A NORTH Korean defector who was repeatedly shot at by fellow soldiers as he ran across the border to the South, has been found with dozens of parasitic worms in his stomach after surgeons fought to save his life.
“The summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump may have been a success in demonstrating the solid Japan-U.S. alliance in the face of North Korea’s security threat...,” states an editorial. “A new [Saudi Arabian] anti-corruption committee was announced in the kingdom and immediately struck, detaining high profile business people and royals...,” writes Faisal Al Yafai.
Following Ruth Walker’s passing, I wanted to pass on a sincere appreciation for a woman who made my day almost every time I read her “Verbal Energy” column. In fact, truth to tell, it was usually the first thing I turned to when my Monitor Weekly arrived. (No offense, all you serious reporters and bureau chiefs – I got to you eventually.) But Ruth had such a way with words (fancy that!) that she just brightened my day and often sent me into peals of laughter.
A BOLLYWOOD actress has had a bounty placed on her head and has received death threats ahead of the release of her new film over claims it depicts a love affair between a legendary Hindu queen and a Muslim Emperor.
Deir Ezzor [Syria]: At least 20 displaced people were killed and 30 others were injured in a car bomb attack carried out by the Syria">Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday in eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province. A car bomb was detonated by ISIS terrorists in the area between al-Jafra and al-Koniko in Deir Ezzor's northern countryside, claiming the lives of 20 civilians at least and injuring around 30 others, many of them women and children, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported. The explosion comes days after a similar car bomb attack targeting displaced people in the same area killed and injured dozens. (ANI) Read More ......