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US vice president voices concerns over ‘negative developments’ in Bahrain

WASHINGTON: (Web Desk)- US Vice President Joe Biden has expressed “strong concerns” over the Bahraini regime’s intensified crackdown on dissent. According to a statement released by the White House on Friday, Biden voiced “strong concerns regarding recent negative developments in Bahrain” during a phone conversation with Bahraini King Hamad bin …

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White House accepts: US airstrikes killed up to 116 civilians

WASHINGTON: (News Desk)- US aerial strikes “outside areas of active hostilities” have killed up to 116 civilians since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, according to a report by the White House. The strikes were conducted by drones, traditional aircraft or cruise missiles in Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and …

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10 people stabbed at neo-Nazi rally in California

At least 10 people have been injured as a result of violence between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters in Sacramento, California, officials say. Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said at least seven of the injured had sustained stab wounds – two of them critical- while nine people were …

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West Virginia deadly floods: Obama declares major disaster

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] US President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the state of West Virginia, where the worst floods in more than a century have left at least 24 people dead. Mr Obama ordered federal aid for three of the worst affected counties following a request by Governor …

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US considering release of Gitmo’s last Russian inmate

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] An American review board is considering a release plea by the last Russian inmate held at the US military’s notorious prison facility on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Ravil Mingazo asked the Periodic Review Board in the Washington area via video link on Tuesday to approve his release after nearly …

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US military to lift transgender ban: media

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] WASHINGTON: The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday. The move would be another major milestone for America´s vast military, which up until five years ago still banned gay troops from openly discussing their sexuality under a …

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Flooding in West Virginia leaves 23 dead, many stranded

[/tie_full_img] [/tie_full_img] At least 23 people have been killed and many others stranded after powerful storms swamped West Virginia, officials say. Nearly 10 inches of rain have fallen on parts of West Virginia over six to eight hours so far, trapping only 500 people in a shopping center in Elkview, …

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Man arrested at Trump rally said he wanted to shoot candidate

[/tie_full_img] A 19-year-old British man has been charged for trying to grab a police officer’s gun at a Donald Trump rally in Las Vegas in an apparent bid to kill the presumptive Republican presidential nominee [/tie_full_img] LOS ANGELES: A 19-year-old British man has been charged for trying to grab a …

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Russia says losing patience with US over Syria situation

[/tie_full_img] Valery Gerasimov, the head of Russia’s General Staff [/tie_full_img] Russia has warned the United States that Moscow’s patience is running thin over Washington’s refusal to target Takfiri militants fighting against the Syrian government. Last week, US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia that America’s patience on the issue …

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