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In January of 1969, an oil platform off the southern coast of California blew out and three million gallons of oil seeped into the ocean water, killing thousands of sea birds, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, intertidal animals, and untold other creatures in the vicinity. The American pe…

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit India on February 24 and 25. This will be Trump's first state visit to India. During their two-day visit, the President and The First Lady will travel to capital New Delhi and Ahmedabad in Gujarat, which is the home state of Indi…

A British Airways subsonic flight between New York and London has broken the speed record, helped by a jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara. The Boeing 747-436 flight, which finished its journey in 4 hours and 56 minutes, is now considered the fastest-ever subsonic transatlantic flight. Onl…

President Donald Trump initially threatened Iran with a military response to any attack on U.S. assets, but his actual reaction to last night's missile strikes was considerably more muted. Trump revealed in an address to the nation on Wednesday that his administration will impose additional …

NATO has suspended all training operations in Iraq out of concerns over the safety of its personnel stationed in the country. "We have for the time being suspended our training on the ground, and we are taking all precautions necessary to protect our people," NATO Secretary General Jens Stol…

All 176 on board an Ukrainian Boeing-737 plane have died in a mid-air crash in Iran's capital Tehran after day break Wednesday. Ukraine International Airline's flight PS752 to Kiev, carrying 167 passengers and 9 crew, crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran Imam Khomeini international air…

In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran carried out multiple ballistic missile attacks on two air bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops in retaliation for last week's drone attack that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force. Iraq was…

President Donald Trump has threatened to impose severe sanctions on Iraq after its parliament demanded US troops withdrawal over their deadly attacks in capital Baghdad. General Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, was killed in a drone strike directed by the U.S. Pr…

Iran's most powerful military commander was killed in U.S. air strike, escalating tensions in the Middle East. General Qasem Soleimani, who was the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, was killed in a strike directed by President Donald Trump near the Baghdad international airport Thursday. Oil …

After two days of angry demonstrations over the U.S. air strikes targeting Iranian-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, protesters have withdrawn from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. On Tuesday, slogan-chanting crowd had entered the embassy compound in the highly-fortified zone and set the wall on…

Phase I of a much-awaited U.S.-China trade deal will be signed on January 15. This was announced by President Donald Trump on the eve of the New Year. "I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15," he said on Twitter. At a ceremony that wi…

Iran and Iraq have warned that the United States will have to face consequences over their air strikes targeting Iranian-backed militia in Iraq and Syria. U.S. forces conducted precision defensive strikes against five facilities of Kataib Hizbollah (KH) in Iraq and Syria, which according to …

U.S. air strikes targeting Iranian-backed militia in Iraq and Syria inflicted major damages to their facilities. A statement by the Department of Defense said U.S. forces conducted precision defensive strikes against five facilities of Kataib Hizbollah (KH) in Iraq and Syria, which according…

The U.S. Government denied a report that its negotiators offered to cut by one half the tariff rates on $360 billion worth of Chinese imports in exchange for certain U.S. goods Beijing agreed to purchase. "No such offer was ever made to China by the United States. There is not a single knowl…

After months of negotiations, U.S. and Chinese officials announced Friday the two economic superpowers have reached an agreement on a phase one trade deal. The agreement includes suspending planned tariffs on Chinese goods as well as scaling back existing tariffs in exchange for Chinese stru…

Britain's Conservatives Party retained power in the general election with a thumping majority. Accepting it as a "powerful new mandate" to leave the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to deliver Brexit and repay the trust the voters put in his government. Johnson is expect…

U.S. forces in Syria will leave the country when local forces are capable of keeping the Islamic State in check on their own, Defense Secretary Mark Esper has said. He made it clear that the enduring defeat of the dreaded terrorist outfit remains the mission of the U.S. forces in Syria. U.S.…