Beijing, August 23 — Within five years China is planning to send its latest probe/rover to Mars. The difficulties associated with such a mission are considerable as expected, “the challenges we face are unprecedented” says Zhang Rongqiao, chief architect of the Mars mission. Mars rover Curiosity has been on Mars…

Turkey, August 23 — Islamic State war in Syria is spilling into Turkey. During fighting in Syrian town of Jarablus two shells have managed to hit a nearby town of Karkamis in Turkey. Local police advising residents to move out of the city for safety. Turkish  military forces are…

Nigeria, August 23 — In the latest air strikes by the Nigerian Air Force against terrorist group Boko Haram resulted in a possible fatal wounding of Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau. Nigerian military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said “Their leader, so-called ‘Abubakar Shekau’, is believed to be fatally wounded…

United States, August 22 — As much as additional 15,000 emails are under scrutiny by the US State Department which were undisclosed by Ms. Hillary Clinton. Some of the new emails are shedding light as to precisely how the donors to the Clinton Foundation were able to gain access to then…

Germany, August 22 — German car manufacturer Volkswagen has apparently stopped production amid key supplier disagreements. DW reports as many as 30 thousand people are affected. Supplier of cast gearbox components ES Automobilguss and supplier of seat covers Cartrim which both belong to the Prevent supply group stopped their…

Russia, August 22 — Russia’s newest Beriev A-100 AWACS (airborne early warning and control) aircraft is scheduled for test flight next March with “maiden flight by 2018”. The new Russian Air Force A-100 is said to be able to detect enemy targets at ranges exceeding 600km (372.8 miles). Conjectures…

Russia, August 18 — Prosecutors in Russia have labeled the International Republican Institute NGO lead by US Senator John McCain as “undesirable organization” reports RT, continuing further to ban group’s operations in Russia including any communications between the group and Russian citizens. The article cites “threat to the foundations…

Turkey, August 21 — “There are strong indications that the attack was carried out by ISIL. A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 blew himself up. We know that ISIL has been trying to gain ground in Gaziantep for a while now,” President Erdogan. This is the latest development after…

Germany, August 19 — German legislators have released their “Berlin Declaration” which includes provisions for a partial ban on burqas – full-faced veils in public. This could make Germany fourth European country to explicitly ban the controversial face cover after Belgium, France and Netherlands. The United States’ First Amendment…