Baku the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, is its largest industrial, economic and scientific and technical center. PHOTO/ALAMY  By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter254.com Hajiyev: The provocation by Armenia, perpetrated along the border, is yet another evidence that the official Yerevan is disinterested in the negotiated settlement of the conflict. Starting on July...
US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) in Singapore during talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. PHOTO/SCREENSHOT FRANCE 24 By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Tuesday’s historic summit between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been hailed as...
A wounded person is carried on a wheelbarrow as police respond during the Las Vegas shooting. PHOTO/LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL By AGENCIES newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A gunman perched high on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino unleashed a shower of bullets down on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least...
Horror master Stephen King. PHOTO/COURTESY By OUR CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke Horror master Stephen King says Donald Trump’s latest activity on Twitter reveals much about the president’s mind. On Sunday, Trump retweeted a GIF that was doctored to make it seem like he had hit a golf ball at Hillary Clinton and knocked her over. It wasn’t...
President Donald Trump and Frank "FX" Giaccio, the 11-year-old who mowed White House lawn. PHOTO/WHITEHOUSE By AGENCIES newsdesk@reporter.co.ke President Donald Trump surprised an 11-year-old from Falls Church, Virginia, who had the honor of mowing the Rose Garden lawn today after writing a letter to the president. The president clapped in approval as he...
President Donald Trump. PHOTO/FILE By SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke In his most stunning deal yet with Democratic leaders, Donald Trump agreed on Friday to be impeached by the end of 2017. According to The New Yorker, emerging from an Oval Office meeting with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,...
USS Jimmy Carter. PHOTO/HISUTTON By DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A U.S. Navy attack submarine capable of carrying out top-secret undersea missions recently returned home flying the Jolly Roger—that skull and crossbones pirate flag. The skull and crossbones flag is traditionally flown to celebrate successful missions. But why? The question was on the minds of...
Prominent Chinese lawyer and human rights defender Jiang Tianyong. PHOTO/COURTESY By PATRICK MAYOYO newsdesk@reporter.co.ke A group of United Nations human rights experts has called on the Government of China to immediately release prominent lawyer and human rights defender Jiang Tianyong, who is on trial for inciting subversion of the State’s power. The experts’...
  https://youtu.be/OVjdcwdwCUY     Edward Snowden is the closest a living human has come to being a Kafka character. Marooned in Moscow since 2013 after revealing state secrets or exposing the National Security Agency for surveilling Americans (depending on your point of view), he remains a sought-after speaker on the topic of cyber...
Hurricane Irma swirls in the Atlantic Ocean as a Category 5 storm. Image courtesy National Hurricane Center By UPI newsdesk@reporter.co.ke   -- Hurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 storm early Tuesday as it continues to pick up steam in the Atlantic, just east of a chain of islands in the Caribbean. The National...