Oil dives below $33 – the lowest in 11 years

Oil prices hit their lowest in over 11 years on Wednesday, as the row between Saudi Arabia and Iran was seen making any cooperation between major exporters to cut output even more... Read more »
Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, speaks during an interview at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

What if the Oregon Protesters were Black or Muslim?

Oregon incident has quickly led to questions about a double standard, particularly from liberals and the left, who asked: What if the armed men were Muslim or black? By Katie Rogers (NYT) The... Read more »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards fired rockets near U.S. warships in Gulf

Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the U.S. aircraft-carrier Harry S. Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, giving only brief notice in a “highly provocative” act,... Read more »
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased... Read more »
American Muslim raise over $100,000 for California shooting victims

American Muslim raise over $100,000 for California shooting victims

American Muslims groups nationwide have joined forces to raise funds for the families of the victims in the San Bernardino attack. Their efforts have raised $100,000 as of Tuesday. The project, “Muslims... Read more »

32 ISIS militants killed in airstrikes in Syria

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 32 ISIS fighters dead and 40 more injured in Raqqa province on Sunday At least 32 Islamic State fighters have been killed and 40 more... Read more »

Americans fear ‘homegrown’ terrorists more than foreign: Poll claims

Quinnipiac Poll suggests that Americans see homegrown terrorists as bigger threat than Foreign-born Terrorists Around 58 percent of American voters think homegrown terrorists are the greater threat than foreign-national extremists, according to a recent... Read more »
5 Fifth-Graders arrested over alleged bomb plot in United States

5 Fifth-Graders arrested over alleged bomb plot in United States

NEW JERSEY (United States) – Five New Jersey 5th graders, ages 10 and 11, were arrested yesterday after teachers discovered their plot to “bomb” another school’s assembly. Police say the young students at... Read more »
guns ammunition gun control firearms Chesterfield County Sheriff's lieutenant David Lee removes rifles from a shipping container as he and other officers sort through thousands of guns found in the home and garage of Brent Nicholson, in Pageland, South Carolina, November 10, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Jason Miczek

One man’s collection of 5,000 guns shows ease of stockpiling arms in US

The question of how one man amassed such a stockpile of guns arises just as there is renewed American soul-searching over the widespread availability of firearms in the wake of a series... Read more »
Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

Over 4,000 civilians killed in anti-ISIS bombing in Iraq and Syria since 2014

More than 4,000 civilians have been killed  during 2014 – 2015 by “indiscriminate bombardments” targetted at ISIS (or Daesh militant group) by Iraqi, Syrian, U.S.-led and Russian military aircraft in Iraq and Syria,... Read more »
ACCC approves American-Qantas expanded alliance in draft decision

ACCC approves American-Qantas expanded alliance in draft decision

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft ruling giving American Airlines and Qantas’s proposed expanded alliance on trans-Pacific routes the green light for the next five years. Although... Read more »
President Barack Obama meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House.

US-Pakistan tête-à-tête

      By Yasmeen Aftab Ali On the invitation of the all-powerful US Prezzy, the not so powerful Pakistan Prezzy (aka prime minister) flew all the way to US to reinforce... Read more »
Teenage student, who was arrested in Texas after taking a homemade clock to school, accepts scholarship offer in Doha

US clock kid Ahmed is moving to Qatar to study

Teenage student, who was arrested in Texas after taking a homemade clock to school, accepts scholarship offer in Doha The 14-year-old Muslim boy, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested for bringing science project... Read more »
Game of Thrones is now a course

American university is offering a ‘Game of Thrones’ course

Students at University of California, Berkeley, now have the chance to take a class on their favourite TV show, Game of Thrones. The American University is offering a summer 2015 class in the... Read more »

US, UK, Australia most expensive destinations for international students

Studying abroad can prove extremely expensive. Tuition fees vary widely across international universities, as do cost of living expenses. According to HSBC, the United States has the highest average annual fees for... Read more »

Turkey allows US to use key air base to strike ISIS

Turkey has agreed to allow the U.S. military to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from a U.S. air base in Incirlik, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing defense... Read more »
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano and Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ali Akhbar Salehi at the signing of a roadmap for the clarification of past and present issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna. Coburg Palace, Vienna, Austria, 14 July 2015.

World leaders welcome landmark Iran nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers have finally concluded an agreement that will lift sanctions on Iran but place strict limits on its nuclear programme for more than a decade. The comprehensive deal on... Read more »
The two-week “Talisman Sabre” exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia.

Australia, US kick off massive military exercise in NT and Queensland

United States and Australia started a joint military exercise called ‘Talisman Sabre’ which is set to go on for two weeks in the states of Northern Territory and Queensland. The US and... Read more »
climate change

US, UK least concerned about climate change, survey says

The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found... Read more »
Larry Page

Google’s Larry Page is the best CEO in America

Managers the world over may boast of being the “World’s Best Boss” on cheesy mugs and desktop gag pieces, but in the case of Google’s Larry Page or Nike’s Mark Parker, the... Read more »

Top 50 highest-rated CEOs in America as judged by their employees

America’s Favorite Bosses In 2015 Glassdoor, the careers website, has just released its third annual Employees’ Choice Awards for the Highest Rated CEOs. The survey is based solely on the input of employees who anonymously and voluntarily... Read more »
Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sydney on Thursday to promote the film Terminator Genisys. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Australia Environmental protection is good for economy

Actor and former governor of California describes claims that climate action hurts the economy as ‘a bunch of nonsense’ and urges all countries to cooperate Arnold Schwarzenegger is apparently on a mission... Read more »
Julie Bishop

FM Julie Bishop calls on US-led coalition to include Iran in strategic Paris talks

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has called for Iran to be included in the strategic talks between the US and its allies on how to confront Islamic State. The international conference is... Read more »
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is photographed in his office

Beau Biden, son of U.S. vice president, dies at 46

Beau Biden, the former Delaware Attorney General and son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died at 46, the Vice President’s office announced Saturday night. The cause of death was brain cancer.... Read more »