Europe’s migrant crisis is overheating

An estimated more than 40,000 migrants have landed in many parts of Europe recently, mostly landing in Italy and Greece. They continue to come into Europe from conflicted areas including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and many African counties. Many are coming in make shift boats and have been rescued at sea. Many lives have been lost […]

Look who is turning 80?

The Social Security system in the United States will turn 80 on August 14, 2015. Social Security is the sole source of income for one in four recipients. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. But more than half of working Americans doubt that it will be there for them when […]

Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence

The city state nation is holding ceremonies to mark its 50th anniversary. It was ejected from the Federation of Malaysia and seen remarkable progress since its separation. Singapore is also a former British colony like many other countries in the region. Its 50th celebration festivities will include people singing the national anthem, parades, convoy of […]

Greek debt saga takes a dramatic turn

New government in Greece came into power vowing to renegotiate Greek debt. Greece owes more than $271 billion mainly to the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). An installment of $1.72 billion is due to the IMF at the end of June 2015 and rumors are floating that Greece may default […]

Migrant crisis brewing in the Mediterranean Sea

Stories of migrant tragedies happening daily in the Mediterranean Sea are dominating newspapers and the Internet. The issue has become the latest European crisis. From the North African coast to southern coast of Italy and Greece, reports of capsized boats carrying migrants mainly from the African continent are coming across news media daily. So far […]

Devastating earthquake hit Nepal

An estimated 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the hilly nation of Nepal on April 25, 2015 around mid-day. Some estimate the intensity of the earthquake to be 8.1. Initial reports also indicate the epicenter of the earthquake to be located at the village of Barpak in Gorkha district at a depth of 9.3 miles below the […]

The Fight of the Century

A boxing fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is schedule for Saturday, May 2, 2015 and is known as “the Fight of the Century.” The fight was announced earlier this year and the fight for the welterweight world title is to take place at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It is been dubbed as […]

Yemen is in turmoil

Yemen in the Arabian Peninsula is in crisis. Competing forces are fighting for power inside the country while Saudi Arabia, the neighbor to the North is shelling the country to stop Iranian foothold in the country. Fight for power in Yemen has consequences for neighbors as well as countries throughout the world. Forces loyal to […]

Jihadi John identified

The U.S. authorities have identified the brutal killer Jihadi John in ISIS videos as 27-year old British man named Mohammed Emwazi. He appeared in highly publicized video beheadings by the ISIS. He is responsible for beheadings of number of captives in 2013 and 2014. Born in Kuwait in 1988, Emwazi came to the United Kingdom […]

Nuclear deal with Iran is likely

The United States and world powers known as P5+1 including Russia, China, France, United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union are continuing their negotiations for a framework for a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program. Final phase of the negotiations for a frame work agreement are still continuing in Switzerland. In November 2013, Iran […]