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January 24, 2017 6:05 PM Iraq declares eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from ISIS

Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants after a day of fierce fighting and more than three months after a massive U.S.-backed operation to retake the city began. Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants from one of their last bastions in the eastern half of the city, while aid groups 21

January 24, 2017 5:08 PM Syria Talks in Astana Close With Pledge to Safeguard Truce

Astana: Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides. At the conclusion of the two-day conference on Syria's nearly six-year war in Astana, the three countries said they will use their 5

January 24, 2017 4:52 PM Hard work ahead for new Gambian president

Soma (Gambia) (AFP) - They breathed a sigh of relief when strongman Yahya Jammeh finally left The Gambia. But supporters of the new president, Adama Barrow, say he has a lot to do to get the country -- one of Africa's poorest -- on its feet. "At the end of the month, after I've bought a sack of rice, we barely have anything left to live off," said Abdoulie 4

January 24, 2017 12:34 AM Making sense of President Trump’s energy plan

Experts say his plan to bring back coal and increase oil and gas defies reason. Open the Whitehouse.gov website since President Donald Trump took over and the first item under top issues is his America First Energy Plan. While short on details, the new president’s blueprint is chock full of contradictions and outdated assertions about the status of America’s 11

January 23, 2017 9:39 PM Samsung Galaxy S8: What We Know

Samsung's Galaxy S8 will be one of this year's hottest phones. Here's everything we know so far. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is going to be one of the hottest phones of the year, and it's a critical one for Samsung. With the Galaxy Note 7 being pulled from the market (and many people confusing the Note 7 with the non-exploding Galaxy S7), Samsung needs the Galaxy 12

January 23, 2017 12:06 AM We expect high-rise buildings in Zongos, other development from NPP – Fred Agbenyo

The Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the party is looking forward to the new government to bring massive development to Ghana. Fred Agbenyo said this is due to the promises made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo prior to the election when he was then the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 43

January 22, 2017 2:28 PM Trump must be careful with utterances – Dr Antwi-Danso

A governance expert says America’s new President, Mr Donald John Trump’s occasional outbursts are dangerous since it could create chaos in some parts of the world. Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, the Acting Executive Director of the Centre for Local Governance Advocacy, was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra to express his views on the United State’s 8

January 22, 2017 11:29 AM We expect massive national development – Fred Agbenyo

Accra, Jan. 22, GNA - Mr Fred Agbenyo, the Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says the party has hope in the new government to bring massive development to Ghana. He said this is due to the promises made by President Nana Akufo-Addo prior to the election when he was then the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party 34

January 21, 2017 1:45 PM Top Asian News 3:49 a.m. GMT

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Railway officials say that at least 23 people have been killed and 50 others injured after a passenger train derailed in southern India. Divisional Railway manager Chandralekha Mukherji says the accident took place in the Vizianagram district of Andhra Pradesh around midnight Saturday. She says seven coaches of the Hirakand Express 29

January 21, 2017 9:02 AM Election rigging 101: Donald Trump’s crash course in hijacking democracy

President Trump was right: The election was rigged. But it was rigged in his favor Donald Trump was right: The election was rigged. What Trump got wrong (and, boy, does he get things wrong) is that the rigging worked in his favor. The manipulations took three monumental forms: Russian cyber-sabotage; FBI meddling; and systematic Republican efforts, especially 37