November 16, 2018

Khashoggi murder: Crown prince vows to punish ‘culprits’

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From BBC The Saudi crown prince has vowed to punish all the “culprits” responsible for the murder of writer Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey. Speaking at a business forum in Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman said “the crime was painful to all Saudis” but he would never allow any rift with Turkey. The Saudis have previously denied […]

Gadget of the week

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Why the Palm phone might be the perfect tech product for 2018 BY PETE PACHAL From Mashable Phones are bad for us. But don’t worry — phones are here to save us. From phones. That appears to be the message behind the new Palm phone, a tiny smartphone that functions as a kind of smartphone […]

NBC News: US pastor to be released after secret Turkey deal

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By Eric Mack From Newsmax North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson is expected to be released from detention in Turkey and returned to the U.S. after a secret deal has been worked out, according to senior Trump administration officials, NBC News reported Thursday. The secret deal is reportedly tied to a commitment to ease economic sanctions on […]

Destinations of the week

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Four budget destinations you must visit in 2018 From Travel Blissful Travelling is something all of us have a hidden passion for. Most of us would agree that it would be great if we could travel around the world all the time, without thinking about money or work. However, no matter how wonderful a hobby […]

Russian foreign minister to visit Guyana and Suriname; Bouterse and Granger to meet in December

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By Ray Chickrie From Caribbean News Now GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, will make his first visit to Guyana and Suriname, and the president of Guyana, David Granger, will also visit Paramaribo in December for talks with his Suriname counterpart, President Desi Bouterse. The dates of these meetings and visits are not […]

US Envoy: Evidence of Syria preparing chemical weapons in Idlib

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From Newsmax There is “lots of evidence” chemical weapons are being prepared by Syrian government forces in Idlib region in northwest Syria, the new U.S. representative for Syria said on Thursday, warning any attack on the last big rebel enclave would be a “reckless escalation.” “I am very sure that we have very, very good […]

Why the Muslim world isn’t saying anything about China’s repression and ‘cultural cleansing’ of its downtrodden Muslim minority

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By Alexandra Ma From Business Insider Muslim countries have been silent over China’s crackdown on its Uighurs, a Muslim-majority ethnic minority in the country’s west. Experts and activists say it is because countries fear economic retribution from China. Many also say it’s because many Arab states also have poor human rights records, and don’t want […]

Turkey’s lira plunges as Trump doubles metals tariffs

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From Newsmax President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks on Friday to exchange their gold and dollars into lira, with the country’s currency in free fall after President Donald Trump turned the screws on Ankara by doubling tariffs on metals imports. The lira has long been falling on worries about Erdogan’s influence over monetary policy and worsening relations […]

Recipe of the week

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Recipe: Mango Chicken Breakfast Sausage By Heather Christo From Thee Kitchn Last year I spent a glorious week in Hawaii with my family, complete with a rather deluxe breakfast buffet. My husband was totally in heaven, but I typically find your average breakfast buffet a bit of a minefield. Given our allergies, I have to […]

4 budget destinations

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Four budget destinations you must visit in 2018 By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Travelling is something all of us have a hidden passion for. Most of us would agree that it would be great if we could travel around the world all the time, without thinking about money or work. However, no matter how […]