Free Press Journal
  • ISIS car bomb attack kills 20, injures 30 in Syria

    Deir Ezzor : At least 20 displaced people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province. A car bomb was detonated by ISIS terrorists in the area between al-Jafra and al-Koniko in Deir Ezzor’s northern countryside, claiming the lives of 20 civilians at least and injuring around 30 others, many

  • Pressure mounts on UN against ‘killer robots’

    Geneva : The United Nations on Friday closed the first-ever talks on fully autonomous weapons, with experts warning that time was running out to set rules for the use of the machines dubbed “killer robots”.

  • Russia vetoes Syria gas attacks probe

    The US draft resolution, to allow a Joint Investigation Mechanism to continue its work of identifying perpetrators of Syria’s toxic gas attacks, was supported by 11 of the 15 Security Council members. But  Russia has been critical of the JIM’s findings that the Syrian government used chlorine gas in at least two attacks in 2014 and 2015.

  • Pak needs to be warned on terror, says ROOD

    Washington : The US should “make it clear” to Pakistan that the Trump administration will not tolerate Pakistan providing safe havens to terrorists, nominee for Under Secretary of Defence for Policy John C Rood said on Friday, reports PTI.

  • New round of ICJ voting on Monday

    Washington: The UN General Assembly and the Security Council will meet on Monday for a new round of voting for the last seat at the International Court of Justice as the battle between India’s nominee Dalveer Bhandari and Britain’s Christopher Greenwood remained deadlocked. Bhandari and Greenwood, who are seeking re-election at the Hague-based ICJ, are locked in a major battle as 11 rounds of elections held in both the UNGA and UNSC

  • Bush Sr unlikely to be prosecuted

    Houston : Allegations that former President George H W Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.

  • Mugabe refuses to quit after meeting generals

    Harare : Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has refused to resign after meeting generals who have seized control of the country, as sources suggested the veteran leader was “buying time” to negotiate his exit, reports AFP.

  • Franken apologises for groping woman

    Washington: Minnesota Senator Al Franken faced a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour.

  • Mass graves of 5,000 found in Indonesia

    Jakarta : An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island that could contain some 5,000 bodies, reports IANS.

  • Woman with anti-Trump truck decal arrested

    Karen Fonseca was arrested on Thursday on an outstanding fraud warrant issued in August by the Rosenberg Police Department. She was later released from jail after her husband posted her bond of USD 1,500.