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 Deputy foreign minister says Turkey is using right to self-defense enshrined in UN charter By Fatih Erel GENEVA – Turkish deputy foreign minister on Wednesday described Operation Olive Branch in Syria’s northwestern region of Afrin as a legitimate use of the right to self-defense, which is enshrined in the UN charter. “Mounting threats, acts of terrorism […]

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LONDON – Aid agencies are reinforcing shelters, moving latrines and providing search and rescue training in the world’s biggest refugee settlement in Bangladesh before monsoon rains strike in April, bringing deadly landslides and floods. The United Nations migration agency warned that flash floods could wash away fragile shelters, housing about 100,000 refugees and local families, in […]

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Trump has embraced the NRA’s call to safeguard schools by arming teachers, but he also has voiced support for strengthening background checks for prospective gun buyers US President Donald Trump on Monday urged governors not to be afraid of the nation’s most powerful gun lobby as they seek to beef up school safety after last […]

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Bangladesh rushes to build up Floating Island in Bay of Bengal amid sustainability concerns BHASHAN CHAR (Bangladesh) • Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown in Myanmar, amid conflicting signals from top Bangladeshi officials about whether the […]

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