Iraqi Offensive for Mosul Begins

IraqiPrime Minister Haider al Abadihas announced the start of the long-awaited offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, which was seized by ISIS in 2014. So the battle for Mosul is seen as a pivotal moment towards defeating ISIS in Iraq. Al Abadi announced the start of the offensive late Sunday. So the Iraqi …

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Samsung Says Note 7 Recall to Cost Another $3 Billion

Samsung Electronics says the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters.The company said Friday the Note 7 discontinuation will cost in the mid-2 trillion won range during the October-December periodand another 1 trillion won ($884 million) during the January-March quarter. So samsung has …

How the UN Likely Triggered a Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

As Hurricane Matthew churned off the coast of Haiti last week, public health officials and aid groups issued warnings not just about thedangers from the storm itself but what could follow: a cholera outbreak.So in 2010, a devastating cholera outbreak infected hundreds of thousands in Haiti just months after a severe earthquake left more than …

Libya Government Forces Launch New Push on ISIS in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's United Nations-brokered government are advancing cautiously on the remaining pockets ofIslamicState group fighters holding out in the coastal city of Sirte.So the Tuesday push comes after months of intense fighting in Sirte between government forces and ISIS fighters, who gained a foothold in the country following the 2011 overthrow and killing …

UN Official Faults Rights Body After Deadly Yemen Airstrike

​ The U.N. human rights chief on Monday denounced suspected Saudi-led airstrikes inYementhat killed at least 140 people, and faulting the Human Rights Council for not doing more in the face of a "climate of impunity" in the impoverished, war-torn country.Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein cited the weekend attack in Yemen's capital and reiterated his calls for …