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Trump wins, Congress loses with Iran deal politics

President Donald Trump has a message to Republicans in Congress — you don’t like the Iran nuclear deal, so you deal with it. His expected decision to decertify the agreement would allow him to save face and dent Barack Obama’s legacy. And by handing its fate to lawmakers, he would …

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FBI to interview Las Vegas shooter’s girlfriend

FBI investigators were expected to interview Marilou Danley, the live-in girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, on Wednesday, authorities said. The interview was scheduled take place at the FBI’s Los Angeles field office, Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said Wednesday morning. Danley’s attorney is …

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Las Vegas killer ‘sick, demented’ – Trump

President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as “a sick man, a demented man”. Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws “as times goes by” but did not elaborate. Police are still …

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Trump calls N Korea talks waste of time

US President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear programme. “Save your energy Rex, we’ll do what has to be done!” Mr Trump tweeted, after it emerged the US had lines of communication with …

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IS posts ‘new tape of leader Baghdadi’

Islamic State militants have released what appears to be an audio recording of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A speaker who sounds like the IS leader seems to refer to recent North Korean threats against Japan and the US. He also talks of battles for IS strongholds like Mosul, which …

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Toddler run over by Boko Haram walks again

A five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since. The Islamist militants drove over Ali Ahmadu’s back on a motorbike as he tried to flee with his mother from an attack on their …

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive for first time next year

Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in Saudi Arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced Tuesday, marking a significant expansion of women’s rights in the only the country that barred them from getting behind the wheel. While women in other Muslim countries drove freely, the kingdom’s …

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Buhari returns to Abuja after three-day stopover in London

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after spending three days in London for a routine medical checkup after the United Nations General Assembly in New York. He arrived Monday night after leaving the country on September 17 with Nigeria’s delegation to the UN Assembly.   Advertisement This third …

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