resolve the crisis. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying’s comments came a day after investigators working for the U.N.’s […]

Cambodian trial of Australian filmmaker nears end

Cambodian trial of Australian filmmaker nears end

By SOPHENG CHEANG – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) – An Australian filmmaker charged with endangering Cambodia’s national security told a judge Tuesday that his relationship with the now-disbanded opposition was purely professional. , 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a camera-equipped drone over a rally held by the . The […]

Egypt sentences 6 to death on terrorism charges

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 CAIRO (AP) – An Egyptian court has sentenced six people to death for their roles in a 2016 militant attack on a security checkpoint north of Cairo that killed a policeman. Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday also sentenced two defendants to life in prison and four others, including a 15-year-old, to […]

Greek Air Force pilot, 39, killed in free-fall exercise

By – Associated Press – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s Air Force has declared three days of national mourning after a pilot was killed during a free-fall exercise in southern . The Air Force said Squadron Leader Nikolaos Vassiliou, 39, was killed when his ?-2E Buckeye training jet crashed in a forest near the southern city […]

Russia to stage largest war games since Cold War

Russia to stage largest war games since Cold War

By – The Washington Times – Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Russia plans to stage its biggest war games in nearly four decades in a massive military exercise including the Chinese and Mongolian armies, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday according to multiple Russian news agencies. The exercise, Vostok-2018 (East-2018), will occur next month at military ranges in central and […]