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After the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, the US launched drone strikes against suspected al-Qaida militant targets in the country from a local military base and provided Yemen with hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance.
  • Investigators Say Small Plane Crash in Connecticut Appears to Be 'Intentional Act'

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    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Wednesday that it believes the crash of a small plane in East Hartford, Conn ., on Tuesday was intentional and that the FBI would lead the investigation. It crashed into a utility pole and burst into flames. Chief Scott Sansom called the jet engine maker "critical infrastructure". This happened Tuesday afternoon in East Hartford.
  • Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 81 civilians amid 'holocaust'

    Aleppo airstrikes kill at least 81 civilians amid 'holocaust'

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    Since Mosul first fell to IS in June 2014, the extremists have been pushed from more than half of the territory they once held in Iraq, according to figures released by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office. The UN said over 100 children have been killed in the campaign, which has also included a limited ground offensive. Russian Federation said Thursday it was willing to give rebels safe passage out of Aleppo, where over 250,000 people are under government siege.
  • Beloved Thai king dies after long illness: palace

    Beloved Thai king dies after long illness: palace

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    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak offered his heartfelt condolences to the Thai royal family and the people of Thailand after the death of King Bhumibol on Thursday. He was admitted to a Bangkok hospital in September 2009 with respiratory problems, a stay that lasted four years. His expected successor, Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, is a deeply divisive figure, known for his lavish spending, womanising and erratic behaviour which has included throwing a birthday party for his pet dog and ...
  • US suspends deportations of Haitians after Hurricane Matthew

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    Cholera was inadvertently brought to the country in the wake of the disastrous 2010 quake by Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers, an act for which the world body only recently acknowledged responsibility. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. A visibly exasperated Mirve Luma, whose father and a cousin were being treated for cholera , grabbed a mop and bucket of soapy water from an idle hospital attendant and began to clean the floor of the packed ward.
  • 'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Nicole pummels Bermuda

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    Forecasters say an "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Nicole has strengthened into a Category 4 storm headed for Bermuda. By Thursday, most businesses had shuttered for the storm. Some 120 guests were ushered for safety into a ballroom at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, one of the island's largest hotels. Bermuda has certainly seen its share of hurricanes, and some of them have been devastating.
  • Iranian warships head to Bab el-Mandeb Strait

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    Iran has sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait to "maintain maritime security", local Iranian media reported Thursday evening. The commander said the fleet had departed from the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran. The Pentagon announced late on Wednesday that it struck and destroyed three radar sites controlled by the Houthi movement in Yemen.
  • King of Thailand, King Rama IX passed away

    King of Thailand, King Rama IX passed away

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    King Bhumibol, who was born in Cambridge in the U.S. state of MA, acceded to the throne on 9 June 1946 after his brother, King Ananda Mahidol, died. Thais wearing pink and yellow in honour of King Bhumibol Adulyadej , the the world's longest-reigning monarch, have been gathered outside Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok since Sunday.
  • Kaine gnaws on Pence and won't let go

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    Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Pence's remark was the latest in a series of Trump statements or policy proposals that have not endeared the presidential candidate to Latinos. "The very fact that he is in Pennsylvania today in the Susquehanna Valley shows how important we are to this presidential election", she said. "You guys love Russia", Mr Kaine said in Tuesday's debate.
  • Fancy dress shop say their costume was used in 'killer clown' prank

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    The Clown Doctors, who include Dr Rumtumtumich, Dr Lulu McDoo and Dr Poppy Sneezitoff, were due to celebrate 10 years of visiting sick children by putting on a special event at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle. A Met police spokesman told the Evening Standard they would "investigate any allegation of offensive behaviour, offensive weapons or public order offences" this Halloween, as per usual.
  • Thai king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 88

    Thai king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 88

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    The palace said the king passed away peacefully on Thursday at Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital. His subjects have had many years to get used to the prospect of no longer having Bhumibol - their king has not been seen by the public for months and has suffered years of ill health.