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White House


Secret Service Under Scrutiny After Intruder Gets Into White House

The U.S. Secret Service has increased security outside the White House after a man jumped the fence and made it inside the building before being apprehended. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson ordered enhanced officer patrols and surveillance along the north fence of the White House shortly after the Friday incident. She also ordered a comprehensive […]

Storm Fung-Wong
Storm Fung-Wong


Storm Heads To Taiwan After Leaving 200,000 Displaced In Philippines

Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday, Sept 20, after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding, Reuters reported. Most schools on the main island of Luzon remained closed for a second day as a huge mopping-up […]

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa


Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa Sees ‘Dangerous Trends’ In Asian Community

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa  has cautioned Asian political parties with regard to what he sees as emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia, that are dangerous to the Asian Community. Speaking at the 8th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), Rajapaksa said, “We see how external […]

Pakistan's Waziristan
Pakistan's Waziristan


TTP End Game Rapidly Approaching, Analysts Say

By Zahir Shah Recent announcements by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) continue to show that the militant group is in disarray. TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah September 7 expelled Umer Khalid Khurrasani on charges of conspiring against Afghan Taliban supreme commander Mullah Muhammad Omar and having links to shadow militant organisations. The TTP’s announcement came weeks after […]